The best mountain biking in Montana! Top 5 reasons to ride at Whitefish Mountain Resort

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If Montana is on your bucket list of mountain biking destinations, look no further than Whitefish Mountain Resort!

Each summer, the resort is home to the Whitefish Bike Park, featuring miles and miles of lift-accessed downhill mountain biking trails. With a variety of tech, flow and progression trails spanning the south face of Big Mountain, we have the best mountain biking in Montana, hands down!

You can take Chair 1 up to the summit and descend thousands of feet on trails up to 7 miles long. Head to the B-Side Zone for jump lines, wooden features and more! Or check out the Bad Rock Zone featuring our widest range of terrain, from beginner flow to double-black tech.

When you get to the bottom, load up your bike and hop on the chairlift to do it all over again!

Here are five reasons to plan your visit to the Whitefish Bike Park today:

1. Experience mountain biking and so much more!

Whitefish is right next door to Glacier National Park and tons of other outdoor destinations in Northwest Montana, from hiking and backpacking trails to gorgeous alpine lakes and rivers!

Plus, the resort isn't just home to the Whitefish Bike Park. We have plenty of things to do in Whitefish when you're not ripping up the bike trails. Whether you're hiking the Danny On Memorial Trail, flying high on Montana's longest zip line tour, cruising down an Alpine Slide or enjoying a Scenic Lift Ride to views of Glacier National Park, your vacation here is sure to be a good time.

We also have a wide variety of lodging perfect for you and your family or mountain biking crew. You can eat, drink, shop and play on the mountain, all while enjoying majestic views of Glacier, the Flathead Valley and beyond.

Click here to browse vacation rentals and book your stay today!

2. Score discounts on day tickets!

Speaking of lodging, you can save money by packaging your stay with bike park lift tickets! Just get in touch with one of our helpful reservations agents when you're ready to book.

Another way to save is simply to purchase your tickets online at least 24 hours in advance! Get 'em today at and we'll knock off 10%. Easy!

3. Take advantage of downhill mountain bike rentals!

In summer 2023, we rolled out a new fleet of Norco Shore Park mountain bike rentals! These high-end, full-suspension downhill mountain bikes are a great option for anyone new to mountain biking, as well as seasoned riders who prefer not to travel with their own bikes.

We have a limited number available, so click here to learn more and reserve your rental bike today!

4. Learn to mountain bike with world-class lessons!

New to mountain biking? Looking for some tips? Good news: We offer private lessons for novices and intermediate riders! Our top-notch instructors will teach you the fundamentals of downhill mountain biking, from cornering flowy berms to rolling rock features on our tech trails. We'll have you ripping in no time.

For a great deal, check out our First Time Lesson Package, which includes a morning group lesson, a two-hour lift ticket and two hours of equipment rentals — a full-suspension bike, a full-face helmet and protective shin and elbow pads.

Lesson space is limited and advance reservations are strongly recommended! Click here to learn more.

5. Ride all day, every day!

Starting each June, our bike park is open daily and the lifts run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., so you have plenty of daylight to hit the trails. Plus, the S.N.O.W. Bus offers free rides between the resort and downtown Whitefish every day of our summer operating season!

After a day of sampling the bike park terrain, treat yourself to a beer at one of the breweries or iconic bars in downtown Whitefish.

Plan your Montana mountain biking adventure today!