Mammoth is a downhiller's paradise, so grab your full face helmet and some body armor, and get ready to send it.
In the middle of Flow there's a steep section of loose trail that leads you straight to a wooden step down that allows you to drop 5 or 25 ft. You don't need much speed, but make sure you lift up and stay off the brakes – nose dives are common.
Twilight Zone (Expert)
This raised wooden berm offers a smooth, albeit slightly intimidating right-hand turn begging to be railed at speed.
Dirt jumps, wooden ramps, berms, trestles, gaps and an awesome step-up jump make for a feature-laden venture through the forest. Learn how to whip out your tail, manual over rollers and get a feel for air time.
This large wooden up-and-over begs to be hit with speed after coming off some fun little doubles. Get ready to pull some G’s through the right-hand turn below the landing.
Thing One & Thing Two
Pipeline has 2 large gaps at the top of the trail. Both are wooden takeoffs that have a mellow (blue) side. For the first gap, you’re going to need to carry some speed off of Flow and pedal around the blind corner, which will put you right in front of a perfect takeoff requiring a ton of air – this is Thing One. It's advisable to hit the blue side first to get used to the run-in. Thing Two comes soon after and is a step-up with two sides. The gap side (black) requires speed, but again, the blue side can be ridden over and allows you to work your way up to its bigger brother next to it.
Chain Smoke (Pro)
Starting with one of the most technical rock gardens on the mountain, which also happens to be right underneath the gondola – this trail is going to put your skills, and suspension to the test. Keep an eye out for "the Waterfall", a near vertical chunk of rock midway down the trail.
The Monkey Wrench
Towards the bottom of Chain Smoke you'll find a hoot of a stepdown/rock ride with a wooden landing. The takeoff is not totally defined, so cleaning this one deserves a small fist pump.
Fast and varied, this technical trail tempts you to let off those brakes.
Techno Rock (Pro)
Just like the name implies, this is a technical, steep trail loaded with mandatory airs and rock rides. Get a look at the rock-to-wood and rock-to-dirt step downs visible from the lower Panorama Gondola.
Starting from the top of Canyon Express (Chair 16) this trail is full-on from start to finish. Highlights include the "Bullet Rock Garden", "Heart of Darkness" and "Elevator Shaft".