Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opens For The 2017 Season on May 19

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The Whistler Mountain Bike Park opens for the 2017 season with much anticipation on Friday, May 19th, 2017.

Whistler Mountain Bike Park draws in thousands of daredevils seeking an adrenaline rush.

The Fitzsimmons Express will spin from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Friday, May 19th until Friday, June 9th, 2017.

Furthermore, Extended Play will remain open until 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.

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If the weather continues to show signs of summer, the Creek Zone and the Garbanzo Zone are slated to open on Saturday, June 17th, 2017. The Creekside Gondola’s operating hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the Garbanzo Express will run from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

“Thanks to the extremely hard work of our trail crew, conditions are lining up to be great for opening day,” says Brian Finestone, bike park manager at Whistler Blackcomb. “We expect to have 90% of the Fitz zone open for riders starting Friday including A Line, B Line, Crank It Up, Ninja Cougar, Karate Monkey, Smoke & Mirrors, Afternoon Delight and many more.”

In addition, GT Bicycles will be kicking off the season with a riders lounge at the base of the Fitzsimons Express. It is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of opening weekend.

Visitors will also get to meet GT athletes Hans Rey, Tyler McCaul and local ambassador Ian Morrison.

If you buy an Unlimited Season Pass before Sunday, May 21st, you will get a free Top of the World and Bring-A-Friend ticket.

Moreover, Early Bird pricing is available now until Friday, June 9th on Unlimited, Ten Day, Five Day, Twilight and Top of the World passes.

The Early Bird options include the Unlimited Season Pass for $639, a Ten Day Pass for $430 and a Five Day Pass for $269. The Twilight Pass, which offers bikers unlimited riding after 4:30 p.m., is available for $259. Lastly, The Top of the World Pass, available for $259, allows bikers one ride up to the highest elevation per day.

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