Before You Ride

Equipment
Equipment Requirements
Mountain Bike Rentals
Tech Shop
Park Information
Hill Status
Hill Tickets
2019 Trail Map
Downhill Trail Progression
Understanding Bike Park Signage
Ride Smart
Rules & Recommendations
Lifts
Tips
Tips for Riders
Equipment
2019 WinSport Summer Camp Map Mandatory Equipment
  • Helmets
  • Close-toe shoes
Recommended Equipment
  • Gloves
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeves
  • Leg armour
  • Arm armour
  • Neck brace (optional - provides extra neck support for riders on large jumps and drops)
Bike Recommendations
Lift Access Trail Network
  • Full suspension and hardtail mountain bikes including E bikes.
  • Bikes must be able to be safely loaded on the liftcarriers.
  • Fat Tire bikes are not permitted on lift-accessible trails.
Mountain Bike Skills Centre
  • Full suspension and hardtail mountain bikes including E bikes and fat tire bikes
  • Run bikes
  • BMX bikes

Mountain Bike Rentals

The Rental Shop on the 1st floor of the Frank King Day Lodge can help provide you with the equipment needed to get you on the trails. To ensure the proper equipment is rented, all rental items are for sale in person only in the Rental Shop. A credit card is required for all rentals, and anyone under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present at time of renting to sign a waiver. 

Rental Options Full Day Rental
4 Hour Rental
Full Suspension
$89.99 $77.99
Hard Tail $59.99 $47.99
JR Full Suspension
$49.99 $43.99
JR Hard Tail
$32.99 $26.99

Prices do not include GST and are subject to change.

Rental Options Rental Price
Half Shell Helmet $9.99
Full Face Helmet $19.99
Full Face Helmet Upgrade $9.99
Armour Combo $34.99
Armour Combo Upgrade (with bike rental)
$27.99
Damage Protection $19.99

Prices do not include GST and are subject to change.

Tech Shop

If you experience problems with your equipment during your time on the trails, visit the Rental Shop to talk with our experienced tech staff. They will be able to assist you in getting your equipment problems fixed so you can get back on your bike.  Please note, we do not perform any outside services or tunes. We are focused on maintaining our rental fleet and helping guests with small fixes to get them back on the trails.  If you have a major issue with your bike or need a tune, please visit our bike partner Bowcycle

Park Information

Hill Status

Before you arrive, please check our website for information on the hill status. 

Trail Conditions & Hours Hours of operation

Hill Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online or at Guest Services located on the 1st floor of the Frank King Day Lodge. Tickets are required to access our Mountain Bike Trail Network.

Hill tickets are available for either the full day, 4 hours, or last 2 hours of the day. 2019 Summer Season Passes are also available. A valid ticket or pass is required to ride the lift accessible trails or access the Mountain Bike Skills Centre.

2019 Summer Hill Tickets

If you have any questions, call our Guest Services team at 403-247-5452 ext. 4 or email info@winsport.ca

Trail Map

The WinSport Bike Park hosts Calgary’s only lift-assisted downhill trails along with the WinSport Mountain Bike Skills Centre which features cross country trails, freeride trails and skills loops. The park has over 20 kilometres of trails that are professionally groomed and cater to all abilities, with green, blue and black runs that wind through a combination of flat and rolling terrain.

A valid ticket or pass is required to ride the lift accessible trails or access the Mountain Bike Skills Centre.

Please ensure you review all details prior to visiting the park and ensure your riding abilities match the trail and feature requirements for your own safety.

Click here to download the 2019 WinSport Summer Trail Map

Build out your riding day - Understanding our downhill trail progression

2019 WinSport Trail Progression

WinSport’s Bike Park offers many different types of trails for varying levels of riders. Even if you are an experienced rider, start small and warm up. Once you’re warmed up, ride within your limits on the many trails at the bike park. The level of risk increases with the level of difficulty. Overall, green trails are for beginner riders, blue are for intermediate riders and black trails are for experienced riders as they often have significant drops and jumps that require skill and experience to navigate.

Use the trail progression chart on the right to help plan your ride. The easier trails are listed at the top, with more difficult trails listed closer to the bottom.  

Understanding Bike Park Signage

Understanding Bike Park Signage

All routes within the Bike Park are designated by colour-coded trail markers at the start of each descent. Trails with an orange oval indicate freeride trails with man-made features and require jumping skills. Work your way up to more advanced trails and features based on your progression, skill, and comfort level. Please review the chart below to familiarize with our trail signage and ensure that you ride trails that match your riding abilities.  

If you would like to build on your abilities, please touch base with our guest services team at 403-247-5452 Ext 4 or click here to book a public or private mountain bike lesson. 

Ride Smart

SLOW DOWN BEFORE YOU SPEED UP. Crashes can happen on your first lap. Ride the trail multiple times to get familiar with the features and equipment you're on so you can confidently push your limits without pushing your threshold. Jumping skills are required for free-ride trails.

PRE-RIDE RE-RIDE
FREE-RIDE
Warm up the brain and body by inspecting the trail at a low speed. Take the time to check your equipment. Lap the trail a few times and get to know the flow of the feature. Start small and work your way up to faster speeds and larger features. 

TRAILS CHANGE DAILY

Skills Centre Rules & Recommendations

RULES

  • Helmets and closed toe shoes are Mandatory
  • Obey all directions from park marshals and patrol
  • Valid Pass & Bike are required for access to Skills Centre (beyond the village)
  • Understand and Follow the Mountain Bike Responsibility code
  • Mountain Bikes, BMX, Fat Bikes, E-Bikes & Run bikes are allowed
  • Stay on the trail network at all times
  • Understand and obey all trail signage and closures
  • Ensure appropriate spacing between yourself and the rider ahead of you
  • Fit to Ride – Be prepared, Know the risks, Ride within your limits

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Long sleeves are recommended
  • Pants are recommended
  • Elbow and knee pads are recommended
  • Full Face Helmets are recommended for jumping
  • Learn the Pre-Ride, Re-Ride, Free-Ride philosophy

Lifts

Lifts provide access to the downhill trail network. Riding the lift requires significant strength when loading a bike and children may require assistance. If you are unfamiliar with the bike loading process, please let our team know and they can give you a hand.

Tips for Riders

Tips

  • Ride with a buddy, it’s safer and more fun!
  • Looking to develop your skills? Check out our lessons and programs available for all ages and levels. Click here for more information.
  • If you require medical attention or security while at the park, please contact Dispatch at 403-247-5454.
  • When using the bike racks, please remember to lock your bike.
  • Be aware of pedestrians and other activities taking place at WinSport. Please walk your bike in designated areas. 
  • Smoking and consuming drugs and/or alcohol is prohibited at the WinSport Bike Park, which includes the Skills Centre.