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Whistler Mountain Biking News 2017
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Whistler Mountain Biking is in Full Force for Summer 2017

Mountain biking on Whistler Blackcomb has become almost as synonymous as skiing on Whistler Blackcomb. Each year, the mountain has worked hard to maintain and improve the vast network of trails and courses for bikers to ride. This summer has been no different. With the Top of the World Trail finally open for the summer, Crankworx 2017 in only a few weeks, and big expansion plans for Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s Creekside Zone.

Whistler Mountain Biking - Top Of the World Trail

Top of the World Trail

Described as the ‘pinnacle of alpine riding’ the Top of the World Trail is open as of July 22. Riders can now go from top to bottom as they ride the full vertical descent of Whistler Mountain. Experience some of the best mountain biking in the Coast Mountains as you maneuver a smooth single track down the mountain.

You can learn more about the Top of the World Trail on the Trailforks website.

Whistler Mountain Biking - Crankworx

Crankworx Whistler 2017

It’s that time of year again, folks. Crankworx, arguably one of Whistler’s biggest events, is back for 2017 this August 11th to 20th. The world famous festival brings out the best riders and bike fans to celebrate mountain biking. Everything from slopestyle competitions, bike demos, kids events, big air contests, and much more.

All 10 days of Crankworx in Whistler are full of races, demos, events, and activities. Plus Crankworx is an completely free event to watch. Tickets are available for a number of activities but spectating is open to the public for every event.

Check out the official Crankworx website to check out the spectator schedule and get more information about what’s happening each day.

Whistler Mountain Biking - Creekside Zone

Creekside Zone Expansion

Whistler Mountain Bike Park has recently began working on adding an additional 5 trails that will total 15km of new track to the Creekside Zone. This expansion is currently underway and expected to be open for the 2018 mountain bike season.

That’s not all Whistler Mountain Bike Park has in store for expansion of the park. The long-term expansion includes plans to add another 56 km of trails that will go from the valley floor to the tree line. This will give riders much more opportunity to go back and forth between the park and offers new routes for the riders. In addition, bikers will be able to reach the Creekside Zone from the Peak Chair.

It’s an exciting time to be a mountain biker in Whistler! The sun is shining, the dirt is packed, and the Village is alive. Come out and enjoy Whistler’s incredible mountain biking scene this summer!

Whistler Mountain Biking - August Bike park

Accommodations

Aava offers accommodations for guests right in the heart of the action! Only steps away from Whistler’s Village Stroll, you can experience Whistler like never before. Have a look at our deals and packages to make sure you get the best Whistler vacation yet!

Photo Credit: Mike Crane

Posted by on Friday, July 28, 2017