Designed and built as a way to have more singletrack options instead of always using the doubletrack in and out of the AF. To this day, this trail still floods and has many wet zones that make it seasonal in use. Many hours were spent trying to find the driest possible route with the final alignment happening just around Christmas.
Originally unnamed, the Christmas Trail moniker was adopted by default. Two difficult sections were closed on the ridge line for environmental reasons that led to the re-route over to the entrance of the stunt trail off the main trail.
At one time, there was a 6-foot gap jump to nearly flat with a gnarly little in across the exposed edge of a 10-foot rock ledge.