Winter Wonderland Whitefish

Clean-cut, classy Whitefish has enough resort-town swankness to elicit oohhs and ahhs—and the humble Montana upbringing to keep real about it. Sure, cosmopolitan winter wayfarers may arrive via locomotive, sample famous sushi, shop boutiques, and room in plush restored rail cars; but more often then not, we catch them tackling a third-pound greasy burger at the town watering hole, the Bulldog Saloon. Or planning a rowdy dogsled jaunt. Or debating Whitefish Mountain's ample terrain and speedy lifts against the quaint, budget charms of mom-and-pop Blacktail Mountain. (Meanwhile, the spandexy crowd enjoys even cheaper cross-country skiing at several spots around town.) Yep, under her gluten-free, vegan, microbrewed rustic-luxury appeal, Whitefish is still a Montana town: with the snowcapped mountain views, Carhartts, and bowling alley to prove it.

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Blacktail Mountain Resort

A half hour from Whitefish, this is a little mom-and-pop hill (and totally affordable) where you park at the top of the hill and ski down to the lift. No lines whatsoever!


Lakeside, MT
Things to Do

Bulldog Saloon

If a bar could be family-friendly, this would be it. Totally laid back, friendly, and chill. This is a greasy-hamburger-and-a-beer kind of place.

114 Central Avenue
Whitefish, MT
Places to Eat

Glacier Outdoor Center

If you are traveling with your pet there are some fun lodging and skiing options at Glacier Outdoor Center, you can ski with your doggie on the groomed trails after noon every day, and stay in their sweet cabins with ...


West Glacier, MT
Things to Do

Great Northern Brewing Company

We gauge towns by their breweries: Whitefish is alright by us. Good beer and friendly locals are a given, so go be wowed by the outstanding views.

2 Central Avenue
Whitefish, MT
Places to Eat

Grouse Mountain Lodge

Grouse Mountain Lodge is a “fancy-rustic” type of place, but the real appeal for us spandex-loving types is the roughly 5k of cross-country groomers lit up for night skiing!

2 Fairway Drive
Whitefish, MT
Places to Stay

Haymoon Ranch Resort Downtown Flat

Staying here is like borrowing your super-stylish classy friend's loft. 3 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms and a sweet kitchen with all the modern trimmings. A unique place to stay (there's just one!) in downtown Whitefish.

419 2nd St E
Whitefish, MT
Places to Stay

Lodge At Whitefish Lake

The best views, food, wine and customer service we have ever encountered. We did several nice walks in the area as well as enjoyed the great shopping and art.

1380 Wisconsin Avenue
Whitefish, MT
Places to Stay

Pin & Cue Bowling Alley

When Whitefish winter weather is really really gnarly, sometimes you just have to say (a la Big Lebowski) “Screw it, let's go bowling.” Here's your place: warm, fun, and they serve beer.

6570 US Highway 93 S
Whitefish, MT
Things to Do

The Green Tea House

Traveling with my gluten-intolerant, tea-loving vegan girlfriend, this place was our Whitefish hangout.

415 Second Street East
Whitefish, MT
Places to Eat

Tupelo Grille

The gumbo is great!!

17 Central Avenue
Whitefish, MT
Places to Eat

Wasabi Sushi Bar

Wasabi puts many coastal sushi joints to shame. Mirrors over the kitchen let you watch your sashimi being prepared live, and the artistic presentation complements the flavors. Great sake list, inventive dishes, yum. Get a reservation, there is always a ...

419 2nd St E
Whitefish, MT
Places to Eat

Whitefish Mountain Resort

We are annual snowboarders at Whitefish. We come down from Calgary. This amazing mountain allows you to truly explore and adventure. It seems like you never take the same run twice! The snow conditions are always amazing. Known for it ...

3905 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, MT
Things to Do