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Paradise & Snake Pit

Ride up through gorgeous forests and down a fun, technical singletrack

Mountain Biking Difficult

9.8 km
296 m
296 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
1.8 km
Paradise & Snake Pit Map

A much more featured and challenging descent than some of its neighbours, Snake Pit is a superb descent for those who like their riding technical. There's not much flow to the line and very few berms - this line is all about continually interesting, tech-y singletrack.


Snake Pit can be ridden from the Comet Express chairlift but we've described it here as an XC route reached from the Paradise trail and the Cross Mountain Trail. The up-tracks can be ridden in either direction (so watch out for riders coming downhill when you're riding up) but they provide a not-too-tough route up the hill.

Once you've done the tough bit (the uphill) it's time for the fun bit - the downhill! Snake Pit is root-filled and narrow for much of its length, and it also passes over the fun little wooden bridges. Some of the root sections features 30cm-ish drops but there's not much that could be considered a jump.

Snake Pit passes through some open meadows (which are ski runs in winter) but it's mainly in forests and this gives it a lovely ambience. The views across the north Okanagan aren't bad either!

The trail joins World Cup at the bottom - follow this for a few switchbacks and then roll back into the village.



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


  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Drops
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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