May 8, 2007
WHISTLER, BC, (Whistler Blackcomb Press Release)—Get ready for Angry Pirate, Crack Addict, Karate Monkey and Heart of Darkness. The adrenaline-fueled Whistler Mountain Bike Park opens May 19. Thanks to 46 feet (1409cm) of snow this season and a current base of 310cm (122 inches) of snow, besides biking, mountain warriors can still board and ski the snow-covered runs of Blackcomb Mountain until June 3.
"The Bike Park crew plans on opening up 20 trails for all skill levels this May, including A-Line, Schleyer, and Karate Monkey's distant relative, Monkey Hands, says Bike Park Manager, Tom Prochazka. "John Cowan and his crew are hard at work as we speak, building the Boneyard slopestyle park."
Also, rippin' chicks can stay tuned for the launch of Women's Wednesdays, which run weekly from 5pm to 8pm. The evening sessions offer lift ticket discounts and free guides to ladies in a fun and supportive environment.
The Triple Play Card is back, offering three days of riding in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park for $109 (US$106) — a $40 savings off regular adult tickets. Riders can save nearly 25per cent off additional days in the park and can go directly to the lift by connecting their Triple Play Card to their credit card. Anyone who purchases a Triple Play Card before May 31 will receive it for $99.
Meanwhile, this season, Whistler Blackcomb asks, "Are you obsessed with the bike park? Starting May 15, riders are invited to submit their entries demonstrating their obsession with the legendary Whistler Mountain Bike Park through photos, video, animation, or anything else creative. The contest runs to August 30, and each month, particularly obsessed participants will have the opportunity to win prizes from Sram, Mavic, Hayes, Smith, Fox, WTB, and more.
Obsessed participants can enter the contest and vote for their favourite submissions online at www.whistlerbike.com or at one of two kiosks in Whistler Village.
The Whistler Bike Park will be open weekends 9am to 6pm and weekdays 10am to 5pm from May 19 to June 15. Extended Play hours begin June 16, running daily from 10am to 8pm. To stay dialed into events and special offers visit the Whistler Mountain Bike Park website at www.whistlerbike.com.