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    Whistler Bike Park and trails conditions

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    Going up June 9th for a few days!
    Can't wait to read some early ride reports!
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    Dont be shy people ...

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    Trails in good shape


    New South Wales represent!


    Two riders from Hobart, Tasmania and one from Bath, England


    Advice from an instructor for first timer bike park noobs

    "Keep your pedals level"

    "Don't make A-line your first (and likely your last) run ever" — Sebastian Bunney (who moved here from the UK just three years ago and now is living the dream).





    Lineups to get the pass are going smoothly. Whistler Blackcomb has a lot of staff there to keep things rolling
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    From an 11 year veteran of the WBP who began patrolling when the only trail was B-Line

    "Take a warm up run"

    "Check your bolts and your bikes after a few runs. The Park is hard on bikes". — with Shawn Beaudoin.



    From a guy who's worked with trail crew for the last three years: "Progression is key - start small and build from there" — with Trevor John Berg.



    Rob McSkimming is the bike park's "dad" and proudly looks after his other kid as it starts the season.




    Lineups weren't bad - 15 to 20 mins. That's good for opening day. So many trails were open everyone spreads out



    Straight from Squampton. The Goldstones enjoy opening day — with Ron Goldstone.









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    Berms are fresh!



    1st run 1st scar. Who left rocks on the trail? And where are all the Pivots?
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    In the afternoon we blew out of the park to ride Kill Me Thrill Me on the north side for some xc





    26ering on the Firebird





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    Gorgeous pics and super report! I see lots of happy faces!
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    Quick edit for some of the lower trails
    - B-Line
    - Ninja Cougar
    - Crank it Up
    - Heart of Darkness

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    Looks like too much fun, Lee. I sooo want to be there...... NOW!

    And all good advice too.
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    good to see the trails looking nice and buff. hope they stay that way for us when we arrive in 3 weeks time. and after reading the pinkbike article yesterday i would also like to say a special thanks to the trail crew for all their hardwork . thanks guys keep up the good work

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    It peed rain all day. Bike Parkers were looking wet. Weekender crowds did not materialize.

    I did some morning gardening hoping the rain would stop then bailed to go riding in Pemberton. It was dry all day there








    Sun came out so perhaps tomorrow will be good!
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    I just got my season pass... never been. Bought the pass for a 3 week trip starting Aug. 1st... but now that I have the pass I'm tempted to make a trip up in June, then in July, then the big one in Aug.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    Where do you live? Deals on lodging all over the place right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHgnaR View Post
    I just got my season pass... never been. Bought the pass for a 3 week trip starting Aug. 1st... but now that I have the pass I'm tempted to make a trip up in June, then in July, then the big one in Aug.

    bearbackbiking have a good set up and affordable to, check em out at Welcome to Bear Back Biking.
    if you have a season pass it would be rude not to go in june and july lol. we always get the early brid passes, we usually do 2 weeks in june and 3 in sept.

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    I'm coming up from San Diego. I've emailed a few rental places for smoking deals but haven't had luck as far as actually landing a place to stay for the 3 week trip. I'll check out BBB. I got the early bird pass. it pays for itself after 13 days of riding which we'll hopefully get in on the 21 day trip. I'm toying with the idea of multiple trips over the summer... but my friends are busy with life and can't get away so it's less motivating knowing I'd be up there solo. I'm a free man come June 15th though finally graduating uni so this summer is my time to get out as much as possible. Nice to know the park is open until september.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHgnaR View Post
    I'm coming up from San Diego. I've emailed a few rental places for smoking deals but haven't had luck as far as actually landing a place to stay for the 3 week trip. I'll check out BBB. I got the early bird pass. it pays for itself after 13 days of riding which we'll hopefully get in on the 21 day trip. I'm toying with the idea of multiple trips over the summer... but my friends are busy with life and can't get away so it's less motivating knowing I'd be up there solo. I'm a free man come June 15th though finally graduating uni so this summer is my time to get out as much as possible. Nice to know the park is open until september.
    Check out Pique magazine online. I don't know any good rental spots in Whistler but if you're coming up for three weeks you should ride Fromme and/or Seymour at the end of your trip. Lynn Valley B&B is less than $100/night and 5 minute bike ride to the bottom of Fromme. Andrew and Vanessa cater to MTBers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homeless junkie View Post
    Check out Pique magazine online. I don't know any good rental spots in Whistler but if you're coming up for three weeks you should ride Fromme and/or Seymour at the end of your trip. Lynn Valley B&B is less than $100/night and 5 minute bike ride to the bottom of Fromme. Andrew and Vanessa cater to MTBers.
    Unfortunately Lynn Vally B&B is no longer in business, you can check out North Vancouver Bed and Breakfast | Crystals View - North Vancouver - Canada. Andrew recommended this place.

    allluradirect.com in another good place to check out accommodations. If you have a pass, the WB site sends out email deals to pass holders.

