WHISTLER, BC, April 15, 2010 – It may still feel like a winter wonderland at Whistler Blackcomb, but that hasn’t stopped mountain bike enthusiasts from furiously counting down the days to Whistler Mountain Bike Park opening, scheduled for Saturday, May 15, weather dependent.
The new bike park website http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/bike launched this week and promises to offer riders a window into the Whistler Mountain Bike Park with regular photo, video and blog updates.
Meanwhile, Early Bird Bike Park Season Passes and Triple Play Cards will go on sale April 15. Riders who purchase their passes and cards before April 30 will save themselves seven per cent in taxes and early bird discounts before the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) takes effect. That’s a total of $77 off a Season Pass and $50 on lift access with a Triple Play Card.
Wall ride. Sweet. Photo – Sterling Lorence
Guests also receive additional discounts: 15 per cent off food at the Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) and 20 per cent off at Garbanzo Bike and Bean store. Season passholders receive the extra benefit of 20 per cent off food at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain. Guests looking to purchase can visit whistlerblackcomb.com/bike or call 1-800-766-0449.
“We’re gearing up for one of the best Bike Park seasons yet,” says Jeremy Roche, Summer Business Development Manager for Whistler Blackcomb. “The Early Bird deals are a great value – especially if you grab them before April 30. Our trail crew has some exciting projects in store for the upcoming season and we have a great event line-up as well.”
There’s a lot to look forward to this mountain bike season, with the return of the iconic Crud 2 Mud Downhill race on May 22 and the addition of the Fluidride Cup on May 30.
As always, the highlight of the summer bike season is Kokanee Crankworx, which runs August 7-15. This year, the Monster Energy Slopestyle will be part of the newly formed Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour, attracting the top mountain bike athletes and adding more weight to winning the title. For more information on Crankworx, visit http://www.crankworx.com.
Skiers and riders are still reveling in the second snowiest winter season ever recorded. Winter operations will continue through to May 24 on Blackcomb Mountain. More information on the weather conditions and spring accommodation deals and packages can be found by visiting http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com.