3,169 ft
Distance
26 ft
Climb
-473 ft
Descent
00:10:13
Avg time

Spare Change Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Pass Powderkeg
    Blairmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #72707 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #33421 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager

Downhill trail on the upper Pass Powderkeg Ski Hill. Most of the old Alberta Cup Downhill was wiped out by logging for new ski runs. This trail incorporates small parts of the old trail including the upper rock drop. Near the bottom there is a ride around through the woods that avoids a gap jump over a rock and a very large rock drop.
The big drops and jumps can be bypassed, allowing the trail to be ridden on a trail bike.

Access Info

The trail starts at the top of the ski hill near the T bar terminal. It can be reached by riding up Chainsaw Massacre or Buck 50. The bottom of the trail connects to Roots O'Hazard. Together these two downhill trails provide 1.7 km and 275 vertical metres of downhill.

Disclaimer

No shuttling on the ski hill.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spare Change mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -448 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,716 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,167 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,164 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,715 ft
  • Grade
    -14.1%
  • Grade max
    -39%
  • Grade min
    28.7%
  • Distance climb
    243 ft
  • Distance down
    2,425 ft
  • Distance flat
    476 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:13
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Status:
on Sep 29, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Spare Change Trail Reports

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      Sep 29, 2021 @ 4:07pm
      Sep 29, 2021
      reporter Ski hill work has ended. They wanted to remove rock on the ski run, but it is a large slab running across the ski run and they decided it is too...
      Sep 13, 2021 @ 1:38pm
      Sep 13, 2021
      reporter Closed for the season so the ski runs can be worked on with heavy equipment, which may cause large rocks to roll down the hill.
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 10:17am
      Aug 1, 2021
      Jul 1, 2021 @ 8:59am
      Jul 1, 2021
      May 29, 2021 @ 8:54am
      May 29, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 120 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 341 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 2, 2020 @ 1:20pm
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      Oct 2, 2020 @ 1:19pm
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      512 |
      Jan 15, 2018 @ 2:15pm
      Jan 15, 2018
      371 |
      Jan 15, 2018 @ 2:14pm
      Jan 15, 2018

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      Spare Change, Roots O' Hazzard
      4:40 | 1007 | Aug 5, 2017 , Blairmore
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