    Lots of people come to the park to ride solo. easy enough to hook up with people.
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    That blows! I hope he still lets me stay with him. Won't be a first time I slept there when they were closed.

    That other place is way out of my price range! Maybe I should have kept the XX1 off my bike and stuck with XO... Then I could afford a suite! Good thing it's not muddy in July and August. Can't imagine walking in that B&B dirty and sweaty much less muddy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodiegrrl View Post
    Unfortunately Lynn Vally B&B is no longer in business.
    What?? Ah that's unfortunate. We really enjoyed our stay there and it was so convenient to the Mt. Fromme trails.
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    ya its too bad. Email him and ask. He's still there.

    Accommodations in NV are tough for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHgnaR View Post
    I'm coming up from San Diego. I've emailed a few rental places for smoking deals but haven't had luck as far as actually landing a place to stay for the 3 week trip. I'll check out BBB. I got the early bird pass. it pays for itself after 13 days of riding which we'll hopefully get in on the 21 day trip. I'm toying with the idea of multiple trips over the summer... but my friends are busy with life and can't get away so it's less motivating knowing I'd be up there solo. I'm a free man come June 15th though finally graduating uni so this summer is my time to get out as much as possible. Nice to know the park is open until september.
    not to sure if bearback would be booked up at that time of year, usually july through august early sept they can get busy. but its worth a try, you never know your luck,.
    very intresting you should say that about your mates lacking motivation and being free from june 15th, how's this for inspiration and motivation ha ha ha my brother ( colin) and my self will be flying out to whistler for 2 weeks on the 15th of june. we will be staying with bearbackbiking if you want and if they could fit you in, you would be more than welcome to ride and hang with us. we ride everything from park to xc, choice is your's matey, the offer is there if you want.

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    Not too bad in the morning but busier to the afternoon. The opening weekend sure went well.





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    Quote Originally Posted by delirian View Post
    not to sure if bearback would be booked up at that time of year, usually july through august early sept they can get busy. but its worth a try, you never know your luck,.
    very intresting you should say that about your mates lacking motivation and being free from june 15th, how's this for inspiration and motivation ha ha ha my brother ( colin) and my self will be flying out to whistler for 2 weeks on the 15th of june. we will be staying with bearbackbiking if you want and if they could fit you in, you would be more than welcome to ride and hang with us. we ride everything from park to xc, choice is your's matey, the offer is there if you want.
    There's a chance I'll actually take you up on this. My graduation is on the 15th so technically I'm a free man the 16th, but I'll price out everything and maybe come up for a few days. I'll be in touch!
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    Yet another bike park video

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    After a few days of unsettled conditions the sun is out and the trails are dry and tacky!

    Lee on Crank it up, feeling out the shin after bashing into his bike two days ago


    At the bottom this jersey was too warm... on the lift and trails it was just right!


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    everything looks great....but no bears
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    Even getting dusty now. Mum and Cubs out now
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    getting dusty now. Mum and Cubs out now

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    I love seeing the baby bears...from the chairlift! lol
    This momma bear was busy last year....a three bagger!
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    Bikepark's not busy in the afternoon. THought everyone was escaping the 30deg heat by heading up to Garbo but even that isn't busy



    Trails out of the park drying up well









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    i wish it had been like that last week and the week before,,, it was shall we say a little bit greyer and slightly wetter then lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirian View Post
    i wish it had been like that last week and the week before,,, it was shall we say a little bit greyer and slightly wetter then lol..
    yah - weather is all about luck. Its getting ridiculously good now
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    I love seeing the baby bears...from the chairlift! lol
    This momma bear was busy last year....a three bagger!
    Hat trick?

    LeeL, I was up there two weeks ago as well and saw the same family hanging out under the lift. Seems to be the favorite spot -- there's a new bunch of cubs every year during the early season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeePhroh View Post
    Hat trick?

    LeeL, I was up there two weeks ago as well and saw the same family hanging out under the lift. Seems to be the favorite spot -- there's a new bunch of cubs every year during the early season.
    That's the mum with some gold hair on her back and the cubs. There's a couple of two/three year olds that are hanging out on the Blackcomb side too near Hey Bud. Best to keep the noise level up if you go wandering out.

    Saw tons of bear poo near RDS but its all blueberry fresh and well fed so prob its all good there.

