26.4 miles
Distance
9,517 ft
Climb
-9,574 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Resort Information

This years much anticipated Big Sky BME season opener will showcase some of the best enduro tracks in the Northwest, and arguably some of the gnarliest trails in the US. Over the course of the 2-day event in August, racers can expect 4 stages per day and over 9,000 feet of descending. True to any BME event, there will be a solid mix of lift access stages combined with pedal transitions each race day.

Note that due to major construction, the Swiftcurrent lift will NOT operate at any time throughout the summer and fall and some trails will unfortunately be closed until the construction phase is complete. Therefore, all race stages (including practice days) on the Swiftcurrent side of the mountain will be pedal access only for this year’s BME event. Everything on the Ramcharger and Andesite side of the mountain will be open to the public.

The terrain at Big Sky is steep, big and technical. Not to mention some of the best scenery and natural beauty on the BME tour. Each stage will feature a unique mix of black loamy dirt, roots, rocks, high speed singletrack, natural features, tight switchbacks and enough challenging terrain that will leave you grinning ear to ear. Big Sky Resort has more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, with more than 40 miles dedicated to mountain biking. Enjoy lift serviced downhill mountain biking for all levels and abilities, with connector trails that allow bikers to ride all the way down to the Big Sky town center. Each year, Big Sky Resort adds to and improves its network of downhill and flow trails. Big Sky Resort is always ranked in the top five bike parks in the Northwest by MTBParks.com. The multitude of hiking trails connect to U.S. Forest Service lands, which allow for full day treks into Montana’s beautiful backcountry.

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Detailed Description
Big Mountain Enduro - Big Sky 2021 is a 26 mile extreme race route located near Big Sky Montana. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 9,517 ft with a max elevation of 8,818 ft then descends -9,574 ft.

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Jflasha406 (Aug 11, 2021 at 9:24)
Trail Trapper
This trail is named Scherminator.
Built and named for our late friend Amy Scherm who loved biking and loved Big Sky.
If you call it Trapper, you are a clown.
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Cael3R0AO5 (Aug 10, 2021 at 10:54)
Trail Joker Lips
Fun downhill trail, full of brake bumps though
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Cael3R0AO5 (Aug 10, 2021 at 10:54)
Trail Joker Lips
Fun downhill trail, full of brake bumps though
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backinmysaddle (Sep 1, 2020 at 15:56)
Trail Trapper
Loose in spots but an awesome steep old school trail with tons of soft loam. My 9 year old rocked it, so you can too!
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tiszabell (Aug 30, 2020 at 10:25)
Trail Trapper
❤️❤️ RIP sweet friend
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backinmysaddle (Jul 9, 2020 at 10:26)
Trail Joker Lips
Agree with the description of the trail above. I have hit a number of bike parks and travel with my 9 year old son who is comfortable with fast blue flow trails. This is really just a steeper blue flow trail w larger berms that anyone who is comfortable on blue flows like Snake Charmer could handle with some care and progress to running comfortably (save for the one optional road drop). I actually found this fun, haven't seen too many other trails that do this, takes a blue that you could almost ride blind and adds serious Gs into the turns and some minor excitement without being too hard for someone who is comfortable on blues.
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backinmysaddle (Jul 9, 2020 at 10:26)
Trail Joker Lips
Agree with the description of the trail above. I have hit a number of bike parks and travel with my 9 year old son who is comfortable with fast blue flow trails. This is really just a steeper blue flow trail w larger berms that anyone who is comfortable on blue flows like Snake Charmer could handle with some care and progress to running comfortably (save for the one optional road drop). I actually found this fun, haven't seen too many other trails that do this, takes a blue that you could almost ride blind and adds serious Gs into the turns and some minor excitement without being too hard for someone who is comfortable on blues.
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Trails in Route

ELSH Connect2 miles
Joker Lips4,547 ft
Trapper2,667 ft
Joker Lips5,039 ft
Wardance1,076 ft
Mineshaft240 ft
Coolridge4 miles
Blackfoot659 ft
Revenge4,856 ft

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    BME Montana
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
More Stats for Big Mountain Enduro - Big Sky 2021 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -57 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,257 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,610 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,552 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -75.4%
  • Grade min
    499.1%
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,956 ft
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Big Sky is an Absolute Big Blast!
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Big Sky is an Absolute Big Blast!
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Coolridge
Sep 4, 2022 @ 6:44am
Sep 4, 2022
Wardance
Sep 4, 2022 @ 6:44am
Sep 4, 2022
ELSH Connect
Aug 28, 2022 @ 12:01pm
Aug 28, 2022
Trapper
Aug 28, 2022 @ 12:01pm
Aug 28, 2022
Joker Lips
Jul 21, 2022 @ 8:55am
Jul 21, 2022
Medium braking bumps. Groom that crap out!
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