Bad Habit

Big jumps....and lots of them! Plus some fun trail riding right at the end.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
2.7 km
Ascent
5 m
Descent
304 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
1.6 km
Gradient
Bad Habit Map

If you love endless jumps, flowing together into a seemingly endless amount of airtime, you'll love this line. If you like any other type of riding, you probably won't like it much at all!

Description

There is some fun trail riding towards the bottom of Bad Habit, but 90% of it is jumps, jumps and more jumps. Like elsewhere in Sun Peaks, all jumps are marked by little orange flags on either side of the trail, and the little orange flag costings must have been significant when Sun Peaks were budgeting for this route!

Bad Habit begins midway down the Sundance Express chairlift and can be accessed riding down the top parts of either Might as Well, Super Nugget or Stella Blue. Super Nugget is the only Black rated trail out of those, so if you want to keep things consistent then go for that, or ride one of the other 2 lines (which are graded Blue) for a warm up before hitting Bad Habit.

The jumps on the line vary significantly, but this is not a route for those new to taking air - the jumps require speed, commitment and the experience to figure out different types of landings whilst - literally - on the fly.

One distinct and unusual feature on the trail is the huge 360° bowl which you ride into midway down the trail. When you're coming down here for the first time it can be pretty tricky to figure out exactly what it is, and how to ride it, but once you know where it is, it's super fun to ride and provides a pretty unusual cornering experience!

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • In the forest
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Gap Jumps
  • Tabletops
  • Wooden Feature

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