While many are lamenting the lack of snow left in the mountains, Josh Knight and the bike park crew at Whitefish Mountain Resort are making the most of the dry spring before summer operations open on June 20.
“This time of year we are generally shoveling snow so people can go ride trails, and then a month from now the snow would have been melted anyway,” said Knight. “Besides getting an earlier start to the season there’s really no-long term benefit.”
Instead, Knight, head bike patroller Kate Atha and the rest of the crew have been busy completing the progressive drop park, a series of drops ranging from one to 10 feet, along the Overflow Trail. The progressive park allows something for riders of all levels and is a permanent upgrade that will last many years.
“When life serves you lemons make lemonade, and even though we had a poor snow year this is one really positive thing out of it.”