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Whitefish, Montana is located on US 93, on the shores of Whitefish Lake and only a few miles from Glacier National Park. Whitefish is a treat to visit any time of the year with tons of winter and summer adventure opportunities alike. At a little over 3000’ elevation, Whitefish has temperate weather, as we are on the West side of the divide. This provides tons of snowfall for downhill and cross country skiing, and provides just enough rainfall in the spring and summer to keep us green for outdoor recreation.

Whitefish’s economy is largely tourism based, with railway and logging jobs giving way to building, retail and many seasonal endeavors. Our historic downtown boasts many eclectic shops, eateries and cultural pit stops. The Amtrak railway station is a downtown hub, brining in travelers and explorers, as the Empire Builder travels from Chicago to Seattle. Clothing shops, jewelry shops, art galleries, kid activities, Whitefish has something for everyone. 

Outdoor recreation is always around the corner as we have Whitefish Mountain Resort, Whitefish Lake and countless hiking trails, fishing spots and scenic vistas to explore. Downhill skiing enthusiasts flock to our Whitefish Mountain Resort to shred our legendary powder or take the kids for a family friendly skiing experience. In the summer the resort is a Mecca for hikers, bikers, birdwatchers and photographers as you never know what is around the next corner. Whitefish Lake offers great water recreation opportunities, and with its size you can always sneak away to your own private spot on the lake.

The population of Whitefish is around 7000 people and many more influx on holiday weekends and during summer and winter peak season. Whitefish is an hour south of the Canadian Port of Entry on Highway 93. We are 10 minutes from Glacier International Airport (FCA), and about 4.5 hours South of Calgary, Canada. Whether you are looking for a vacation destination or looking to relocate, Whitefish offers small town charm with culture and experiences unparalleled in the region.


Images courtesy of Tracey Tollefson and Cole Moser. 

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