Whitefish Journals

Big Mountain

A March 2002 trip to Whitefish by BernardP

Quote: Brothers Mike and Bernie were unleashed on Whitefish, the Big Mountain, and the Izaak Walton Inn.

Big Mountain

Overview

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Ski the Big Mountain. Annual nine-ball tourney in Whitefish. Izaak Walton Inn.

Quick Tips:

Stay in a timeshare either on the mountain or in Whitefish -- it saves a few bucks for the PBRs.

Best Way To Get Around:

Rent an SUV or crossover for the snowy roads.

Ski the Fish

Attraction

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The ski conditions were fantastic with great vertical and fast lifts. On a crisp sunny day, the runs are like heaven on earth. When it's foggy, come down early!!!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 21, 2004

Ski the Fish
Big Mountain
Whitefish, Montana

Izaak Walton Inn & Resort

Hotel | "Izaak Walton Inn"

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This is a rail fan's delight, with the mainline just yards from the inn's dining room. It's a great place to step back to a simpler time and have brunch. Try the huckleberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. . . mmm mmm mmm.

Also, there are small caboose cabins to spend a few days and many a Nordic ski trail.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 21, 2004

Izaak Walton Inn & Resort
290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
Essex, Montana 59916
(406) 888-5700

Bar Open

Attraction

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Head into town off the main highway. Across from the substantial post office is a little place we call "BAR OPEN". At least, that's what the sign said. I think its really called South Fork Bar!!!

The bar is ancient and traditional, the conversation local. There's music, both kinds, country and western. My best memory is the book borrower's shelf behind the end of the bar. Bring in a paperback and borrow another left by someone else. What a great bar.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 21, 2004

Bar Open
Across from post office
Whitefish, Montana