They don’t call it Big Mountain for nothing, you know.
Whitefish has over 3,000 acres of terrain, and most of it is accessible with a single 7-1/2 minute lift ride. Lift lines? What are those? Snow ghosts? Yep… They got’um. Friendliest people on the planet? Quite possibly!
Mother Nature’s special Whitefish recipe for consistent snow conditions:
- Mix Pacific air flow with cold Canadian and continental air flow (read: lighter, drier snow than Pacific Northwest) to produce 300 inches of snow annually.
- Sprinkle cloud cover throughout the season to preserve snow (sun=melt) and keep surface temps more stable minimizing the ice/thaw effect (this yields an average end-of-season Summit base depth over 100 inches).
- Spread snow across 3,000 acres of terrain on every aspect (some aspects will keep snow longer than others).
- Add skiers sparingly: Last year’s average skiers per day was 2,692 that’s more than an acre per person, on the busiest day, each acre was shared by two people.
Whitefish Mountain Resort is located in the Rocky Mountains of northwest Montana, 35 miles west of Glacier National Park, 7 miles north of Whitefish, and 18 miles north of Glacier International Airport in Kalispell. With over 3,000 skiable acres, Whitefish Mountain Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in the US and Canada, priced at a significant value to destination and local skiers alike. They offer state-of-the-art grooming, snowmaking, and lifts as well as some of the friendliest staff you will ever meet. We are proud of the positive impact we have on the surrounding community.
Whitefish Mountain Resort Village is a full service alpine village. Winter activities include but are not limited to skiing and snowboarding and guided snowmobile rentals. Night skiing is available on Friday and Saturday evenings 4 to 8:30PM when conditions allow.
- Summit elevation 6817ft/2078 meters
- Base elevation 4464ft/1361 meters
- Vertical drop 2353ft/717 meters
- 300 inch average seasonal snowfall (10yr average)
- 5 terrain parks and a skier/boarder cross course
- Longest Run: 3.3 miles (Hellfire)
- Vast amounts of bowl and tree skiing
- Terrain: 3000 acres
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