WHITEFISH, MT (July 21, 2016) – Whitefish Mountain Resort will continue to improve the guest experience with over $1 million in winter and summer improvements including Phase 2 of the Summit House remodel and the second expansion in four years in the Whitefish Bike Park. Construction on the Summit House began this spring, and three new bike trails opened on June 18.
“We are looking forward to adding to the summer guest experience while also making improvements for next winter, all the while maintaining our commitment to the affordable mountain resort vacation,” Whitefish Mountain Resort CEO Dan Graves said. “Phase 1 of the Summit House remodel was extremely well-received and we are excited to complete the project. At the same time our summer guests will be excited to learn that we’ll soon offer a place for novice mountain bikers to hone their skills in the new Bad Rock Zone.”
Phase Two of the two phase Summit House remodel includes the enlargement of the kitchen and food court area which will include a new layout improving customer flow, expanded food stations, new tile work and additional equipment. Interior design elements that were added to the Summit House in Phase 1 in the mezzanine level will continue on the main floor with new light fixtures, cabinetry, and steel wainscoting. During construction this summer there will be limited access to the Summit House, and phase two is expected to be finished in time for the 2016/17 winter season.
The Summit House will be open to guests this summer, however the Café will be closed. Beverage service along with limited food service will be available at the Summit House Bar. The Summit Nature Center, Summit Gifts and restrooms will also remain open.
Over the past several summers Whitefish Mountain Resort has seen tremendous growth in usage of its Bike Park. The previous major expansion in the summer 2013 added five new expert trails including the Kashmir Trail named a model “Flow Trail” in 2014 by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA). This summer’s expansion added three new downhill trails designated as beginner/intermediate or intermediate. The new trails will provide riders new to downhill mountain biking an area in which to develop the skills required to progress in the bike park. Additionally the resort added custom-built bike carriers to the Bad Rock chairlift to access the three new trails plus two expert trails creating the new the “Bad Rock Zone.”
Whitefish Mountain Resort also added a new mountain bike brand to its fleet of rental bikes. Norco Bicycles’ downhill bike, Aurum Alloy, are available for rent at Village Rentals, the one stop shop for all things mountain biking at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Also new this summer, the resort will offer “Learn to Bike Downhill” lessons beginning July 1, 2016.
Other planned upgrades and improvements for this winter include an additional grooming cat, new season lockers in the lower level of the Ed & Mully’s building, widening Gray Wolf Road and improving skier/snowboarder access to the Flower Point chairlift from the Goat Haunt run.
About Whitefish Mountain Resort
Since 1947 Whitefish Mountain Resort has welcomed skiers and riders 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 and the unique Walk in the Treetops. Since the 1950s 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.
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