ccccccold this weekend anyway
agree with sibhusky about the nonchain hotels/bbs but if you are inclined, there is a super 8 (406) 862-8255 and Holiday Inn (406)862-4020, which are located just s of whitefish on the main drag (93) coming into town and yes, there is a snow bus which I think does go to hte super 8. STaying in town is probably cheaper but have never stayedon the mountain (www.big-mountain.com
) so don't know what their rates are. The town is about 8 miles from the mountain, staying on the mountain is pretty self-contained, little grocery, bar, entertainment, ski rentals and so on. The town is a nice little "real people"town with fun bars, places to dance, restaurants, some shopping, some SERIOUS bars, AA meetings, tourist trinkets, ski shops...I really love whitefish but just had a friend in town who said staying on the mountain was great, didn't find out what he paid.
this weekend is supposed to be very very cold (I think friday's hi in town will be 12 or something)
The main quad has not been working for the past few days, check to see if it is back in business, other wise can still ski the mountain but slowly, on old, slow, creaky, LONG lifts...
have fun in montana,sure is pretty even if cold! but did I mention the fog??