Nelson has five serious DH trails that stack up at a national level. All are easily accessed and are built to a very high standard by NMTBC volunteers. Click the links on the right for info on each and some video.
The tracks are:
Fringed DH/The Classic
Approximately 1hr drive from Nelson CBD is the Ben Nevis DH trail which is regularly used for club event - UPDATE - As of Mid 2016 Ben Nevis trails are closed due to logging.