The mountain biking season begins Saturday, June 17 at the Whitefish Bike Park in Montana. Uploads will be available via two lifts and there are 22 trails open and free of snow.

In spite of a tremendous winter season with more than 10 metres of snowfall, all but two trails will be available to riders this Saturday when the Whitefish Bike Park opens. The trails are Runaway Train and GNR and there will be 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 Labour Day and Friday-Sunday in September with lift-access 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.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.” says Josh Knight events and recreation manager at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Whitefish Mountain Resort has also opened its new Strider Bike Park. Now two to six 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.

Whitefish Bike Park’s 2017 adult season pass is US$215 for unlimited lift-access and a junior or senior season pass is US$125. 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 full day and $22 for two hours.