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Why You Should Ski at Whitefish Mountain Resort + Family Ski Trip Giveaway

by Karen Ung

Why you should put Whitefish Mountain Resort and Grouse Mountain Lodge on your bucket list + Family Ski & Stay Giveaway

Why You Should "Ski the Fish"

Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Mountain Resort | Image Credit: Grouse Mountain Lodge by Pursuit

I’ll never forget the first time I skied at Whitefish Mountain Resort, Montana. The powder was up to my knees and the trees looked like they were straight out of Candyland. My friends and I whooped our way down Big Mountain and couldn’t stop smiling.

Whitefish is known for its snow (812 cm / 320 inches per season), and recently took the “Number 3 Overall” spot of best ski resorts in the US. Besides epic powder – it’s pretty much a powder day every day – you can expect a laid-back vibe, friendly staff, and incredible views of Glacier National Park. With four terrain parks, a skier/boardercross course, and ample tree and bowl skiing on 3,000 acres, skiers of all levels will love this mountain.

When it’s time to refuel and recharge, there are several on-mountain dining options. Ed & Mully’s is even open late for the night skiers (with live music on Saturday nights!). Night skiing is available on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 pm – 8:30 pm, and nightly from December 26 – 31, 2019, and February 14 – 16, 2020. 

Families will enjoy how affordable Whitefish is. Some of the deals offered this season include:

  • Ski & Stay at Grouse Mountain Lodge from $99/person/night (book by December 6, 2019 for 2019/2020 ski season). The package also includes complimentary shuttle service to the mountain and downtown Whitefish.
  • Multi-day ski packages for $76 per day for two or more days (purchase 48 hours in advance),
  • Learn to Ski/Ride package: two days of lower mountain lift tickets, two days of equipment rentals and two half-day lessons for only $85. Ages 7 & up, must be first-timers.
  • All day daycare for $82.
For more information, visit Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Nightlife

Whitefish, Montana
Whitefish, Montana | Image Credit: Grouse Mountain Lodge by Pursuit

After a fantastic day on the slopes, head into Whitefish. This charming little town has an eclectic collection of eateries and a lively night scene that offers tons of options for après-ski fun. Try the shrimp and grits at Tupelo Grille, paninis at Zucca Marketplace Bistro, or Rocky Mountain Rainbow Trout at Logan’s Grill. It’s easy to get around with the free S.N.O.W. (shuttle network of Whitefish) Bus.

Where to Stay: Grouse Mountain Lodge

Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish, Montana
Grouse Mountain Lodge, Montana | Image Credit: Grouse Mountain Lodge by Pursuit

Grouse Mountain Lodge, minutes from downtown Whitefish and only 12.8 kilometres / 8 miles from Whitefish Mountain Resort, is your base camp for adventure. Refuel at Logan’s Grill, warm up in the sauna or outdoor hot tub, workout at the 24-hour gym, or swim before retiring to your beautifully-appointed room.  A complimentary shuttle runs from the lodge to the ski hill, and downtown, so you can leave your car and relax. For more information, visit Pursuit Glacier Park | Grouse Mountain Lodge.

Ski & Stay Giveaway

Grouse Mountain Lodge Lobby, Whitefish, Montana
Grouse Mountain Lodge | Image Credit: Grouse Mountain Lodge by Pursuit

Here’s your chance to win a ski & stay getaway at Whitefish Mountain Resort and Grouse Mountain Lodge from Pursuit Glacier Park Collection!

The prize includes:

  •  1 day of skiing for 2 adults + 2 kids
  • 1 night at Grouse Mountain Lodge by Pursuit
Redeemable in 2020. Blackout dates and some restrictions apply. All prize components are subject to availability and have no cash value. 
Grouse Mountain Lodge Hot Tub
Grouse Mountain Lodge Hot Tub

Contest Rules

How to enter: Complete all the mandatory entries in the Rafflecopter form below. Ensure you have provided a valid email address as winners will be contacted by email.  

Eligibility: Canadian and US residents who are the age of majority in the province/state in which they reside may enter.

Contest dates: November 15-24, 2019.

Communication: The winner will be announced on the Rafflecopter widget below and notified by email by November 26, 2019. If we do not receive a response within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected. Email addresses are collected only to communicate with the prize winner. See our Privacy Policy for more information.

Good luck!


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Michelle L. November 23, 2019 - 7:19 PM

I’d like to win because going away to a ski lodge sounds like a lot of fun. 🙂

Cassandra D November 23, 2019 - 4:26 PM

Looks like a wonderful place to take a great vacation.

Sybille Mikaelsen November 23, 2019 - 1:08 PM

I’ve only ever been to Montana and Whitefish during the summer, would be amazing to experience it during ski season

Kerry November 23, 2019 - 7:05 AM

We‘be been through Whitefish but have never stopped to stay. This would be a wish for a true! I love the history of this charming g town and the mix of modern and old school.

Christy Metzler November 22, 2019 - 11:52 PM

I had a great time skiing Whitefish a decade ago. I would be so thrilled to return to Whitefish with my 6 year old son, that can now ski the blues and have memorable adventures with him in such a beautiful place. ❄️??❄️

Daniella November 22, 2019 - 8:02 PM

I’d love to win because I’ve never skied whitefish!

Victoria November 22, 2019 - 7:48 PM

I’ve always wanted to visit Montana, fingers crossed!! 🙂

Dawn Roper November 22, 2019 - 7:14 PM

So beautiful!

Vanessa November 22, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Never skiied in USA so I would love to try this experience!

Heather Gardiner November 22, 2019 - 4:08 PM

Whitefish has been on our to-go-to wishlist for a while now. Maybe this will be there year we get there!

