Late September Trail Report: Fire Restrictions Lifted

Mini-excavators are once again crawling their way up to Whitefish Mountain Resort property, creating world-class trails along the way. The fire restrictions that slowed and even stopped progress most of the summer have been lifted, and trail crews are working hard to make up time.
With snow less than 2 months away, we are still on schedule to have the trailheads finished, trails built, and signs installed my mid-November. The scenic boardwalk and wildlife viewing platform at the seasonal lake will be postponed until next year. Groomed skiing from the upper Big Mountain Trailhead will open this winter, and we are excited to work on a grand opening event in partnership with Glacier Nordic Club early winter. Stay tuned for details!  
The crisp air and fall rains have created perfect conditions throughout the entire trail network. Maple trees are showing a spectrum of color, birch leaves are bright yellow, and the larch trees are just starting to change color. Get out there and explore! The best place to view bright orange larch trees come mid-October is Woods Lake. Close out your hiking and biking season this fall with some fun days on our local trail system. It won’t be long before access to Woods and Dollar Lake will be impassible from deep snow.