WHITEFISH, MONT. (December 23, 2015) – With nearly three feet of snow in November, Whitefish Mountain Resort opened for its 68th Winter Season Saturday, December 5 with five lifts and seven trails along with several major improvements around the resort. The price of a daily ticket will be reduced to $55 for adults ages 19-64, $50 for teens 13-18 and seniors 65-69 and $27 for ages 7-12. Super seniors 70 & over and children 6 & under are free.
“Another winter is upon us and we are extremely pleased to offer our guests an improved experience this season with several upgrades around the resort most notably at the summit,” Whitefish Mountain Resort CEO Dan Graves said. “In addition to getting those first turns of the season, our guests can enjoy the expanded amenities at the Summit House and visit the new Ski Patrol Headquarter building.”
This weekend the resort will open with Chair 6 and the Big Easy Carpet at 9 a.m. which will provide access to beginner terrain including the runs Chipmunk and the Big Easy carpet area near the Base Lodge. In the Village area Chair 3 will be open providing access to Hope Slope and Depot Park including a few terrain features.
Chair 1 will open at 9:30 a.m. and Chair 7 will open at 10 a.m. The north side of the mountain will be partially open and include the runs: Caribou, Goat Haunt and Whitetail. There will be no front side access from the summit, guests will download on Chair 1 with the final chair at 3:45 p.m.
Additional terrain and lifts may become available during the day or through the weekend and will be determined by ski patrol.
“We’d like to remind everyone to ski and ride with care, within their ability levels, and remember early season conditions exist, unmarked obstacles and other natural terrain features may be encountered at any time,” said David Stephens, Whitefish Mountain Resort ski patrol manager. “Skiers and riders need to respect all closures and safety signage. It’s a long season and we want you to enjoy every day, please do not enter closed trails. Season pass holders who enter inbounds closures risk losing their pass privileges and persons leaving the resort boundary are reminded that you are on your own.”
Food & Beverage services will be 100 percent open this weekend including the newly remodeled Summit House with food service from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the brand new Village Coffee 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Additionally the Base Lodge Café, Base Lodge Coffee Bar, Base Lodge Bar and Ed & Mully’s will also be open with their regular hours.
The Kids Center & Daycare will be open as well as beginner and intermediate lessons at the Ski & Ride School. Additional services available include the Base Lodge Rentals, Village Rentals as well as Base Lodge Traders, Snow Ghost Outfitters and Summit House Gifts.
Stay up-to-date on Whitefish Mountain Resort’s snow conditions and mountain operations including further details about Opening Day by visiting the resort website www.skiwhitefish.com
About Whitefish Mountain Resort
Since 1947 Whitefish Mountain Resort has welcomed skiers and riders seeking a mountain that is uncrowded, beautiful and affordable. 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 annually on 3,000 acres of bowls, chutes, and glades on all aspects.
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 skiwhitefish.com for more details.
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