Whistler Mountain Bike Park opens for 2017 season this weekend

May 19 2017, 5:14 pm

Listen up, mountain bikers!

The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is opening once again for the 2017 season this weekend.

And to help celebrate the opening, the bike park’s new partner, GT Bicycles, is hosting a riders lounge at the base of the Fitzsimons Express all weekend.

Visitors to the bike park can relax in the lounge, meet GT athletes Hans Rey, Tyler McCaul and local ambassador Ian Morrison, eat and drink, and have an on-site mechanic work on any minor bike tune-ups.

“Thanks to the extremely hard work of our trail crew, conditions are lining up to be great for opening day,” said Whistler Mountain Bike Park manager, Brian Finestone.

The Fitzsimmons Express will spin from 10 am to 5 pm, from May 19 until June 9, with Extended Play until 8 pm on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays. Fitzsimmons Zone hours will be extended daily to 8 pm on June 10.

Dependent on weather conditions, the Creek Zone and the Garbanzo Zone are slated to open on June 17. The Creekside Gondola’s operating hours will be from 10 am to 5 pm and the Garbanzo Express will run from 11 am to 7 pm.

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For more information, visit Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s website.

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