Straight Forward with Bas van Steenbergen
Big White's First-Ever Enduro Race
“What do want to see in a course?”
“I want gnarly-ness.”
“As gnarly as we can get”
“Okay. We can deliver that."
In preparation for the the CNES BC Enduro series Big White stop, the trail crew cut-in two brand new trails just for this event. Riders were treated to trails that may never be open to the public and they were thoroughly impressed with the rawness, multiple lines and sheer gnar. With mandatory doubles, drops, and rock rolls that had people second guessing their skill!
Bike Big White Opens
Trails were connected, champagne was popped, ribbons were cut, chairs were spun and first dirt was claimed as Bike Big White celebrated its official opening. Hundreds of downhill mountain bikers flocked from across British Columbia to test out North America’s newest bike park.
See full Press release and Opening day video on Pink Bike.
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Big White's Local Pro Tom van Steenbergen Featured in Shimano's "This is Home" Series.
October 3, 2016
Big White Resort Begins Mountain Bike Trail Construction
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.
“Big White Resort has some exciting collaborations and projects in the works with trendsetting riders, builders and bike industry companies,” adds Plimmer. “We look forward to sharing our story with you as we undertake and continue this exciting and creative process.”
Big White's master trail plan is designed with you and your family in mind.
Our expert and pro level trails will attract faster more aggressive riders.
Our family flow trails will provide a feature rich learning environment that encourages catching air and carving turns, while controlling riders trail speed.
Our trails have been master planned by Brent Harley and Associates, and are being designed, developed and built by the Alpine Bike Parks team including Tom & Bas van Steenbergen. Our goal is to provide an authentic grass roots trail experience that sets a new standard in the Okanagan and beyond.
Stay tuned, more details to come....
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Opening Summer 2017