About The Resort
The Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort is in the western United States, located at Big Mountain in northwestern Montana. It is west of Glacier National Park in the Flathead National Forest, four miles from the town of Whitefish, sixteen miles west of Columbia Falls, and 21 miles north of Kalispell. The mountain is separated into three faces. The front side is primarily serviced by the Big Mountain Express high-speed quad and has the most skiable terrain. A second high-speed quad, the Swift Creek Express (formerly the Glacier Chaser), services beginner and intermediate terrain. The front side has seven of the mountain's eleven chairlifts. The backside of the mountain is serviced by the Big Creek Express, also a high-speed quad. The backside has more tree skiing terrain, and additional terrain can be accessed by T-Bar 2 on weekends and during select holiday periods, as well as Flower Point (a used triple chairlift acquired from Kimberley Resort in British Columbia), and East Rim (a triple chairlift relocated from the Glacier View alignment), which services the eastern front side and East Rim. The western aspect of the mountain contains the Hell Roaring basin. Serviced by Hellroaring (a triple chairlift), Hell Roaring basin is the most advanced skiing on the mountain with cliffs, vertical chutes, and tight tree skiing. The intermediate Hellfire trail is the longest on the mountain; it runs 3.3 miles from the summit to the base of Chair 8. On some days the clouds at Whitefish Mountain Resort are low enough that skiers can literally ski above the clouds.
GATEWAY CITY: Kalispell DISTANCE: 25 minutes ELEVATION: 4464'-6817'
# OF LIFTS: 15 # OF MARKED TRAILS: 105 LONGEST RUN: 3.3 miles
BEGINNER RUNS: 12% INTERMEDIATE: 38% ADVANCE: 44% EXPERT: 6%
HIGHEST VERTICAL DROP: 2353'
4 Star Firebrand Hotel
Located in the Montana Region of Whitefish, Firebrand Hotel features a sun terrace and a ski pass sales point. Rooms at the hotel include free WiFi, a flat-screen cable TV, a coffee machine, and a private bathroom. Guests can also enjoy meals at the restaurant and bar, or stay fit in the on-site fitness center.
3 Star Grouse Mountain Lodge
This lodge offers guests a free shuttle to downtown Whitefish, the Amtrak station, and the airport. All guest rooms feature log cabin-inspired decor and include free WiFi, a TV, a mini-fridge, and coffee-making facilities. For a relaxing time, guests can choose to sit at the outdoor firepit, warm up in the outdoor hot tub or indoor pool, or even sit in the dry sauna.
3 Star Kandahar Lodge
This elegant yet causal lodge sits in the quiet surroundings of Kandahar. Rooms include a flat-screen TV, kitchenette, air conditioning, and complimentary toiletries. A hot tub is available on-site to all guests, as well as free breakfast in the mornings.
4 Star Lodge @ Whitefish
Featuring an award-winning restaurant, a full-service spa, and a gym, this 4 Star Lodge is the perfect place to stay in Whitefish. Each room is furnished with wood and leather decor and includes a fireplace, flat-screen TV, microwaves, and minifridges, while the windows see out over the beautiful forest and lake. Guests can dine inside the Boat Club Restaurant, or choose to sit on the deck for their daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes.