DH bike suggestions


I’ve got a trail bike now, and it’s been good for Skull, Wrandees, Whopper, and Evil Birch. But now I’m looking to get into DH. I’m new to NS so I’m unfamiliar with the local tracks and conditions. What sort of bike do people recommend for light DH? Without much options for lifts/shuttles, do you end up pedalling (or pushing) a whole lot? Does that warrant a burly build of an AM frame, or does the terrain call for a FR/DH bike?

Thanks, Pete