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CNN thinks we're scenic, apparently right up there with German architecture. Number 4 in the slide show.   

 

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/20/travel/winter-scenes/index.html

 

 

 

Big Mountain, Whitefish Mountain Resort, Montana, United States

One of the most popular spots at Whitefish Mountain Resort is the summit, which lies 7,000 feet (2,133 meters) above sea level. From here, the views of the jagged peaks of Glacier National Park are breathtaking.

But it's the snow-covered trees -- known locally as snow ghosts -- that really stand out.

When the weather's right, what's known as a cloud inversion can take place. The clouds below become locked within the valley and visitors on the summit can look down upon a sea of white.

"Winter in Whitefish is so magical probably because the mountain weather is so dynamic and extreme," says Brian Schott at Whitefish, Montanta Visitors' Bureau. "Winter storms race in from the west coast and bump up along the continental divide, sitting over us for days dumping snow. When at last there is a clearing and you ride the chairlift to the summit, it's as if you have been transported to another world."

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New single day record set Dec. 30 at 7,650 skiers, breaking last year's record, which was on the same date, of 7165.
Edited by sibhusky - 1/6/14 at 6:25pm
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Another record breaking year. I wonder if this will continue when the "normal" destinations start reverting to their normal snowfalls?

http://www.examiner.com/article/whitefish-mountain-resort-posts-record-breaking-season-for-skier-visits
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Weather info should be improving.  Once it's installed, I'll put a link somewhere on the resort write up here and in the Unofficial Guide.

http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/new-automated-weather-station-debuts-at-whitefish-mountain-resort/28034288

http://www.kpax.com/news/new-weather-station-sits-atop-big-mountain/
Edited by sibhusky - 9/12/14 at 10:03pm
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Summary of resort improvements, all your news rolled into one: http://www.firsttracksonline.com/2014/11/06/whitefish-adds-new-lift-and-ski-terrain/
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Hey, I'm digging the new weather station data at the summit. That's right handy to have.  23" up top !

 

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?sid=BIGMS

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I wish I understood all the "suspect" notations.
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

It's going to be easier to get here this coming winter.
http://flatheadbeacon.com/2014/08/12/glacier-park-international-airport-lands-chicago-deal/

Apparently the revenue guarantee worked out and they are going to be expanding to more flights.
http://flatheadbeacon.com/2015/06/22/the-future-of-air-service-in-the-flathead/
Edited by sibhusky - 6/22/15 at 4:30pm
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I don't have a link yet, but my daughter just showed me there's an article in the most recent issue (Spring 2016, p.28) of SKI about Whitefish. I think they severely underestimated the snow ghost number... Say by a million. Otherwise, pretty accurate.

Edit: Link to article: http://www.skinet.com/ski/article/why-you-should-ski-whitefish-mountain-resort
Edited by sibhusky - 3/5/16 at 9:11am
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Story on Bill Foley, largest shareholder of Winter Sports, Inc, which owns the mountain. Info on the financial turnaround he engineered for the ski area. http://flatheadbeacon.com/2016/07/13/whitefishs-mountain-mogul/
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Write up in Spokane newspaper. Best runs, best restaurant, best bar, etc.:

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/nov/24/whitefish-mountain-resort-a-hidden-ski-gem-close-t/
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