Ride Report: Whistler Bike Park opening day

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Dry trails!

Dry trails!

Opening day means new berms. Berms berms berms — mmmmm. It also meant a few lines as everyone in this town or in the Sea to Sky corridor apparently took the day off in anticipation of the weekend’s crowds. But it was sunny; it was good to see the same old faces, and to ride the same trails.

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Of course all the trail opening, pass and other relevant information is at the WBP website. 80% of the lower mountain trails are open. The upside of a sub-par snow year is that the ground dries out quicker so trails are in fantastic shape. No new trails are planned for the lower mountain to start off the year. What is new that Extended Play hours kick in earlier starting as of next week. On Monday and Wednesday the mountain will be open till 8pm; commencing on June 14 full Extended Play kicks in.

Have at it and have a season that doesn’t include a visit to the Clinic!

Ride Report: Whistler Bike Park opening day Gallery
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Whistler multi

From top left to bottom right: (1) The Goldstones are a fixture; (2) Lineups at CS weren't bad at all; (3) Conga line on Heart of Darkness; (4) Tom Radke starting another season of instruction.
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Skiing

After a few laps we got bored of lining up so headed off to the lifts for one of the final days of skiing.
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Berms, berms, berms

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Dry trails!

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Trail obstacles

Watch out on the trails for obstacles.
About the author: Lee Lau

Lee Lau calls North Vancouver and Whistler BC home. He's had over 15 years experience riding bikes mainly in western North America and in Europe. Unlike many people who learned to ride bikes on North Shore trails, he actually enjoys riding (and sometimes bushwhacking) uphill.


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