4,198 ft
Distance
126 ft
Climb
-687 ft
Descent
00:16:28
Avg time

Cheap Thrills Details

  • Riding area
    Westside
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #9899

Cheap Thrills is an excellent trail that descends almost 200 vertical metres from the Flank Trail to the start of 99er. The trails is well-built and offers numerous steep rock faces and curving bridges to keep you entertained. Although there are certainly some double-black sections they are not mandatory, meaning capable technical riders willing to walk around a few stunts will still have a great ride.

Access Info

The most direct way to access this trail is to ride up Stonebridge Place and take the Stonebridge-Flank Connector. Climb this trail very steeply and join the Flank Trail at about 980m elevation. The start of Cheap Thrills is not well marked, but look for a prominent clearing where the Flank Trail turns north (right).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cheap Thrills mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -562 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,655 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,217 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,217 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,655 ft
  • Grade
    -13.383%
  • Grade max
    -47.566%
  • Grade min
    32.073%
  • Distance climb
    963 ft
  • Distance down
    3,065 ft
  • Distance flat
    170 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:28
  • Avg reverse time
    01:33:39
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Status:
on May 12, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (14 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Cheap Thrills Trail Reports

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May 12, 2018 @ 2:53pm
May 12, 2018
New bridge over the ditch at exit.
May 11, 2018 @ 12:22pm
May 11, 2018
I've not seen the top but the exit has a large ditch. It's getting bridged this weekend
Apr 2, 2018 @ 2:10am
Apr 2, 2018
Sep 20, 2017 @ 5:53pm
Sep 20, 2017
In the dry, I find this trail to be a hard single-black at most – however, with the recent rain, the double black rating is accurate! Lots of...
Aug 14, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Aug 14, 2017
Dry but grippy, fast, tech and fun! Just watch the downhill ladder section, very slippy when dry. One of the best, most feature packed trails on...
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Jun 19, 2018 @ 11:52am
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Cheap Thrills, Whistler
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Nov 27, 2017 @ 8:04pm
Nov 27, 2017
Cheap Thrills, Issaquah
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Oct 11, 2017 @ 6:07am
Oct 11, 2017
Cheap Thrills, Ashington
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Oct 11, 2017 @ 6:06am
Oct 11, 2017
Cheap Thrills, Ashington

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag aaronkoenig (Oct 10, 2017 at 15:09)
 This one is my favorite of the main trails coming off the Flank south of Darwin’s. It’s got lots of flow and some steep rock rolls. I wouldn’t say it’s any more difficult than the others though
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