More visitors prompt 2nd Alpine Slide at Whitefish resort

Posted at 5:44 PM, Sep 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-01 19:44:21-04

WHITEFISH – Thanks to overwhelming popularity and an increase in summer visitors, Whitefish Mountain Resort plans to add a second Alpine Slide and redesign the original. 

The resort will invest $675,000 to engineer, design and build two new slide paths as well as purchase additional sleds for the wildly popular summer activity. The new alpine slides will be located in the same vicinity as the current slide. 

Dirt work is expected to begin in September in order to be ready for installation in Spring 2019 and ready to open for summer operations. 

A new start location for both slides will be located to the east of the current location which the resort says will help ease congestion near the bottom terminal of Chair 1 for Scenic Lift and bike park guests.

Folks will continue to use Chair 6 to get from the bottom of the slide to the top.