2 miles
Distance
61 ft
Climb
-390 ft
Descent
00:37:21
Avg time

Big Money Details

  • Riding area
    Ridgemont / Fernie Ridge
    Fernie, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking

Dropping off the ridge viewpoint, narrow traversing singletrak warms you up with some switchback turns that have a looseness that hint at things to come. Soon the track gives up on that traversing nonsense and heads downward in earnest. Steep and loose, you point and shoot from one dust and loam filled catch corner to another. Brakes and riders both end up making noises. This would be one of the most popular trails in the area if it didn't suck the life out of you to get to the trailhead.

Access Info

Up the Ridgemont Road to Upper Bear Chutes. Climb Bear Chutes to the trailhead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Big Money mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -329 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,654 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,996 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,984 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,654 ft
  • Grade
    -2.512%
  • Grade max
    -53.007%
  • Grade min
    27.722%
  • Distance climb
    435 ft
  • Distance down
    1,727 ft
  • Distance flat
    186 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:47
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Status:
on Aug 3, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (13 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to big-money-32720 trailhead (49.519344, -115.002621)
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Big Money Trail Reports

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Aug 3, 2018 @ 7:29am
Aug 3, 2018
I’d say yes, dry, but only once I could’t arrest my self. Good condition.
Jul 17, 2018 @ 12:49pm
Jul 17, 2018
reporter Down is terrifying - loose
Jun 26, 2018 @ 2:42pm
Jun 26, 2018
Riding awesome and in great shape
Jun 9, 2018 @ 5:08pm
Jun 9, 2018
some corners have been reworked so you can glide instead of slide
Sep 15, 2017 @ 5:45pm
Sep 15, 2017
reporter All trails are open again! Yay!
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Kilaeua (Aug 23, 2016 at 16:18)
 Steep fun!
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  • + 0
flag cjlane (Jul 2, 2018 at 14:40)
 Steep, narrow, exposed and super fun. Well worth the effort to get up. Last km is super gnarly.
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