Climb Big Mountain
June 24th We are Celebrating
31 years at Big Mountain
Climb Big Mountain Mission
Hike, Bike or Ride the Danny On Trail in support of people with disabilities. This is a family friendly fundraiser complete with a full lunch, pre-run goodies, live music, giveaways, games, photos and a silent auction.
The competitive run will include race shirts, medals, awards for top racers and timing provided by Competitive Timing.
Support Our Mission
We implement high quality services that assist people with achieving their success vocationally, residentially and recreationally.
Help support our First Responders! This year our event sponsors will also be donating to help raise funds to train our community’s first responders.
Our “Bridging the Gap” Scholarship provides access to Flathead Industries’ vocational or day program. These individuals are currently on a 3-5 year waiting list to receive funding from the state of Montana.
Climb Big Mountain Events
- Individuals can begin between 9a.m.-11:00a.m.
- Please sign up individually for each person if group is under 10 people.
- $25 for early registration and $30 thereafter
- *Children 10 and under are free
- Teams can begin between 9a.m.-11:00a.m.
- Team are groups of 10 individuals and may request their logo on team shirt sleeves.
- Cost: Early registration is $250 per team and $300 thereafter
- *Children 10 and under are free.
- Team members are not required to hike at the same time.
- Join us any day, anytime during the month of June.
- Register online to sign-up and receive your give-aways by mail.
How do I get there & where do I park?
Directions from downtown Whitefish: Take US-93 North or South to downtown Whitefish. Turn north onto Baker Avenue and continue over the viaduct. Baker Avenue turns into Wisconsin Avenue. Wisconsin Avenue turns into East Lakeshore Drive. Turn right onto Big Mountain Road (look for the flashing yellow caution light over the road at the intersection).
Where is Sign-In & Registration?
Registration/Sign-In is at the end of Birch Parking lot by the ticket Plaza. Need more directions? Head towards Whitefish Resort, take Big Mountain Road (there will be signs) up nearly to the top and turn Right at Moose Run Drive, from there you will find parking in Cedar and Birch.
When does the lift open?
Take note! The lift does not open until 10a.m. So if you plan to hike early, know that you might be waiting for the lift to open!
What are the start times for Race/Hike?
RUN event (Pre-Climb) begins at 8a.m. Runners will meet at the Danny-On trail head (with bibs on) arranged to fastest runners first. Timing will begin at the Danny-On trail head and ends at the Summit.
Runners will then walk down as lifts are not open until 10a.m. CLIMBERS please sign-in at the CLIMB tent (follow Signs) anytime from 9a.m.-11a.m., you will be given a lift ticket to ride back down to the event area.
Climb Big Mountain Memories
Supporting Our Mission
Join us in our efforts to supply people with disabilities every possible opportunity.
Crisis Intervention Training
This year our event sponsors will also be donating to help raise funds to train our community’s first responders. There is a substantial need to raise funds to train our local EMS/Law Enforcement in CIT-Crisis Intervention Training geared specifically towards our community members with disabilities.
GAP Scholarship Program
The ‘Bridge the Gap’ Program is specifically designed to support individuals that are currently on a 3-5 year waiting list. This will help them to continue improving their skills and work toward their goals until they receive funding from the State of Montana. For more information, please contact Patrick Maddison.