Trail Report

Reported on Sep 20th, 2014 at 10:32AM by Kate*

Patrol: 406.862.2940


It's starting to look and feel like fall around Whitefish Mountain Resort! There are still 5 days of summer operations left. Don't miss out on some amazing hiking and biking weather!! The huckleberries are on their way out. Keen pickers may find a few patches that were protected during the cold snap last week. The trails are riding great with a little rain on Thursday. Look to the skies on Monday for some lift towers that will be flying out to Flower Point!

It's never too early to think about winter! Check out the pass sale schedule! Purchase your pass at a specific business and enjoy some extra benefits! The sale ends at the end of the month.


SHIRE- The Shire Skills Park at the Summit is closed for the season.

BOREALIS - Borealis is open. There is construction in the adjacent neighborhood, and vehicles may be present just under Chair 3.


KASHMIR was chosen by IMBA as one of the TOP 4 MODEL FLOW TRAILS in THE WORLD for 2014!!! Read our official Press Release and check out IMBA's list HERE.

The Whitefish Mountain Resort Bike Park was voted the Best in the Mountain West, and 3rd Best Bike Park in the NW in 2013!!


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



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 CLOSED Closed for the Season. Thanks for gettin rad
Wolverine XC– Black Diamond OPEN XC - Downhill only
Final Countdown – Black Diamond OPEN
Overflow – Black Diamond OPEN New lines in the table tops!!
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!


Tickets & Passes

Scenic Lift Rides Single Ride
(round trip)
Season Pass*
(unlimited rides)
$13 $69
Super Senior
$7 $25
$9 $39
$9 $39
(6 & under)
$0 – free ticket required
One Way Ticket $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.
Bike Tickets/Passes
(Pricing for Lift Ticket only, does NOT
include Bike Rentals
Two Hour Full Day Season Pass
$22 $32 $185
$17 $22 $104
$17 $22 $104
*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.
Alpine Slide  
25 Ride
(must be purchased at the Base Lodge)
4 Ride $25 ($7 additional rides after that)
Single Ride $8
Zip Line Tours
(Reservations highly recommended; call 877-SKI-FISH 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)
Adults $44
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)
Monkeys $10/day
Walk in the Treetops
(54″ tall, 10 years, max waist 42″… reservations highly recommended call 877-SKI-FISH to book. Check-in 20 minutes before 2nd level Base Lodge)
WITT Tour $49
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 800-858-3930 for more information.

Summer ’14 benefits of being a Winter ’13-’14 Season Pass Holder

10% off dining & retail
Season Pass Holder Benefits1
Unlimited foot-passenger lift rides Summer 20141

  • 2 – Buy One, Get One – Zip Line Tours. Valid June 14th – June 27th & August 17th – September 28th 2014
  • 1 – Buy One, Get One – Walk in the Treetops. Valid All Summer
  • 1 – Buy One, Get One – Alpine Slide 4 Pack. Valid All Summer
  • 1 – $10 OFF one 5 zip or 7 zip tour. Valid July 1st – August 16th 2014
  • 1 – $10 OFF Aerial Adventure Park. Valid June 14th – July 15th & September 2nd – September 28th 2014
  • 1 – 50% OFF Full Day Bike Trail Ticket. Valid June 14th – September 1st 2014
  • 1 – 50% OFF Full Day Bike Trail Ticket. Valid September 1st – September 28th 2014
  • 1 – Buy One, Get One – 2hr Mountain Bike Rental Valid All Summer

*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


Mountain Bike Park

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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

Adult Season Pass $185
Adult Full Day $32
Adult 2hr $22
Jr/Sr Season Pass $104
Jr/Sr Full Day $22
Jr/Sr 2hr $17

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.

Need a bike? Snow Ghost Outfitters on the Village Boardwalk is your headquarters for renting bikes, helmets, pads and getting the necessities like water bottles and energy gels. Want to document your downhill adventure? They also carry GoPro helmet cams.

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.

TrailsBike RentalsBike ClinicsSafety
Riding at WMR is just the start of the bike trail network in the Flathead Valley. From the cross country and family-friendly Whitefish Trail to the freeride scene at Spencer Lake, there are numerous options for days of riding. Check out Flathead Fat Tires for area maps.


