3,492 ft
24 ft
-557 ft
5,162 ft
High Point

Spare Change Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    May to October
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

New 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 very large rock drop.
The big drops 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spare Change mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -533 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,627 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,160 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,627 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    103 ft
  • Distance down
    2,615 ft
  • Distance flat
    774 ft
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on Oct 24, 2016
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Spare Change Trail Reports

Oct 24, 2016 @ 6:51pm
Oct 24, 2016
The big cliff drop at the bottom is open for riding. The bypass around it is still just a scratched in line.
Sep 27, 2016 @ 8:29pm
Sep 27, 2016
Large rock drop near the bottom of the trail is taped off due to the landing being too soft. Expected to be opened in spring 2017. The bypass...
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Spare Change, Blairmore

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