Feb 15-22, 2020, the Traverski Ski, Sport, & Social Club went to Whitefish, Montana. Whitefish has been rated in Ski Magazine for value and hospitality. Mountain stats: 3000 acres, 105 runs, and average snowfall over 300 inches. The 14 travelers who flew round-trip had great travel weather as well as the 9 AmTrak travelers who left on Friday evening and arrived close to on-time. Good times on board! One traveler drove out.
We stayed at the Firebrand Hotel in the heart of downtown Whitefish. Shopping, dining, or just exploring Whitefish were just steps away. Our day started with about 12 different house-made choices on the menu for a hot breakfast. Very delicious and filling. The rooftop patio with fire pit and hot tub was the first stop after a day of play, with beautiful sunsets if still soaking in the hot tub. The rustic bar and lounge was a great gathering place in the evening with craft beers, wine, and hand-crafted cocktails.
The weather and snow conditions were in our favor for the week. 125 inch base and bluebird days.
A popular place on the mountain was Hellroaring Saloon, with great filling lunches and known for their mountainous nachos.
A number of people also enjoyed snowshoeing in Glacier National Park. Other activities enjoyed were cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
The snow ghosts on the mountain allowed one to use their imagination. Great pictures taken!
Whitefish was a fun and memorable ski trip.
Traverski Ski Trip Coordinator