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    Do any MTB parks rival Whistler?

    Every year we head to Whistler (and a little North Shore primer, of course) for amazing adventures. Are there any mountain bike parks out there that rival this mecca?

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    I've heard Snowshoe is good... They have the Monster Park there.. but dunno

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    Kirkwood's bike park is definitely leaps and bounds ahead of Whistler. It is the nicest place ever. Northstar isn't too far behind Kirkwood, either. Sooo sick.

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    That's at Lake-Tahoe right? South lake tahoe
    I was there about a week ago lol (skiing)

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    Kirkwood? Is this a new addition or something? Hard to imagine something being 'leaps and bounds' ahead of Whistler. Does it have ladders, drops, and miles upon miles of technical ST? (have you been to Whistler?) People seem to talk about North Star but never heard anyone mention Kirkwood...STOKED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    Kirkwood's bike park is definitely leaps and bounds ahead of Whistler. It is the nicest place ever. Northstar isn't too far behind Kirkwood, either. Sooo sick.
    I haven't been to Kirkwood, so I can't comment on it. I have been to both N* and Whistler many times and N* isn't even close to Whistler IMO.

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    I liked Silver Star in Vernon BC better than Whister when i went there. The hill isn't barely as busy has runs similar to a-line and has north shore stunts and every thing Whister has except in a smaller package.

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    I'd love to hear from someone that's been to both Whistler and Snowshoe? Doubt hardly anyone has though?

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    Yes, I've been to Whistler, as well as Nelson and a few other places in between CA and BC that are super wicked awesome.

    Unfortunately, Kirkwood is not one of them. That place sucks, and Northstar isn't anywhere near Whistler. I was being sarcastic. Sorry guys.

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    CPX baby. u just can not compete w/ our amazing 50feet of vertical drop and 200yard long runs, yes tahts right 200 YARDS we got North Shore stuff, we got rocky DHs, we got DJ's and a DS course and even i tight sk8park that fits just barly 5 riders, so ur almost guaranty to have almost the whole place to ur self and no long lines for the tight fire road taht u get to walk up to the top of teh hill on. Whistler, pfff i spit on Whistler, it just simplay cant compare to siclyness of CPX. and on top off all that u get to smell the sweet aroma of the Juliet area waste dump that is strategically placed right near the trails so u donít smell from all the sweating u do when ripping up the gnar

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    If kirkwood is all as good as you make it out to be, I may try to go up there this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by =ChrisB=
    If kirkwood is all as good as you make it out to be, I may try to go up there this summer.
    Kirkweed is 20 times better than Whistler.

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    i'm from nc and have visited both whistler and snowshoe. obvioulsy the skiing in whistler is much better, and i'd have to say, i enjoyed whistler much more. monster park has a variety of stuff thrown into a concentrated package meaning they lack in the techincal single track that whistler has. it seems like whistler gives you more options and suits more riding styles i think. monster park is a close second, but i'd still put whistler on top.

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    parks........

    I plan on riding Snowshoe ,also Diablo in N.J i heard i good.
    Whistler is way far away from TN.......................
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    doesn't snowshoe tear down monster park after the comp is done? A freind of mine went to that this year, said it was sick. We had the first monster park at marquette mtn and left it up all summer for the locals to shred. We dont have a bike park at the moment but plans are up for an a line style trail. If it goes down pics will be posted.

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    everyone in VA tells me snowshoe is sick. going to whistler is a lil far from here lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sombrio69
    CPX baby. u just can not compete w/ our amazing 50feet of vertical drop and 200yard long runs, yes tahts right 200 YARDS we got North Shore stuff, we got rocky DHs, we got DJ's and a DS course and even i tight sk8park that fits just barly 5 riders, so ur almost guaranty to have almost the whole place to ur self and no long lines for the tight fire road taht u get to walk up to the top of teh hill on. Whistler, pfff i spit on Whistler, it just simplay cant compare to siclyness of CPX. and on top off all that u get to smell the sweet aroma of the Juliet area waste dump that is strategically placed right near the trails so u donít smell from all the sweating u do when ripping up the gnar

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    Where from?

    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo
    Every year we head to Whistler (and a little North Shore primer, of course) for amazing adventures. Are there any mountain bike parks out there that rival this mecca?
    Squash,

    where do you call home? If you live on the W.Coast & you drive to whistler, check out Blacrock: www.Brmba.org

    No whistler, but a GREAT 1/2 day or full day stop on the way.
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    Thanks!

    Biker 57 (Blacrock: www.Brmba.org)

    Thanks for the tip. I am in Santa Cruz, CA and I think you are talking Oregon. I'll put it on the list for sure. If you're ever down this way, we'll show you some tasty trails as well.

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    You might want to look around for some good trails that arent part of any park system. I havent been to any bike parks or anything but i have ridden with people who have and they seem to like the local freeride trails a little better. This is being compared to Diablo.

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    nope

    not snowshoe, keystone, mammoth, N*...not anywhere

    whistler is in a class by itself
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    King Gull,
    Snowshoe does indeed tear down the Monster Park course after each event. But what I feel most mean to be speaking of isn't the Monster Park course which is only temporary and right in the middle of a ski slope but the actual freeride Bike Park that encompasses a very large portion of the eastern slope of the mountain. That stays intact in the woods all year long and is basically nothing but technical singletrack and stunts.
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    no...definately not, in my opinion at least it doesn't get any better then dirt merchant, crabapple, a- line, garbanzo...oh yeah heaven on downhill bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Secace
    the actual freeride Bike Park that encompasses a very large portion of the eastern slope of the mountain. That stays intact in the woods all year long and is basically nothing but technical singletrack and stunts.
    Is the freeride bike park on the lift or the shuttle side of the mountain? Went to snowshoe 2 years ago, but the lift side was a mess from a few days of rain. Is there a lot of new stuff there since '05?
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    Both sides have lifts but in terms of which are operational most of the time for bikes, the Bike Park is on the back side of the resort on the bike shop side serviced by the Ballhooter lift. I'd guess about 6-7 new routes were cut off existing trails in the Bike Park for the '06 season.
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