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April 29, 2013, 1:25 p.m.
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Bike park pages on their site are 404 ing. Are they shuttin' er down for 2013 then?

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April 29, 2013, 1:49 p.m.
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Bike park pages on their site are 404 ing. Are they shuttin' er down for 2013 then?

They shouldn't be, they had 2013 seasons pass info up just a couple of days ago. Looks like early bird rate of about $80 for an after 5 pass, and $200 or so for full seasons. Opening on 27 July though (WTF??).

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April 29, 2013, 3:07 p.m.
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Weird - I could have sworn I also saw that bike park pass info on their site this morning…

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April 29, 2013, 4:54 p.m.
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biking isn't even listed as a summer activity on the website now

April 29, 2013, 7:41 p.m.
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Ah well, the summer that I did have a seasons pass was the worst for my fitness. I'll miss the mountain but there are so many awesome trails from Hornby up to Campbell River that I think I'll survive.

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April 29, 2013, 10:01 p.m.
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Q: When will the bike park open this year? I don't even see it listed as a summer activity anymore?
A: Mount Washington Alpine Resort
We will have a formal press release later tomorrow.

April 29, 2013, 10:09 p.m.
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Not even a mtn bike photo shown on their website.
Oh well

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

April 30, 2013, 7:07 a.m.
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I heard the resort's going to be for sale…

April 30, 2013, 12:12 p.m.
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FYI:

http://www.mountwashington.ca/bike-park-update.html

Mount Washington Alpine Resort will not be operating a mountain bike park for the Summer of 2013. Due to escalating costs which includes things like insurance, fuel and labor as well as a continued flat market the Resort has made the decision that the Bike Park is not a viable operation at this time. Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations and Marketing states "it is unfortunate that it we have to close the Park but over the last few years we have struggled to create a Bike Park that can grow the business however, the numbers are not there to support the operation". Mile High Scenic Chair Rides along with events such as Tapped (Beer Fest) and the Wine and Food Festival will carry on as they have in the past.

The Resort opens for summer business on June 28 with the Mile High Scenic Chair Ride, bungee trampoline, hiking, Fat Teddy


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April 30, 2013, 12:15 p.m.
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I guess this mean the BC Cup DH race is cancelled too?

April 30, 2013, 12:22 p.m.
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and probably bearclaw invitational :(

lot's of good times up there over the years, sad to see the bike park go :(

April 30, 2013, 12:27 p.m.
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I would have gone last year if they weren't buried in fucking snow till August.

April 30, 2013, 12:39 p.m.
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Sigh. A loss for the island. So much potential down the drain.

April 30, 2013, 12:41 p.m.
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Sad since there were a lot of locals interested in helping over the years, but the management wasn't interested. Best trails were built by a few riders involved but they got closed in preference of a-line style trails which cost a lot to build and maintain.

Guess Forbidden is gonna take a beating now…

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April 30, 2013, 1:20 p.m.
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Guess Forbidden is gonna take a beating now…

I'm down for trailwork up there. Let's kick it into overdrive.

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