High Alpine Biking

Hike-a-bike enduro-style adventure

Venture uphill and into the alpine for spectacular views, and even better riding along the Hopeful Trail Network.

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High Alpine Biking Information

Prepare for a day of adventure, including a big hike-a-bike from the village or top of the Mile 1 Express chairlift (when in operation), massive views and beautiful single track. 

With a challenging ascent from the top of the Mile 1 Express visit the summit of Panorama and explore the Hopeful Trail Network running along the ridgeline of Taynton Bowl to a descent following the Hopeful Creek. 

ABOUT THE HOPEFUL TRAILS

From the top of the Mile 1 Express, follow Summit Access signs along a consistent ascent to the top of the Champagne before following the purpose built up track from the top of the Champagne to the summit. Be prepared with plenty of water. 

Once along the summit head out along the ridgeline of Taynton Bowl following signs for GLD and the McKay trails. Both trails connect back to the Hopeful descent back into the Panorama Bike Park. 

  • Single track trails
  • 23 km

Hopeful Trails

Single Ride Lift Tickets
If you are just looking to ride Hopeful and not the DH Park as well, a one-ride ticket for the Mile 1 Express chairlift is available from Guest Services.

HIGH ALPINE BIKING FAQ

  • What should I bring?

    The Hopeful trails are not part of the Panorama Bike Park. Users must be prepared to overcome the challenges of a remote mountain environment including wildlife, weather, mechanical failures and injury. Make a trip plan and share it. Tell someone when you expect to return. The Hopeful trails are challenging high alpine riding with varied terrain throughout the trail. Experienced riders only should use these trails.  

    Suggested equipment includes but is not limited to:

    • Backpack
    • Water
    • Food
    • Tubes, pump, patch kit tools
    • Clothing (layers)
    • First Aid kit
    • Headlamp
    • Sunglasses 
    • Phone 
  • In the event of emergency
    • Recognize that an accident has occurred. Acting quickly will help the patient.
    • Prevent further injuries to yourself, the patient, and other riders by closing the trail from the uphill side. Lay a bike across the trail in a spot that is easily visible
    • Call for help 250.341.3650. Save this number into your phone. It's on your lift ticket. If warranted call 911.
    • Stay with the injured person (you may need to change location to find a cellular signal).
  • Mountain Biker's Responsibility Code

ABOUT PANORAMA'S ALPINE ENVIRONMENT

The Hopeful Trails are located in a remote and fragile alpine environment that comes with it's own unique challenges and precautions. 

  • Cell service is not guaranteed. Tell someone when you expect to return. 
  • Come prepared for wildlife, weather, mechanical failures and injury. 
  • Always travel with someone else. 
  • Travel off-trail is strictly prohibited to protect the fragile alpine environment. 
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Summer Biking Safety

Make sure you have the best day out by knowing what to wear, what to bring, how to play safe and ride responsibly. Have a question? We have the answers.

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