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Things to Do in Whitefish, MT in Winter

Experience Winter in Whitefish

Nestled in the heart of the Rockies, this charming town offers a perfect blend of pristine wilderness and cozy alpine charm. Renowned for its epic powder, “snow ghost” trees, and diverse terrain, it’s a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts. Whether you’re enjoying the après-ski scene and breathtaking scenery or embarking on a snowy adventure, a Whitefish, MT winter promises unforgettable memories. Here are our top winter activities in Whitefish and beyond:

1) Skiing and Snowboarding

Ready. Set. Ski! Whitefish is the place to be during ski/snowboard season. We offer a complimentary shuttle from The Pine Lodge to Whitefish Mountain Resort and much more with our White Glove Experience package.

Skiers at Whitefish Mountain Resort

2) Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Strap on some cross-country skis or snowshoes and hit the trails. With miles of groomed trails offering views of Glacier National Park peaks, the Cabinet Mountains and the Swan Mountains, cross-country skiing is an exciting way to get active and experience winter in the Rockies.

Cross-country skiing near Glacier National Park

3) Fat Tire Biking

If you know how to ride a bicycle, you can ride a fat tire bike! Extend your cycling season and experience Whitefish on two wheels. It’s easy to access and take advantage of groomed winter trail systems when you rent from Glacier Cyclery & Nordic.

Two guests riding fat tire bikes over the snow in Whitefish, MT

4) Brewery Tour / Distillery Tour

Plan a day to bounce around the local breweries and distilleries in Whitefish. Opt for a guided educational tour through the Flathead Valley’s award-winning craft beer scene on a Big Sky Brews Cruise!

Bonsai Brewing Project
Montana Tap House

Spotted Bear Spirits
Glacier Distilling Company
Whitefish Handcrafted Spirits

5) Shop Downtown

Downtown Whitefish is not far from the Pine Lodge! The paved trail behind the hotel offers a walking path to get you there, and if it is too cold outside, we offer a complimentary shuttle! Enjoy food, shopping, and nightlife just blocks from the hotel. Exploring this hub is a great way to discover winter activities in Whitefish.

Downtown Whitefish, MT in winter

6) Sledding

You do not need to go far to find a sledding hill! There are many options in this area to grab a sled, tube, or toboggan and slide. Glacier Country mapped the local favorites to jumpstart your downhill thrill.

Sledding near Glacier National Park

7) Enjoy the Arts

Downtown Whitefish offers many different activities to please your inner artist. Between the multiple theatres, including Alpine Theatre Project and Whitefish Theatre Company, to different activities offered through Stumptown Art Studio, there are endless options for your creative side.

Alpine Theatre Project
Stumptown Art Studio
Whitefish Theatre Company

Performances by local theaters in Whitefish, MT

8) Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling in Western Montana and Glacier National Park is an outdoor adventurer’s heaven. Explore the Flathead Valley’s pristine alpine forests, breathtaking ridges and powder-filled bowls on a tour from Swan Mountain Snowmobiling.

Snowmobiling near Glacier National Park

9) Winter Carnival in Whitefish

This year’s Whitefish Winter Carnival will take place on February 2-4, 2024. You do not want to miss this weekend of fun events for the whole family!

Whitefish Winter Carnival

10) Enjoy a Spa Day

Make your getaway extra relaxing by enjoying a wellness/spa day in Whitefish. Relaxing massages, facials, and nail treatments are just a call away. Click here to find options in Whitefish.

These are only a mere few of the reasons to visit Whitefish. Make sure to book a room today to discover all this region has to offer or join our email list for more insider knowledge on Whitefish winter activities.

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