It’s been a busy summer at Big White and, as BC’s wildfires are keeping most of the province smokey or in a state of emergency, the crew at Big White are keeping another type of fire alive – the goal to finish the Bike Park in time for opening day!  Michael J. Ballingall, Senior Vice President of Big White Ski Resort, summarized this season’s Bike Park construction process:  “First it was too much snow, then the snow was melting too fast and everything was too wet and now, it’s hot and everything is too dry and we have to stop work at 1 p.m.,” (…) “Mother Nature has an incredible sense of humour this summer but our build team is made up of mountain bikers and they will get it ready even with hand shovels by our scheduled Opening Day of Aug. 4.”  Cheer on all the Big White team for the final push….

BHA was hired in 2015 to develop the Big White Bike Park Master Plan.  With ongoing planning, the bike park construction is currently following the phased implementation of what is envisioned to be a world class bike park facility.

From too much snow to too hot and dry. Photo: ABP 2017

For the last 2 decades, BHA has been part of one of Whistler’s unique neighbourhoods, Function Junction.  The FUNction Block Party, a community funded event, will showcase everything that makes Function Junction special; dynamic businesses, creative locals, great community spirit and more.  BHA is proud to support this local initiative to bring the local community together.  Schedule for August 27 2017, the FUNction Block Party will feature great entertainment for everyone.  For more information:

On July 10th, BHA presented the final Nakusp and Arrow Lakes Trails Master Plan to the Village of Nakusp Council.

BHA was hired in the summer of 2016 to undertake the process of creating this detailed Trails Master Plan for the community of Nakusp and Area K of the RDCK.  Working closely with a Working Committee made up of representatives from local trail user groups, BHA created a Master Plan that is aimed at establishing a clear vision for the development and management of an all-season, sustainable trail network.

In addition to working with local trail user groups, the BHA team hosted Public Open Houses in Burton/Fauquier, Edgewood, and Nakusp in March 2017 to gather community feedback. In addition, an online survey was used to collect more detailed information and capture the input of those who weren’t able to attend the Open Houses.

Using the latest digital mapping data available and compiling an extensive amount of background information, the planning process included a detailed mapping exercise of the entire region and the synthesis of the community consultation process.  The region hosts a vast network of trails serving a diverse range of trail users. The recommendations established in the Nakusp and Arrow Lakes Trails Master Plan will guide the future management and development of this important asset, benefiting locals and visitors to the region.

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Winter dog walking in Nakusp. Photo: Andrew Strain, 2017

Today July 7th 2017 is the first day of the 2017 BC Bike Race and BHA staff member Ryan Robertson is currently racing on the trails in Cumberland heading to Powell River!  BCBR “The ultimate single track experience” is a corner stone of mountain biking lifestyle.  Attracting riders from all across the globe, we are more than proud to have someone from BHA in the action this year!  The 7 day race is staged through some of the best mountain biking areas of BC.  On Day 2, Ryan will be racing in Powell River.  As we just wrapped up the Powell River Regional District Regional Trails Plan in the Spring, it will be exciting for him to experienced these trails!  We will be waiting for Ryan on Day 7 in Whistler, where the riders will be racing through the trails just behind our office.  Looking forward to cheer him up to the final sections of the race!

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