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Whitefish Mountain Resort Facts

Since 1947 Whitefish Mountain Resort has welcomed skiers and riders seeking a mountain that is uncrowded, beautiful and affordable.

Brian Schott

Rising above the town of Whitefish, in beautiful northwest Montana, in the backyard of Glacier National Park (only 35 miles away), the resort charms its guests with a friendly fun-loving vibe, variety of terrain, and virtually no lift lines at an unbeatable value. Whitefish’s Big Mountain is the quintessential skier's mountain averaging more than 300 inches of snow.


  • 8 miles north of Whitefish, Montana
  • 19 miles from Glacier Park International Airport (FCA/GPI)
  • 35 miles from Glacier National Park
  • 66 miles from Canadian border (Roosville)

Mountain Winter Facts:

  • Average Snowfall: 300 inches annually
  • Terrain: 3,000 acres, 105 marked trails, Longest Run: 3.3 miles (Hellfire)
  • Summit Elevation: 6,817 feet/2078 meters
  • Base Elevation: 4,464 feet/1361 meters
  • Vertical Drop: 2,353 feet/717 meters
  • Average High Temperature: 32 degrees F. Average Low Temperature: 17 degrees F
  • Terrain Difficulty: 12% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 42% Advanced, 6% Expert, 100% Fun

Lift System:

  • Quads: 3 high-speed, 2 fixed-grip
  • Other chairs: 6 triples
  • Surface lifts: 2 T-bars, 1 Carpet conveyor

When the snow melts, Whitefish Mountain Resort becomes home to thrilling zip line tours, Montana’s only alpine slide, an aerial adventure park, lift-accessed downhill and cross-country mountain biking, and the unique Walk in the Treetops. Since the 1950s visitors have enjoyed Scenic Lift Rides and hiking the mountain’s ski slopes in search of Huckleberries. It is the perfect base camp for a summer visit to Montana’s majestic Flathead Valley home to water sports, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, and of course Glacier National Park. Call 877-SKI-FISH or visit for more details.

The resort's press center has a wealth of information.