2022 is bringing about exciting changes for Whistler Mountain, and we want to give you a rundown of all the action with the ultimate guide to Whistler Mountain Bike Park. With new construction and updated operations, we’ll share the highlights of what’s to come this year to ensure you have the best vacation to Whistler Mountain Bike Park yet!
While it might sound less than ideal, Creekside Zone’s closure for Summer 2022 is bringing about exciting updates for the upcoming ski season and future years in the bike park. The operations crew is installing a new high-speed Creekside Gondola and Big Red Express Chairlift with more capacity. Worth it, right?! There will be minimal, periodic impacts to the Garbanzo and Peak Zones, but trail re-routes will be announced on their social channels, which you can find here. This temporary interruption will ensure more bike capacity and allow for continued expansion of the Creekside trail network in years to come.
In light of the Creekside Zone closure, Whistler Blackcomb is ensuring guest experience will be top-notch in the Fitzsimmons, Garbo, and Peak Zones. Garbanzo Zone will be open 45 minutes earlier on a daily basis to provide access to higher elevation and more terrain from 10:15 am onward. As soon as the snow melts, The Top of the World will open daily, a welcomed change for all the keeners heading for the alpine! Bike capacity will also be increased on Whistler Village Gondola, all summer long.
The Gatorade Skills Park was new to Whistler Bike Park in the summer of 2021, but it’s still a little know area of the park that’s ideal for working on skills and progression. The Gatorade Skills Park features medium size jump and drop features, for intermediate and advanced riders wanting to progress on technical features. It’s neatly tucked away in the Fitzsimmons zone of the park, off a fun, flowy intermediate trail, Fantastic.
If you’re heading to Whistler this summer for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and either don’t have a bike or want to deal with the hassle of transporting them, we highly recommend Black Diamond Bike Rentals. They’re a locally owned bike rental business, conveniently located at the base of Whistler Mountain Bike Park. You can learn more about hiring your bikes here, and for more tips on an inaugural trip to Whistler Mountain Bike Pak, check out our blog here.
This summer, book direct online and save up to 30% on your Whistler vacation. We can’t wait to host you in our beautiful mountain town!