Mountain Climber

Closed for
President's Day

February 15th, 2021

February 2, 2021

Presidential Executive Order 13998

People must wear masks that cover both the mouth and nose when awaiting, boarding, traveling on, or disembarking public conveyances including public buses.

The following do not fulfill the requirements of the Order:

  • Face shields or goggles
  • Scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, or bandanas
  • Shirt or sweater collars
  • Knitted masks, or masks made from vinyl, plastic or leather

Operators of public transportation must refuse to board anyone not wearing a mask that completely covers the mouth and nose and require that everyone on board wear a mask for the entire duration of travel.

If a passenger refuses to comply, the operator must disembark the person at the earliest safe opportunity.

If you have recovered from Covid-19 or have had a Covid-19 vaccine, that does not preclude you from complying with the mask Order.

More COVID-19 Guides

During phase 2 we are only permitted to have 25 people on the City buses at any given time.

Buffer Zone Near Bus Operator

All COVID-19 precautions will remain in place, including a six feet safety zone from our operators and intensive cleaning and disinfection of buses and equipment multiple times daily.

COVID-19 Flathead County Health Department Website

Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

February 4th, 2021 at 2 - 4pm

Call (406) 758-5728 to learn how to join the virtual meeting.


On-Demand Ride

  • Rides must be scheduled on weekdays between 7:15am - 6:00pm.
  • Pre-scheduled rides are accepted two or more business days in advance.
  • Rides are first come first serve based on availability.
  • Columbia Falls On-Demand - 9:00AM - 1:30PM (Tuesdays Only)
  • Whitefish On-Demand - 9:30AM - 4:00PM (Monday - Friday)
  • Whitefish Express Run leaves Kalispell at 9:00 A.M. arrives at Depot Transit Center in Whitefish at 9:30 A.M..
  • Leaves Whitefish Depot Transit Center at 4:00 P.M. arrives in Kalispell by 4:30 P.M.

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Department Details:

Manager: Dale Novak


Monday - Friday

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Buses do not run on weekends or holidays except seasonal runs when offered.


In accordance with state and federal law, Mountain Climber does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or other protected class. Use the links below to access Title VI information and complaint form.