Pemberton and Whistler Trails – And Your Bike Park Countdown


It’s been an average ski season this year in Whistler. Unlike the past two years which had near-record snowfalls this means that lower valley trails are starting to melt out from snow and are rideable.

Being lower in elevation and having a south exposure Pemberton trails dry out a tad quicker. Whistler trails aren’t that far behind. To get your trail updates check out the Whistler Bike Co.’s blog which updates both Whistler and Pemberton. Don’t forget to renew your memberships in the PVTA (Pemberton) and WORCA (Whistler) to top up on trail karma.

Pemberton April 2013

Whistler Bike Park
Of course this is also the time when a biker’s thoughts turn to the Whister Bike Park, which is opening on May the 17th. Bike park passes went on sale on April the 16th. You can get a Seasons Pass (of course), Triple Play passes, day passes or the Sampler ticket (three scans). Prices will be listed on the website.

Good news is that tickets are exempt from the British Columbia Provincial Sales Tax (PST) so you will be paying 7% less tax on tickets this year than you did last year.

And here is one of the greatest biking film segments ever made as it captures the anticipation for biking season on snow covered mountains.

“My dream is that dirt would fall like snow does
and we could just sculpt everything.
I wish it never began.
I wish it didn’t even exist.
I’m so ready for it to be over.
I can’t wait to put my bike on to the chairlift.
Back to the life I want to lead, day one.”

Strength in Numbers – Whistler

What is your local bike park and when does it open?

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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