Mountain bike lovers, rejoice. The Whitefish Mountain Resort Bike Park in Whitefish, Montana, opened June 18 for the season, and this year features new trails and a second chairlift.
The Bike Park encompasses more than 30 miles of mountain bike trails, including 22 downhill trails in three zones serviced by two chairlifts. This year, 3 new trails opened, with additional lift access on the Bad Rock chairlift.
“As the sport of downhill mountain biking continues to grow we are stoked to unveil the new Bad Rock Zone featuring three new trails designed to help riders hone their skills and build confidence,” said Josh Knight events and recreation manager at Whitefish Mountain Resort. “We built these new trails wider, less steep and with recovery zones before and after features so riders can practice and perfect their downhill technique while having fun and offer a linear progression to the more advanced trails in the Whitefish Bike Park like our award-winning Kashmir trail.”
The new openings work to service all skill levels. The new Bad Rock Zone provides advanced riders more lift access to expert trails while the new trails offer a starting point for beginners.
Also for beginners are “Learn to Bike Downhill” lessons beginning July 1. Riders receive a 2-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. Click here for more info.
This summer, the bike park will host competitions including a stop on Montana’s Enduro series for the second summer in a row. Or check out Thursday Night Race League. The seven-week race is for all ages and skill levels. The competition features three types of racing each week: a kids race, a cross-country race and an Enduro race. The weekly series begins July 14 and ends August 18.
An adult season pass for the bike park costs $199 for unlimited lift-access and a junior or senior season pass is $114. Single day lift access for adults is $36 for a full day or $26 for two hours. Juniors and seniors are $26 for a full day and $21 for two hours.
For more info, check out the Whitefish Bike Park here.