Zip Line Tours

5 Zip Tour $75
7 Zip Tour $84
Early season pricing discounts apply. See below.

*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.


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.

  • Early Season 6/14-6/27 & Late Season (Fri, Sat, & Sun Only) 9/5-9/28 price is $66 per person*
  • June 28th thru September 1st $84 per person*
  • This tour will last approximately 2.5 hours.


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.

  • Early Season 6/14-6/27 & Late Season (Fri, Sat, & Sun Only) 9/5-9/28 price is $59 per person*
  • June 28th thru September 1st $75 per person*
  • This tour will last approximately 2 hours.
ZIP 1 – Easy Come, Easy Go 100′ Long, 20′ High

ZIP 2 – Clothesline 500′ Long, 40′ High

ZIP 3 – Inspiration 1900′ Long, 200′ High

ZIP 4 – AdrenaLine 1900′ Long, 300′ High

ZIP 5 – Highline 1500′ Long, 200′ High

ZIP 6 – Heaven 1225′ Long, 170′ High

ZIP 7 – The Floater 1300′ Long, 100′ High

*Pricing only valid for tours taken between above stated dates. Subject to change without notice.

Important Safety Information


  • Parties should check in no later than 20 minutes prior to their tour start time
  • Tours go out rain or shine (except due to lightning), so dress appropriately to be outside for 3 hours in that day’s weather
  • Closed-toed shoes are required – comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Leash recommended for sunglasses, hats, cameras and other personal items
  • Participation not recommended if you have back, neck or heart problems, high blood pressure, motion sickness or dizziness, as it may be aggravated by this adventure
  • Expectant mothers should not ride
  • No smoking, eating or drinking while on the tour

Alpine Slide

The Alpine Slide is open 10am – 6pm daily througout the summer season. Fri/Sat/Sun only in September.

1 Ride $8
4 Ride $25
25 Ride $130
Add-on Ride $7
Tickets are transferable to anyone in your party!

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.


Aerial Adventure Park

Adults $44
Age 7-12 $32
Details below…

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).

  • For ages 7 and up (maximum weight is 265 pounds)
  • No previous experience is needed
  • Closed toe/heel shoes required
  • 5 separate courses and over 60 elements total
  • Courses are 10-50 feet (3 to 15 meters) off the ground
  • Guests wear full-body harnesses
  • Not recommended for expectant mothers

Spider Monkey Mountain

$10 per Monkey
Details below…

*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!

Spider Monkeys must be 34 inches tall and weigh no more than 150 pounds. Parental/guardian supervision is required. Cost is $10 per spider monkey and is good all day.

  • 34″ or taller Monkeys
  • Max weight 150lbs
  • $10/Day
  • 10am – 6pm

Walk In The Treetops

All Ages $49 (water/snack provided)

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

  • A safety harness and ropes are used to keep you safe.
  • A snack and water are provided.
  • Closed toed shoes required and tour goes rain or shine, dress appropriately for the weather
  • There is no age limit, but due to the height of overhead safety equipment, you must be at least 54″/137cm tall. Due to the size of harnesses, you must have a waist of 42″ or smaller.

Scenic Lift Rides

Adults (13-64) $13
Senior (65-69) $9
Super Senior (70+) $7
Junior (7-12) $9
Child (under 7) FREE

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.



4 Different Loops
3.8 – 5.6 Miles
Huckleberries, Bear Grass

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.


3rd Party Activities

We offer a variety of thrid party activities in the local area. Don’t hesitate to contact us to help book extended adventures through Whitefish Mountain Resort & our local business partners.

Book Now 877.SKI.FISH


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.

Horseback Rides

On Spencer Mountain just outside of Whitefish. 1 hour, 2 hour and half day options available. Arena rides available for children under 7.

Wagon and Dinner Rides

Take a wagon ride through the timbers and open fields to enjoy the beauty of Montana. After your ride, enjoy a Montana-style dinner.

Rock Climbing

Learn to climb or challenge yourself in a safe environment with certified professional climbing instructors.

Guided Hiking

Enjoy a guided hike in the Kootenai National Forest or Glacier National Park. Half and Full day options available.

Guided Mountain Biking

Lessons and guided options available on the Whitefish Trail.

Fly Fishing

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.

Day Spa

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.

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