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22nd April
2015
No Biggie

So. The word is officially out, we are opening early. Each time I say that, read it, or hear it my stomach does a little double cork. The “Gutnastics” are like a smoothie in a blender, mixing two parts excitement with a dash of trepidation, a sprinkle of stoke and a healthy dose of worry. […]

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20th April
2015
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OPENING TWO WEEKS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE It’s official. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park will open for the 2015 season two weeks ahead of schedule on Saturday May 2. Despite having an almost two metre snow base in the alpine, the lower mountain Fitz Zone has been snow free for awhile allowing crews to get in […]

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30th March
2015
Water Damage on Fade to Black - Pat Labrosse photo

    It’s the end of March and this winter of unusual weather continues to be… well, unusual for lack of a better term. There is not much snow on any of the trails in the Fitz Zone to speak of but that certainly doesn’t mean opening the park is a slam dunk (notice the clever […]

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10th March
2015

I hear all kinds of interesting things on chairlift rides. On a recent ride, matched up with three random single’s line mountain enthusiasts, I heard we were going to open the Bike Park early. My conversation with the expert on mountain operations went something like this, BF- Really? MOE(Mountain Operations Expert) – Yah, they are going to open early […]

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9th October
2014
Blueseum

There may only be 4 days left, that’s right ONLY 4 days left to ride Whistler Mountain Bike Park, but that doesn’t mean the trail crew have put the tools down for the season. This week the trail crew have been working on: Bluseum – continued work on the new exit and brick berm B-Line Heart of […]

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2nd October
2014
Blueseum

If you haven’t been in the park over the last few days you’re missing out. The trail conditions are all time right now. The recent rain has enabled trail crew to work their magic and the result is tacky hero dirt. Here’s what you’ve missed if you haven’t found time for some park laps:  Funshine […]

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Not Cool

It’s September and we are in the process of getting onto all of our high traffic trails to give them some love after a dry summer of heavy use. The amount of trail to maintain and the traffic volume we see is staggering when you think about it. WMBP Trail Crew work hard daily to […]

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CWX

I have been doing this Crankworx thing for a while now, both at work and on what little time I take off during the event. Here are some things I have learned. It gets hot The lines get long at certain times of the day Some trails (usually the ones you want to ride) are closed […]

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19th July
2014

The World Dictionary describes an expert as, “a person who has extensive skill or knowledge in a particular field”. Presumably said skill and / or knowledge comes from lengthy experience in the particular field the expert has expertise in. By that definition I can safely (no pun intended) call myself an expert at getting injured. I started my […]

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9th July
2014
TOTW2

I’m not sure if anyone else ever experiences this phenomenon, it is a vivid dream where I am trying to get somewhere or do something and it seems there is a constant stream of hurdles or tasks I have to do before I get there. In the end the dreams always end before I get […]

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