The long winters in Montana make for some great skiing and snowboarding. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, the ski resorts around Kalispell offer world class skiing with a family friendly environment.
We at Three Bears RV Park want to make staying with us anytime of year easy and fun. We do the research for you. So, bookmark our website and make Three Bears RV Park your basecamp for adventure around Kalispell, the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park. If you are a winter sport enthusiast, read on for information about the ski resorts nearby. Also, subscribe to our email list for more great information about things to do in all seasons and grab our free printable travel planner to make planning your trip a breeze.
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Mountain Resort is visible from downtown Kalispell and brings with it fantastic skiing. With 10 lifts and over 100 runs your legs will be done before you have skied them all. This gives you the perfect excuse to come back, after a day of exploring and relax. Big Mountain Express from chair 1, lovingly known by skiers as “The Big,” has 31 runs by itself!
Learning to ski at Whitefish Mountain Resort is made easy with their ski school. The resort has over 60 instructors certified by Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI). They offer individual and group lessons, they’ll have you up and running in no time. For more information visit Ski Whitefish ski and ride school.
Have little ones? Whitefish Mountain Resort offers childcare for children 6 months to 6 years old. They also offer group ski lessons for 3 – 6 year olds. While in the day center, children will participate in activities such as art projects, learning activities, singing and story time, or just plain old free play. What a nice way to enjoy your day skiing knowing your children are having fun too. For more information visit Ski Whitefish kid’s center.
December kicks off the ski season and great events at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Bring the kids up Christmas Eve for Santa’s Torchlight Parade and Gift Giving or spend New Year’s Eve at the Rail Jam, Torchlight Parade and Fireworks.
On a tight budget or looking for some adventure? Whitefish Mountain Resort offers night skiing at a discount from the regular day pass. The short winter days in northwest Montana don’t deter skiers from enjoying the slopes. Whitefish Mountain Resort makes it great with live music, food and beverage at Ed & Mully’s slope side dining. For more information on dining and shopping at Whitefish Mountain Resort, visit Ski Whitefish Dine and Shop.
Skier or not, Whitefish Mountain has something for everyone! They offer Moonlight Dine & Ski, where you’ll ride the chairlift up Big Mountain and dine at 7,000 feet on the Summit House Restaurant. When you are done eating you can ski down or ride the lift back down. Be sure to dress warm for the chairlift. See their website here, for more information on how to dress.
Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort
Just 28 miles southwest of Kalispell lies Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort. This resort has mostly intermediate runs which makes it a great location for learning to ski. For those who prefer cross country skiing, Blacktail offers 25 kilometers of groomed trails maintained by volunteers from the North Shore Nordic Club.
Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort offers group and private lessons for all ages beginning at 3 years old in their Mini Mights program. The also offer daily 2 hour group lessons for skiing and snowboarding. These lessons do not require a reservation making it easy to go on a whim. All instructors are certified by PSIA and AASI as well. For more information, visit Blacktail Mountain Snow Sports School.
What is skiing without a hot bowl of chili? Blacktail Lodge offers a cafeteria and full restaurant where skiers and snowboarders can enjoy chili and cornbread by the fire. They also offer burgers and sandwiches, soups and salads and will serve all their sandwiches on a bed of greens instead of bread. The cafeteria allows visitors to bring their own food in allowing everyone to enjoy the warm fire while fueling up for the next run! For more information visit Blacktail Mountain Food Services.
Back Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing
If you are an experienced back country skier, Montana has thousands of forest service roads and hiking trails where you can back country ski. Bring the dogs and enjoy beautiful Montana. There are many low range mountains to practice your telemark skills and there is always plenty of snow.
Snow Shoe in the forests of Montana and see the mountains up close and personal. Snow Shoeing is a great low impact way to get out and play in the snow. Bring the dogs along for extra fun. Prefer a guide? Check out Spoke and Paddle for guided outdoor adventures.
Ski, Snowboard and Cross-Country Ski in Montana
Montana is one of the most scenic states in the union. Snow sports enthusiasts embrace the long winters to enjoy some of the finest snow and ski resorts right here in Kalispell, MT. Three Bears RV Park stays open and plowed all year. We are located just off HWY 2 making for easy winter travel. Stay in our park with full hook-ups and ski all day. Subscribe to our email list and download our free printable travel planner and plan your trip today.