Reported on Jul 21st, 2014 at 03:07PM by Kate*
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!|