1.5 miles
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-1,051 ft
Descent
00:18:00
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
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #75 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 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.

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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
    00:18:00
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on Oct 11, 2021
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.25 (88 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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      Blue Velvet - Upper Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Photos

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      158 |
      Jan 4, 2018 @ 10:48pm
      Jan 4, 2018
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      Oct 4, 2017 @ 10:38am
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      Jul 28, 2017 @ 6:48pm
      Jul 28, 2017
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      1,556 |
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 1:47pm
      Dec 23, 2015
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      cimaovest (Aug 16, 2015 at 16:53)
       Disregard this comment
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      • + 0
      mtnranger (Oct 9, 2020 at 20:51)
       This is an amazing flow trail. So. Fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      kgagne3 (Jun 24, 2021 at 9:25)
       Not velvet… brake bump city.
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