Marie Beaudry November 22, 2019 - 9:57 PM

Would love to win a wonderful weekend away with the family. Whitefish is so close and I have wanted to check it out forever. This yeary goal is try every ski resort within a 10 hour drive. Challenge myself and my boys

Laura November 22, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Looks like an amazing ski resort! Thanks for sharing, I love your blog.

Jaclyn Denman November 22, 2019 - 4:03 PM

This looks like an amazing place!

Sara November 22, 2019 - 3:07 PM

I’ve always wanted to go to whitefish!

Dee November 21, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Would love to take the family for the first time to whitefish

Ninu Lammens November 21, 2019 - 8:30 AM

This is awesome info!!! THanks for putting it together and the chance to win. We’d def. love to ski in the US!

Robin November 20, 2019 - 9:00 PM

I have wanted to take my kids to Montana for years but never really knew what to do or where to stay, so this is really helpful!

Shawna November 20, 2019 - 8:15 PM

We love whitefish but haven’t taken our youngest two yet! This would be awesome to win.

Jennifer November 20, 2019 - 1:20 PM

We’ve never been to Whitefish but it looks amazing.

Julia Owens November 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What a beautiful spot!

Jodie November 19, 2019 - 11:59 PM

I broke my leg over 10 years ago and have never gotten back out on my snowboard. Considering learning to ski this year so winning this giveaway would be amazing!!! Also I just love Whitefish in general 🙂

Rosimeri November 19, 2019 - 9:41 PM

This looks amazing!!! It would be a perfect getaway for my family!!!

Sarah Andre November 19, 2019 - 8:33 PM

It would be so fun to make memories as a family here!

Brett Pennett November 19, 2019 - 2:31 PM

Great review! We will have to check it out.

Christian November 19, 2019 - 12:30 PM

I would love to win because I haven’t been skiing in 25 years!

Sonya Tran November 19, 2019 - 11:22 AM

Thanks for the chance! I would treat my little brother for his 40th birthday in January.

Rachel November 19, 2019 - 10:38 AM

This looks AMAZING! It would be so fun to take my niece and nephew who have just started skiing.

John Bombard November 18, 2019 - 10:08 PM

This looks amazing. A nice sleep before a great ski.

S J November 18, 2019 - 9:07 PM

Good reminder of skiing options in US.

Tracey Bombard November 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM

This seems like it would be an amazing spot to visit! We have never been before but would love to add it to our list ❤️

Lucy Byram November 18, 2019 - 4:57 PM

This looks amazing! I would love to win and go with my husband and 3 and 6 year old!

Sarah Walter November 18, 2019 - 7:33 AM

I love the town of whitefish but have never been in winter for skiing

Terra Schmidt November 18, 2019 - 7:20 AM

I love whitefish!

Nada November 18, 2019 - 6:19 AM

This sounds amazing! Would love to take my family.

Nada November 18, 2019 - 6:18 AM

This sounds amazing!

Christine T November 17, 2019 - 11:09 PM

I have been to Whitefish once and would love to ski there again with my daughter. The trees on the mountain look like they are from Dr.Seuss.

Tanya Koob November 17, 2019 - 8:53 PM

I’ve wanted to ski Whitefish. It looks so beautiful there.

Heather November 17, 2019 - 8:12 PM

We would love to ski there as a family getaway!

Kristi November 17, 2019 - 7:28 PM

I would love to take my daughter to Whitefish! She has never been there in the winter and wants to learn how to snowboard. Can’t think of a more amazing place!!!

Cassandra Riches November 17, 2019 - 3:57 PM

This would be such a fun getaway for my husband and I!

the Wisconsin Skier November 16, 2019 - 2:20 PM

I love the town and the resoet. Travelled there by train last winter.

Tara November 16, 2019 - 7:48 AM

I would love to have a family ski trip to Whitefish. I went with some girlfriends last year and want to go back with my family…beautiful hill and town!

Kelly November 16, 2019 - 7:23 AM

So awesome

Nicole November 16, 2019 - 5:57 AM

Would love to tske the family to whitefish to try it out! 🙂

Michelle November 15, 2019 - 9:47 PM

We haven’t gone downhill skiing in years and this looks like an amazing opportunity! We’ve also never skied in the US!

Tracy Sullivan November 15, 2019 - 9:24 PM

I really want to get there this winter! Looks incredible!

Stacy Finnbogason November 15, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Whitefish is one of my favourite places to ski as a family. My parents met at the ski hill in 1964 so it is a very special place for us! It is such a great family mountain with tons to do in a fabulous town. A weekend away there would be incredible.

Sosy November 15, 2019 - 5:27 PM

We’ve never been to Montana in the winter and would love to find a new adventure spot.

Annika Mang November 15, 2019 - 5:05 PM

What an awesome giveaway!

Katy Emanuel November 15, 2019 - 5:03 PM

We haven’t been skiing at Whitefish yet, but did check out the hill this summer. Sounds like a great place to ski with kids.

Kim Dash November 15, 2019 - 3:39 PM

I haven’t been to whitefish in years.
This is where I learned to snowboard as a child.

Kathy Hunt November 15, 2019 - 3:06 PM

Montana is a place I’ve never skied but I sure would love to take the family there.

Samantha November 15, 2019 - 5:22 PM

Looks amazing! Would love to get away with the family and enjoy some ski time.

Nicole November 15, 2019 - 5:42 PM

Absolutely love skiing Whitefish! The people are amazing, the t-bar on the back is a blast. We’d love to take our kids down there to enjoy the fabulous snow!!

Aurelie November 15, 2019 - 2:51 PM

We’ve never skied in the USA. This looks so cozy. Would love to try it out!

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