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.