Originally Posted by sibhusky
Originally Posted by checksix68
It's a shame air fares are so expensive. My friends and I are planning a trip to Whitefish in March. Airfares out of MSP are 6-7 hundred dollars round trip. We plan on taking the train, which is a 20+ hour trip out of Staples, MN, which is about 140 rail miles from MSP, but the train ticket is only $220 if we go the cheapest route. We really want to experience Whitefish.
That's how @SlowObstacle
Along with a whole crowd of other folks. It's cheap, it's relaxing (if you can deal with chilling out for a day on the train). And the collapse of the oil patch in ND has improved on-time performance, last I looked. But if you're the sort that can't sit still, it might be worth paying to fly.
HiTempo (one of the local ski shops), has run group trips out to WMR for the past several years. People take the train out and stay in Hibernation House, which all together makes it an insanely good deal. Note: I haven't been on their group trip, don't work for them, not getting a commission. But last year you could stay in Hibernation House and pay about $90/day, for the room (double occupancy), lift ticket, and a hot breakfast. And that was before any group discount they arranged...