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Day lockers at Whitefish

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I'm making my first trip out to Whitefish Mountain in a few weeks, staying near the upper village (walking distance to the lifts - Kristianna condos).  I was wondering if anyone knows of any small day lockers in the upper village, to store walking shoes/boots during the ski day?  I don't feel like walking to the village in my ski boots, so I want to be able to change into my ski boots in the upper village and leave my walking shoes somewhere during the day.

 

Thanks.

 

 

post #2 of 11

Would you like to avoid carrying your skis too?  They have full size lockers below, moguls, in what is the rental shop in the upper village as you call it.  I bet they're still ten bucks a day or less.  And, were I in your shoes, I wouldn't hesitate to boot up in the locker room and, if just my shoes, leave them under the bench.

 

They're is usually a shuttle that would give a ride up the short incline too.  And, the walk from Kristianna may not be quite as far as you think.

post #3 of 11
I thought Village Rentals moved? I know the demos did. From Kristiana, can't you get over to Chair 3? Thought bottom of that chair far closer than the rentals. Might be skiable. Frankly, I think your walk to that chair is less than from my car to the Base Lodge.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

From the maps, it looks like I can get to chair 3 pretty easily, but my desire is to avoid walking up in my ski boots, so I can enjoy a lengthy apres-ski in normal walking boots.  From what I gather from the Whitefish web site, the "upper village" has a ski rental shop which has performance and demo skis (which I may be taking advantage of anyway, to demo some new skis).  Is that where you (mcdave69) say these lockers and locker room are?  What is "moguls" -- is that the same as Ed and Mully's restaurant?  If I don't rent demo skis, maybe leaving my skis in a rental locker would be a nice convenience too.  Do you know who I can contact to inquire about these lockers -- is it the mountain resort, or some independent party?

 

Thanks.

post #5 of 11

I've been wondering about this exact same thing.  I'm staying at the pines which is very close to your condo.

 

I did just notice that the local shuttle bus that runs through the resort all day has a stop right between The Pines (my condo) and the Sherpa complex.    That walk looks to be only about 100 feet from your condo.

 

I'm not sure if we'll put our boots on in the condo and ride that bus with our skis to the upper village to just start skiing or boot up in the upper village and then just stick our boots somewhere.   Guess we'll see which is easier.

 

I can't tell from the maps if just booting up in our condo and walking to the home again ski run would be easier...  It looks to only be 1/2 a block away...

post #6 of 11
There may or may not be lockers available to rent that hold skis. There is supposedly a several year long waiting list for lockers, but that may only apply to the base lodge. Call or email the Info Center. The demo rentals moved down under Morning Eagle this summer. Moguls got renamed Ed and Mully's several years back. I am not sure what is in the old rental space now. No one I know really hangs out around there, it's either base lodge or summit house. Maybe I'll ask Fred Frost.

Small cubby lockers should be available.
post #7 of 11

Thinking about this makes me glad to ski the first day we're in Whitefish solo.   I don't mind walking a few blocks in my ski boots or dealing with some bullcrap to figure out what's the easiest way to get to the slopes.

 

The wife and kids, not so much.   I can figure out whats easiest that first day and then make things smooth for them on Monday when they get out for their first day.

 

I do think the shuttle bus looks to be the easiest for us to start skiing in the AM.   Getting back to the condo for lunch or at the end of the day it may be easiest to just try and ski real close and walk the last bit.

 

Sort of like ski in walk out

post #8 of 11
When I glanced back up the cut-through off Home Again towards your condo, it looked to be all snow. But, things are warmer the next few days, so that might change. I think you'll find the shuttle further than Home Again, given the entrance to your condo seems to be on Tamarack, not on Big Mountain Road. I think that building is below grade at the rear. Granted, I haven't driven over there to look.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

When I glanced back up the cut-through off Home Again towards your condo, it looked to be all snow. But, things are warmer the next few days, so that might change. I think you'll find the shuttle further than Home Again, given the entrance to your condo seems to be on Tamarack, not on Big Mountain Road. I think that building is below grade at the rear. Granted, I haven't driven over there to look.

 

I think you are correct.  May not be that easy to get from the front of the building on Tamarack to the shuttle stop on Big Mountain Rd.  I don't think there are cleared stairs, we'd likely need to walk around the block.  The back is up against a hill.

 

Where is the cut off you are speaking of?  Does it peel off Home Again towards Tamarak (if that street continued directly south) where that street would meet the ski run?

post #10 of 11
Seems so. There's this wide gap in the trees with a lot of ski tracks. It would be uphill from Home Again. I'll try to remember to take a picture. Plus you can ski down into the parking lot across from Kandahar.

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I believe your building is where those trees are by the bend in the road. It's a new building. I'm on the bridge in this picture and you can ski down to those cars.
post #11 of 11
Took pics today. That far end of the parking lot shown above is now full of gravel, so you can't walk straight past the cars up to the condo.



You'd do better exiting at this spot a bit lower down so you're not touring the parking lot. I believe this is the far south end of your street. The street is NO LONGER snow covered. It was warm today. Too warm.
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