DIGGING SOME NEW LINES!!
It's a great day for hiking and riding at Whitefish Mountain Resort.Yesterday's rain showers helped break up the smoke from the wildfires in Washington and Oregon, so you have great views of Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley. A little rain also got dust levels down in the bike park! . We have started our excavator work!!! Check the trail report for updates on where we are and what we're doing. It's that time of the summer to start looking for huckleberries-the purple gold of Montana! You can find huckleberries up to about 5200 ft right now, especially in open areas that get a lot of sun!
Week 2 of Thursday Night Race League was a great success. Check out the results HERE.
TRAIL NOTES / UPDATES
EXCAVATOR WORK will be taking place in the following places:
ARNICA RIDGE-7/21 We're making a more pleasant climb out of the ponds!
SUMMIT TRAIL-7/22 New berm construction near the bottom of Chair 1
OVERFLOW-7/22 Building a progression drop zone above the existing trail. It's gonna be rad!
The bike patrol and trail crew will be all over the mountain during the next month building some new lines, improving existing features, and rebuilding some sections of trail. Please use caution and respect ALL temporary closures and re-routes. We will update the Trail Report with information about where we are working and roughly how long we will be at a section.
Twilight Nights (lift runs later) with bike clinics, and a free shuttle to and from town begins July 9 to August 13!
|Danny On||OPEN||Huckleberries are present on the first 2 miles as you ascend the Danny On|
|Flower Point Loop||CLOSED||Closed until further notice due to lift construction, sawyer work, and road construction during the Flower Point Expansion.|
|East Rim Loop||OPEN||Great, short loop hike from the Summit|
BIKETRAIL NAME & RATING
|Go Fish – Green Circle||
Good XC or warm up run
|Elk’s Club XC– Green Circle||OPEN||
|Gravy Train – Green Circle||OPEN||XC - No lift access|
|The Summit Trail – Blue Square||OPEN||8 miles of awesome views and trail|
|Gopher XC– Blue Square||OPEN||XC - No lift access|
|Microclimate XC– Blue Square||OPEN||XC - No lift access. It's in its own world.|
|Arnica Ridge XC– Blue Square||OPEN||XC - No lift access. New Climb in progress|
|Borealis XC– Blue Square||OPEN||XC|
|Sidecar – Blue Square||OPEN||Next step up from the Summit Trail|
|The Shire||OPEN||Open at the Summit with 4 features|
|Wolverine XC– Black Diamond||OPEN||XC - Downhill only|
|Final Countdown – Black Diamond||OPEN|
|Overflow – Black Diamond||OPEN||Big jumps and big berms.|
|Root Canal – Black Diamond||OPEN||Old School DH|
|Dave’s Dive - Black Diamond||OPEN||Short and steep|
|Cyndi’s Loppers- Black Diamond||OPEN||Tech Trail with ladders, bridges, and drops.|
|Kashmir - Black Diamond||OPEN||Flagship flow trail|
|Freebird – Black Diamond||OPEN||All out jump trail.|
|Runaway Train – Black Diamond||
|Rock drops, berms, jumps, tech-This trail has it all.|
|Curly’s – Double Black Diamond||OPEN||Brushy DH trail. It's like a time machine!|
|GNR – Double Black Diamond||OPEN||Gnarly old school drops|
|Classic Rock – Double Black Diamond||OPEN||Rock Gardens and step downs!|
Scenic Lift Rides
Lift Ride Season Pass
(unlimited lift access)
|Super Senior (70+)||$7||$25|
|Child (6 & under)||$0 – A free ticket is required|
|Single Ride (one way)||$7|
|*Winter ’13-’14 season pass holders are entitled to unlimited Scenic Lift Rides (which are for non-bikers only) at no additional cost. In addition we offer passholder benefits attached to your winter season pass with discounts & perks. Visit the Information Center in the Base Lodge for the latest deals.|
Pricing for Lift Ticket only, does NOT
|*Winter ’13-’14 season pass holders can purchase season bike pass for $165 Adult & $92 Junior/Senior through June 30th.Need a bike? Check out the rentals section on the Mountain Bike Park page.|
|*25 Ride must be purchased at the Base Lodge|
|4 Ride||$25 ($7 additional rides after that)|
(54″ min height… reservations highly recommended call 406-862-2900 to book)
|7 Zip Tour
|Early Season 6/14-6/27 & Late Season (Fri, Sat, & Sun Only) 9/5-9/28 price is $66 per person|
|5 Zip Tour
|Early Season 6/14-6/27 & Late Season (Fri, Sat, & Sun Only) 9/5-9/28 price is $59 per person.|
Aerial Adventure Park
(ages 7+, max 265lbs)
|12 & Under||$32|
