Whitefish Mountain Resort

P.O. Box 1400, Whitefish , MT (Driving Directions to Whitefish Mountain Resort)
Last Updated: 10/22/2016 3:17 AM

Whitefish Mountain Resort 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 Mountain Resort Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • 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
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • 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 Mountain Resort Operations


Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 14

Weekday Hours


Trails Open/Total

0 of 105

Weekend Hours


Whitefish Mountain Resort Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

4,464 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,353 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

6,781 ft

Whitefish Mountain Resort Ski Pictures and Photos

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Whitefish Mountain Resort Trail Map

Whitefish Mountain Resort Reviews & Tips (27)

The web site says night skiing, but at the end of the season, they did not have night skiing available. That was a little disappointing. Everyone at the resort was super friendly. Almost all of the runs were working. We had gotten about a foot of snow while we were there. The snow bus is a great way to get around, and the drivers are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Classes are a great way to get to know the hill. This is important since they occasionally get fog conditions and you'll want to know the trails well. The town of Whitefish is beautiful and again, everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Mar 27 2016 - 10:12 AM
Ben Intermediate Skier
Its 1st Week in March, good base but bad conditions. It got warm and rained then got colder and setup hard. Cloudy every day to it stays crusty, low top elevation is a factor. Mountain seems great, but anything Off Piste is awful now, came hear for the tree skiing. They run the groomers late at night, so its very noisy if you stay slope side and we're on the backside facing away from the mountain. Maybe they should stop grooming near the base at midnight. Tons of lifts, but half were not running. Long trip, from just about anywhere, I should have stayed at my local resorts in Northern Utah. Expensive to get here, no other ski areas nearby. If I was smart I'd cut my losses and leave now, but I'll suffer through 2 more days.
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Mar 08 2016 - 06:54 PM
Gary S Advanced Skier
Fantastic place---3 out of 5 days skiing beautiful sun and great skiing---no lines--great runs for intermediates like my wife and me and challenging stuff that i would not go near--great ambiance in Whitefish as a small real western town and Kandahar Lodge where we stayed just fantastic.
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Mar 03 2016 - 09:34 PM
James Chandler Intermediate Skier
WMR is a great value and my new favorite place for a ski vacation. A "skiers mountain" with best groomed and longest runs I've ever skied. TIPS: (1) For legitimate "Ski-In/Ski-Out" lodging in the Village find a place located above Big Mountain Road. Places below the Road require a long hike in ski boots before you can actually step into your bindings and ski. (2) Take a flashlight for night time walks anywhere thru the Village; roads and sidewalks are poorly lit and can get very icy at night.. (3) Take the Snow Bus into downtown Whitefish where there are plenty of good options for dinner. Dinner options in the Village are few with either ho-hum or pricey food.
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Feb 26 2016 - 07:47 PM
Ken Advanced Skier
Mid Feb 2016 trip. Not designed with snowboarders in mind. Lots of runs are accessed or pour out onto long flat trails that require a lot of kicking to get thru. They don't even provide benches to strap in. But I'd come back again. People are great and there is some great riding.
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Feb 15 2016 - 06:01 PM
Kent Intermediate Snowboarder
Late January 2016- the snow was incredible . A couple days of fog but we could find areas of the hill with decent visibility. I will be back !!! I have been skiing for 40 years and have never used a mountain host until this trip. Scott was a terrific host, he showed us around the first 1.5 hours of the first day and I strongly recommend using this service. The host service is free and you can opt out at any time. Fantastic staff at all levels from lifties to cafeteria !!
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Feb 07 2016 - 02:00 PM
Mike S Advanced Skier
The pros: Fabulous, varied terrain - and LOTS of it!; seemingly endless tree skiing with lots of places to find your own tracks; good lift system with minimal lines; super-friendly people; nice little town with plenty of fine dining options; just 30 minutes drive from Glacier NP. The cons: Visibility can be very spotty (so you really need to know where you are going on the mountain); Snow can be a bit heavy underfoot (we had 20 inches of fresh, but it was kind of wet). Will definitely be back!
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Jan 19 2016 - 07:03 AM
Mogul Musher Advanced Skier
Great trip! Even though conditions were not so good, parts especially at he top and north end were great. Went to Glacier and Waterton on days with marginal conditions. So there are lots of other things to do. This time of year there are no lift lines and the town is not busy, so it's easy to get around and enjoy the peace and quite. It really is beautiful here.
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Mar 26 2015 - 07:18 AM
tres personas Intermediate Skier
Love The Big Mountain....considering the conditions, (crusty a.m.'s...mashed potatoes later) it was a blast. Only complaint is that they shut down the outside for pares ski early. Turn off the music and turn off the fire at 415p, the bunny hill lift is running and they're shutting us down. Lot's of lost revenue potential, plus we just wanted to hang out in the sun and enjoy the rest of our day. Would still the mountain the highest recommendation.
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Mar 14 2015 - 10:40 AM
Mark Advanced Skier
Had a good time in Whitefish even though the snow conditions were only fair. Local told us the conditions this time of year were the worst he had seen in 20 yrs. Base coverage was 30" below normal. The tree skiing looked great but the snow was very crusty and icy, do to the unusal warm spell in early Feb. No lines & great lift price. Restaurants ... a good selection in town. Cajun, sushi, and a locals place LoLas (fish tacos on Thursday). Stayed at super B&B Good Medicine Lodge 5 Star all the way highly recommend. Look forward to coming back when the snow is better. Took side trip to hike at Glacier National Park and soak at Quinn hot springs.
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Mar 03 2015 - 10:53 PM
JJ Advanced Skier
Rick Guenther was the best private lesson person EVER. My husband and I have skied a handful of times but my daughter, age 4, never had and he had her proficient on all the Green runs (which in my novice opinion were harder than Green runs elsewhere) by the 4th day. Made our entire trip! No lift lines and we skied with very little warm weather gear, not even gloves because it was in the 40's most days.
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Feb 15 2015 - 02:03 PM
Jennifer Thomas Beginner Skier
Can hardly wait to go back. Other than some sporadic heavy fog the conditions were excellent, very courteous staff at all venues. Total first class resort and town.
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Feb 09 2015 - 01:41 PM
Dino Intermediate Skier
I still come up to ski "the Big" (even if we often call it "Big Fog" rather than "Big Mountain"...and nobody but nobody calls it "Whitefish MOuntain Resort") at least a week each winter...and a week each summer...from Colorado, no less! Virtually no lift lines, new snow doesn't get skied off by 10AM as is often the case in Colorado nowadays. New lift this year high on the north side of the mountain...should be great! Thursday nights-John Dunnigan at the Northern (bar) is a must. Great Montana brews, including those from the Great Northern Brewery (in town). At least 5 "gourmet" or "really good" restaurants in town-Cajun cuisine, sushi, etc...it's all here!
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Nov 05 2014 - 01:37 PM
Docrbk 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 Mountain Resort review written Mar 12 2013 - 05:47 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 Mountain Resort 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 Mountain Resort 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 Mountain Resort 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 Mountain Resort 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 Mountain Resort 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 Mountain Resort 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 Mountain Resort 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 Mountain Resort 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 Mountain Resort 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 Mountain Resort 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 Mountain Resort 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 Mountain Resort review written Jan 19 2011 - 10:03 PM
Marla Intermediate Skier
I love me some Whitefish! Great snow, great terrain, great people.
Whitefish Mountain Resort review written Dec 13 2010 - 11:55 AM
Whitefish Man Advanced Skier

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