Posted by: blackfly
The deal I heard was that in order for Cypress to get some events for the 2010 Olympics they had to forgo wanting a bike park in sharing with Whistler. Short term gain for long term pain. Sad too as I went to the Cypress park and had fun and was looking forward to seeing it grow (to say nothing of the travel).
What surprises me is the fact that Whistler Bike Park (or Whistler itself) felt threatened enough to make this a clause in the deal. If WBP was that good it shouldn't care about competition as how CAN you compete with WBP.
Typical corporate mentality I suppose.
Interesting if true. And the timing makes sense. To be fair, wasn't the new Cypress lodge funded by the Olympics? So even if it was a shitty backroom deal, it wasn't exactly short-term gain for Cypress, as I imagine their food and drinks sales in the new lodge aren't insignificant.