2 miles
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-1,051 ft
Descent
00:08:50
Avg time

Blue Velvet - Upper Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Whistler Mountain Bike Park
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Upper Blue Velvet
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #68 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

This might be the easiest route down from the top of the Garbo chair, but I've seen a lot of people who were in over their heads on this trail. A combination of long, steep in places, and rough loose surface means you should have some experience before you try even Blue Velvet.
Having said that, the big berms, wide trail, small jumps and bits of fire road allow riders to build up some decent (and fun) speeds. The end feature of the upper trail is a huge wooden berm. That deposits you out on the fire road again, and below that you are on Lower Blue Velvet.

Bike Park

More Stats for Blue Velvet - Upper mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,047 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,442 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,490 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,489 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,442 ft
  • Grade
    -12.8%
  • Grade max
    -48.4%
  • Grade min
    1.1%
  • Distance climb
    79 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    171 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:50
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Status:
on Oct 14, 2020
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.25 (83 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Blue Velvet - Upper Trail Reports

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      Oct 14, 2020 @ 3:30pm
      Oct 14, 2020
      Sep 6, 2020 @ 9:26pm
      Sep 6, 2020
      Full Blue Velvet open and dry
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 10:07am
      Aug 23, 2020
      Half way down Blue Velvet was closed when I was here on Sunday the 24th of August. The detour routes take you down route called Expressway, marked...
      Aug 18, 2020 @ 1:11am
      Aug 18, 2020
      A bit bumpy in some places
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 12:13pm
      Aug 12, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 4,848 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 4, 2018 @ 10:48pm
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      Oct 4, 2017 @ 10:38am
      Oct 4, 2017
      84 |
      Jul 28, 2017 @ 6:48pm
      Jul 28, 2017
      | 2 comments
      1,433 |
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 1:47pm
      Dec 23, 2015
      | 2 comments

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      cimaovest Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Aug 16, 2015 at 16:53)
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      mtnranger (Oct 9, 2020 at 20:51)
       This is an amazing flow trail. So. Fun.
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