Projects

2016 – Ralph’s Pass – This flowing XC trail, sponsored by the Big Sky Community Organization, connects the Uplands trail to the Ousel Falls Trailhead, providing true singletrack access from Big Sky Town Center to the Yellow Mule backcountry trail. With hundreds of feet of boardwalk spanning protected wetlands, this trail will be a highlight of Big Sky Meadow trails for years to come.

2016 – Evel Urban Downhill Course – Back for another year, Terraflow modified the previous year’s course for yet another rip roaring event at the annual Evel Kneivel Days in Butte, Montana.

2016 – Whitefish legacy Partners – Field Mapping and Future Route Recommendations – Terraflow provided WLP with advice on trail relocation on Spencer Mountain.

2016 – Prickly Pear Land Trust – Field Mapping and Future Route Recommendations – Terraflow provided PPLT with advice on trail development south of Helena.

2016 – Spanish Peaks Mountain Club – Gravel Walking Path – Club members can now walk from the entry gate back to the clubhouse on a scenic trail instead of a paved road.

2016 – Snake Charmer –  Definitely the highlight of the Terraflow crew’s summer season, this lift access trail is the first true flow trail at Big Sky Resort. Dropping east off of Andesite Mtn, Snake Charmer berms and jumps its way through Lodgepole glades and old growth forest down to the Mountain to Meadow Trail.

2016 – Spanish Peaks Mountain Club – Beginner Bike Loop – At the request of club guides, we built a half mile loop near the clubhouse for warm up laps, complete with a couple small bridges.

2016 – Whitefish Bike Retreat – The Terraflow Trail and Skills Park – Back at the best campground in Whitefish, we built a super fun, buff singletrack flow trail through the property, along with a Skills Park in the midst of the campsites to ensure that campers never get bored. 

2016 – Spencer Mountain – East/West Connector Trail – On behalf of Whitefish Legacy Partners we helped connect both sides of the XC Loop trail at Spencer to create shorter loop options.

2015 – Whitefish Trail – Rainbow Lake – Back to Whitefish for the Fall, we finished the season with an awesome section of XC Flow trail connecting the Woods Lake loop with Rainbow Lake. Berms, rollers and a mossy rock garden combine to create one of the new favorites within the ever expanding Whitefish Trail network.

2015 – The Highlands Skiway – Providing ski in / ski out access to Spanish Peaks’ newest development, this wide trail is a fun XC ride in the summer as well.

2015 – Evel Urban Downhill Course – Winding through the backyards and alleyways of Butte, Montana, this race course is one of many adrenaline filled events of the annual Evel Knievel Days celebration. Rowdy and raw, filled with berms, drops and the infamous “Camaro Gap” we built this course to be fun, fast and just a little bit dangerous.

2015 – Moonlight XC Ski trails – At over 3 miles, the Ulery’s Lake and Jack Creek Nordic trails are not only awesome to ski, but fun to ride in the summer. The broad forestry clearing that allows the trails to be groomed in the winter provide beginner mountain bikers with a great place to hone their skills before heading out to the area’s endless singletrack.

2015 – Moonlight Lodge Beginner Loop – We designed this moderately wide trail to give Moonlight residents and club members a peaceful place to stretch their legs, whether by foot or by bike. Surprisingly close to development, users get the full forest experience.

2015 – Little Dipper Flow Trails – These two lift access trails have introduced resort riding to the members of the exclusive Yellowstone Club. Located just above the Warren Miller Lodge under the Little Dipper chairlift, construction of these bermed out flow trails was one of Terraflow’s greatest challenges, due to the maze of utilities snaking across the ski slope and the unpredictable nature of the dirt and rock. We placed rollers and jumps appropriately to bridge the snowmaking and optic fiber lines! Super fun trails…

2015 – Mountain to Meadow – Already described by Big Sky’s Outlaw Partners as an “Iconic Part Of The Big Sky Experience”, this 6 mile roller coaster was our proudest achievement of the summer, linking the Big Sky base area with Town Center. Part XC trail, part Flow trail, this gem traverses scree slopes, winds through old growth and switchbacks through rock outcroppings, giving mountain bikers a hell of a way to get back to the Meadows for a beer! Lone Mountain Land Company generously provided the funding and easements.

