Video: Whistler Mountain Bike Park Set to Open May 17 With Most Opening Day Terrain Ever.

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Ideal early-summer conditions allow bike park to Open A-Line, Crank-it-Up, And Crabapple hits as part of the biggest opening day ever.

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In contrast with the past two spring seasons where cool spring temperatures and a deep mid-mountain snowpack made clearing trails a difficult task, this spring has been much more forgiving. The month of May has already seen a number of days with temperatures in the high 20C and even 30C range, meaning much of the snow on the lower slopes of the bike park has been melting on its own.

This opening day has been romanticized in one of the most endearing segments in mountain bike videos: Strength in Numbers – Whistler. It follows Whistler locals as they deal with winter and experience the euphoria of opening day.

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Early Bird Bike Park Season Passes will be available until May 16 for $599 CAN (plus tax). Riders who purchase their Season Passes before May 16 will receive one free early season bring-a-friend ticket, valid until June 14. After May 16, regular priced Season Passes will be available for $639 CAN (plus tax).

Twilight Passes gives lift access any day after 5pm, June 15 thru September 2, includes three full days in the park, and offers a discounted rate on all other days. Early Bird Twilight Passes are available until June 14 with Adult, Youth/Senior, and Child passes available for $282, $262, and $218 CAN (plus tax) respectively. Riders who purchase Twilight Passes before May 16 will also receive a free early season day, valid until June 14, and a special 3-Day load option for $109 (Youth/Senior $99, Child $59).

Triple Play Cards include three days of riding any time during the season, discounted rates for each additional day at the lowest possible/available rate, and direct to lift convenience. Early Season Triple Play Cards will be available until June 14 with Adult, Youth/Senior, and Child passes available for $153, $133, and $89 CAN (plus tax) respectively. Passes purchased by May 16 will include a free early season day valid until June 14, a 3-Day load option for $109 (Youth/Senior $99, Child $59), and the opportunity to add on the Twilight Pass for $129.

Guests can purchase all passes and cards online at whistlerblackcomb.com, in person at Village Guest Relations, or by calling 1-800-766-0449.

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