The Top 3 Parks in British Columbia for 2013-2014
Aside from the freeriding, these parks are a big part of why riders across Canada gravitate to the area. The setup changed a bit on Whistler this year, where the jumps were downsized and the focus put on rails, but on Blackcomb they opened a helmet-free lane that was devoted to giant Black Park jumps.
Standouts: Canada’s biggest day-to-day park jumps, the longest riding season, Dave Fortin in the Black park
Don’t Miss: Sachi Sushi, Splitz Grill, fresh tracks breakfast
A dedicated lift runs the length of Big White’s parks giving access to three main lanes. The park staff here always works hard to get the park open quickly after a dump so no matter what the weather you’ll be able to drop into well-groomed rail setups mixed with progressively bigger jumps at the bottom.
Standouts: Progressive System layout for all levels of riders, extra features hidden in the trees
Don’t Miss: The Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom, après at Snowshow Sams
The park crew has long listened to the riders, a big reason why the setups are creative, fun, and flow so well. With the new quad lift that recently replaced the ancient Mystery chair you get faster laps through the Northlands Park and The Pit rail zone. Don’t miss the night riding either.
Standouts: The scene, the hit runs, The Pit
Don’t Miss: OMB’s Three Trick Pony contest, girls ride free Monday Nights
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