Whitefish Resort: Montana Summer Vacations

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Summer Activities & Services

Roam fields of wildflowers, zipline through the vast pine forest, pick huckleberries or just enjoy some quiet time during a hike to the summit. It’s all possible on Whitefish Mountain.

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What sort of activities can I enjoy at Whitefish Mountain during the summer?

Spend the day hiking a variety of mountain terrain, from sub-alpine forests to rolling meadows. Whitefish Mountain offers 4 different trails for hikers, starting from the base. The 5.6 mile trek to the summit features sweeping views of Whitefish, Flathead Forest and surrounding glacier tipped mountains.

Open from mid-June to early September for lift accessible mountain biking, Whitefish features almost 30 miles of downhill and cross country mountain bike trails.

Alpine Slide:
Travel at high speeds in a plastic bobsled, as you whiz down Whitefish Mountain’s Alpine Slide. The trip lasts only a few minutes, so it’s best to buy a 4-ride package. You control the speed of your sled, so it’s safe for children and adults.

Spend 3 hours flying across the treeline in a safety harness. The 6-zip tour features the route called “heaven” which carries zippers across the mountain top 150-feet above the ground. It’s pure adrenaline.

Scenic Chairlift:
With wildflowers blooming in fields below and blue sky overhead, there is no better way to see all of Whitefish Mountain then on the scenic chairlift. You can ride from the base to the summit or choose to take the lift one-way and hike down the other.

Walk in the Treetops:
Connect with nature on another level. The Walk in the Treetops nature walk features a 700-ft elevated boardwalk and guided tour with a naturalist. It’s a great way to learn more about the local ecology and enjoy a birds-eye view of the landscape.

Flora and Fauna:
In the peak of summer, spend the day wandering the fields of bear grass, glacier lilies and other wildflowers in bloom. In August gather up your family and fill a bucket with ripe huckleberries which grow along the mountain side. For the best wildlife viewing, hike to the summit in the early morning or late-afternoon. Bears, eagles, deer and moose can be spotted from the Danny On trail.