Whitefish Mountain Resort is calling your name… Listen for it: It is a whisper!
It is time again to return to the far northwest corner of Montana, to the Flathead Valley and The Big Mountain, home of snow ghosts, open bowls, wooded trails and good times. The mountain has 3,000 skiable acres, divided 50/50 between beginner/intermediate and advanced/expert. The longest run is 3.3 miles (yes, miles!) and the area gets an average of 25 feet of snow each year. It is not uncommon for the ski area to close for the season with 100 inches of snow still on the ground. At a relatively low elevation (base is at 4,460 feet and the summit is at 6,800 feet above sea level) there is little likelihood of altitude sickness paying you a visit during your trip.
September 2023 Pawprints
But the trip isn’t all about skiing. The non-skier has a wealth of possibilities as well. Often, (it varies year to year depending on the forest service’s mood) there are winter tours of Glacier National Park (approximately 45 minutes away), tour the Charles E. Conrad Mansion in Kalispell (the 1892 home of a shipping magnet and banker), spend some quality time in the onsite spa, do some ice fishing, or stroll/shop the picturesque town of Whitefish (whose origins are in logging and the railroad). There will be a full moon while we are there and if the weather cooperates, we will have the opportunity to dine at the top of the mountain and skiers can ski down by moon and starlight while non-skiers can ride the lift back down.
We will be staying at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake in 2 bdrm/2 bth units with full kitchens, boot and ski storage adjacent to the pickup point for the ski bus, on site restaurants, heated pool and hot tub. https://lodgeatwhitefishlake.com/winter-adventures The trip is offered without air so you can make air arrangements that suit the times you like to travel and the airline miles you have banked. Ground transportation has been arranged from the Kalispell airport to the lodging.
Contact John Koone @
[email protected] or 210-844-9073.
Need only a couple plus a single woman and a single man to fill the trip!!