June 14, 2017
Big White Opening Pump Track in Village
Can’t wait for opening day to get your shred on? Neither could we. Good news! A pump track and skills course are coming your way. Both will be conveniently located in the village and free to access, so fun on two wheels can be had by everyone, all summer long!
Construction of the pump track has already begun and will be ready to open June 23.
“The infinite flow design of the track will allow riders to choose their own path,” says Theodore Van Orman, Trail Design Lead of Alpine Bike Parks, the company managing the build. “We’re building a track that will attract everyone, from the beginner to the expert.”
If you’re new to mountain biking this is a great way to find your balance and gain confidence before venturing into the bike park. Set up with a series of rollers and berms, it is designed to help all levels of bikers practice looking ahead, work the terrain and improve cornering. Experienced riders – you can find your rhythm, push your speed, and challenge your friends.
The beauty of a pump track is that it can be as easy or as difficult as you make it .…and it’s tons of fun!
June 9, 2017
Opening August 4
We are stoked to announce Friday, August 4, 2017 as the official opening day for the Big White Bike Park! The excitement is high! …but, uh, so is the snowpack.
It’s no secret that BC had an incredible snow year and Mother Nature with her wild and wily ways, decided to keep delivering on the frozen stuff right through spring. The build team from Big White and Alpine Bike Parks resumed construction on April 24, and have been battling back in the search for dirt. With the change of weather, the progress is starting to take shape.
Last summer two sections of lower trail were completed. Trail test rides by some familiar pros, families and trail crew have given us a great peek at what we can expect for opening day - fun, flowy lines that riders of all abilities will enjoy.
We’re all anxious to get out there and shred! But we want these trails to be enjoyed for years to come, and that means taking the time to build them right the first time and set the foundation for the park. With the opening date of August 4, we are confident that the trails will be in prime shape and well worth the wait.
April 13, 2017
Construction Resumes April 24
Big White is excited to welcome back our building partners at Alpine Bike Parks along with the Big White Trail Crew who are patiently waiting to get up on the mountain and continue cutting trail.
Our goal is to get in as much early building as we can and then continue to expand the trail network throughout the season. It’s important for us to have a strong team with the knowledge and skills to get it right the first time. We want to build fun, safe and progressive trails that will be enjoyed for years to come.
We know you’re excited to ride – we are too! The crews will begin work on April 24, clearing snow and prepping for ground work. Follow us on social media and sign-up to our email list to stay updated as building progresses and we prepare to open for summer 2017!
Check out the video below to meet some of the team from Alpine Bike Parks and Big White Trail Crew and take a glimpse at everything that goes into creating a world-class bike park.
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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