|Early/Late season pricing in effect through June 27th and after Labor Day; $36/adult $26/ages 7-12|
Spider Monkey Mountain
(34″ +, max 150lbs)
Walk in the Treetops
(54″ tall, 10 years, max waist 42″… reservations highly recommended call 406-862-2900 to book. Check-in 20 minutes before 2nd level Base Lodge)
|We provide 50% off armed forces for various summer activities & lodging. Inquire at the Base Lodge for the latest information.Special ticket pricing may be available when packaged together with lodging. Call 1-800-858-3930 for more information.Group lift ticket pricing is available for groups of 20 or more persons. Contact Group Sales at 1-800-858-3930 for more information.|
• 10% off dining & retail
• Season Pass Holder Benefits1
• Unlimited foot-passenger lift rides Summer 20141
*Season Pass must be presented to receive discount as discounts are intended for use by 13/14 pass holder. Discounts valid on purchased season passes (doesn’t include Child or Super Senior etc.). Pass holder discounts have no cash value & are not valid in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Discounts are neither transferable nor intended for resale. Other restrictions may apply. Questions? Call us at 406-862-2900
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Open daily (June 14 – Sept 1) for lift accessed riding (weather permitting) from 10am – 5:30pm.
Wednesday Nights July 9-August 13 – Last Chair at 6:30pm!
September 5-28: Fri/Sat/Sun
Explore almost 30 miles of downhill and cross country mountain bike trails on the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort. From the gravity-defying Runaway Train, to the intermediate Summit Trail that provides sweeping views of Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley.
Wednesday Twilight Nights – July 9-August 13
Chair 1 stays open until 6:30pm for an extra hour of riding!
TOWN BIKE SHUTTLE: Complimentary Shuttle to and from the mountain on Twilight Nights.
Location – Central Ave / 3rd St Parking Lot (in between Sweet Peaks and Great Northern Cycles)
Pick up / Drop off in Whitefish – 4:30pm Departure to WMR / 7:30pm Return Arrival from WMR
Drop off / Pick Up at Whitefish Mountain Resort/Snow Ghost Outfitters – 4:45pm arrival from Whitefish / 7:15pm departure to Whitefish
•••Helmets, closed-toed shoes and front and rear brakes are required on all bike trails.
Check out all the awesome EVENTS in the Bike Park this summer, including Enduro races, Thursday Night Race League and Downhill Races on the Events Page.
*Remember we’re only open Fri/Sat/Sun in September!
If you like BIG adventure this one’s for you.
Soar above the trees on Montana’s longest zip line tour. Choose from a five- or seven- zip line tour for a fast and exhilarating experience with views that are best described as “Inspiration” – which also happens to be the name of the third zip line in the tour.
Strap on a paragliding-style harness and follow two zip guides on a tour of a lifetime. Seven separate spans with side-by-side zipping action go up to 300 feet off the ground, and the longest lines span 1900 feet over a valley floor. Tours include a chairlift ride and moderate walking.
Zip tours accommodate 14 people and all tours are accompanied by the best tour guides in town. Riders must be between 60 and 230 pounds. Closed-toed shoes are required.
Reservations are strongly recommended call 406-862-2900 to book today! Check in at least 20 minutes before your tour on the 2nd floor of the base lodge.
7 ZIP TOUR
Our 7 Zip Tour is highly recommended and is available to riders of all ages between 60 and 230 pounds. Tours offered from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. This tour does involve a moderate amount of hiking and is about 2.5 hours long.
5 ZIP TOUR
Our 5 Zip Tour is the tour that put us on the map! Tours offered from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This tour is available to riders of all ages between 60 and 230 pounds and lasts around 2 hours. The 5 zip tour includes zip lines 1,2,3,6 & 7.
|ZIP 1 – Easy Come, Easy Go 100′ Long, 20′ High||ZIP 5 – Highline 1500′ Long, 200′ High|
|*Pricing only valid for tours taken between above stated dates. Subject to change without notice.
Important Safety Information
The Alpine Slide is open 10am – 6pm daily througout the summer season. Fri/Sat/Sun only in September.
