Mountain Biking

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Lift accessed bike park that celebrates old school riding and new school flow.

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Mountain Biking Information
*Last day in the Bike Park is August 30, 2020

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. The Panorama Bike Park is accessed by the Mile 1 Express chairlift.

News & Fresh Stuff

The past few summers have seen a flurry of improvements to the park as the crew takes things to the next level. Last season we were stoked to unveil more updated and new terrain throughout the Bike Park, including our first all flow, intermediate trail on Rocking Horse. Check it out.

This season we have added a brand new upper section to Let It Ride, making now a top to bottom beginner trail. Trail Crew have also added a lower section to Rusty Cage making sure it offers plenty of different flavours from machine built jumps, to hand built single track and some fresh loamy areas. Plus check out the new feature on Crazy Train!   

This summer will be different and we ask that all riders carefully follow physical distancing and the new safety measures we have implemented to help ensure the wellbeing of our guests, staff and community.

If you are new to the Panorama Bike Park, we recommend starting out on our green run Let It Ride. It's an excellent intro into downhill biking and a great way to warm up if you haven't explored our Bike Park before. 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. Mapping and trail information is available on Trailforks. 

Important Details
  • Opening Hours & Bike Park Stats

    Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM

    Dates:

    • June 27 & 28 Preview Weekend

    • July 1 - August 30 Wednesday to Sunday, closed Monday & Tuesday except holiday Monday August 3

    Stats

    • 1 high-speed quad. 9 minute ride
    • 380m / 1246ft of vertical
    • 30km of DH Trails
    • 10% Beginner, 40% intermediate, 50% expert
  • E-bikes and heavy bikes - is your bike too beefy for the chairlift?

    The Mile One chairlift system currently cannot accommodate bikes which weigh more than 45 lbs. The greatest concern is E-Bikes and old generation downhill bikes. All E-bikes must be weighed and approved by a bike technician at Mountain Outfitters before it can be loaded on the chairlift.

    Bikes that have been approved for use will display a Monster hologram sticker on the handlebar and are able to be loaded onto the chairlift. If a Lift Attendant is concerned about the weight of a bike, they may direct a guest to Mountain Outfitters to have their bike weighed and approved.

    If your bike is over 45 lbs, you can still ride the Bike Park but you will need to take an uptrack instead of the chairlift. You still need to purchase a Bike Park ticket or pass so see our Guest Services team and they will give you access to the uptrack and Bike Park.

  • Know Before You Go

    Falls are inevitable when learning a new sport. Protecting your pointy bits from abrasions is key to enjoying your day in the bike park.

    Panorama has a full line up protective gear to rent.

    Helmet  Helmets are required for all riders in the bike park. A full helmet is recommended.
    Gloves Full finger gloves will protect you from blisters and abrasions.
    Knee & Elbow Pads Essential piece of mountain bike protection.
    You should also consider the following:
    Shoes Sturdy soled closed-toe shoes are essential for protection and support.
    Eye Protection Goggles or sunglasses will protect against dirt, dust and branches.
    Long Sleeve Shirt Long sleeves provide protection against scratches and sun exposure.
    Water Whether it is in your back pack, hip pack or in a holder, water will keep you hydrated and keep you going on the trails.

Hopeful Alpine XC Trails

*Please note there will be no lift access above the Mile 1 Express to access the Hopeful Trails summer 2020. These trails are not regularly maintained and appropriate precautions should be taken. 

The Hopeful Bike Trails require an uphill ride or a hike-a-bike from the top of the Mile 1 Express Quad to access the trails from the summit. The ride from the Mile 1 to the top of the Champagne chairlift is challenging due to it's consistent assent. Please be prepared with plenty of water. The up track from the top of the Champagne chairlift is purpose built and a little easier.

Single Ride Lift Tickets
If you are just looking to ride Hopeful and not the Bike Park as well, a one-ride ticket for the Mile 1 Express chairlift is available from Guest Services.

Directions  
Mapping and trail information is available on Trailforks. 

Trailforks

Trailforks: Hopeful

  • Preparedness

    The Hopeful trails are not part of the Panorama 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 trails are challenging high alpine riding with varied terrain throughout the trail. Experienced riders only should use these trails.  

    Suggested equipment includes but is not limited to:

    • Backpack
    • Water
    • Food
    • Tubes, pump, patch kit tools
    • Clothing (layers)
    • First Aid kit
    • Headlamp
    Wear a helmet, ride within your ability, never ride alone and stay on designated trails.
  • Getting to the trailhead

    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 for GLD and McKay trails. The entrance for GLD begins on the right between ski runs Never Never Land and Jekyll & Hyde on your left. The ski area boundary takes you past Goldie Lake to a pass where you will find the old McKay Outfitter's cabins. Both GLD and McKay trails connect into the Hopeful descent back to the Bike Park. 

    The Hopeful Trail Network is primarily located within the Panorama Mountain Resort Controlled Recreation Area (CRA), Motorized vehicles are prohibited. 

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  • In the event of emergency
    • 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. It's on your lift ticket. If warranted call 911.
    • Stay with the injured person (you may need to change location to find a cellular signal).

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