Whistler Video: War On Winter
12 May 2014
May 16, Whistler Mountain Bike Park will open for the season. The trail crew has been hard at work shoveling snow and buffing up the trails. The majority of the Fitz Zone trails open on Friday, including A-Line, B-Line, Crank It Up, Easy Does It, and more. A full trail list report should be out later this week.
“It is always an extremely busy but exciting time of year and our trail crew do an amazing job pulling everything together.” says Brian Finestone, Whistler Mountain Bike Park manager. “Conditions are shaping up to be excellent for our opening day with tacky, hero dirt expected all weekend long.”
Here is how the work in the park breaks down by the numbers:
• 12 trail crew members
• 520 man hours
• 2 snowcats
• Two heavy equipment operators
• 4 light equipment operators
• 6 chainsaws, 1 tree faller
• 6 brooms, rakes, shovels, and pick axes
• 3 mini excavators
Starting this Friday, May 16 the Whistler Mountain Bike Park will be open daily from 10am until 5pm. On May 18 access into the Whistler Mountain Bike Park will be available via the Fitzsimmons Express, with the Whistler Village Gondola opening May 24. Extended Play hours, 5pm-8pm, will run every Monday and Wednesday, starting May 19. Extended Play hours will begin to run nightly from June 14 to September 1.