For Ladies Only
Mount Fromme, North Shore, British Columbia, Canada
Ladies was built by Digger when only a few people rode the Shore and builders could afford to just drag a rake down the hillside, build a few bridges and ride their line. This was great for a short time, but as soon as everyone and their twin brother started ripping up the North Shore, Ladies eroded to the point where it was one of the most technically difficult trails out there. Then, three years ago Digger started to rebuild the trail. Where it used to be gnarly, techy and rough, it’s now a flowy masterpiece of trail building. There are jumps, berms, and bridges the whole way down (except the last section, there’s more on that in the notes). Most of the bridgework is wide, safe and flows beautifully around obstacles. Some people feel the trail lost something with the rebuild, but it’s hard to argue when Digger has put in hundreds of hours of work, and the result is so amazing. The trail hasn’t lost all of its old-school gnarliness, Digger didn’t remove all the tough stuff, so make sure you look before you roll into some of the steeper roll downs.
One of the highlights of the trail is the teeter-totter over the pond. This is a hard section to walk, as the teeter-totter is the only way to get across, but the pond itself is a beautiful spot. If you’re lucky you might see a heron there, looking to grab a quick meal.