Mountain Man adventures in Whitefish, Montana
So, like most Canadians, every once in a great while the Mountain Man crosses the border and heads south for a little winter retreat to Whitefish, Montana. Here you’ll find excellent lodging, among attractions such as Whitefish Mountain Resort, Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake.
Whitefish restaurants are well known in the region, as is the night life in this spectacular town, and the great Whitefish hotels and lodges available. It’s a good place for relaxing, or, as I’ve seen a couple Canadians do, going completely wild on the main downtown strip. It happens to the best of us. After all, there’s a brewery right down town, and several interesting places to sample their beers.
Of course, there’s also terrific activities. During the winter, the skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort (formerly Big Mountain) is probably one of the most popular things to do in this area. This is probably one of the most popular Montana ski resorts, and for good reason. It’s got excellent terrain for skiing and snowboarding, and gets lots of great powder. Whitefish Mountain Resort also has a great terrain park for the more daring riders.
If skiing and snowboarding aren’t your thing, you may be interested in snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking up Going-to-the-sun Road, which is accessible at the Lake McDonald lodge during the winter, and offers easily accessible, and awesome winter terrain.
If you’re feeling too snowed-in right now to make it, come back during the summer. There’s two spectacular Montana lakes in Whitefish, including Whitefish Lake, which is only a 10 minute walk from downtown, and Flathead Lake, only about 15 minutes drive. The fishing in both of these lakes is great, as is the boating. And of course, if you’re back during the summer you’ll want to visit Glacier National Park’s fantastic trails.
Anyway folks, I’m off to Whitefish.