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Opening Weekend Report from Blue Mountain Bike Park

May 23, 2018

Like clockwork, every year the snow melts, the trails dry and the summer version of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment emerges from its winter slumber. After an unprecedented wet start to last summer, riders were looking forward to this year’s Opening Weekend of the Blue Mountain Bike Park. Riders were out in droves on Friday, and while some stayed away on Saturday due to a questionable forecast, the sunny skies returned on Sunday and Monday, much to the delight of all in attendance.

First gondola ride of the season full of smiling faces.

Trail Crew’s Matt Forbes tests out Upper Haole on Saturday afternoon.

Ty Sewell proving that despite prior reports, the kids are indeed alright.

Colin Sewell. Like son, like father?

Ares Adamidis buzzing the tower.

Endless Haole laps for Ethan Ghan.

Tasty dirt.

James Frost goes deeper than Aaron Judge.

Scrub-a-dub-dub, Frosty is probably headed for the tubs.


The Bike Park is scheduled to be open seven days a week all season as long as the weather is cooperating. Keep an eye on our new Conditions Report and check out our Facebook and Instagram accounts for the latest news before you set off. Don’t forget about our first event of the year, the return of the Blue Cup Downhill Race presented by Coors Light on Saturday, June 9.





Based out of Collingwood, Ontario, and surrounded by some of the best downhill and trail riding in Ontario, Jason Petznick has dove headfirst into the world of mountain biking. Aside from biking, Jason is an avid snowboarder and wakeboarder, while also finding time to dabble in writing, photography, and design. His least favourite things include pineapple on pizza, and writing biographies about himself.


  1. I wish Blue Mountain would improve their drainage system. I was there on the opening day and there were more then a few mud pits with sitting water in it. It kind of ruins the flow of the run when you have to slow down because that clay is so slick. I have a season pass and get one every year and it would have been more enjoyable for me and many other riders if Blue would put proper water drainage so we can come more often and enjoy the dirt not mud.

  2. @downhillmike The late end to the ski and snowboard season, along with the clay base definitely didn’t help the situation this year. Trail Crew was out digging more than three feet of snow off of the roughest portion of the Collector less than two weeks before Opening Day. There are also many natural springs that tend to pop up in areas of the Escarpment. I can assure you that Trail Crew is always looking at ways of improving drainage and water management, and just waiting for the right weather and balance of workload to take care of these issues. Thanks for your commitment as a Passholder!

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