While the mountain biking season started at lower elevations in the Whitefish Bike Park three weeks ago, stoke is up high this weekend with top-to-bottom trails opening on Saturday, June 15.
The Whitefish Bike Park encompasses more than 30 miles of mountain bike trails including 26 lift-accessed trails in three zones serviced by two chairlifts and will be open daily through Labor Day and Friday-Sunday through Sept. 22 with lift-access 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
“This year we are stoked to create new options for our novice and intermediate riders with two new trails," said Josh Knight, events and recreation manager at Whitefish Mountain Resort, in a press release.
Continuing the bike park’s Rock-n-Roll theme, the new green trail, Kansas, recently opened for novice downhillers and aspiring riders. Meanwhile work continues on a new blue trail, ZZ Top, that will add an intermediate option in the Overflow Zone. ZZ Top is expected to be open July 1.
The Whitefish Bike Park 2019 adult season pass is $229 for unlimited lift-access and a junior or senior season pass is $135. For a limited time 2018-19 Winter Season Pass holders can purchase an adult Bike Pass for $209 and $115 for juniors and seniors. This discount is for the pass holder only and must be purchased by June 30. Single day lift access to the Whitefish Bike Park for adults is $41 for a full day or $30 for two hours. Junior and seniors are $30 for full day and $25 for two hours.
Pass holders will also receive two full-day tickets at Schweitzer, Mt. Bachelor, Timberline and Grand Targhee’s bike parks.
The bike park’s introductory lesson package “Learn to Bike Downhill” will be offered daily beginning June 29 thru Sept. 2. For $114, riders receive a two-hour downhill mountain bike rental, protective gear including a full-face helmet, a Bad Rock Zone lift ticket, and a two-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.