Valhalla

Aspen

Snowmass's iconic black diamond jump line.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
4.4 km
Ascent
1 m
Descent
357 m
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
3 km
Gradient
10˚
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Description

Valhalla is Snowmass’s iconic black diamond jump line. While not nearly as large as A-Line in Whistler, Valhalla has a similar vibe with a top-to-bottom run of massive berms, table tops, wall rides, and other air features. Also similar to A-Line, many advanced riders will spend all day simply running laps on Valhalla over and over and over again.

The format of the trail is a bit interesting. The upper section of Valhalla consists of a series of massive back-to-back berms for quite a ways before you ever even reach the first jump. One great option for riders who aren’t quite so into jumping is to ride the first section of Valhalla’s amazing berms, then to split off onto Viking for easier air opportunities.

Eventually, the jumps begin, and they get progressively bigger as you work your way down the mountain. While not nearly as wide or as long as the jumps on A-Line, the construction quality here is still top-notch. The speed of the trail is perfectly tuned to the shape of the lips and the size of the tables to set you up for perfect air… if you have the cojones to commit.

Near the bottom, a few optional wood features offer big drop options, as well as a whale tale. Be sure to scope these features before you hit them!

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.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Shuttle-run
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Gap Jumps
  • Tabletops
  • Wooden Feature

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