    Stuff is melting out so nicely now i bet top of the world cracks in two weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    That's the mum with some gold hair on her back and the cubs. There's a couple of two/three year olds that are hanging out on the Blackcomb side too near Hey Bud. Best to keep the noise level up if you go wandering out.
    Gulp! I was fumbling my way around solo over there trying to find Yummy Numby up to CN that same weekend. Glad I didn't run into mom...

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    Garbo conditions - drying out. Lower mountain - dry on the top bit of dirt; tacky below





    Lower Blue Velvet in Garbo zone opening Thurs
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    yah - weather is all about luck. Its getting ridiculously good now
    lol.... story of my life,,,, always seems to be more bad than good lol...
    i did get lucky last september though, 3 weeks of hot sunny weather,, though the 4 trips prior to that 2011 and 10 were total washouts.
    me just hopes for more sun in september when we return,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirian View Post
    lol.... story of my life,,,, always seems to be more bad than good lol...
    i did get lucky last september though, 3 weeks of hot sunny weather,, though the 4 trips prior to that 2011 and 10 were total washouts.
    me just hopes for more sun in september when we return,,,
    Yeah, we got 8 straight days of perfect 60 degrees and blue skies when we were up there first week of October last year. Everyone kept saying how incredibly lucky we were to get that kind of weather that late in the year.

    So next time I go I should expect crap weather?
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    Thanks for the continuous updates Lee and Sharon. Stoke meter = high. Hope to see and ride with you this fall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Yeah, we got 8 straight days of perfect 60 degrees and blue skies when we were up there first week of October last year. Everyone kept saying how incredibly lucky we were to get that kind of weather that late in the year.

    So next time I go I should expect crap weather?

    tell me about it, over the last 6 years its been very varied for us,
    may 08 ( first ever trip for 7 days,) we got 5 days sun 2 rain,
    sept 08( 2 week trip) 10 days sun 3 days rain.
    may 09 (2 week trip) wash out, about 12 days rain, maybe 2 dry days,
    sept 09 ( 3 week trip) again wash out, arround 17days rain, maybe 4 dry days.
    may 10 ( 2 week trip) total wash out, and lots of snow on the ground, 11 days rain, 3 days dry,
    sept 10 ( 3 week trip) another wash out, 19 days rain, 2 dry days,
    may 11, (2 week trip) again record snow fall, lots of ground snow, only 8 trails open, most riding done in squamish, total washout, 11 days rain, 3 sunny days,
    sept 11. ( 3 week trip) yet more rain,,, 19 days of it, maybe 2 dry days,
    june 12. ( 2 week trip) we got lucky, 10 days sunny, about 3 days wet,
    sept 12, ( 3 week trip) yet more luck,,, 19 days sunny mega hot, 2 wet days,
    then this years june 13, ( 2 week trip) wash out agan, 10 wet days 4 dry ones. plus back injury putting me off the bike after 5 days riding,
    so as you can see we have had more bad ones or should that be wet ones than we have had dry ones, but you have to make the most of it, throw on the gortex/event and mud guards and go out and get wet and muddy lol. i suppose at the end of the day whistler is in a temperate rainforrest, and its not called rain forrest cause of the amount of sunshine it gets lol. i look forward to another wet one in september lol...

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    Trails are dry and dusty!
    Nice work on Blue Velvet!

    Top of the World Trail is now open, so nice in the alpine when it's 30oC in the village!

    Check out the pics and a short video here;
    Video: Top of the World Trail, Summer 2013 Opening ? Whistler, BC | Mountain Bike Review

    New trail from Roundhouse to the peak, sweet!


    View doesn't get boring


    Trail is holding up nicely.
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    Hi guys, am going to be riding the park the two weeks after Crankworx. Will the trails be destroyed?

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    They will be great. The trail crew is always working and keeping the trails in primo condition. No issues at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbell View Post
    They will be great. The trail crew is always working and keeping the trails in primo condition. No issues at all.
    does this mean all the braking bumps on the trails we be fixed soon...

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    Ya mbell's a bit putting lipstick on a pig. Lots of braking bumps on lower mountain. Upper mountain is faring better especially the tech trails which are riding well. Hard to take care of trailwork when its so dry
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    Remember..... You ARE mtn biking.

    The trails will be great and don't let some braking bumps ruin your trip.

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    Cheers guys, am sure it'll be a blast either way. However, even though it's mountain biking, flow trails should flow.

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    to be clear - not complaining. Just trying to describe trail conditions that;s all. Angry Pirate has the latest work btw. As does CIU but its hard for the work on CIU to settle down and tighten up without moisture.
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    Wow, delirian has bad luck. I've been going since '07, and I've had the opposite experience. Mostly dry conditions with a day or two of rain. I usually go July and August. I think you especially have to be careful about early season trips.

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