2015 – Back in Big Sky, we built two fishing access trails along the banks of the South Fork of the Gallatin River for Spanish Peaks Mountain Club. One of the trails is planned to become part of a future loop connecting to existing USFS trails, pending a new bridge across the river.

2015 – Whitefish Trail – West Side Spencer Mtn XC Trail – Another great collaborative project between Whitefish Legacy Partners, City of Whitefish and MT DNRC, we helped connect the dots on the west side of Spencer Mtn and linked together historical trails to create a 5 mile loop. Excavator built to appear hand built, this was truly low impact construction.

2014 – Whitefish Bike Retreat – Flow Trail – Proof that great things do sometimes come in small packages. We packed as much fun as we could into 100 vertical feet at this awesome hostel / campground, located on the edge of the Whitefish Trail. Berms, rollers, grade reversals and a big wooden feature will make this the best “after ride” diversion at the retreat.”The trail looks great and that wooden berm is a masterpiece!” – Cricket Butler, proprietor at WBR.

2014 – Spanish Peaks Mountain Club – Terraflow designed and built over 9 miles of XC flow trail for the HOA of this alpine resort community, linking large tracts of green space to the South Fork of the Gallatin River and complementing several miles of existing gravel hiking trail. These trails tie directly into the greater Big Sky trail network. “Those trails are SO fun!” announced the executive director of Big Sky Community Corporation after a mountain bike ride.

2014 – Big Sky Resort – What a great start to a great project! Now that Moonlight Basin, Spanish Peaks and Yellowstone Club have been acquired by CrossHarbor Capital, Terraflow has been designing, laying out and building a trail network that will transform the recreation landscape surrounding Lone Peak. Working in conjunction with CrossHarbor, Lone Mountain Land Company, Big Sky Resort, and the Big Sky Community Corporation, Terraflow plans to help turn the greater Big Sky area into a must visit destination for trail lovers. During the summer of 2014 we installed two trails between the Big Sky mountain village and Moonlight Lodge, a multi-directional XC trail and a DH only flow trail. Construction also began on an epic high mountain traverse between Big Sky and the Meadow Village.

2014 – Private Pump Track – Working hand in hand with the homeowner, we put a couple of excavators to work on a backyard pump track in downtown Whitefish. Riders of all levels, ages 5 – 50 have been getting after it on this one, which snakes around a couple of fat Douglas Firs.

2014 – Otter Pop rebuild – Spencer Mountain – One of Whitefish’s favorite freeride trails on DNRC land at Spencer Mountain near Whitefish got a rebuild, partly to avoid crossing a private land parcel. This was a super rewarding volunteer project, working in conjunction with local bike advocacy group Flathead Fat Tires to make the trail a flowier, safer and longer experience.

2013 – Whitefish Trail – Woods Lake East Loop – This lollipop loop climbs above Woods Lake on a mellow roller coaster ascent/descent before circling across a series of sub ridges that look out across Whitefish Lake to the ski resort. Both directions are fun with perfect radius berms and lots of grade reversals.

2012/13 – Whitefish Mountain Resort – So stoked to have finished over 4000 vertical feet of new freeride trails, including two new top to bottom trails – Kashmir and Freebird! Permission was finally granted in early October 2012, and with a break for winter we wrapped these babies up in time for most of the 2013 summer lift access biking season. “Even for those used to the world class Whistler bike park, Whitefish Resort’s quiver… blows visiting bikers away.” proclaims the summer 2013 issue of Freehub Magazine.

