Whitefish Bike Park Opens for Summer 2017

Jun 13, 2017 at 12:38
by Riley Polumbus  
Whitefish Bike Park Opens for Summer 2017

Whitefish Bike Park 2017 Season Pass on sale now, $215 for unlimited access

The eagerly awaited mountain biking season begins Saturday, June 17 at the Whitefish Bike Park with two lifts and 22 trails. In spite of a tremendous winter season with more than 400 inches of snowfall, all but two trails, Runaway Train and GNR, will open this Saturday. There will be trail re-routes in place at the summit. The Whitefish Bike Park encompasses more than 30 miles of mountain bike trails including 24 lift-accessed trails in three zones serviced by two chairlifts and will be open daily through Labor Day and Friday-Sunday in September with lift-access 10a.m. to 5:30p.m.

“Thanks to the hard work of our small yet illustrious trail crew, we will be celebrating Opening Day of the downhill mountain biking season with more than 90 percent of the park including our award-winning trail Kashmir and the newest trail for our expert riders, ‘Maiden,’ which was just completed in the Bad Rock Zone,” said Josh Knight events and recreation manager at Whitefish Mountain Resort. “Last year’s addition of the Bad Rock Zone proved popular with new trails for beginners along with more advanced trails for our experienced riders to warm-up or get in fast laps on the Bad Rock chair. The new Maiden trail adds to the experience for the advanced rider while our new Strider Bike Park will allow future mountain bikers to hone their skills.”

As part of the resort’s dedication to providing trails for all levels, Whitefish Mountain Resort is excited to open its new Strider Bike Park. Now 2–6 year-olds can practice their balance and riding skills on pedal-less bikes through the Strider Bike Park located next to the Base Lodge patio. Strider Balance Bikes break down the basics of learning how to ride into a safe and natural progression. With feet safely on the ground, a rider is easily able to maneuver and ride the lightweight bikes on trails with berms and rollers. Full-day admission to the Strider Bike Park is just $12 and includes Strider Bike and helmet rental.

Whitefish Bike Park’s 2017 adult season pass is only $215 for unlimited lift-access and a junior or senior season pass is only $125. For a limited time, 2016/17 Winter Season Pass holders can purchase an adult Bike Pass at just $195 and $103 for juniors and seniors. This discount is for the pass holder only and must be purchased by June 30, 2017. Single day lift access to the Whitefish Bike Park for adults is $38 for a full day or $27 for two hours. Junior and seniors are $27 for a full day and $22 for two hours.

Last summer’s inaugural “Learn to Bike Downhill” program proved successful and will be offered daily beginning July 1 thru September 4. For just $99, riders receive a two-hour downhill mountain bike rental, protective gear including a full-face helmet, a Bad Rock Zone lift ticket, and a 2-hour downhill mountain bike lesson. More mountain bike lesson options are available. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Village Rentals at 406-862-1995.

Local riders look forward to the Thursday Night Race League every summer. The five-week race series is fun for all ages and skill levels and features a kids’ race and cross-country racing for all levels. The weekly series begins July 13 and ends August 10. Downhillers can show off their skills with the Double Dip Downhill September 16.

Whitefish Mountain Resort is one of the most affordable mountain biking destinations in North America. The resort’s mountain biking Stay & Play Package, “Bike and Stay” package starts at just $80 per person, per day/night, riders receive lodging at the Hibernation House, a full day Bike Park pass and a full breakfast to fuel the day. The rate is based on double occupancy.

For more information on Whitefish Mountain Resort’s “Stay and Play” activity and lodging packages, military discounts, hours of operation and other information pertinent for summer fun visit www.skiwhitefish.com.


About Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Mountain Resort welcomes skiers and riders who are seeking a mountain that is uncrowded, beautiful and affordable. Rising above the town of Whitefish, in beautiful northwest Montana, in the backyard of Glacier National Park (only 35-miles away), the resort charms its guests with a friendly fun-loving vibe, variety of terrain, and virtually no lift lines at an unbeatable value. Whitefish’s Big Mountain is the quintessential skier's mountain averaging more than 300-inches of snow annually on 3,000 acres of bowls, chutes, and glades on all aspects.

When the snow melts, Whitefish Mountain Resort becomes home to thrilling zip line tours, Montana’s only alpine slide, an aerial adventure park, more than 30-miles of lift-accessed downhill and cross-country mountain bike trails. Since the 1950's visitors have enjoyed Scenic Lift Rides and hiking the mountain’s ski slopes in search of Huckleberries. It is the perfect base camp for a summer visit to Montana’s majestic Flathead Valley home to water sports, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, and of course Glacier National Park. Call 877-SKI-FISH or visit skiwhitefish.com for more details.


4 Comments

  • 4 0
 Oh yeah! Ready for some Freebird and Kashmir! I think I'll wait a couple of weeks until Runaway Train is open. This is the best park in MT!
  • 5 0
 It is freaking awesome! Stoked that we have Big Sky, Disco and Whitefish crushing it these days. Trips over to Silver are pretty freakin stellar as well.
  • 1 0
 @mbh1013: yeah its great. I just wish great divide would get their stuff together so Helena would have some lift acess

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