Whitefish Resort is in the midst of a transformative period. The Hellroraring Basin Project that began in 2020 is going full steam ahead this offseason. In 2020, various trails and the new Chair 8 liftline were cut, and existing trails were regarded. This summer saw the move of Chair 8 to its new location, which services some of the new trails. Below is a video of the new construction, along with a newer and older trail map comparison where you can notice all the new trails.
In the middle of Chair Eight’s relocation and completion, Whitefish is preparing their project for the next offseason: the installation of the Chair Four lift from the base. Currently, the bases Chair Four only goes to the mid-mountain. While the base village has a high-speed lift, the adjacent base area does not have one. The base terminal will start at the base area, and end at the top of Inspiration Ridge, giving access to most of the upper mountain terrain, including the south ridge of Hellroaring Basin. Grading will happen on various trails around the new lift next summer to improve the skiing. The video below shows off the logging that has been done to clear the lift line for construction of the lift, which will commence next summer.