The Best Bike Parks in the Mountain West
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Moments: Upper Middle Fork of the Flathead. Whitefish, Montana
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Formerly known as Big Mountain Resort, Whitefish changed its name in 2007 to better reflect the surrounding community. For most, it was a welcome change, because most people from out of the area referred to the ski area as Whitefish, anyway.
Located in the northern reaches of Montana, in Flathead Country, Whitefish is quintessential of skiing in Big Sky Country. Half the mountain is rated advanced or expert, and the resort features 3,000 acres, more than 2300 feet of vertical and 300 inches of light, continental snow annually. The town still holds its reputation and a railroad outpost, and features train service from Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Chicago and Minneapolis. Or fly into Glacier Park International Airport.
In addition to the ski area, Great Northern Powder Guides runs snowcat skiing in the area, there are tours of Glacier National Park available through the Glacier Outdoor Center.
Come summer, the resort switches its focus to mountain biking with a network of 20+ miles of single track, with more nearby, including the Spencer Lake freeride zone. The Nation Park is only 31 miles away. There are numerous fishing and rafting guides in the area, as well as rock climbing and mountaineering options.
Lift Tickets & Operations
Season Pass Adult:
Season Pass Senior:
Hours of Operation:
9am - 4pm
Number of Lifts:
3 High Speed Quads
1 Magic Carpet
Number of Trails:
Resort Trail Map: