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Whistler Opens Magic Bike Park

June 15, 2005 (Whistler, BC.) – For those who prefer to keep both wheels on the ground, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park opens a new beginner area on Saturday, June 18 under the Magic Chair at the base of Blackcomb Mountain.

The Magic Bike Park features two wide-flowing trails that provide a low-impact introduction to downhill mountain biking, enabling families and beginners to play with ease on the lower flank of Blackcomb.

“The Magic Bike Park is a low-impact way to experience the thrill of lift-accessed mountain biking and an excellent warm up before riding the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park,” says Jeremy Roche, Whistler Blackcomb’s Manager of Product Development. “Trails are built specifically with beginners and children in mind.”

The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is a leader in developing lift accessed mountain biking for enthusiasts from around the world. With the addition of the introductory Magic Bike Park to Whistler’s number one mountain bike park, the potential for the sport of mountain biking knows no bounds.

A fleet of rental bikes for adults and youth are conveniently located at Blackcomb Daylodge Rentals, at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, and with all Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park tickets providing free access to the Magic Bike Park, getting into mountain biking this season is easier than ever before.

A family of four can play in the Magic Bike Park for $28.04. For more ticket pricing and bike park info check out: http://ww1.whistlerblackcomb.com/bike/ or call 1-800-766-0449.

Whistler Blackcomb is an Intrawest resort. Intrawest Corporation (IDR:NYSE; ITW:TSX) is one of the world’s leading destination resort and adventure travel companies. Intrawest has interests in 10 mountain resorts in North America’s most popular mountain destinations, including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. The company owns Canadian Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world, and a 67 percent interest in Abercrombie & Kent, the world leader in luxury adventure travel. The Intrawest network also includes Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida and Club Intrawest – a private resort club with nine locations throughout North America. Intrawest is developing five additional resort village developments at locations in North America and Europe. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit www.intrawest.com.

Proud to be a venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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