Hellroaring Peak

Whitefish, Montana
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Type: Backcountry / Primative

Posted by: mtbgreg1 on June 28, 2011


Hellroaring Peak offers backcountry lines for downhill skiing and snowboarding which are easily accessible from Whitefish Mountain Resort (Big Mountain).

To get there, from the summit of Big Mountain take the cat track out around the far side of Hellroaring basin. Assuming it's already part way through the season, there should be an obvious trail blazed out the side of the resort into the backcountry. Follow this traverse a ways. Eventually, it will dump out into a snowmobile trail. Continue to follow this trail for a ways, and you will see Hellroaring Peak as you approach it. Eventually another traverse will split off of the snowmobile trail--jump on that. That trail will split, and a steep skin track/boot pack will climb up one way to the top of Hellroaring Peak, and a traverse will continue out onto into the middle of the main face. If you want maximum elevation and the best views, hike to the top, but the upper section of skiing before you cross the traverse isn't very steep. The grade steepens below the traverse, so most of the best skiing is accessible with rather minimal effort. Shred down the face and enjoy the pow! As you enter the trees below, follow the tracks and try to bear roughly to the left, and you should be able to reenter the resort at the bottom of Hellroaring Basin, catching the Hellroaring chair back out.

Skiing (Downhill), Snowboarding, Snowmobiling


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mtbgreg1   Out of Bounds
July 8, 2011
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The powder and the views are so worth the effort!
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