Grab a sled and race down the Alpine Slide, controlling your speed through straight-aways and around banked curves. An addictingly fun experience unlike anything else you’ve ever done, the Alpine Slide is fun for all ages, from 1 to 101.
Children under 48″/122cm tall ride for free with a complimentary ticket (required), but must share a sled with an adult.
Please note that if it’s raining to call and make sure the slide is still open.
The Aerial Adventure Park is open 10am daily throughout the summer season. Fri/Sat/Sun only in September. Early/Late season pricing in effect through June 27th and after Labor Day; $36/adult $26/ages 7-12
Our Aerial Adventure Park is one of the most popular activities on our mountain! An “obstacle course in the trees” this adventurous activity is fun for everyone age 7 & up. The park features five different courses of varying difficulties yellow (easiest), green (easy), blue (challenging), and black (difficult).
Traverse from tree to tree via suspended bridges and cable walk ways, climb on nets and ladders, swing on trapezes and tube traverses, and negotiate other fun elements like zip lines, barrels, and the like. The park is built to meet the standards of the Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT).
*Remember we’re only open Fri/Sat/Sun in September!
Spider Monkey Mountain allows children to challenge themselves as they find their own way up through and out of a webbed tower. Kids 4 and up can climb through 4 webbed-floors and upon reaching the summit can either slide down the giant slide or climb back down through the webbing. Spider Monkey Mountain uses all aspects of the body’s skills. It develops their psycho-motor and balancing skills as they stretch their kid-muscles and tap into that unlimited kid energy, and most of all it’s just good FUN!
Tours go out daily June 14-September 1 at 10am and 1:30pm. July 19-August 15, special 5pm tour. Open Fri-Sun in September.
Experience fun, learning and adventure in Walk In The Treetops. This 2-2.5 hour nature walk offers a unique view of the forest from an elevated boardwalk through the treetop canopy. Includes a shuttle ride out to the trail-head from the Base Lodge area, a safety presentation, hiking out and back on an uneven .5 mile trail and a walk on an elevated 700′ boardwalk at heights up to 70′. Guides give ecosystem talks relative to our forests and point out the local flora and fauna.
Walk in the Treetops is one of only a few treetop canopy tours available in North America and was the first of its kind in the United States. Reservations are very highly recommended as these popular summer tours sell
out quickly! 406-862-2900
Check-in 20 minutes before 2nd level Base Lodge
Open daily 10am – 5:30pm during the Summer season. *Remember we’re only open Fri/Sat/Sun in September!
The scenic lift rides at Whitefish Mountain Resort during the summer are a great way to get outdoors and enjoy Mother Nature. The approximately 15 minute ride to the summit offers a chance to cool off, enjoy the scenery & have a yummy lunch at Montana’s only mountaintop restaurant.
Access our signature Danny On hiking trail or the various Mountain Biking trails we offer from the summit. Be sure to check out the Summit Nature Center for local knowledge of flora and fauna and to take a guided nature walk.
Leaving directly from Whitefish Mountain Resort Village is the popular hiking experience of the Danny On Trail, which meanders up the slopes of Big Mountain through blooming wildflowers to the 6,817ft summit, passing through forests and fields. Epic vistas look out over the valley and the mountains from various points along the trail.
There are four different loops and routes on the trail with the longest route being 5.6 miles from base to summit. The most direct route is 3.8 miles. Please remember to pack extra clothing, food, and water and travel with hiking partners.
Rafting on the middle fork of the Flathead River with multiple options including whitewater, scenic floats, inflatable kayaks, and riverside dinners. Full and half day floats available.
On Spencer Mountain just outside of Whitefish. 1 hour, 2 hour and half day options available. Arena rides available for children under 7.
Take a wagon ride through the timbers and open fields to enjoy the beauty of Montana. After your ride, enjoy a Montana-style dinner.
Learn to climb or challenge yourself in a safe environment with certified professional climbing instructors.
Enjoy a guided hike in the Kootenai National Forest or Glacier National Park. Half and Full day options available.
Lessons and guided options available on the Whitefish Trail.
Fly fishing trips on the Middle and North fork of the Flathead River with half day and full day options.
As a member of the Flathead Valley Golf Association, let us book your tee time at one of the valley’s five courses.
Pamper yourself after a long day of adventure. Licensed massage therapists on mountain are ready to treat you to a massage, facial or other body work services.