Our Western destination for 2019 is Whitefish, Montana, which is located in the Northern Rocky Mountains of Montana, at the edge of Glacier National Park. Whitefish Mountain Resort gets over 300 inches of snowfall each year, with March and April being the snowiest. Altitude is moderate with a base at 4500 feet and the summit at 6800 feet. They have 3,000 acres with 105 marked runs; 12% green, 38% blue, 44% black and 6% double black; there is a lot of skiing here. Crowds and lift lines are minimal, the runs are wide and well groomed—it’s like your own private mountain. On a clear day, the resort’s notorious snow ghosts-pine trees coated in snow and ice that resemble eerie figures-provide interesting photo opportunities that are unique to Whitefish. There are twice daily Ambassador Tours of the mountain and it is highly recommended to take one the first day to get acquainted with the extensive array of lifts and trails on the different faces and areas of the mountain.
15 Queen-Queen hotel style rooms (all with bar refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, and hair dryers) have been reserved at the Kandahar Lodge which is located in the Village at the base of the ski area. Ski-out access is a short walk across the parking lot or by the Kandahar shuttle to the Village lift area; ski-in access is by skiing directly to the lodge or by Kandahar shuttle back from the base lodge. There is a fire-placed living room for Happy Hour BYOB gatherings (we will also have limited access to a special lounge on the 2nd floor), a large outdoor hot tub, a steam room, an exercise room and a massage treatment room, an on-site restaurant and a small food service bar called the Snug Bar. Daily housekeeping and WiFi are included. A European continental breakfast (bagels, muffins, cereal, yogurt, fruit, hard boiled eggs, slices of ham and turkey/chicken, instant oatmeal, coffee and tea) is served daily in the lobby and is included in the rate. There is no elevator and all rooms require some stairs. Kandahar will carry all bags to the rooms; there is a heated boot room and a ski storage room on the main level. There are several restaurants nearby in the Resort Village and arrangements will be made at a later date for 2 group dinners. The unique town of Whitefish is located 7 miles away and can be accessed by the free Snow Bus; there are many shops and restaurants in the town. There are 2 ski rental shops in the Resort Village.
Included in the package is round trip air on Delta airlines; 1 stop in Minneapolis-St Paul each way. Shuttle to and from the Kandahar will be provided by the Kandahar Lodge for those flying with the group. Also included with our 7 night stay is all baggage handling, taxes and gratuities. A Welcome Party will be held upon arrival and is included also.
Package price for lodging and air is $1127.00 per person. Over 70 ski free. Senior skiers 65-69 add $275.00 for a 5 of 6 day lift ticket, adult skiers under age 65 add $311.00 for a 5 of 6 day lift ticket. Single supplement (cost to buy out Hotel Room without a roommate) is $430.00.
TOHG is now accepting payment by credit card. Payment in full is required at time of registration if using a credit card. If paying by check, you have two options; either payment in full or an initial deposit of $600.00 is required at time of registration, a second payment of $527.00 is due October 10 and a final payment, if requesting lift tickets, is due November 10. TOHG will be sending reminder invoices for any payment due. Please register on-line or respond to the notification from TOHG re the ski trip.