News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s Garbanzo Zone Opened Yesterday (29-Jun-08)

WHISTLER, BC, June 29, 2008 - Bike Park in Full Operation with Wide Variety of Terrain for All Levels of Riders

Yesterday, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park opened the highly anticipated Garbanzo Zone, kicking the summer season into high gear.  With the lower park open since May 17, the addition of the Garbanzo Zone puts the Whistler Mountain Bike Park in full swing. 

“The Trail Crew and Patrol have been working hard to get us all up into Garbanzo as quickly as possible,” says Brian Finestone, Whistler Mountain Bike Park manager.  With the top of Garbanzo Chair at 5,453 feet and snow removal complete, there are still a few trails within the Garbanzo Zone in early season condition. Trail conditions will improve quickly with trail crews hard at work as well as dry sunny weather forecasted for this weekend.

The opening of Garbanzo Zone adds more then 2,000 vertical feet to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park as well as a variety of advanced trails.  The Garbanzo Zone includes popular trails such as Freight Train, Original Sin and Blue Velvet as well as Duffman, In Deep, Goat’s Gully, No Joke and Bear Cub.

“With the weather report calling for full-on summer conditions this weekend and three lifts open to access the trails, the bike park is going to go off,” Finestone continues.  

The Whistler Mountain Bike Park offers terrain for every level of rider from beginner to expert.  There are a variety of trails and skill centers throughout the Bike Park, as well as guided tours and lessons to get familiar with the sport and terrain.  Rental bikes and all the gear required to have an amazing experience in the Park are available at the base of the Whistler Mountain.

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