2 miles
Distance
157 ft
Climb
-1,258 ft
Descent
00:10:39
Avg time

Blue Velvet - Upper Details

  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #68 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,102 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,389 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,491 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,491 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,389 ft
  • Grade
    -12.812%
  • Grade max
    -55.397%
  • Grade min
    49.653%
  • Distance climb
    1,832 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    94 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:39
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Status:
on Jan 28, 2019
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.15 (64 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
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  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Blue Velvet - Upper Trail Reports

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      Jan 28, 2019 @ 9:06pm
      Jan 28, 2019
      Sep 28, 2018 @ 12:57pm
      Sep 28, 2018
      Sep 28, 2018 @ 12:57pm
      Sep 28, 2018
      Aug 23, 2018 @ 6:47am
      Aug 23, 2018
      Bone jarring brake bumps .. very loose marbles and bone dry due to lack of rain
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 1:21pm
      Aug 6, 2018
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