Powder Perspective

Like the state of Montana, Whitefish is big and open. The resort is rarely crowded and with the dry snow covering a variety of terrain, including open bowls and good tree skiing, Whitefish is one of Montana’s best kept secrets. Be sure to explore Schmidt’s Chute on the North Bowl Face in addition to N.B.C. and Whitey’s lower down on the North Bowl flank.

Resort Overview

For more than 60 years, Whitefish Mountain Resort has been providing skiers in the know with good times, great people and deep snow. Rising above historic Whitefish, Montana, and boasting more than 3,000 acres of bowls, chutes and glades, Whitefish Mountain Resort is just as well known for a lack of lift lines as it is for friendly people, deep powder and wallet-friendly pricing.

Terrain Breakdown

Whitefish is 50-percent expert terrain and 35-percent intermediate, with 360-degree skiing off the summit providing steep, deep lines and virtually no lift lines. The Fishbowl Terrain Park has three parks from beginner to advanced. Night skiing lights up the nights (and the terrain park) on Fridays, Saturdays and select holidays.

Season Highlights

  • 12/31/11: New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Rail Jam and Torchlight Parade
  • 1/21/12: Whitefish Whiteout Mountaineering Race
  • 2/3/12-2/5/12: Whitefish Winter Carnival
  • 3/3/12: Dummy Derby and Brewfest
  • 3/31/12: Pole Peddle Paddle Winter Triathlon
  • 4/7/12: Pond Skim

Resort Specs

Annual Snowfall: 300 inches
Vertical Drop: 2,353 feet
Skiable Acres: 3000
Number of Lifts: 12
Number of Trails: 98
Number of Parks/Pipes: 3 Parks
Backcountry Access: Open Gate Policy
Ticket Prices: $66
Nearest Airport: Kalispell, MT (19 miles)
Local Bars: Bierstube, Hellroaring Saloon, Ed & Mully’s
Local Restaurants: Base Lodge Cafe, Aunt B’s, Cafe Kandahar, Ed & Mully’s
Hotels / Lodging: Over 200 on-mountain properties through Whitefish Mountain Resort Lodging – skiwhitefish.com