Whistler Mountain Announces Reopening of Biking, Hiking Trails

After plenty of speculation, it looks like Whistler Blackcomb will be re-opening to the public this summer after a nearly 4-month hiatus. Their legendary bike park and hiking trails will open on June 29, with exact details yet to be confirmed.

According to a press release, Whistler Blackcomb says they have “reimagined the resort experience to further prioritize the health and safety of our employees and guests in response to COVID-19.”

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We are excited to announce Whistler Blackcomb is targeting a June 29 opening, pending British Columbia entering Phase 3 of the provincial re-start plan, with a commitment to employee and guest safety. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park and Summer Sightseeing will open first, and we look forward to expanding our footprint and activities as summer continues. This resort is proud to be part of a province where we are flattening the COVID-19 curve. Please join us in supporting this effort. Review and follow each of our new guidelines to protect fellow guests and employees. Link is in the bio to learn more. | 📸 @robinoneill | #EpicTogether

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Some details include decreased uploading capacity to encourage physical distancing, increased sanitization of surfaces, and more details which have yet to be announced.

Photo Credit: Whistler Mountain Bike Park | Justa Jeskova

The opening is dependent on British Columbia entering Phase 3 of the COVID-19 response plan, which has not yet been confirmed. While things look hopeful in the province, nothing is set in stone—an important piece of this puzzle to consider.

Regardless, it’s great to see one of British Columbia’s biggest tourism attractions announce a tentative re-opening, as it will help provide work for a large amount of the population of Whistler, and also an outlet for people throughout the Sea to Sky and beyond.

For more information, head over to the Whistler Blackcomb website. —ML