1.5 miles
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-1,051 ft
Descent
00:09:18
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Blue Velvet - Upper Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Whistler Mountain Bike Park
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Upper Blue Velvet
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Global Ranking
    #75 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Owner

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
    00:09:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:41
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on Jul 12, 2024
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Avg: 4.3 (96 votes)
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      Blue Velvet - Upper Trail Reports

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      Jul 12, 2024 @ 3:45am
      2 days
      Jun 30, 2024 @ 8:39am
      Jun 30, 2024
      Not worth riding in its current state
      Jun 22, 2024 @ 4:15am
      Jun 22, 2024
      Roughest shape I've seen it in recent years.
      Jun 19, 2024 @ 9:59am
      Jun 19, 2024
      Jun 15, 2024 @ 9:24pm
      Jun 15, 2024
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 189 rides
      • 40.7 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 946 rides
      • 43.3 km avg distance
      All
      • 12,230 rides
      • Last: Jul 9, 2024

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      Oct 4, 2017 @ 10:38am
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      Jul 28, 2017 @ 6:48pm
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