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Whistler Gravity Guides | MEESH'S WHISTLER REPORT - Garbanzo Open

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Posted: 25. June 2006

Whistler, BC – Summer has finally arrived in Whistler as the sun is shining and temperatures are topping 30ÂșC. The great weather combined with the opening of the Garbanzo Chair make for some great riding. That’s right, as of this weekend, the Garbanzo Zone is open. Still a little snow hanging around at the top of the lift but trail crew did an excellent job clearing the snow off the trails. The top is still a bit wet, but the riding is good. Once you reach mid-station the trails are in excellent shape. On mountain work due to VANOC is causing some rolling closures so watch out for closures.

Corrine droppin' in, Joyride jump park, Whistler BC - June 19, 2006
Corrine droppin’ in, Whistler BC – June 19, 2006

Also new this year is that its Extended Play EVERY DAY!!! That’s right, the park is now open from 10:00 right to 8:00. That makes for great riding ALL day.

Chris airing it out, Joyride jump park, Whistler BC - June 19, 2006
Chris taking off, Whistler BC – June 19, 2006

The Magic Park at the bottom of Blackcomb is also open with some new beginner stunts in the skills centre. This also means our Whistler Kids Camps are up and running so come check us out. There’s no better introduction to downhill biking.

There is lots of stuff coming up, the most notable are the Red Bull Elevation and Crankworx. From June 29th to July 1st, some of the best BMX dirt jumpers will be in Whistler for the 2nd Red Bull Elevation. If it’s anywhere close to last years version, you don’t want to miss it.

Crankworx comes to town July 22 – 30 and promises to be bigger and better than ever. This years bikercross is looking big and fast and some of the new features in the Boneyard should make for some great action.

Bears enjoying the park, Whistler BC - June 19, 2006
“Bare” exhibitionists, Whistler BC – June 19, 2006

That’s it for now. World Cup fever is hitting Whistler and this guy has predicted a 2-1 Brazil victory over Argentina. (Sorry Dave, no England) Hopefully we’ll see you on the bike trails soon.

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