For the third consecutive year Whitefish Mountain Resort has set a new record with 384,800 total skier visits. The northwest Montana resort beat its previous record set in 2017/18 by nearly 3,000 total skier visits. This year also marked a record for preseason winter season pass sales—going over 10,000 passes for the first time.
“We are very thankful for the steady growth we’ve experienced these past several years,” Whitefish Mountain Resort CEO Dan Graves said, “Our independence allows us to focus on providing a friendly, easy-going experience for our dedicated community of season passholders, our loyal returning out-of-town visitors and our first-time guests. Our everyday goal is to maintain affordability as well as exceptional hospitality.”
In addition to skier visits, Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Ski & Ride School set a new record in the number of adult “Learn to Ski/Ride” lessons sold. Additionally it continued its trend increasing enrollment for seasonal kids’ programs.
Season pass holders skied more than ever before in the 2018/19 season surpassing last year’s total by 39,266,557 feet setting a new record of 2,138,100,034 feet. This marks only the second time reaching the milestone of two billion vertical feet. Local residents make up roughly half of the skiing population at Whitefish Mountain Resort.