Elixir -> Insomnia

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb

New for 2019, this flow line is fresh and fast!

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
4.6 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
641 m
Low Point
655 m
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
12˚
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Elixir -> Insomnia Map

Description

Just opened at the beginning of the 2019 bike park season, Elixir currently provides a fresh flow line that bombs down through the Creek Zone, eventually connecting to Insomnia, which is a year older. The entire Creek Zone was only just opened in 2018, so this entire side of the mountain provides a slightly newer-school ride feel.

Interestingly, at the time of this writing, none of the flow lines in the Creek Zone are actually jump lines. Rather, they ride like a never-ending series of fast-and-furious berms all the way down the thousands of feet of mountainside. Berm after berm after berm, at first they come slow on Elixir, but soon the pace picks up. At times, the berms feel like they are linked together in a chain, with no flat land in between. You are constantly sideways on your bike, turning, turning, always turning!

This serpentine downhill rip is a pretty freaking wild ride that can become more difficult than you’d think if you rip top-to-bottom without a break. The Creekside Gondola is a beast of a lift, rising 2,112 vertical feet / 644 meters. The scale of this mountainside provides descents that feel like they might never end! And when they eventually do… just hop on the gondola, and repeat!

For variety, at the mid-mountain junction you can choose to skip on over to Earth Circus to finish your descent, if you so desire.

Difficulty

Difficult

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.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest

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