Video: Yoann Barelli Guides You Down Whistler's Cheap Thrills Trail

May 23, 2019
by Ed Spratt  

In the third episode of Yoann Barelli's trail guide series, he takes a run down the double black diamond trail cheap thrills in Whistler. Accompanied by his trail dog Jaxon, Yoann uses his skills as an EWS racer to give his perspective on the best line choice.

First Episode

Second Episode





40 Comments

  • + 12
 Entertaining and awesome line analysis as always, thanks for putting these together Yoann. Trail recommendations for a descent from the flank after finishing LOTS? Did pura vida last year and loved it. Thanks!!!
  • - 1
 Green Monster!
  • + 8
 These are by far my favourite videos. Awesome and a really fantastic rider. Keep up the humour. It is fantastic. Thank you
  • + 4
 Great trail. I just rode that whole area this past weekend, so neat timing on seeing this video. I did a lap of Cheap Thills followed up by Rockwork, Korokova, and Wizards. Probably one of my favourite zones to ride. Usually very little traffic and fantastic views across the valley.
  • + 2
 My most favourite was High Society to Three Birds to AC/DC. But hell yeah whole the are is fantastic, I wish to be back there
  • + 8
 "Or else you gonna eat shit properly, Mon." Word.
  • + 4
 This was my first trail in Whistler, it was heavy raining and I was a bit suprised as it started so smooth and then the big rockface in the beginning just poped in front of me...ended in Chromag shop later the guys there assured me it probably wasn´t so cheap in that mud. I love westside trails
  • + 4
 Yoann seems to have nailed how to convey the steepness and sketchiness of the trail to the home audience. I'd watch this any day over the 4K gimballed faux-tan footage so common these days.
  • + 2
 So slab newbie question here....when he says "let go of your breaks" when things are steep, does that mean completely? On that kind of granite should you not even feather? Struggled to get traction and hold lines on things like that in squamish last year and not sure if I'm doing it wrong? Should be l be letting go and just letting rip/riding it out a little more?
  • + 1
 I would not say completely off the brakes and honestly I've never ridden such a grippy rocks like around Whistler, come to Alps, what's rocky is slippery af, this is like a tarmac
  • + 1
 I think he meant completely. That's how i would do it anyway, i've never ridden that trail but i think that rock face is a very bad place to have a wheel slipping.
  • + 6
 Hahah I love these videos, so great. "Into the gnyar!!"
  • + 6
 Ziggy the STAR!!!!
  • + 3
 Loving this series Yoann! If you are taking suggestions, how about Zanarchy->Gargamel, Jaws, and for Squamish: Larvicide and Grinch Toes?
  • + 3
 How the fuck... riding that slab is borderline insane, airing into it is legitimately psychotic
  • + 2
 Always wondered if this trail was named in line with the Lost Lake trails, many of which were obviously named by a big Zappa fan.
  • + 3
 CT was built years before the Zappa's in LL....but the builder of CT also built many of the Zappa's
  • + 3
 @flipfantasia: Thanks for the info!
  • + 2
 Ever since I was a kid I can't hear a French accent without thinking of the chef trying the kill the crab in The Little Mermaid.
  • + 1
 If it's dry, why not try riding on to that little block on the left, then double drop (maybe 2x 30cm) in to the run out? Just a thought.
  • + 2
 These videos from Yoann are very good. Pretty funny guy & obviously talented.
  • + 1
 All summer I will being saying "into the gnnaaaarrrr" with a heavy french accent.
  • + 2
 Yoann, your videos are great! Keep up the good work.
  • + 1
 mario cart bonus points blubpblubpblupb ... classic.
  • + 1
 Lol. Jackson not the fastest dog...trying to prevent injury. lol
  • + 1
 Jackson is faster than me.
  • + 1
 I've read all these comments in his accent. That was a great video.
  • + 1
 I will never get tired of Yoann saying, "Gnaaarrrrr!"
  • + 2
 WESTSIDE!
  • + 1
 Anybody know what helmet Yoann is wearing in this vid?
  • + 1
 It's a bell sixer.
  • + 1
 @SnowChaser: Thanks for that!
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