May 17, 2016 (Whistler, BC) – While skiers and snowboarders are still enjoying spring snow on Blackcomb Mountain, mountain bikers are gearing up to hit the dirt in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, which opens for the season on Friday, May 20. Trails are in excellent condition and the entire Fitzsimmons Zone will be open to riders this weekend.
This Friday, official Whistler Mountain Bike Park partner, Giant Bicycles, will be handing out free lift tickets to the first 35 riders to show up on their own Giant bikes between 9am and 10am at the base of Whistler Mountain. Giant will also host an athlete autograph session from 12pm to 1pm in Skier’s Plaza, featuring Giant athletes Josh Carlson and Reese Wallace, and Liv athlete, Katie Holden.
Pass holders are encouraged to avoid the opening day rush by picking up their passes and signing updated waivers before May 20. Guest Services is open daily in the Blackcomb Daylodge from 9am to 5pm and the Whistler Village location will be open from 9am to 5pm daily beginning Wednesday, May 18.
Throughout the season there will be significant upgrades made to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park Learning Zone at mid-station on the Whistler Village Gondola, as well as upgrades to several bike park trails including Freight Train, Easy Does It and Blue Velvet.
More information about the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, including hours of operation, ticket information and trail updates is available here.
Guests looking to plan a trip to the consistently rated No. 1 Mountain Resort in North America can visit here or call 1-888-403-4727.