Whitefish Mountain Resort sees record year

Posted at 9:21 AM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-12 11:21:52-04

WHITEFISH –Whitefish Mountain Resort set a new record this year.

The Northwest Montana resort beat its previous record set last year by more than 35,500 total skier visits with more than 382,000 hitting the slopes this season.

Mother Nature played a role bringing storm after storm giving the resort 410" of snow, its second-best snowfall total in 21 years. During the 123 days of Whitefish Mountain Resort’s season, it snowed on 80 days.

“We are extremely grateful to have such a dedicated community of season passholders and loyal returning out-of-town guests. Additionally, we continue to welcome a steady stream of first-time guests,” Whitefish Mountain Resort CEO Dan Graves said.

“With the continued growth in skier visits, we will continue with our commitment to improving the guest experience while maintaining affordability as well as our exceptional, easy-going hospitality that encourages our guests to keep coming back," he added.

Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Ski & Ride School also broke records in enrollment for seasonal programs most notably in the Buckaroos Program for three and four-year-olds. The Kids Center was also in record territory with growth in both out-of-town families and locals.

The ski season ended on April 8 in Whitefish.