Keep in mind that the trails to the South are not as steep as those near the gondola and are designed more for beginners.noonievut said:I was in the area last week for vacation (no bike though ) and scoped out the scene. As a beginner and xc rider, I can't say I will be riding Blue anytime soon. As a ski hill it's not intimidating at all, but riding a bike down there scares me; I'm not a thrill seeker looking for a broken neck. I'm sure with a good FS/downhill bike and some armour I would be better prepared, but not this year.
So to the newb's out there planning to try DH, plan a short trip there 1st and check it out and make sure it's for you.