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 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!
These four vintage films have been converted from their original 16 millimeter form to digital for your viewing pleasure. Big Mountain of Fun, was produced in the early 1960s in partnership with the Great Northern Railway featuring a classic girl meets boy at a ski area story. Yes the mountain is ours, yes the girl came by train, yes the boy was a ski instructor. Cool Winter, Mountain Standard Time and I am the Mountain were produced by Jim Rice, Big Mountain’s first official videographer. Fun fact: Jim Rice also tended bar at the Bierstube, and as one might expect, Jim knew a lot of skiers and heard a lot of stories.