2012/13 – Lake Sonoma – Picked up a shoulder season project near Healdsburg, CA. We  put the 35D to work on a trail remediation and construction project for the Army Corp of Engineers, which we completed in May 2013.

2012/13 – Blackleaf Canyon Trail restoration for the USFS – Got most of the forestry done in 2012; for 2013 we’ll by installing water bars and grade reversals in this stunning East Side spot. Pretty cool to be working at a world class climbing destination!

2012 – Whitefish Trail – Swift Creek to Smith Lake – Freshly logged ridges, old growth Douglas Fir, creatively reworked roadbeds and fresh singletrack combine to make this segment a standout. “Best section yet!” says XC racer Erik Greenberg.

2012 – Private Hiking Trail in Moonlight Basin, MT – This epic project begins in old growth Spruce and climbs 1000 vertical feet onto a subalpine ridge. Two native material bridges, granite outcroppings and big views of Lone Peak.

2012 – Private Hiking Trail near Bootjack Lake, Whitefish MT – “Thanks Pete. Awesome Trail. It turned out incredible!” says a stoked property owner.

2012 – Private Pump Track in Whitefish, MT – “This is so sick… so fun!” says another stoked property owner.

2012 – Whitefish Trail – Flathead Fat Tires volunteer rebuild of lingering timber sale damage. Bermed out a dozen corners to enhance flow.

2012 – Runaway Train at Whitefish Mountain Resort – Added jumps and berms on service road segment of the resorts’s freeride route. “That new step up is my favorite feature right now!” says Noah Bodman, local attorney and pro downhiller.

2011 – Continental Divide Scenic Trail for the USFS north of Butte, MT – “The 10 miles of CDST trail that Pete built are awesome… swooping corners that are a blast to ride down…”  and “The builder understands mountain biking and this trail has some great flow.” – says Highlands Cycling Club president Warren Smith and club member Christal Smith.

2011 – Whitefish Trail – Beaver Lakes – “I finally got out and rode the entire Whitefish Trail recently, and… let me say that the trail is incredible. You’ll be first on my list to call when we have trail projects come up.” says Dave Landstrom – Fish, Wildlife and Parks Flathead Manager.

2011 – Big EZ Subdivision Homeowner’s Association Trail in Big Sky, MT.

2011 – Trail Mapping and Categorization of Spencer Lake trails for Whitefish Legacy Partners – Land conservation project.

2010 – Whitefish Trail – Lion Mountain – “Been riding the Whitefish Trail the last couple of days and man… It is a work of art! Flows so well, it somehow even flows uphill! You have a real talent and I can’t wait to keep riding your creations.” says local rider Brittan Ellingson

2010 – Summit Trail Rebuild Project – Rebuilt old school switchbacks into berms and added drainage features on the original trail at Whitefish Mountain Resort – “Thanks for all your work on this project, Pete. Looks fantastic!” says Josh Knight, WMR Recreation Manager.

2009 – Whitefish Trail – Cliffbands – this dramatic section involved drilling on belay while blasting through 80 degree shale cliffs. “The stellar Whitefish Trail is quickly becoming a favorite slice of singletrack for locals… It’s a good thing to see trail constructed with longevity and sustainability in mind and this trail is a rare example of both.” says Mike Meador, author of “Mountain Bike Rides of the Flathead Valley”.

2009 – Summit Trail Rebuild Project – Rerouted obliterated sections and rebuilt switchbacks into berms on the original trail at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

2008 – Runaway Train – Hired as construction manager by May Landscaping for construction of Whitefish Mountain Resort’s first top to bottom freeride trail.

2007 – Negotiated with the City of Whitefish to secure land and permission for the creation of the Armory Dirt Jump Park.

2000/2001 – As the Events and Recreation Manager at Whitefish Mountain Resort, Pete managed the manual and mechanized construction of several lower mountain XC and DH bike trails, along with the design and construction of a hiking trail to access the resort’s “Walk In The Treetops” adventure activity.

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