Whitefish Journals

Week at Big Mountain Montana

An April 2005 trip to Whitefish by baugh39

Quote: We stayed at The Edelweiss on Big Mountain with the intent to ski the mountain while we were there. The resort was closed, but we still had a great time.

Week at Big Mountain Montana


Even though the mountain was closed, there was enough snow on the mountain to ski. I hiked up the mountain, which took me 2 hours, and skiied down fresh power. AWESOME! We also went to Glacier Natl. Park twice during the week and saw elk and deer and hiked for about three hours. The small town of Whitefish is a great town, and the people are very pleasant. There are great places to eat and go out. Fernie Alpine Resort is also just two hours away north in Canada, in case you are at Big Mountain to ski and they are closed.Quick Tips: Pick up an Independent paper at the Great Montana Coffee House and get up to speed on the local event listings. The best place to rent skis is in town, not...Read More
Best Things Nearby:Big Mountain, downtown Whitefish, Glacier National Park, Fernie Alpine Resort, Flathead Lake, and Whitefish LakeBest Things About the Resort:25-seat Jacuzzi, base of Big Mountain, and the great view of Flathead ValleyResort Experience:The Edelweiss is very nice and at the base of Big Mountain. We had a one-room condo, and it was very nice. There is also a 25-seat Jacuzzi available, which is very good after a day of skiing. The Edelweiss looks like a big hotel, but is actually several condos that are individually sold. They are really nice, with a fireplace and a deck. One amenity that would be nice would be a washer/dryer within the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 15, 2005

Edelweiss Resort
Big Mountain Ski and Summer Resort
Whitefish, Montana 59937