Bike Park Info
Opening Day - August 4, 2017
Big White Resort has officially started constructing a world-class, lift-serviced mountain bike trail network.
The resort’s goal is to create a unique riding destination in the Okanagan that speaks to the soul of mountain biking, with trails and services that are built, staffed, and provided by riders for other riders.
The authentic, grassroots biking experience will fulfill the goals of enduro, downhill, freeride, and youth mountain bikers.
“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.”
A combination of enthusiasm, terrain, technology, infrastructure and experience will come together to shape this unique biking experience at Big White.
With high tech LIDAR mapping in place, landscape architects Brent Harley and Associates put together the overall Trail Master Plan to create a mix of different trails that maximized the existing resort facilities. The bike business planning, market strategy and trail construction is currently being implemented by Alpine Bike Parks.
The entire Big White community has been celebrating the efforts of the trail crew, who have dedicated their time this summer to cutting and shaping beautiful trails into our existing Okanagan alpine terrain.
Bike Park Q&A
What lift will be running?
Lift access for the bike park will run from the Bullet Express, which runs a distance of 5,807 ft (about the same as the Fitzsimmons Quad in the WBP). This means we have a fair bit of trail to connect before opening day to get top-to-bottom access ready.
What trails will be open?
In order to open we need to have complete top-to-bottom lift access for all riders, so our first complete trail will be a smooth, machine-groomed green flow trail…. and if Mother Nature is good to us, the build crew may have some fun extra surprises for us too! The build will continue throughout the season and new trail sections will open to the public as soon as they are ready.
What are the hours of operation?
We will be open Friday - Sunday & holiday Mondays. This allows our build and trail crew to focus their efforts on building during the week and speeds up the process by allowing them an empty mountain to move about large machinery.
When can I buy a ticket/pass?
Pricing will be released soon. We are in a build year, meaning the bike park trails will be changing and growing throughout the season. We want to make sure the pricing we set is reflective of what will be ready to ride. Being a new Bike Park, there will be developments happening every week and we'll be sure to keep you posted on all the details.