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Whitefish Mountain Resort

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The Ski Resort

Whitefish Mountain has it all: terrific skiing and snowboarding, great dining facilities, slopeside lodging and fantastic off-slope activities! The resort offers more than 1200 hectares of skiable terrain. In fact, it truly is a huge winter playground! More than half of the trails are for advanced and expert skiers and riders. Try a backcountry snow cat adventure and carve fresh powder snow!  However, Whitefish Mountain is huge and so it also offers plenty of room for beginners and intermediates. Take your skiing and riding to the next level and take some lessons at the Ski/Ride School. Experienced instructors will help you to master the powder, to take your first ride with the lift or will teach you a new trick in the park depending on your needs.

Whitefish Mountain has also a lot to offer aside from the slopes: Take a dog sledding tour, have dinner on a sleigh ride or visit one of the resort´s fantastic restaurants. Families love Whitefish Mountain! Here children can have a real fun holiday in the snow. Whitefish has a special Kids Center located in the Base Lodge that includes daycare facilities as well as indoor and outdoor play areas. Last but not least Whitefish offers a great variety of on-mountain lodging properties. Book well-timed and spend an unforgettable holiday at Whitefish Mountain Resort! 


Interesting facts

  • Offering 3000 acres of slopes and terrain, Whitefish Mountain Resort is among the 15 largest Ski Resorts in the USA.
  • Whitefish Mountain Resort is among the 3 best rated Ski Resorts in Montana.
  • It is among the 5 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Montana.
  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 2352 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1227 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 6818 ft.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 91 " at summit elevation and 30 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 114 " at summit elevation and 38 " at the base.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

The Summit House is most likely the best spot for a breathtaking panorama. It’s best known for great milkshakes, beer and outstanding mountain fare. If you like to start in the day with a hot breakfast, head to Hibernation House and enjoy the famous French Toast or scrambled eggs. Great coffee and all kind of tea specialties are available as well.
Schedule a visit at Canada’s favorite bar, ’The Bierstube’. Hearty burgers and a great patio are reason enough to come here for a lunch break.
Inside the Kandahar Lodge, Kandahar Cafe is beckoning you in. Here you’ll only get the great farm-to-table dining experience everyone is talking about.

Must-Ski Runs

Longest Runs

Hell Fire
Length: 3.3 miles
Vertical Drop: 2500 ft


Nightskiing possible


3-27-15 Sunny Inversion


Race across the mountain with the Alpine Slide. A speeding fun for young and old! A Zip Line is also an option. Ranging from heights between 100 to 1900 feet you’ll be fully entertained. By having the Glacier National Park so close, you almost have to slip in your snow shoes and enjoy the great hiking trails.
If you are a coffee snob, book a Coffee Roasting Tour where traders roast exclusive coffee for almost 25 years. As soon as you’re done with the tour you can enjoy the hot drink among with a great baking good that are offered as well. You prefer beer over coffee? No biggie! The Great Northern Brewing Company also show you around and explain how they make their brews so special. You need to find back your Shanti after a stressful day on the slopes? Check out the Shanti Yoga Place where you can always join a class to find you inner peace. Whitefish Massage Therapy is for those who don’t want to do anything else than get spoiled when the muscles are sore. Remedies Day Spa goes with the same concept and treats you like a VIP in setting that is super comfortable and almost feels homely.

Après-Ski and Nightlife

The Hellroaring is the perfect hangout for Happy Hour. Located in the Original Chalet you’ll equally meet locals and tourists that are in a party mood. The Snugg bar at the lobby of Kandahar Lodge has the best drink specials and great music for parties after a long day on the slopes.

Dining and Restaurants

Dining of a special kind! Book the Moonlight Dine&Ski tours to experience an unforgettable dining experience at almost 7000 feet high in the moonlit sky. Ride the Chair Lift, have a nice dinner overlooking the snowy trails and afterwards be part of a moonlight hiking tour back to the base.

Getting here

Glacier Park International Airport is just 19 miles away from Whitefish. Shuttles and rental cars are available to make your vacation super easy.
Driving here is super convenient since you pretty much just have to follow US Highway 93 from wherever you’re coming from. Parking spots are never missing and parking rates are extremely reasonable.
The Snow Bus brings you with a valid ski pass everywhere around town and to all base stations.
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last update on Mar 14, 2023
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Whitefish Mountain Resort
PO Box 1400
MT 59937


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on Mar 3, 2022
I've never been more disappointed on skis than the 3 days I was at WMR. 3 straight days of heavy rain made the entire mountain a chore at best, almost no off-piste or steeps at all. Really wish I'd...

Mountain Stats

Elevation4465 ft - 6818 ft
SeasonDecember - April
Opening DayDec 8, 2022
Closing DayApr 9, 2023
Capacity 22600 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 13

Skiable Terrain

3000 acres
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 3000 acres
Number of Slopes 120

Weather (3045 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult $94
1 day youth $80
1 day child $47
All rates & fees