Thursday, November 21, 2013

Old Man Winter Has Arrived


That's the noise I actually made when I stepped outside this morning. My phone only confirmed my initial suspicions when I checked the weather app. Nine degrees! I know I've already been out skiing a handful of times, both cross country and alpine, but I wasn't quite mentally prepared for these two-jacket mornings quite yet. But now that it's here, we don't have much choice but to embrace it.

The cold temps seem to have been brought on by some fantastically clear skies. While the mountain top has only made brief appearances between clouds lately, yesterday the clouds blew away and we were left with this incredible scene in downtown Whitefish.

Whitefish Mountain Resort is currently reporting a 52-inch base of snow at the summit (that's 132cm for those of you residing north of the border) giving it some of the best early season coverage in many years. And I will personally attest to the stellar conditions up there. The mountain is scheduled to officially open on Saturday, December 7, so now is the time to book a room for that winter getaway. Grouse Mountain Lodge is offering two different packages to help get you on the slopes this winter. 
  • First: our Ski (or Board) and Stay Package. For only $115 per person, per night with double occupancy, you will receive a lift ticket, lodging at Grouse Mountain Lodge and free shuttle transportation to and from the mountain. The shuttle will also swoop you up at the airport, Amtrak station or at downtown Whitefish if you get the urge to go paint the town red.
  • Second: our Fourth Night Free Package. This is perfect for those of you who might have season passes or some other source for your lift tickets. It's really as simple as it sounds; stay three consecutive nights at Grouse Mountain Lodge and we'll give you the fourth night for free.
Both packages can be booked on OUR WEBSITE or by calling 406.892.2525.

Grouse Mountain Lodge

Yours truly enjoying the goods last season

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