Whitefish resort review
Lift count : 9 x Chairlifts 2 x Drag-lifts
Ride area 3000acres
Big Mountain, which is closely linked to the nearby town of Whitefish, attracts visitors from places such as Seattle and up in neighbouring Canada. However, it doesn’t attract too many of them so it never becomes overpopulated here. Some riders combine a trip to Big Mountain with a trip to Fernie, Canada which is only 2 hours away. Excellent transport links exist making this an easy place to get to either by plane or by train. Amtrax runs a daily service to Whitefish, called the Empire Builder Passenger service to and from major cities like Seattle and even Chicago. Overall this is a place that keeps things simple and affordable, both on the mountain and around town. The slopes operate a good lift system and provide heaps of annual snow. They don’t bother with snowmaking here as they simply don’t need it. The real stuff covers a mountain that offers a mixture of wide open bowls, wooded glades and great cruising runs.
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