What’s New 2018/19
In preparation for the 2018/19 season the resort has completed several projects including a two-phase remodel of Ed & Mully’s Bar & Grill.
“We are pleased to continue what has been more than a decade of steady improvements at Whitefish Mountain Resort with the projects we’ve been working on this summer,” said Dan Graves, chief executive officer at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Ed & Mully’s Remodel Phase 2
The newly remodeled interior of Ed & Mully’s Bar & Grill will greet guests this winter with a fresh look and more room to enjoy lunch or a ski break. Phase 1, completed last year, included an exterior remodel and related interior improvements including new windows. This year the resort added seating under the windows looking onto the slopes, and relocated the bar adding more seats. A new large fireplace along with new finishes, lighting and carpet give the restaurant and lounge a modern mountain feel. The restrooms and kitchen also were remodeled. Overall the new layout provides greater comfort for guests while the kitchen upgrades have increased efficiency for serving meals.
Fun Facts about Ed & Mully’s:
- Named for co-founder Ed Schenck and Whitefish’s “father of skiing” Lloyd “Mully” Muldown
- The original “Lodge” was built on this site in 1947 by Ed Schenck, George Prentice and their small, local work crew in the same location as the current Ed & Mully’s
- The original Lodge burnt down on October 31, 1963, just three weeks before the opening of the ski season
- Santa Claus makes a stop at Ed & Mully’s on Christmas Eve to hand out presents before making his annual journey around the world
- Ed & Mully’s is “THE” place to be on New Year’s Eve for the annual Rail Jam, Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
- Ed & Mully’s features live music Saturday nights during night skiing
New Summit Panoramic Webcam
The resort will replace the North and South “Summit Cams” with a new panoramic ultra-HD digital PanoAlpin webcam system. The new “Roundshot Livecam” will be installed on the Summit House and provide a 360-degree views of Glacier National Park, the Canadian Rockies and the Flathead Valley in ultra high-definition. The existing webcams will be repurposed: one will replace the “Hellroaring Chalet” camera while the other will be used at the summit as a snow stake camera.
New Conveyor Carpet
In early summer 2018 Whitefish Mountain Resort replaced its “Big Easy Carpet” surface lift with a new Boardwalk® Conveyor Lift. The new carpet will serve beginner ski/snowboard guests in the winter with its user-friendly design. It will also serve guests in the summer to access the resort’s recently added Summer Tubing activity.
The resort has purchased two Prinoth BR-350s and a Prinoth Winch Cat all of which will enhance the consistency and quality of groomed runs per night.
During the summer and fall of 2018 trail crews completed several glading projects around the mountain. This not only helps promote forest health by removing dead and dying timber, it will improve the skiing experience. The areas include 15 acres in the Ptarmigan Bowl, 8 acres in the North Bowl and 7 acres on the North Side of the mountain. (Acres are approximates.)
New for Summer 2019
Additional Alpine Slide & Redesign of 2009 Alpine Slide
Due to overwhelming popularity and an increase in summer visitors, Whitefish Mountain Resort will add a second Alpine Slide and redesign the original slide for Summer 2019. The resort will invest $675,000 to engineer, design and build two new slide paths as well as purchase additional sleds for the wildly popular summer activity. The new alpine slides will be located in the same vicinity as the current slide and will be on unique paths to provide two distinct experiences to summer guests. Chair 6 will be used to transport guests and sleds from the bottom of both slides to the top of the hill where both slides will begin. There is no extra charge for riding the lift.