Commitment to Character – Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival
A Celebration of Winter


The Whitefish Winter Carnival is an annual celebration that pays homage to King Ullr and his royal court. Ullr is the Nordic god of winter and, as the story goes, came across Big Mountain long before the first settlers of Whitefish, was struck by its beauty, and decided to stay and make it his home. When people came to the valley he noticed they enjoyed the sports of winter and also referred to Ullr himself as the patron saint of their small celebrations and revelries. He was honored and took it upon himself to protect the settlers from the harassments of Yetis, becoming their hero and true king. Now each year, at the beginning of February (Feb 7-9 this year), the town of Whitefish comes together to celebrate winter with a Penguin Plunge in the lake, a Grand Parade down Central Avenue, a snow sculpture contest, kiddie carnival, pie social, Rotary pancake breakfast, Art Expo and more. The Yetis, as usual, try to steal the Queen, harass the Prime Minister, and interfere with the festivities while Ullr and his local band of followers send them fleeing back to the mountains, asserting his reign as master of winter sports. #BewareTheYetis #CommitmentToCharacter