Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 

 

Sports

The Big White Bounce

Riders will be stoked and headed to the mountaintop in 2017

Big White Resort/Robb Thompson photos

 

 

ig White Ski Resort has officially started constructing a world-class, lift-served mountain bike trail network with 100's of acres of gravity fed trails, terrain parks, pump tracks, and freestyle training facilities.

 

In June, Alpine Bike Parks began trail design and construction started in early August. Alpine brought on local riders Tom and Bas van Steenbergen and started carving out trails for Big White’s master plan developed by Brent Harley and Associates. For 2017, there will be a spectrum of trails for all ability levels, including pro-level trails designed by Tom and Bas.

For over 50 years, Big White has been consistently ranked as Canada's top family ski resort. Located in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, the resort village is a 45-minute drive from Kelowna, 5 hours from Vancouver and 6 hours from Seattle.

Bike Big White’s goal is to create a unique asylum for the mountain biking community. At full build out, this family-friendly trail network will include more than 30 trails (70% flow and 30% technical) to explore for years to come.

 

Working around the clock to build world-class downhill trails before the snow flies, Alpine's team has just scratched the surface of the resort’s wild alpine terrain. Everyone is psyched to make Big White’s ride-in, ride-out alpine trails legendary. The collaboration process between the resort, the builders, and the hometown hero's has created something special that Big White is very proud to release. The bike park opens in the summer of 2017.

 

 

“Through the years, I have become an avid gravity mountain biker and often I find my family traveling long distances to ride great trails,” said Big White’s President, Peter Plimmer. “So, I have to say that this project is as much a personal lifestyle decision as it is a business decision. We want to have an awesome place to ride close to home and I believe the personal meaning of this project to our family will differentiate us from other lift-served riding destinations.”

 

For more information visit bikebigwhite.com

 

Thanks to Cycling BC for this information.

 

 

 

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