Midgard and Missfire are two new trails in the Creekside area of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, both built by Gravity Logic. They are envisioned as connectors from the Top of the World trail descending from the Peak Zone to Creekside, maximizing a trail and singletrack descent from Peak to Creek.
Both trails have different characteristics, despite being built by the same organization. MissFire is a black diamond rated, technical, hand-built, mostly natural-surfaced trail that’s 1.4km long with a 14.7% grade. Midgard, on the other hand, is a 3.2km long, machine-built intermediate trail with a 7.6% grade. Of course, this is by no means the end of new things for Creekside. The plans are for more trails, with the Creekside area being the main focus for expansion according to the WMBP master plan.
Here’s the story of the MissFire and Midgard builds in photos.
The last Midgard bridge: from 2017 to 2019
Midgard berm work: 2018-19
MissFire singletrack: 2018-19
Midgard / MissFire junction and bridging: 2018-2019
THE Midgard Rock
Thanks to Tom and Shawn of Gravity Logic for letting us preview and document the trail build!
Biking for over 25 years Lee is an avid outdoorsman embarking on many adventures with his loving, and sometimes concerned wife, Sharon.
Lee has been an advocate for bike trails for 20 years. He is occasionally found working in his day job as an intellectual property lawyer. As a resident of Whistler and Vancouver, British Columbia, Lee's playground extends mainly to Western Canada.
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