Tidal Wave Trail  -  Loop climbing Team Big Bear, Flagstaff, and Homeward Bound
Tidal Wave is a 2.7 mile downhill-only trail at Deer Valley. It runs from the top of the ski lifts on Bald Mountain to Silver Lake Lodge, dropping 1100 vertical feet. Top altitude is 9200 feet. The trail is extensively machined for smooth fast riding punctuated by table jumps and high-speed corners. Most riders will pay to do this trail as a lift-served ride, and that's my recommendation. This loop ride is 7.7 miles. This climbing route takes you away from the resort's speeding lift-jockey downhillers for your climb.

Riding notes, Team Big Bear to Tidal Wave's
top via West Flagstaff and Road to Ruby:

0.0   West (R) from lift, under crossover
         Veer L on ST (Midmountain)
         N40 37.211 W111 29.377
0.7    Keep R (L=Ontario Bypass)
         N40 37.148 W111 29.756
1.2    R uphill on Team Big Bear
         N40 37.114 W111 30.142
1.3    R off DT onto ST
         N40 37.132 W111 29.992
2.2    Reach DT, keep L on ST
         N40 36.895 W111 30.027
2.6    R at Ontario Loop fork
         N40 36.768 W111 29.879
2.9    Cross DT and keep R
          on west Flagstaff Loop
         (L = to Road to Ruby)
         N40 36.537 W111 29.969
3.4    Join Road to Ruby, keep R
         N40 36.197 W111 29.712
3.6    Keep straight
         (L=East Flagstaff, R=old road)
         N40 36.121 W111 29.586
3.9    Keep R (L=Deer Camp)
         N40 36.299 W111 29.463
4.0    Fork L (R = to Bowhunter)
         N40 36.337 W111 29.360
4.2    Keep straight to old DT
         N40 36.276 W111 29.236
4.3    L then R onto Homeward Bound
         N40 36.325 W111 29.099
4.8    R uphill on service road
         N40 36.467 W111 28.987
5.0    L downhill on Tidal Wave
         N40 36.584 W111 28.974
Riding notes, Tidal Wave downhill:
0.0    Top of Tidal Wave / Aspen Slalom
N40 36.584 W111 28.974
         100 feet, then keep straight
0.4    Join then leave (cross) service road
         N40 36.527 W111 29.120
0.5    Keep straight (Sunset crosses)
         N40 36.473 W111 29.144
         100 feet and keep straight again
         N40 36.445 W111 29.147
 0.7    Straight (Homeward Bound crosses)
         N40 36.336 W111 29.140
1.1    Straight (Deer Camp crosses)
         N40 36.479 W111 29.482
1.9    L on Ontario Bowl Road
         N40 36.636 W111 29.519
         Immediate R on ST
2.7    Drop into lift area
         N40 37.249 W111 29.314
Getting there, Silver Lake Lodge:  In Park City, follow the signs toward Deer Valley Resort. To get to the upper (Silver Lake) lodge, turn left on Royal Drive just after the road divides -- before you actually see the Snow Park lodge. Drive 4 miles uphill, following the signs. When you come to a parking lot on your right, surrounded by tall buildings, pull in. From the lot, angle southeast between buildings until you arrive at a wide open area with chairlifts and a ticket sales office.