Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 50 miles, approximately 1.5 hours riding time. Getting on/off a gondola and alpine slide. Walking up to 1 mile throughout the day, periods of standing/sitting; dirt trails that may be rocky, hilly, uneven. Aerial Adventure is physically demanding and requires climbing, crouching, and maneuvering through obstacles, safety harnesses required. Elevation maximum 6,800 feet.
At the hotel.
We will board a motorcoach with our Group Leader and ride to Big Mountain at Whitefish Mountain Resort. There, we’ll climb, slide, and “fly” on an aerial adventure obstacle course in the trees. Secured in safety harnesses, we’ll move between the trees on suspended bridges, cable walkways, nets, ladders, and other fun elements. Grandparents can choose to participate in the aerial adventure or may choose to encourage kids from the ground. Next, we’ll board the “Glacier Chaser” gondola and chairlift, for a 15-minute scenic ride to the 6,800-foot summit of Big Mountain. At the top, we’ll have breathtaking panoramic views of Glacier National Park, Flathead Valley, and surrounding areas.
At a restaurant on the summit of Big Mountain.
Next, we will be joined by a forest ranger who will give us a presentation about this spectacular part of the Rocky Mountains. We’ll then ride the gondola down the mountain to the start of the Alpine Slide. To end our day on the mountain, we’ll have an exciting ride down the 1,605-foot-long Alpine Slide. The flat, wheeled sleds have hand brakes to control the speed. We’ll whiz around curves, zoom through a tunnel, and fly down straightaways. Note: Kids under 48 inches (4 feet) tall must ride with an adult. We’ll ride back to the hotel tired but exhilarated and have some time to freshen up and relax before dinner.
At the hotel.
We’ll be joined by a local expert who will give us a presentation on the wild wonders of Glacier National Park and the surrounding area.