Hellroaring Basin on Big Mountain Closes April 1

By Beacon Staff

Hellroaring Basin at the Whitefish Mountain Resort will be closed on April 1 to provide security areas for emerging grizzly bears, the Flathead National Forest announced on Monday.

This closure occurs each spring and skiers and snowboarders are being asked to comply with this closure, or risk having their passes (day or season) revoked for violating the closure.

On April 1, snowmobilers will also be restricted to accessing the summit of the mountain and the Summit House by the Canyon Creek trail.

Whitefish Mountain Resort ski area and snowmobile access to the summit will close April 8.

For questions regarding the Hellroaring Basin closure, call Hans Castren, Resource Assistant for the Tally Lake Ranger District, at 758-5352. For questions regarding the snowmobile closure, call Chris Prew, Resource Assistant for the Glacier View Ranger District, at 387-3818.