One week out...

One week out…

One more week and we flip the switch. With the amazing spring we have had, opening the Park has been easy, well not easy but easier. If you recall the past two spring seasons we were dealing with record mid mountain snow-pack in 2011 and record snowfalls in March in 2012. We also had May and June last year which were the coldest and wettest on record. This year the record is the complete flip-side, record high temps for the month of May with the mercury pushing well into the high 20s and even 30s for a number of days.

We have used these conditions to our advantage, allowing lots of the snow to melt on its own while we concentrate on getting as much of the lower Park open and buffed as possible. Our goal is to open with a record number of trails on the first day of operations to give you folks the best kick off riding ever!

I won’t list all of what will be open but you can count on the favorites being ready to roll. It is looking like most of the singletrack is good to go, A-line, B-Line, Crank-it-Up, Ninja Cougar, Karate Monkey and even Crabapple Hits!

The ultimate goal is to have Dirt Merchant for day one. The snow has been removed and it is drying out nicely, if it continues to be warm and mostly dry we should be able to make that a reality setting a record for its earliest ever opening.

If you want to keep tabs on things over the next week as we get closer follow us on Instagram @whistlerbikeprk where we will be posting the progress daily.

See you in a week!
B. Finestone