Bellev'hard Top Trail

Espace Killy

Tignes and Val d'Isère

An alternative, technical descent to the first part of Fast Wood.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
850 m
Ascent
0 m
Descent
150 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
12˚
Bellev'hard Top Trail Map

This trail offers a very technical and fast alternative descent to the initial section of Fast Wood, starting from the top of the Olympique gondola.

Description

On this trail, you can expect rough and rocky terrain that is more technical than the terrain you'll experience on the Fast Wood Trail. It is a very difficult and technical downhill track that's mostly machine-made, but still has a few naturals parts. The high alpine landscape in this area is rugged and barren, and you may find it a challenge to hold on!

You'll get the chance to try some pretty severe man-made gap jumps and drops—they're guaranteed to test your skills! Or, you can take the optional ride-arounds to avoid the difficult features. Along the way, there are also natural trail features to test your skills.

The views on the way down, if you get the chance to look up, are beautiful.

At the end of this trail, hop on Fast Wood and continue following that trail. There is another optional, more technical alternative section called "Bellev'hard Bottom" towards the end of Fast Wood.

The park lifts are open from the end of June to the end of August.

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.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

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

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

July, August

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Gap Jumps
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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