Whitefish

P.O. Box 1400, Whitefish , MT (Driving Directions to Whitefish)
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Last Updated: 9/29/2014 1:41 AM

Whitefish Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 15 Beginner
  • 34 Intermediate
  • 39 Advanced
  • 10 Expert
They don't call it Big Mountain for nothing, you know. We've got 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... we've got'um. Friendliest people on the planet? Quite possibly!

Whitefish Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Whitefish Operations

Status

Open for Fall Activities

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 13

Weekday Hours

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Trails Open/Total

0 of 98

Weekend Hours

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Whitefish Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

4,500 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

2,353 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

7,000 ft

Whitefish Ski Pictures and Photos

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Whitefish Trail Map
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Whitefish Reviews & Tips (15)

Arrived last Friday for a week here. As a NE skier the first thing noticed is the large expanse of the resort and great terrain. Next you notice the surface, soft: powder on packed powder, NO New England style ice anywhere. After two blue bird days with temps in the forties, there was some frozen granular under four inches of fresh powder, but nothing anyone who know show to use their edges couldn't deal with. We hope to get one more day in here before some rain comes in then we head west to Schweitzer. I would definitely return. My only regret is a bad knee which is keeping me on the groomers more than I would .like.
Whitefish review written Mar 12 2013 - 05:47 PM
 
Jim from NH Advanced Skier
Arrived last Friday for a week here. As a NE skier the first thing noticed is the large expanse of the resort and great terrain. Next you notice the surface, soft: powder on packed powder, NO New England style ice anywhere. After two blue bird days with temps in the forties, there was some frozen granular under four inches of fresh powder, but nothing anyone who know show to use their edges couldn't deal with. We hope to get one more day in here before some rain comes in then we head west to Schweitzer. I would definitely return. My only regret is a bad knee which is keeping me on the groomers more than I would .like.
Whitefish review written Mar 12 2013 - 05:45 PM
 
Jim from NH Advanced Skier
DInd a local who can get you off trail in the trees, find Evans Heaven and Evans Backdoor . Go East off the #1 lift, past all the groomed trails ( thru the famous Fog) left and right ( basically follow the ridge east) I guess a few hundred yards , find tall pines ( no trail or marker) take a right , track in a hundred yards or so and you'll be basically in unskied POW. Even with the lack of snow lately it was pow-fun all the way to the cat track below. Enjoy
Whitefish review written Feb 17 2013 - 08:10 AM
 
Marty Advanced Skier
We had 2 bluebird days with no wind at all and nice temps. The snow was good, although Helllfire was getting a little thin. Great people and a small town feel. Would definitely come back!
Whitefish review written Jan 21 2013 - 07:52 AM
 
Julie Intermediate Snowboarder
Great time for a break in life. We loved the snow, the mountain, and the people!! The visibility was poor, but it didn't really matter.Had a wonderful week on the Whitefish Mountain. We'll be back.
Whitefish review written Mar 20 2012 - 06:22 PM
 
Wa. adventurer Intermediate Skier
Great Mountain, Don't ever be put off by the fog or clouds as the visibility changes rapidly during the day? Today, 02nd April 2011, skiing was anything but spring skiing, it was as good as any day anywhere else...
Whitefish review written Apr 02 2011 - 03:50 PM
 
Gringo Intermediate Skier
explore - follow the locals on a hike up to hellroaring peak or flower point. the turns will be worth the burn.
Whitefish review written Mar 22 2011 - 03:23 PM
 
mtlove Intermediate Snowboarder
Great skiing! Great fun! The backside always has reliable snow. Don't miss Hellfire on a day with fresh powder. My college age/high school children love to explore the tree runs off the tee bar. Do check out the restaurants in Whitefish. They are wonderful! We've been coming here for ten years. Lots to do in the summer too!
Whitefish review written Mar 22 2011 - 11:54 AM
 
Jill Intermediate Skier
I didn't care for the spring skiing there totally because of the fog and clouds. It may have been different in colder weather. It was 47 or 50 degrees in town causing lots of fog up on the mountain
Whitefish review written Mar 15 2011 - 06:48 PM
 
Celtic Cutie Intermediate Skier
Steep and Deep. On powder days, come early, catch a run or two on lift 2 before lift 1 opens...a line will form at lift 1 about 20 min before opening...there's so much terrain, it's not worth waiting in line...plenty of "freshies", if not "firsties" all day!!
Whitefish review written Mar 04 2011 - 12:35 AM
 
Skier Intermediate Snowboarder
Fantastic mountain with great variety in terrain. Snow was excellent days after any snowfall. Everyone working on the mountain was impressively friendly, we can't wait to return.
Whitefish review written Feb 15 2011 - 01:36 PM
 
Kyle Advanced Skier
We really like this mountain... great terrain, great snow! Staff was vey friendly and accomodating. But it was cold. So cold I had to scrap the wax off my ski to move through the flat spots on the cat tracks on the mountain. Could still find fresh tracks days after a storm. Lots to do in the evening if you want to brave the cold again - Great Northern had live music, Blue Moon inColumbia Falls had a fun kareokee (sp?) night.
Whitefish review written Feb 01 2011 - 08:07 AM
 
Viva Las Vegas Advanced Skier
Ski the backside when it's foggy, which it is frequently. You can usually see about 1/4 of the way down and the backside has wonderful snow usually. Check out the tours of the mountain also. While you're at it, have a beer at the Great Northern Brewery. My fave is either Fred's or Snowghost but all of them are really good.
Whitefish review written Jan 24 2011 - 08:35 PM
 
Busted Yuppie Advanced Skier
You can ski all 4 sides of this mountain!! Even on a bad day, the top and back (north)side will have good snow. We love this place!! From Seattle we've taken the train overnight(13 hrs) and have flown (1 hour & 15 min). Cost can be about the same just depends on how much time you have. The train doesn't charge for luggage!
Whitefish review written Jan 19 2011 - 10:03 PM
 
Marla Intermediate Skier
I love me some Whitefish! Great snow, great terrain, great people.
Whitefish review written Dec 13 2010 - 11:55 AM
 
Whitefish Man Advanced Skier

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