Big Mountain, Montana Almanac


Getting There The Kalispell airport is 19 miles from Big Mountain.

Sleeping In The Kintla Lodge has new slopeside condominiums starting at $75 per night; the atmosphere-rich Kandahar Lodge on Big Mountain starts at $159 per night; and the beautiful Pine Lodge in Whitefish starts at $65 per night (800-858-4152).

Dining Out Cafe Kandahar has new American cuisine and great historic ski photos; Tupelo Grille in Whitefish is gourmet southwestern; ask about special moonlight "Dine and Ski" nights at the Summit House.

Après-Ski The famous Stube features live music and a mechanical bucking bull. In town, start anywhere and finish at the Dire Wolf Pub.

Kicking Butt Big Mountain's cliffy and mystical East Rim hosts the resort's popular freeride events for good reason.

Kicking Back Big Mountain's family-favorite sleigh ride dinners combine horse-drawn sleighs, cowboy songs and all-you-can-eat barbecue.

Activities Enjoy beautiful Glacier Park ski tours with Montana Adventure.

Don't Miss The K2 Snowcycles and lift-served tubing hill are must-do family fun.

Vital Stats terrain: 3,000 acres, 10 lifts (including one high-speed quad and one high-speed quad chair/gondola), base elevation: 4,500 feet; summit elevation: 7,000 feet; vertical drop: 2,500 feet; annual snowfall: 320+ inches.