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WHISTLER’S FAMED FREERIDE MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL

CRANKWORX COLORADO JULY 5-7, 2007

Whistler, BC & Winter Park, CO March 31, 2007 – Whistler Resort will unleash their legendary formula for throwing the world’s best freeride mountain bike festival south of the Canadian border when they partner with Winter Park Resort to produce Crankworx Colorado in Winter Park, Colorado July 5-7, 2007.

The event line-up will include a Cross-Country race, a downhill event modeled after the notorious Air Downhill, a Super D, Big Air and a Slopestyle with the course designed by John Cowan. Cowan is one of the most recognizable riders in dirt jumping and builder of the Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Bike Park’s Kona Jump Jam, and the world-renowned Hell Track I in San Diego, CA and Hell Track II in Kamloops, BC.

“Kokanee Crankworx in Whistler, BC has established itself as the most exciting freeride mountain bike events in the world,” says Bob Holme, Winter Park Resort’s Bike Park and Youth Marketing Manager. “Crankworx Colorado is going to produce mind blowing feats of athlectism and an unbelievable spectacle for spectators, whether young, young at heart, hardcore enthusiast or checking out the freeride mountain bike scene for the first time.”

Known for its close proximity to Denver, Winter Park Resort’s ease of access still manages to remain a world away from the every day hustle and bustle. Home to over 50 miles of lift-accessible mountain bike trails, Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide, and an abundance of music and food festivals, Winter Park Resort offers the perfect summer escape.

“Every year Whistler’s Kokanee Crankworx outdoes itself,” says Rob McSkimming, VP of Business Development at Whistler Blackcomb. “We are committed to providing the ultimate forum for the evolution of freeride mountain biking and we are stoked to work with Winter Park’s crew to bring Crankworx to Colorado. The freeride mountain bike terrain at Winter Park is gaining more and more recognition in the mountain bike community and Crankworx Colorado will introduce their epic single-track to even more riders.”

Crankworx is presented in partnership by Tourism Whistler, Whistler Blackcomb and the Resort Municipality of Whistler. Crankworx Colorado is presented in partnership with the Winter Park/Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce and the US Forest Service.

For more information about Crankworx Colorado please visit www.crankworxcolorado.com; information will be posted by April 15, 2007.

Winter Park Resort is summer’s best escape. Located just 67 miles from Denver, Colorado and surrounded by the Continental Divide, Winter Park Resort provides 360-degree views that are breathtaking as well as a network of over 50 miles of interconnected mountain bike trails and Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide sure to leave you just a touch breathless. To book your next vacation around the resort many activities and events visit www.winterparkresort.com or call Winter Park Central Reservations at 800-729-5813.

Whistler, BC & Winter Park, CO March 31, 2007 – Whistler Resort will unleash their legendary formula for throwing the world’s best freeride mountain bike festival south of the Canadian border when they partner with Winter Park Resort to produce Crankworx Colorado in Winter Park, Colorado July 5-7, 2007.

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