Wouaiy

Verbier

Wouaiy (like the sound you make when you ride this trail) is the most complete 'Bike Park' trail that has a extremely natural feeling to it.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
4.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
674 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.2 km
Gradient
14˚
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Description

Wouaiy evolved from a simple taped-out line that was WILD, but with recent trail building, it is now Bike Crack. This trail must see more multiple repeats than any trail outside of Whistler's A-Line! It's a must for the rider who wants a natural-feeling track.

The trail begins with a very steep roll-in, which will put off those who are not confident. This is good, as while the trail is a Red, there is way more to it than some other red bike park trails. Raw, rough, and narrow at times, with berms that are just in the right place to keep you on the hillside, this thing starts with a no holds barred style. There will be dust flying as you zip across the hill and into the forest.

Here the corners come at you thick, fast, and relentlessly. Each one is its own little masterpiece, and there is no autopilot riding. There's the odd jump and drop, but for the most part, cornering, brake control, and looking ahead are the key skills required.

Coming out to a fireroad, you can let your forearms rest and gabber along about the close calls had. It can be a polarising trail where not everybody is ready for it, though... first thing in the morning, not warmed up, compression settings, rebound settings, etc. etc. Wouaiy will find chinks in your armour, but the next section starts treating you a little nicer.

An immediate drop into a semi hip jump, fast into woods with a little step up and natural berm have most screaming for joy! Over the road and into one of the best sections of track in Verbier. Fast, safe, perfect berms and then drops and high-speed jumps that have you feeling like you are flying through the tree canopy.

This continues with no let-up until you are forced to slow down for some barriers that signal the end of the trail. Few stop here for very long, as they want more of the same.

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

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Gap Jumps
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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