Whistler Creekside Downhill Mountain Biking
As of August 7th, 2015 downhill mountain bikers have been able to gain access to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park from right here in Whistler Creekside via the Creekside Gondola. Right at the doorstep of Lodging Ovations' three properties.
The opening of the Creekside area has marked the beginning of the next chapter of the Whistler Bike Park. The bike park offers a total of 4,946 feet or 1,507 metres of lift-serviced downhill mountain bike trails. There is something for every level rider, including gentle cruisers, tight and twisty single track, steep rock faces, gnarly root lines, drop offs and much more. There is also a jump park, drop-off park, and the Boneyard Slopestyle Park.
Riding the Creekside Zone is recommended for advanced and expert riders only, however, the Creekside Gondola provides access to the Fitz and Garbanzo Zones via Expressway, Lower Freight Train, and No Joke Trails. Return riding to the Creekside Base is possible via Dusty’s Downhill, which is an expert level route that descends Franz’s ski trail and the existing fire road network on the south side of Whistler Mountain. An existing singletrack valley classic “BC’s Trail” (Black Diamond) is accessible via the fire road as well. The Creekside Gondola also allows downloading to the Creekside Base.
Currently, the gondola is operating from 10 AM - 5 PM daily. Then on September 7th (weather permitting) the gondola will switch to weekends only until September 20th. Bikers can purchase tickets and passes from Creekside’s CAN-SKI, which also offers bike repairs, rentals and merchandise.
Whistler Blackcomb Bike Park Expansion - Renaissance Plan
On April 5, 2016 it was announced the Whistler Bike Park would undergo a massive expansion into the Creekside zone, including 50 kilometers of new downhill mountain biking trails. The project will almost double the size of the current bike park and feature trails running down the eastern lower and upper portion of Whistler Mountain.