The Panorama Bike Park celebrates old school riding while embracing the new directions and trends of the ever the evolving sports of downhill and XC mountain biking. The park’s roots are obvious in the braided labyrinth of burly tech DH trails.
See what is open and comments on conditions, here.
The past few summers have seen a flurry of improvements to the park as the crew takes things to the next level. Trails were refurbished and re-routed. A popular and progressive intermediate jump line was added to Mercy Me & the jump line on Hell's Bells completely overhauled, making the jump shapes more modern. The Hell's Bells decks now average approximately 30 feet in length. The features on Crazy Train also received some tender loving care, opening up multiple line choices.
With the help of some serious machine muscle we completed Let It Ride, our first top to bottom beginner trail. This green run is an excellent introduction into downhill biking. Flowy, fun and challenging, the terrain gets progressively harder the further you get along the trail. As a beginner you can expect wide switchback turns at the top, some fast open sections, a couple of little spots covered in roots and small rocks and lots of big berms that become more challenging as you approach the end of the trail.
We are once again teaming up with SE Racing this July 27-29, 2018 and welcoming the Dunbar Summer Series and The Canadian National DH Championships. If you missed all the action from last year rave reviews and praise flooded in about the race course, which headed down Insanity. Four new features and a bunch of different line options were opened up with some exciting raw sections making for an action packed race.
Take a look at all the action from the 2015 BC Canada Cup weekend in this re-cap by the team at Pink Bike.
MILE 1 EXPRESS QUAD CHAIRLIFT
The Panorama Bike Park is accessed by the Mile 1 Express chairlift, and is open the following dates.
Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM
- May 19, 20, 26, 27
- Jun 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30 (Closed June 2-3)
- Jul to Aug: Daily
- Sept 1, 2
- 1 high-speed quad. 9 minute ride
- 380m / 1246ft of vertical
- 30km of DH Trails
- 10% Beginner, 40% intermediate, 50% expert
2018 Mountain Bike Park Tickets
|TICKET TYPE||SINGLE DAY||PM TICKET (From 2 PM)||UPGRADE TO HOPEFUL |
2018 Mountain Bike Park Season Pass
At 2:03pm on the 21st of April, the 1,000th Mountain Bike Park Pass was sold, ending the unbelievable $100 Send It special. If you were fast and grabbed your pass, thank you and get ready to go hard all summer. If you missed the deal, make sure you ride the Panorama Bike Park to see why it's now considered one of the very best in Canada. Season Passes are still available for $279, meaning you only need to ride 6 times to save money.
|PASS TYPE||BUY ONLINE||SEND IT SPECIAL |
|SEND IT SPECIAL - UPGRADE TO HOPEFUL|
|UPGRADE TO HOPEFUL|
|BUY NOW||Sold Out||$279||Sold Out||$200|
|BUY NOW||Sold Out||$239||Sold Out||$200|
|BUY NOW||Sold Out||$239||Sold Out||$200|
|BUY NOW||Sold Out||$179||Sold Out||$200|
2018 Hopeful Creek Bike Trails
Open on weekends July and August.
The Hopeful Bike Trails require a uphill ride or a hike-a-bike from the top of the Champagne Express Quad to access the trails from the summit. Ride both the Mile 1 Express and the Champagne Express for this program.
Mapping and trail information is available on Trailforks and is also available as a Smartphone app for IOS and Android devices.
Hopeful Adventure is not part of the Bike Park. Users must be prepared to overcome the challenges of a remote mountain environment including wildlife, weather, mechanical failures and injury. Make a trip plan and share it. Tell someone when you expect to return. The Hopeful Adventure is a more difficult trail. The most similar trail in Panorama’s Bike Park is Mercy Me.
Suggested equipment includes but is not limited to:
- Back pack
- Tubes, pump, patch kit tools
- Clothing (layers)
- First Aid kit
Wear a helmet, ride within your ability, never ride alone and stay on designated trails.
- Recognize that an accident has occurred. Acting quickly will help the patient.
- Prevent further injuries to yourself, the patient, and other riders by closing the trail from the uphill side. Lay a bike across the trail in a spot that is easily visible
- Call for help 250.341.3650. Save this number into your phone. If warranted call 911.
- Stay with the injured person (you may need to change location to find a cellular signal).
From the top of the Mile One Express: take Mercy Me. Turn left on the first service road and look for Hopeful Adventure sign. Stay on service road and follow Summit Access signs.
From the top of Champagne Express: Follow the summit up track. 205 m / 672 ft elevation gain
From the Summit: head south east along the ridge of Taynton Bowl. Follow the Summit to Hopeful signs. Single track from the end of the winter ski area boundary takes you past Goldie Lake to a pass where you will find the old McKay Outfitter's cabins. After a right turn and a few hundred meters your 5.7 km single track descent begins.
Hopeful Adventure is primarily located within the Panorama Mountain Resort Controlled Recreation Area (CRA), Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Hopeful Creek Bike Trail Passes
|PASS/TICKET TYPE||2 RIDE TICKET |
(2 laps down the Hopeful Bike Trails)
|UPGRADE TO A BIKE PARK|
|HOPEFUL BIKE TRAILS SEASON PASS|
Rates subject to applicable taxes. Rates subject to change or cancellation without notice. Photo / age ID required at the time of pass pick-up. Call 1.800.663.2929 for more information.