Mt. Washington bike park in full swing

Elevate your summer at the Mt. Washington Bike Park, which opens for daily operations July 14. The Hawk Six Pack will be spinning for riders from noon to 6 p.m., extending hours on Thursday and Saturday nights to 8 p.m. with an evening ticket option.

Season passes provide unlimited direct-to-lift access to the park.

“We have been ramping up for this Friday’s opening all spring and are really looking forward to the summer season,” says Mike Manara, director of sports and guest services. “The crew has been working incredibly hard maintaining the current trail system. With the late-season addition of Blue Hammer last summer, we are opening up with eight trails from Green Line to Back in Black.”

As Vancouver Island’s only gravity-fed lift-accessed Bike Park, Mt. Washington offers trails for all levels of rider.

“Our guides will get you spinning with essential foundations for skills, Bike Park etiquette and safety,” notes Manara. “Our Learn to Ride program runs daily and makes it easy for beginners eight years and over to try out the sport with lift, rentals and lesson all included in one package.”

New this year is a bike skills area, located at the base of the Alpine Lodge. As part of the Bike Park, the skills area will allow riders to become familiar with features similar to those found in the trail system. The Bike Park will also see additional development on the Green Line trail.

“Green Line will see an off-shoot trail added to it this season that will sweep and flow around, providing beginners with two line choices.” Manara said. “We will also be rebuilding and revamping the four-cross course and completing our work on Time Warp.”

Outdoor Elements will be the hub for summer activities with gear, rentals, lessons, tickets and Bike Park Season Passes for sale. Summer at Mt. Washington is in full swing with Summer Scenic Chairlift Rides, Bungee Trampoline, Disc Golf, Mini Golf running daily.

FMI: www.mountwashington.ca, (250) 338-1386 or 888-231-1499