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Brian Brian is the Manager of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. A bestselling author, photographer and bike fanatic, Brian spends equal time riding DH, XC and BMX. Over the course of his 20 years in Whistler he has explored every corner of the mountains and valley and now he shares his knowledge with his son Finn who promises to upstage him on snow and dirt in short order.

What’s Open?

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30th April
2015

It’s a simple question with a less than simple answer. The good news is, lots of Fitz Zone trails will be ready to go for early opening. Sadly not all of the sections of the much anticipated and talked about Crank it Up and A-Line will not be in the mix for opening due to […]

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Ch-ch-ch-changes…

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28th April
2015
whatsnew_2

There has been a lot of speculation and rumor about some of the changes coming to the Bike Park this summer and like most rumors there is some truth to them but also a lot of fiction. I will do my best to clarify what is new and what you can expect when you arrive […]

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No Biggie

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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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Out like a lion…

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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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I heard a rumor

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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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15th September
2014
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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9th August
2014
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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Expert advice

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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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I call them Running Man Dreams

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9th July
2014
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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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12th June
2014
The Dirt Merchant

I found out recently that honey is the only food item on the planet that never goes off. It may crystalize and get a bit hard but it can always be brought back to a soft state with slow warming and is edible either way. Dirt Merchant is like honey. The trail has smooth flowing texture, comes in a […]

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