Big White Resort has announced the opening of a pump track and skills course this summer, to accompany the launch of its new bike park.
The pump track and skills course will be free to access and located in the heart of the Village, across from the Village Centre Mall. With construction currently underway, the pump track is set to open June 23.
“The infinite flow design of the track will allow riders to choose their own path,” said trail design lead Theodore Van Orman. “We’re building a track that will attract everyone, from the beginner to the expert.”
Set up with a series of rollers and berms, the pump track is designed to help bikers practice looking ahead, working the terrain and improve cornering. More experienced riders can find their rhythm, push their speed and challenge their friends. The track is also perfect for kids looking to find their balance on two wheels and build their skills.
Families coming up to spend the weekend at Big White can now enjoy the village pump track all season long, as well as with scenic chairlift rides, hiking and events in the Village. With a children’s carnival and various activities happening every weekend throughout the summer as part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, visitors can enjoy everything from an outdoor bouncy castle to potato sack races, bocce and Ultimate Frisbee.
Big White’s on-mountain bike park, set to open Aug. 4, will be open from Friday to Sunday. Bike passes for the bike park will be for sale from June 23.