Thanks to an expansion in 2016, the Whistler Skate Park has become the second largest in Canada with the total skateable area of over 4,600 square metres (50,000 square feet).
The Whistler Skate Park is centrally located between the Village and Fitzsimmons Creek, and open daily from April to November between dawn and until the lights shut off at 1 a.m.
The park contains a serpentine run into a 6.5-metre diameter “Snake Bowl”, a cherished and unique feature in North America. A second area contains a variety of ¼ pipes up to three metres high, a spine, volcano and central pyramid.
The expansion linked the two previous phases of the skate park and incorporates long flowy lines with multiple ledges and street-style elements that allow skaters to pump and flow for speed.
Expansion and Other Improvements
The Whistler Skate Park expansion opened to the public in May 2016 and was designed by Spectrum Skate Park Ltd in conjunction with local skaters. Construction was undertaken by EHR Contracting Limited Ltd.
The expansion was made possible with $807,600 of funding from the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Initiative and a generous donation of $100,000 from the Whistler Blackcomb Foundation.
Other improvements in 2016 included:
- Replacing and expanding asphalt around the Snake Bowl, and patching concrete within the bowl
- Lifting the tree canopy around the park to improve sightlines, safety and air flow (which helps the skate park dry out faster after rain and spring snowmelt)
- Removing several cottonwood trees around the park, which reduces the amount of leaf litter removal by staff and user prior to skating
Rules and Etiquette
This is an unsupervised park. Use at own risk
Helmets and protective clothing strongly recommended.
Skateboards, smooth tire bikes (BMX, jump), scooters, inline skates permitted.
Mountain bikes are not permitted.
- Children under the age of 10 must be supervised by a responsible adult.
- Users and spectators should not be under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
- Use a spotter and call out your route to avoid collision with other users.
- Pack out your garbage. Keep your language, the air and your wheels clean.
- Be respectful of all users.
- Be aware of your surroundings, other users, and flying objects.
- Take your time to understand the park and danger areas.
- Don’t loiter and get in the way of others.
- Don’t snake – wait your turn.
- Look before you drop in or start a run.
- Be polite and don’t be afraid to apologize.
- Help new and less skilled users or parents understand park etiquette.
- Lights activated with push button timer on light pole.
Parents and Beginners
- This is a popular and very busy park.
- For your safety and enjoyment, consider using the park during less busy times (e.g. mornings).
- Pay attention to other users in the park.
Attention Mountain Bikers
- There are many kilometres of trails in the Valley to ride, a bike skills park next door, and the world’s best and biggest bike park nearby.
- While the skate park looks fun to ride, your bike brings in dirt and gravel—safety hazards for skaters.
- If you fall, your handlebars and pedals can damage the concrete making it unsafe for skaters.
- Happy riding in the bike parks or on the trails.
Resort Experience Department