Whitefish Mountain Resort

From the resort guide


Resort Description

With varied terrain on all aspects it's easy to find good snow every day of the season. Snow created by Pacific moisture, cooled and dried by Canadian air, falls consistently in these Rocky Mountains and sticks around due to the lack of crowds. Local skiers call it "magic snow" since four inches skis like twelve. Speaking of locals—they're the happiest on the planet. It could be the snow, or the unparalleled views of Glacier National park, or the fact that they've settled down in a fun-loving town.

Terrain Breakdown

12 percent beginner; 40 percent intermediate; 48 percent advanced

The Bottom Line

There's still a place where fresh powder lasts, locals make you feel at home, and your dollar goes further (like $1 beers). Welcome to Whitefish.


State: Montana
Annual Snowfall: 300 inches
Vertical Drop: 2,353 feet
Ticket Prices: $73
Skiable Acres: 3,000
Number of Trails: 105
Number of Lifts: 14
Parks & Pipes: 5 parks
Backcountry Access Policy: Open boundary
Nearest Airport: Kalispell, MT (19 miles away).
Hotels/Lodging: Hibernation House, Whitefish Mountain Resort Lodging, Kandahar Lodge
Local Restaurants: Ed & Mully's, Summit House, Base Lodge Cafe ́, Craggy Range, Wasabi, The Buffalo Cafe ́
Local Bars: Bierstube, Hellroaring Saloon, Great Northern Bar & Grill, Bulldog Saloon
Season Highlights: 01/16/16: Whitefish Whiteout Ski Mountaineering Race
02/05 – 02/07/16: Whitefish Winter Carnival
04/02/16: Brewfest and Dummy Derby
04/09/16: Pond Skim

Website: SkiWhitefish.com
Phone: (877) SKI-FISH
Facebook: Facebook.com/SkiWhitefish
Twitter: @SkiWhitefish
Instagram: @SkiWhitefish