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
    Double Black Diamond
  • 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
    #8788

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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on Sep 20, 2017
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Avg: 4.3 (14 votes)

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Cheap Thrills Trail Reports

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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...
Aug 14, 2017 @ 9:29pm
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...
Aug 11, 2017 @ 10:19am
Aug 11, 2017
Right now, the least dusty of all the Whistler trails I've ridden
Jun 26, 2017 @ 12:29am
Jun 26, 2017
prime conditions
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May 30, 2017 @ 4:37pm
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Cheap Thrills, Squamish
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Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:40pm
Aug 28, 2016
Cheap Thrills, North Vancouver

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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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