Trail Report

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

Patrol: 406.862.2940

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!

Thursday Night Race League began July 10! Find course maps on our EVENTS page.

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

TRAIL STATUS

HIKING TRAILS STATUS NOTES
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

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BIKETRAIL NAME & RATING

STATUS NOTES
Go Fish – Green Circle

OPEN

Good XC or warm up run

Elk’s Club XC– Green Circle OPEN

XC

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

OPEN

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!



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