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Whitebark Pine at Whitefish Mountain Resort

Save the Whitebark Pine!

As you ride the Scenic Lift (a.k.a. Chair 1) you may notice something strange on a trees. At the bottom of Ptarmigan Bowl just before you reach tower 17 look to your right as you ride up (left on the way down). On the uphill side of the Freebird bike […]


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Finding Your Flow

So much has changed since 1996 when we built our very first lift-served mountain bike trail—The Summit Trail. Back then this narrow singletrack trail, nearly 8 miles long with more than 2,000 feet of vertical, was an epic excursion. In some ways it still is, yet mountain biking trails, like […]


Zip Line at Whitefish Mountain Resort

Summer starts June 18!

Summer appeals to all of the senses. The sight of colorful wildflowers, multiple shades of green trees, blue lakes and snowcapped peaks of Glacier National Park—all of which can be seen from the summit of Big Mountain. The feeling of warmth from the sun and coolness from the breeze as […]


Whitefish Mountain Resort Dummy Derby

Dummy Building for Dummies

Spring silliness is in full bloom, and one of the ways we celebrate is to attend silly events. Even better: participate in a silly event. If you’ve never done that before, no worries! We all had to start sometime, what better time than the present? What better event than the […]


The Tucker Sno-Cat, purchased in 1959 for $8,000 was used to take skiers to the summit at Whitefish Mountain Resort prior to the installation of Chair 1. It cost $4.50 for a ride inside, or a quarter to be towed behind.

Photo: Marion Lacy

The Good Old Days – Ski Heritage Days

Once upon a time, Chair 1 would shut down mid-day, ski patrol would sweep the slopes and everyone went to lunch. Guests sat alongside lift operators, ski instructors and other administrative employees and shared a meal together at the Chalet. After lunch the guests went back to skiing and employees […]