Springtime Steeps and Slabs in Squamish

Our trips in Squamish are all about rider progression and pushing the limits of our clients’ technical skills.  Obviously we do this in a safe and controlled way, but with our local guides having the skills and instructional background, each day brings new challenges to overcome, and new features that you’ve likely never seen before.  Last week we completed our very first ever BC-based trip to Squamish, and it was a resounding success- we had a killer group, perfect weather, and nearly-empty trails to test out new skills and some damn fun demo bikes!

Instead of breaking down our photo essay by the day, we’ll include different types of tech and flow trails to feast your eyes upon; the variety of trail in such a small area is truly amazing.  For those of you curious, we did most of our riding in the Alice Lake and Diamond Head areas, with a bit of exploring in Brackendale as well.  We can’t wait to get back up there in September for more tech and steeps!


First, a bit of flow to get things started; flow in Squamish can be found in the world-class machine-built flow trails that rail through the forest, on the natural trails that have some of the best dirt on earth, or even on a short section of trail where you’d least expect it.





Next come the steeps… in Squamish, the trails get REALLY steep.  Whether it’s just a natural chute in the dirt, on rock rolls, or some of the chunkiest trails you’ve seen anywhere- this place has it all.  That’s why we love good suspension and slack head tube angles!










And finally… the SLABS!  Squamish is known around the world for its unique granite slabs, where you’ve got grip for days even when it’s wet and/or raining.  The slabs here come in all flavors and styles, and we try to make sure each group gets a good “sampler” of the finest Squamish has to offer.







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AUTHOR: Steve Mokan

Steve is the owner (and founder) of Chasing Epic Mountain Bike Adventures, and contributes regularly to our blog. He's passionate about providing customers with incredible mountain bike vacations, and he loves photography and travel when he's not working. Truthfully, he loves those things when he is working too.