May 16, 2018
These trails had nice variety. We weren't sure how the trail ratings would compare to our riding in BC last fall where we found the blacks/blues harder than expected, but that is not the case here - they were on par with the blues & blacks in the Midwest US. The double blacks appeared too difficult for me (and my XC bike), while I saw a toddler with his mom on the greens. Huge variety! There were fun features to ride on many of the trails if you chose, but easier go-arounds too. Being from out of town, things are well marked, and it's the kind of place you can just ride around blindly until you want to finish, at which point you find where you are on the map (that you carry, as maps aren't on the trails) and figure out a route back. We had enough fun here that we rode here another day on our way out of town and I was already developing a feel for where certain trails were. My favorite section that was challenging, was the (unmarked) Escarpment trail. Offers killer climbing/training opportunities if you ride up and down the ski side trails. We did have difficulty finding a trailhead, as we initially entered at the bottom of the ski hills, and had a park employee direct us to the other lot on Steele. $7 CAD/person/day.