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Bumble Bee

Big White Ski Resort

Smile-inducing, type 1 fun in a remote part of the bike park.

Mountain Biking Moderate

6.3 km
52 m
442 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.7 km
High Point
2.2 km
Bumble Bee Map

One of if not the easiest trail at Big White, this is a gem of a ride down a quiet part of the mountain. The ride begins with a very brief section of uphill but before you know it you’re rolling down mile after mile of easy trail.


Bumble Bee is essentially non-technical, but it’s not completely smooth so you need to concentrate without ever really having to worry about any significant obstacles. The trail feels like “real” riding but it’s about as easy as mountain biking gets.

One of the great aspects of Bumble Bee is that it takes you to a wild part of Big White mountain, the most memorable part being when you suddenly emerge high above the lake which sits at the foot of the Power chairlift. There are 2 big red chairs right next to the trail which overlook the lake, and taking 5 minutes to sit and ponder the view from them is all but essential when riding Bumble Bee.

Right at the end of the ride you’ll arrive at the edge of Big White village and a 5 minute pedal is required to get back to the village centre. The uphill section is easy enough and leads to a quick downhill rip on Big White Road, which in turn leads back to the foot of the chairlift.

Having tackled Bumble Bee, the link up of Pry Bar and Nessy is a logical next step on your exploration of Big White’s maze of trails.



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

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


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between June and September


  • Flow
  • Picturesque
  • Road sections
  • Wet-weather friendly
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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