Downhill

In Sälen you'll find ten downhill trails of varying difficulty levels - everything from easy beginner trails to tougher and more challenging trails. Bring your bike in the lift - an easy and practical solution.

The downhill trails mainly consist of machine excavated trails heading down the mountain. The trails are of varying difficulty (green/blue/red/black) with added jumps, drops and cambered curves. You need a LiftPass to reach the top of the trails, and you will need protective gear for yourself and a bike with suspension. Downhill is suitable for everyone with bike experience, from older children to adults, depending on the difficulty level of the trail.

Trails

Mr Melin (Blue) 8

Start: Gustav Express summit station
Type of trail: Trail / single track

The perfect blend between an excavated trail and preserved natural elements. Mr. Melin contains more gentle stone, jump and curve sections that give a genuine mountain trail feel but without its most difficult elements. Both new and experienced cyclists can enjoy the ride down the mountain and its great flow and then choose either the Pink trail or Charter to head back down to the valley.

Mrs Melin (Blue) 

Start: Gustav Express summit station
Type of trail: Trail / single track

An easier start to the Mr Melin trail, connecting to the Pink trail. 

Charter (Red) 9

Start: Gustav Express summit station
Type of trail: Machine excavated flow trail

Charter is for those riders who want higher speed and effort from the Pipeline and the Rosa Leden. This trail is red and so requires more of the rider. This trail is based on speed, jumps and flow. We got some assistance on the design from Tom Pro from Gravity Logic, who designed the trails in Whistler Bike Park, among other places. Charter starts off together with the Mr Melin trail but branches off before Mr Melin joins the Pink Trail.

Sherpa (Black) 3

Start: Gustav Express summit station
Type of trail: Trail / single track

The Sherpa is a technically demanding and at times steep single track featuring mountain terrain, roots and stones in the ground. The characteristics of the trail differ markedly from the dug-out tracks. On this trail, it's important to find the right line and master the surface. The trail runs alongside the Orren lift from the top of Gustavbacken (the lift to the left of Gustavbacken when you're facing the mountain).

HUGIN (RED) No. 2

Bike type: Downhill and trail bikes
Features: Single-Track
Description: Hugin is a technically demanding and partly steep single track on mountain terrain with roots and stones to overcome. The character of the track is very different from our man-made routes. Here, you have to find the right path and master the underground.


PIPELINE (BLUE) No. 4

Type of bike: downhill and trail bikes
Features: Flow track
Description: A really twisty track that winds down the mountain like a long snake. Here you can practise cornering and riding skills.


JOLLY JUMPER (RED) No. 5

Bike type: downhill and trail bikes
Features: Flow trail
Description: Jolly Jumper is a short and faster alternative on the PIPELINE (4). Here you can expect higher speed and some jumps. Jolly Jumper leads you on to the route Moonshine (6) or Pipeline (4)


MOONSHINE (RED) No. 6

Bike type: Downhill and trail bikes
Characteristics: Single-Track
Description: A technical and partly challenging single track with mountain terrain, roots and stones as underground. The character of the track is very different from our man-made routes. Here you have to find the right path and master the underground.


EASY RIDER (BLUE) No. 7

Type of bike: downhill and trail bikes
Features: Flow trail
Description: The easiest way down with nice turns and jumps. Here you can either jump or ride slowly over the jump obstacles - there are also different paths with varying degrees of difficulty. Here you can safely train your riding skills and how to negotiate curves.

SÄLFJÄLLSTORGET EXPLORE (BLUE) No. 10

Bike type: downhill and trail bikes
Features: Flow trail
Description: From Easy Rider (7) you can turn down to Sälfjällstorget. The track is continuous and offers many nice turns and jumps. You can easily get back to Gustav Express from Sälfjällstorget along Fjällvägen.

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