Getting on/off motorcoach, gondola, and alpine slide; driving about 25 miles to/from Whitefish Mountain Resort, approximately 45 minutes each way. Walking up to 1 mile throughout the day on dirt trails that may be rocky, hilly, and uneven. Periods of standing and sitting throughout the day. Aerial Adventure is physically demanding and requires climbing, crouching, and maneuvering through obstacles, safety harnesses required. Maximum elevation 6,800 feet.
At the hotel.
The day opens with discovery and adventure as we travel to Big Mountain at Whitefish Mountain Resort with our Group Leader to take part in a fun bonding experience. Especially for kids: We’ll climb, slide, and “fly” on an aerial adventure obstacle course in the trees. Secured in safety harnesses, we’ll travel between the trees on suspended bridges, cable walkways, nets, ladders and other fun elements. You may choose to participate in the aerial adventure, or to encourage your family memebers 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.
We will be joined by a forest ranger who will give us a presentation about on this spectacular part of the Rocky Mountains. After the presentation, we'll ride the gondola down the mountain to the start of the Alpine Slide. Especially for kids: 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 your speed. We'll whiz around curves, zoom through a tunnel, and fly down straightaways. Note: Kids under 48" (4 feet) tall must ride with an adult. We’ll board the motorcoach and return to the hotel tired but exhilarated. We'll have some time to freshen up and relax before dinner.
In the hotel meeting room.
A local expert will lead a presentation on the wild wonders of Glacier National Park and surrounding area.