Winter Info & FAQs

Everything you need to know about your winter stay at The Lodge.

I don't have a car, how can I get to Whitefish Mountain Resort?

The Lodge at Whitefish Lakes offers many options throughout the day to get to and from the mountain via our Lodge Shuttle or the S.N.O.W. Bus for free.



How do I get around the mountain once I'm there?

Whitefish Mountain Resort offers Ambassador Tours to help orient you to the mountain and to help with any other needs you may have. For more info CLICK HERE.

Can I get a ride to downtown Whitefish?

The Lodge offers downtown shuttle service to & from our sister property, The Firebrand Hotel & Restaurant enabling you to explore our resort town. The shuttle departs The Lodge at the top of the hour, every two hours from 8a-4p and every hour from 5p-11p. Return departures from The Firebrand run 10 minutes past the hour.

The S.N.O.W. Bus also offers service to and from downtown Whitefish.


What if I want to travel beyond downtown Whitefish or to Glacier National Park?

If you're looking for winter adventures outside of Whitefish, you will either need to rent a car or hire a guide or transport.

The Lodge offers rental vehicles to our lodging guests. All vehicles seat up to five passengers. [email protected]

For additional rental car and/or guided tour options, contact the concierge at 406.863.4022 [email protected]

Whitefish Outfitters & Tours offers guided tours to Whitefish area trails or can even plan a trip for a ski day in Fernie, BC. Custom charters are available. Call 406.212.0080

Where can I rent skis?

The Lodge at Whitefish Lake has partnered with several area ski shops so you can spend more time riding and less time worrying about your gear:

  • Black Tie Skis | Performance & Premium Ski and Snowboard Packages from top-of-the-line brands, delivered to the comfort of your accommodations at The Lodge at a time that's convenient for you!
  • Velvet Rope Rentals | Delivers to The Lodge.
  • Great Northern Cycle & Ski | Performance demo skis in downtown Whitefish.
  • Whitefish Mountain Resort | Base Lodge & WMR Village Locations. Pick up rentals the morning of your first day of skiing (based on availability).

I'm bringing my own skis and would like to ship them. What are my options?

Save yourself the hassle of transporting skis through airports! Our concierge will receive and hold your skis and place them in your guest room on your arrival day.

1. Send your skis via UPS or FedEx.

  • Don't forget to purchase a pre-paid label to return your skis back to you after departure.
  • When labeling, be sure to include the guest name your Lodge room reservation is under OR include the 6-digit Reservation number. EXAMPLE: ATTN: Concierge Desk / The Lodge at Whitefish Lake / GUEST: Smith Arrival 1/18 Res #123456 / 1360 Wisconsin Ave / Whitefish, MT 59937

2. Ship your gear online using Ship Skis.

Ship Ski Gear, Snowboards & Luggage Ahead! Ship Skis is our premier ski gear, snowboard & luggage shipping provider designed to enhance your travel experience to and from the Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Door-to-door shipping is offered globally, and every bag comes with an on-time delivery guarantee, complimentary insurance, real-time tracking, and so much more. So, whether you are looking to save time or simply want to avoid dragging your winter gear around the airport on your next trip, you can count on Ship Skis.

  • Click on our direct link LODGE SHIP SKIS
  • When prompted, be sure to provide the last name affiliated with the reservation, your scheduled check-in date, and your reservation number.


  • Allow for the weather, plan to have your skis arrive 3 business days before your arrival day.
  • Alert our Concierge Desk that you will be shipping skis (send the Reservation # and tracking # if able) and they will be on the lookout. [email protected]
    - Please note that there is a fee for holding packages for arrival, $5 for the first package, $10 for each additional.

I don't own a lot of good winter clothing but want to play outdoors. Can you help me?

Of course! Kit lender is a great alternative to purchasing an entire new wardrobe! It's simple and quick. Just visit

What are conditions like on the mountain at Whitefish Mountain Resort?

CLICK HERE for a live webcam view from Whitefish Mountain Resort. For more information about amenities, services and events visit the WMR website at

How much snow is on the mountain and what's the weather like?

Click here for the Whitefish Mountain Resort SNOW REPORT

Click here for current area weather conditions ACCUWEATHER

Click here for a live view of Whitefish Lake on the Lodge LAKE CAM

What's happening in Whitefish right now?

The town of Whitefish comes alive in the winter and there's plenty to do, see and experience.

CLICK HERE for a live view of town. For info on events and happenings around Whitefish visit

What is Winter Carnival and when is it?

Whitefish Winter Carnival is a beloved annual event that takes place throughout the town of Whitefish each February. Spectators can enjoy watching (or participating in) the Penguin Plunge, Kiddie Carnival, Snow Sculpture Showcase, and of course, the famed Winter Carnival Parade. We invite you to visit for current details!