Kelly McGarry

2014 Opening Dates Part 1: North America

2014 Bike Park Opening Dates

It's the start of April, and the winter season is coming to an end at many of the big ski resorts in the Northern Hemisphere. For many it's already over, and the bike park trail crews are turning their attention to the dirt and starting to clear the snow. As temperatures increase, for just a few weeks the weather is too warm to ski but too wet to bike (especially with late snow cover), causing a frustration amongst locals who mope around the town - caught in the 'off-season', a sort of no-mans-land for ski/board/bike season-aires with no access to any of their life-defining sports!

But bit by bit, it changes. Across the Sierra Nevada, Cascades, Rockies, Appalachians, Pyrenees, Dolomites and of course The Alps, there's a growing sense of anticipation for the heady days of summer. Just the mere thought of the bike park causes your adrenal glands to pump. The muscle-memory of hitching your bike on the chairlift; the palpable excitement as you steadily gain altitude whilst checking out riders already shredding those dry dusty berms way below your dangling feet. We’re nearly there now, so here's the low-down on the opening dates, starting with the bike parks in Canada and the USA...

It. Is. Coming.


As always, Whistler puts in massive effort to open their trails as early as possible - 16 May this year!

Blue Mountain Bike Park 23 May
Bromont Bike Park 23 May
Coast Gravity Park, BC Year Round
Fernie Bike Park 29 June
Kicking Horse Bike Park 21 June
Mont Sainte Anne Bike Park 31 May DH 16 May XC
Panorama Bike Park  28 June
Silver Star Bike Park 21 June
Sugarloaf Bike Park 13 June
Sun Peaks Bike Park, BC 27 June
Whistler Mountain Bike Park, BC 16 May


Snow Summit Bike Park in California opens in just over 2 weeks time!

Alyeska Bike Park, Alaska TBD
Angel Fire Bike Park, New Mexico 16 May
Attitash Bike Park, New Hampshire 25 May
Beech Mountain Bike Park, TBD
Bike Snowmass, Colorado 21 June
Blue Mountain Bike Park 10 May
Bryce Bike Park 03 May
Burke Bike Park, Vermont 24 May
Canyons Bike Park, Utah TBD
China Peak Bike Park 28 June
Evolution Bike Park Crested Butte 14 June
Granby Ranch Bike Park 24 May
Highland Bike Park, 01 May
Jackson Hole Bike Park 24 May
Jiminy Peak Bike Park 24 May
Keystone Bike Park, Colorado TBD
Killington Bike Park, Vermont TBD
Kirkwood Bike Park 4 July
Launch Bike Park TBD
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park, California 26 May
Mount Snow Bike Park, Vermont TBD
Mountain Creek Bike Park 03 May
Mt Bachelor Bike Park, Oregon 11 July
Mt Hood Bike Park TBD
Northstar Bike Park at Tahoe mid June TBD
Pajarito Bike Park, New Mexico 07 June
Plattekill Bike Park 26 April
Seven Springs Bike Park, TBD
Silver Mountain Bike Park late June
Snow Summit Bike Park 18 April
Snowshoe Bike Park 23 May
Spirit Mountain Bike Park 23 May
Steamboat Bike Park 12 June
Stevens Pass Bike Park, Washington 27 June
Sugarbush Bike Park, Vermont TBD
Sunday River Bike Park late June
Taos Bike Park 27 June
The Rock Bike Park early May
Trestle Bike Park at Winter Park TBD
Whiteface Bike Park 13 June

Whitefish Bike Park

21 June

We'll update the ones with TBD as they become available so keep an eye out. And please note that these dates are subject to change at many of these bike parks, as late season snow or bad weather can really mess with the trail preparation. If you're planning on heading to a bike park for opening day, it's always best check with them first!

PART 2: European Bike Parks - coming soon...

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