Reported on Jun 27th, 2015 at 04:02PM by Kate*
*** This trail report will be updated throughout the summer as conditions warrant. ***
SUMMER IS HERE!
Summer has definitely arrived at Whitefish Mountain Resort! Every one of our biking, hiking, and multi-use trails are open and ready for adventures. We are even seeing huckleberry bushes beginning to bud. We are expecting some warmer than usual temperatures this weekend, so be sure to stay hydrated and have some salty snacks! Bike Patrol Trail Crew will be continuing various projects on the mountain. Keep your eyes peeled for bright orange and slow down as you pass. Next week we will begin some serious trail projects involving an excavator. Check the trail report often to keep up with any temporary closures and reroutes. Beat the Valley heat and come on up!
It's only week #2, but take a look at what we've done on the mountain pre- and early season!
Kashmir - fully reworked the entire trail from Chair 2 to Tbar 1. Pavers added in trouble spots, berms raised and packed and shaped, culverts added and signs are up.
Freebird - fully reworked lower trees area. it is the best it has ever been. Roots removed from landings, shaped and radified like the constitution.
Cyndis - improvements on the in run, new section and drops enhanced, new bridge at the bottom.
Drop Park - fully rebuilt 3rd and 4th drops.
Runaway Train - sporadic improvements from top to bottom. Trail crew has spent over 100 hours in there.
Flower Point Hiking Trail - Due to being closed last year, FPL became a little brushy. We are clearing so it's easier to find those huckleberries!
Overflow Jump Line - Cleanup up inruns and landings, relieved knuckles. Thanks Flathead Fat Tires!!
Plus - 30 trees cleared, 400 signs installed, 30 miles of trail scouted, bridges installed, new trail maps, new trail heads, more carriers on the chair than ever before, excavator plans for the summer are being set, uniforms are in, new trail tools are in and already being broken, patrol is training, the lift is serviced, washouts are repaired, bike washes ...
Keep up with what is going on in the bike park here and on Instagram ( #bikewhitefish )
-----Please note though trails may be accessible, please ride with extreme caution due to early seaon conditions, trail projects, possible blowdown, vehicles or other hazards.-----
We are also conducting a survey about our bike park. If you have ridden it, please let us know what you think by clicking HERE.
|Danny On||OPEN||Opens with lift access Saturday 6/20.|
|Flower Point Loop||OPEN
||Isolated overlook, adds 1.6 miles of trail to the full hike.|
|East Rim Loop||OPEN
||1 mile loop from summit. This is hands down the best short walk on the mountain.|
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
|Sidecar – Blue Square||OPEN
||Next step up from the Summit Trail|
|Wolverine XC– Black Diamond||OPEN
||XC - Downhill only|
|Final Countdown – Black Diamond||OPEN
|Overflow – Black Diamond||OPEN
|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, agressive berms and the like.|
|Runaway Train – Black Diamond||
|Rock drops, berms, jumps, tech-This trail has it all.|
|Curly’s – Double Black Diamond||OPEN
||Brushy DH trail. Steep Tech. 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!|