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Bermslang & Shark Fin Soup

Big White Ski Resort

An excellent, well-built trail down the guts of Big White bike park

Mountain Biking Difficult

3.4 km
0 m
385 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.8 km
High Point
2.1 km
Bermslang & Shark Fin Soup Map

By linking together 2 Big White trails - Bermslang and Shark Fin Soup - you can enjoy this homogenous journey from top to bottom of the bike park. The trail is of similar difficulty all the way down, but the character of the 2 trails is different, and it's fun to experience types of riding without any significant shift in difficulty.


The Big White shaping crew have done an excellent job with this trail, and it's exceptionally well built. The ride flows nicely and contains some fun drops, but nothing that's overtly technical or scary. Bermslang is the more technical of the 2 trails, and then Shark Fin Soup (the second part of the ride) is much more "jumpy", but the jumps can easily be ridden around. If you want to get some air you'll have ample opportunity to do it on Shark Fin Soup, but the airs are by no means compulsory.

Generally the trail has a superb flow to it, and it's definitely a trail which will bring a smile to your face rather than a grimace of fear! Like all Big White trails there are plenty of rocks and very few roots, so you'll have to stay switched on all the way, despite the lack of notable obstacles.

Tackling this line after riding Bumble Bee and the Pry Bar/Nessy combination route is an excellent next step. Having done this route, moving on to Lightning Strike is is a logical next line before finally taking on the Gecko, Ace of Spades & Squirts ride.



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between June and September


  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Jumps
  • Rock Gardens

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