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#8 North America: Whistler, British Columbia – Park Poll 2017

Whistler, British Columbia

Total Features: 142

Percentage Of Jibs: 54%

Percentage Of Jumps: 46%

Pipes: 1 Learning Pipe, 12-18-Foot Pipe

Park Area: 105 acres

Park Operating Days: 218

Toques-down, the best park in Canada. Whistler's park, across the Fitzsimmons Creek valley from Blackcomb’s, gets sun first and many riders start the day there on the smaller features. When the sun hits the Blackcomb Park, riders make the eight-minute migration on the Peak-2-Peak gondola.

"We put a lot of thought into how we design and build the park, so you when you make that flip over, the park is good to go," says terrain park manager, Brian Finestone.

Snowmaking usually starts in October and the park crew tries to open with a 50-foot version of the legendary Shack Jump, sometime in November. From then on, they keep building until the Highest Level and the Gray Zone lines are up. The helmet-mandatory Highest Level delivers an X Games-like ride through a series of 55- to 80-foot jumps with nicknames like Kong. Including the street-style rails and hips of the Nintendo Terrain Park, the whole setup spans nearly the entire length of the Catskinner chair.