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Green World: From the Gondola

Winter Park

Winter Park Ski Area

Trestle's easy beginner trail—running from the top of the mountain all the way down to the base.

Mountain Biking Easy

9.8 km
33 m
522 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.8 km
High Point
3.3 km
Green World: From the Gondola Map

Green World is Trestle's quintessential beginner trail. All of the beginner mountain bike lessons conducted by the bike school take place on this trail, and it's the perfect spot for beginner riders (or riders new to downhill mountain biking) to sink their tires into their first flow trail.


Green World is one of only two top-to-bottom trails in the Trestle Bike Park, which makes navigation ultra-easy for those unfamiliar with the complexities of downhill mountain bike parks. No matter which lift you begin from, you can pick up Green World and take it all the way to the bottom. The route shown here begins from the top of the Gondola and runs to the bottom of the Gondola, but you can also access Green World a bit higher up the mountain from the top of the Olympia lift.

While this is probably best categorized as a beginner flow trail, Green World provides a variety of different trail styles on its long winding path down the mountain. The upper section starts off ultra-flowy, whipping through perfectly manicured berms and rollers on a beautiful undulating flow trail. As of the time of this writing in 2023, this section of trail appears to have recently been rebuilt. After crossing the first road, you'll enter an older section of Green World that drops a bit faster down the mountainside.

At many points, other trails will junction with Green World and, at times, run in parallel with this trail. In those few spots where the trail sees additional trail traffic coming off the nearby intermediate or advanced trails, the singletrack is prone to braking bumps in the fast sections, especially when entering into corners. These rough spots can feel a bit challenging for beginners, but once the advanced trail traffic pulls off, the trail smooths back out again.

There are several more natural sections of Green World that feature small roots and rocks in the trail tread, which differ from the manicured flow trail style. This variety can help beginners test their bike skills on small features and build confidence for the intermediate trails on the mountain.

One short stretch of Green World does require riders to pedal up a small uphill before resuming the downhill run. While this is unfortunate in a bike park, it appears there's no way around this due to the mountain's terrain.

Shortly after resuming the downhill, riders will funnel back into a great section of swoopy berms and classic flow trail—a true treat!

The lower section of Green World isn't quite as nice as the upper reaches, and some riders will opt for the fairly easy Lower Long Trail intermediate trail. However, if you want to keep it Green the whole way, you can follow this route all the way to the bottom of the mountain.



Mostly smooth and non-technical singletrack with unavoidable obstacles 2in/5cm tall or less. Avoidable obstacles may be present. Ideal for beginner riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

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


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between June and September


  • Flow
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack

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