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WhitefishUnited States of America

This Montana resort town will keep you busy with all its outdoor activities and attractions. It also has a lively arts and cultural scene.

Whitefish is a quaint resort town nestled in Montana's Flathead Valley. Millions of years of glacial erosion have carved this picturesque region of soaring mountains, lush forests and alpine lakes. Although it is primarily known as a skiing destination, Whitefish's lively culture and outdoor activities make it great for visiting any time of year.

Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain is the town's largest attraction. Ski in front of the magnificent backdrop of Glacier National Park. With wide-ranging runs, the mountain is perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all levels and ages.

When you aren't skiing Big Mountain, Whitefish Mountain Resort has plenty of outdoor activities year-round. See an aerial view of the mountain on a zip-line tour or test your courage at the Aerial Adventure Course. Play golf on the resort's course or rent a bike to explore the mountain's trails.

There is plenty to do outside the resort as well. Grab your rod and take advantage of the area's prime fly-fishing conditions on the Flathead River. Rent a kayak to paddle down the Whitefish River or go waterskiing in the crystal-clear Whitefish Lake.

Stop at Great Northern Brewery to get a taste of the finest locally brewed ales and lagers. Tour the brewery, which is also the tallest building in Whitefish, to learn the art of beer-making and test the brews yourself.

Downtown Whitefish is home to an exciting arts scene. The Whitefish Theatre Company has been the town’s cultural pulse for decades. Stop by the O'Shaughnessy Center for events revolving around theater, dance, film and music. In addition, the Alpine Theatre Project puts on regular plays, concerts and musicals.

Glacier Park International Airport is just south of Whitefish. With its proximity to Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Whitefish shows why Montana has a reputation for breathtaking beauty. Whether you go there to ski or enjoy the lively community, this small town is one you won't want to miss.

Top Hotels in Whitefish

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Meadow Lake Resort
Meadow Lake Resort
3.5 out of 5
100 Saint Andrews Dr, Columbia Falls, MT
The price is $89 per night

This family-friendly resort is in the center of Columbia Falls, within 12 mi (20 km) of Flathead National Forest, Frank Lloyd Wright Building, and Whitefish ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (817 reviews)

"We stayed in one of the houses. Was a nice large 2 bedroom house with 2 baths. Open kitchen and living room. Very clean and comfortable. Would definitely revisit."…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Meadow Lake Resort
Travel Inn
Travel Inn
2 out of 5
7336 US Highway 2 E, Columbia Falls, MT
The price is $170 per night

Situated in Columbia Falls, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Big Sky Waterpark and 2.5 mi (4 km) from House of Mystery and Montana Vortex. Amazing Fun Center ...

4.1/5Very Good! (735 reviews)

"Perfect location for getting to Glacier. Room was clean and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Travel Inn
My Place Hotel-Kalispell MT
My Place Hotel-Kalispell MT
2.5 out of 5
755 Treeline Road, Kalispell, MT
The price is $88 per night

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kalispell Regional Healthcare, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, and Northern Pines Golf Club. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (288 reviews)

"Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were spacious and immaculate. Very quiet even though the hotel was full. Would definitely return and recommend"…"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

My Place Hotel-Kalispell MT

Popular places to visit in Whitefish

Glacier National Park
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Glacier National Park

5/5(1,022 reviews)

Reach towering peaks and see breathtaking natural scenery as you make your way over, around and through mountains and waterfalls in this national park.

Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort
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Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort

4.5/5(167 reviews)

Lifelong patrons know this spectacular destination as the Big Mountain Ski Resort, but the 2007 name change hasn’t altered a bit of its allure. 

Lake McDonald
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Lake McDonald

5/5(454 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Lake McDonald, a popular spot to commune with nature in West Glacier. Wander the parks or discover the area's glaciers.

Top things to do in Whitefish

Private Guided Climbing Experience at Stryker Rock
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Private Guided Climbing Experience at Stryker Rock

$119
Per adult
Private Guided Climbing Experience at Koocanusa Rock
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Private Guided Climbing Experience at Koocanusa Rock

$199
Per adult
Private Guided Climbing Experience at Kila Rock
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Private Guided Climbing Experience at Kila Rock

$119
Per adult
Island Fun (Adventure Package for 4)
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Island Fun (Adventure Package for 4)

$577
Per adult
4-seat RZR Rental
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4-seat RZR Rental

$208
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Half Day Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Trip
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Half Day Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Trip

$66
Per adult

Reviews of Whitefish

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 11, 2020

We are excited to return and explore more.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 30, 2020

It is a busy town with challenging streets to navigate.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 17, 2020

Great place to visit and relax or ski in the winter months.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 28, 2019

We absolutely love whitefish the Christmas decorations were outstanding they couldn’t of been any better we really enjoyed them love the town we will be back very nice area to visit !!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 13, 2019

Awesome skiing! Solid night life.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 13, 2019

Highly recommend Last Chair Restaurant and Bar. Sweet potato fries are amazing !!

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