3,492 ft
Distance
24 ft
Climb
-557 ft
Descent
00:05:36
Avg time

Spare Change Details

  • Riding area
    Pass Powderkeg
    Blairmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May to October
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • 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, with an optional ride around through the woods.
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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spare Change mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -533 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,627 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,162 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,160 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,627 ft
  • Grade
    -15.251%
  • Grade max
    -61.189%
  • Grade min
    20.971%
  • Distance climb
    103 ft
  • Distance down
    2,615 ft
  • Distance flat
    774 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:36
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2017
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Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Spare Change Trail Reports

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Oct 12, 2017 @ 12:33pm
Oct 12, 2017
reporter Closed during cleanup of logging debris on ski run. Large machines working in area.
Sep 28, 2017 @ 10:26pm
Sep 28, 2017
reporter Tree down in the very first berm. Everything else is in good shape.
Sep 28, 2017 @ 10:26pm
Sep 28, 2017
reporter Tree down in first berm. It's hard to see it until you drop in. Otherwise in great shape!
Jul 30, 2017 @ 10:23pm
Jul 30, 2017
Jun 10, 2017 @ 7:24pm
Jun 10, 2017
The top section was damaged and dirt work was done to try to fix it. The top has a short section with very soft dirt. Be careful around berms and...
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Sep 27, 2016 @ 10:50am
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Sep 27, 2016 @ 10:48am
Sep 27, 2016
Spare Change, Blairmore

Routes with this trail

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Every Trail at Pass Powderkeg
16 miles
75 Cents
5 miles

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