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Big Mountain Ski Area

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Ride the lift up and rip down the trails to the bottom all day long! I believe there is 14 differnt trails on the mountain all ranging in different skill abiliites. The main trail is an intermediate that is 8 miles long. Once you get towards the bottom there is a few advanced trails with steep descents through the trees and technical drops and dips. There is also a small skills park with a few skinnies and soem berms. Nothing too serious. Bottom line, it''s not Whistler, but for a 10 dollar lift ticket, it''s more than fine!
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Latitude
48.10743118848038
Longitude
-114.521484375
Trail Directions
Go to Big Mountain ski area just outside whitefish, and the rest is pretty self explanatory.
Trail Length
various Miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Whitefish
Zip/Postal Code
59937
Country
USA
Web Address
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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
February 2, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: kntr ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Runaway Train is the first DH/A-line type trail from the top to the bottom of the mountain. Big Mountain is finally building DH trails all the way from the top. The new website has a video of the new trail.
Go to older vids and check it out.
http://www.skiwhitefish.com/videos.php

Recommended Route:
Runaway Train

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tons of riding in the area.



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Review Date
July 15, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: ugorico ,  Racer

Summary:
This resort is known for its 8 mile "Summit Trail" which is a gentle,meandering, and wide trail that starts at the top of the Glacier Chaser Gondola and snakes down to the lodge at the bottom. Don't expect to break any speed records or be challenged until you get about 6 miles down from the top then you have a tiny skills park, or two slightly stunted trails to get you to the bottom. There have been problems in the past with illegal trails and lines so please avoid riding anything but posted trails. A full-on DH rig is out of place in this resort and is best suited for XC or 5in trail bikes unless you find the old Biker-X course (ask a liftie..its not on the map) Big mountain offers just enough terrain to keep you busy for a full day or mabey 2. I ride it every year when I pass through on vacation and its still fun.

Recommended Route:
Summit trail to skills park to daves dive to the car and to the bar!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Would have liked to ride spencer before it got stripped down... old pictures look awesome and I never got the chance to see it in person. Heard that there might be some rebuilding though.



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