3 miles
142 ft
-3,499 ft
Avg time


  • Riding Area
    Côté Verbier
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    April to October (snow depending)
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Near Cabane Mont-Fort the trail SDS* a freind named it Shit Death Slide, the first time they rode it was cold, foggy & raining. Many tight and steep switchbacks on the latter portion of the trail can be tough in wet conditions.

Other Info:
Le Châble cable car that accesses the whole of the Verbier Bike and Bruson ski/riding area is all within riding distance.

Access Info


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More Stats for La Chaux (SDS*) - Lourtier bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,357 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,578 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,941 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,935 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,578 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    951 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    97 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 30, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to la-chaux-sds--lourtier trailhead (46.071810, 7.272940)
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La Chaux (SDS*)... Trail Reports

Sep 30, 2018 @ 7:34am
Sep 30, 2018
Partly closed by electric fences.
Jul 5, 2018 @ 3:52am
Jul 5, 2018
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Nov 28, 2010 @ 8:47pm
Nov 28, 2010
La Chaux (SDS*) - Lourtier
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Mar 17, 2009 @ 8:34am
Mar 17, 2009
| 2 comments La Chaux (SDS*) - Lourtier

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Robeast5 (Sep 5, 2018 at 6:51)
 Very nice trail, Enduro #11 on the verbier map. Way more doable than #10 in my opinion. Start off easy along the side of the mountain. Than open up in the field with a steep single track down with no big obstacles. Enter the first section in the forest: short, techky but cool. Then a connection piece and again into the forest, with loads of fun in a steep downhill section with a few switchbacks all rideable. In the bottom part there's a number of other tight corners that you can ride with a proper technique. Ending with a quick stretch that takes you on a narrow asphalt road. Suggest to go left there and follow the map to go back to the villages and eventually to Le Chable for the cable car to head back up.
  • + 0
flag Socket (Sep 9, 2018 at 4:29)
 Very flowy trail where you only have to use your brakes twice... once for 25 minutes and once for 35 minutes. “Shit Death Slide” is an accurate name even in good conditions. Almost everything is rideable but your sexual preferences would have to include “I like being tied up and punched in the face with a tractor” for you to actually enjoy more than 5% of this trail. Would highly recommend you ride it if I don’t like you.
  • + 0
flag Socket (Sep 9, 2018 at 4:32)
 Also, by “flowy” I meant compared to trying to ride your bike through your refrigerator backwards in the dark.

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