Whitefish and the Flathead Valley are a winter wonderland! Winter months provide a number of activities to keep even the most adventurous family happy. When you tire of the great outdoors, lounge in the village or bum the shops in town.


Start at the North end of Flathead Valley for some world-class skiing at the Whitefish Mountain Resort (Big Mountain).  Tour the backcountry on snowshoes or cross-country skis or stick to the miles and miles of groomers on your snowboard, alpine or telemark skis.

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is on the South end of the Flathead Valley and covered with snow. Runs are a bit shorter, but so are the lines.


Whitefish Golf Course turns into the Glacier Nordic Center in the winter, with 9 miles of touring trails good for cross-country or skate skiing.


In Winter, visit Glacier Park and take part in a ranger-led snowshoe walk. Mid-January thru mid-March, on Saturday or Sunday, meet at the Apgar center for this free, two-hour program of learning and discovery. More


With more than two hundred miles of groomed snowmobile trails in our area, there is much to explore! Bring your own machines or rent snowmobiles locally.


Yetis, penguins, ski-journing, and more; it is all at the Whitefish Winter Carnival. Spanning two weeks in January, this event is a must do when in the area! A down-home country event described as “wonderful weirdness”.


Explore the woods and waterways of Northwest Montana by dog sled! Be led through the forest by a team of trained Alaskan Huskies along with their trainer and guide. Learn about the dogs, the sleds, and the terrain. A special way to spend a day. Learn more.

Winter sports in Whitefish Montana
Winter in Whitefish Montana at the River Meadow Ranch
Dog Sledding in the Flathead Valley
Snowmobiling in Whitefish Montana