Whitefish Mountain Resort
We welcome skiers and riders who are seeking a mountain that is uncrowded, beautiful and affordable. Rising above the town of Whitefish, in beautiful northwest Montana, in the backyard of Glacier National Park (only 35 miles away), the resort charms its guests with a friendly fun-loving vibe, variety of terrain, and virtually no lift lines at an unbeatable value. Whitefish’s Big Mountain is the quintessential skier’s mountain averaging more than 300 inches of snow annually on 3,000 acres of bowls, chutes, and glades on all aspects.
Quietly Selling Something Quite Different
In December 1962 Sports Illustrated published a feature story about the emergence of ski areas in the west, and writer Ezra Bowen introduced Whitefish in contrast to other resorts, “While Alpine Meadows and Vail talk millions, Big Mountain, Mont. is quietly selling something quite different.” He wrote that in addition to its scenic slopes and reliable snow, Whitefish had an aura of belonging, friendliness and good cheer. The same holds true today.
A playlist of featured videos from our Winter 2015/16 season. We received an above average 311″ making it a really nice season of fun despite the
El Nino (can we say that out loud?) forecast. Re-live the best moments with us and get your Winter 2016/17 Season Pass on sale now! Thanks for a great season!
The Big Mountain, as it was called for obvious reasons, beckoned a small band of skiers as early as 1933. Lloyd “Mully” Muldown and Ole Dalen met while skiing on the Big Mountain. They were soon joined by others who shared the same passion for the sport and adventure, and built a cabin at the head of Hell Roaring Creek in 1935. This marked the unofficial start of the Hell Roaring Ski Club, which officially formed in 1937.
Several decades later a series of whimsical films were made telling the tale of The Big. We hope you enjoy these glimpses into our storied past.