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Whitefish Mountain Resort

Skiing Whitefish With Mike


Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Mountain Resort over Whitefish Town

Copyright Mike Doyle
Whitefish Mountain Resort, located 8 miles outside the iconic western ski town of Whitefish, Montana, is one big mountain that looms over the town and draws the eye and the skier like a white magnet. The first 2 days I was there the mountain was fogged in from the town, but on the afternoon of the third day the clouds broke and wow - so huge.

I was skiing around up there, over 3,000 acres of groomers, glades and bowls without getting a sense of the enormity of the mountain. You need a lot more than a week to ski all there is to ski and with Glacier National Park and all the water activities during the summer, it's easy to see why more than a few 'locals' I met were transplants who came, saw, skied and stayed.

Plan a ski vacation here and I can pretty much guarantee it will be on your return soon list - it's on mine.

Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Mountain Resort is among the 10 largest ski resorts in the U.S. providing 3,000 skiable acres, 94 trails and thirteen lifts including two high-speed quad chairlifts. The resort is consistently ranked in the Top 30 North American Ski Resorts by SKI Magazine.

Skiing Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Mountain Resort has 94 marked runs and I mean runs, not little 10 foot cutoffs that get a name to boost the trail count. Hellfire, the longest run is close to 3.5 miles and you won't be straight running it so that's a lot of skiing right there. In total, you are looking at over 3000 acres of runs, trees, bowls, and glades and almost everything feeds off from the summit.

Whitefish Mountain Resort Accommodations
During my visit to Whitefish Mountain Resort, I stayed a few nights on the mountain and a few nights nearer the Whitefish town on Whitefish Lake. On the mountain I stayed in the Kandahar Lodge, a ski-in alpine lodge on the main road to Whitefish Mountain Resort village.

Whitefish Photo Galleries

Whitefish Skiing Photos
Three days of skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort brought out the best of Mother Nature and woke up Old Man Winter enough to dump a good foot of powder.

Whitefish Mountain Photos
Around and about Whitefish Mountain Resort - on and off the slopes.

Whitefish, Montana
A short ride from Whitefish Mountain Resort the town has a vibrant downtown centered on Central Avenue, several blocks of souvenir shops, boutique clothing, restaurants and bars. On a sunny day you get the classic view of the Big Mountain looming above.

As is common in the travel industry, the writer was provided with complimentary lift tickets and accommodations for the purpose of reviewing those services. While it has not influenced this review, About.com believes in full disclosure of all potential conflicts of interest. For more information, see our ethics policy.

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