“Mountain biking” in the corner of Austria that I’m currently in consists of pedalling on logging roads, gravel paths or poaching hiking trails through cow pastures. There’s also a bike park that has one long flow trail witha ski lift where the DH crowd hangs thier Leatt braces.
However, the top of the mountain here is +1300 m vertical from our house and has a patio restaurant (read beer on tap) and 100+ km of Alpine (capital Alps) views on top from 1800 m elevation
I have a new appreciation for e-bikes. The conventional pedal up would not have left the energy to complete the 38 km ride that climbed the equivalent of Lions Gate Bridge to Brockton Peak on Seymour, then bombing down Mushroom trail or Incline.
In terms of mountain bike specific trails, sea to sky region is heaven on earth.