A crane loomed over Glacier Park International Airport on Wednesday as U.S. Sen. Jon Tester spoke about infrastructure funding, including $14.5 million going to the airport in the next five years through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

2022 Resort Report

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Across the country, demand for resort living has continued to surge over the past two years. Brought on by the events of 2020 and pandemic lifestyle changes, consumers have begun to put a premium on their living situations, choosing to Iive where they want rather than where they need to.


Construction site work in progress for the Landmark only steps from Chair 2 (Swift Creek Express). Lift and slope work are also underway to shape the Landmark's future Ski Beach.

Ski Resort Sets Season Pass Sales Record

Whitefish Mountain Resort set a new record for season pass sales for the upcoming ski season.

It’s the sixth year in a row the resort has set a new high mark, according to Nick Polumbus, director of sales and marketing at the ski area.

Flathead Hotels Smash June Occupancy Records

Hotels and other traditional lodging accommodations in the Flathead Valley have been jam-packed this season despite a shortage of employees to clean rooms and tend to guests — and despite the proliferation of short-term rentals, which are also booking up at record rates.

Glacier Park International Welcomes JetBlue

Amid a late evening rain shower on July 1 that provided a much-needed respite from last week’s heat wave, Flight 2345 by JetBlue Airways direct from New York City’s JFK airport touched down at Glacier Park International Airport (GPIA) between lightning strikes.

First Phase of GPIA Expansion Construction Receives Approval

The Flathead Municipal Airport Authority (FMAA) gave approval this week for phase one construction of Glacier Park International Airport’s (GPIA) major expansion. The project will nearly triple the airport’s current square footage of 75,000 to about 200,000 square feet. Preliminary work is almost complete, with groundbreaking for the basement facilities scheduled later this summer.

Glacier National Park Tickets Sell Out in Minutes

Officials at Montana's Glacier National Park will release more tickets to access the park's iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road after the first batch for the month of June sold out in minutes.
Due to new capacity restrictions, the park has implemented a new ticketed and timed system to access the 50-mile mountainous road.

Frontier Airlines adds service to Kalispell

Discount carrier Frontier Airlines will launch a new direct flight this summer connecting Kalispell with Denver. The Denver-based company plans to start the service to Glacier Park International Airport on June 17. The nonstop flight will run three times weekly. “These new flights will open new opportunities for flyers to explore Kalispell and residents to take a trip to Denver or connect to other popular destinations in Frontier’s network,” said Josh Flyr, vice president of network and operational design, Frontier Airlines.

Ski resort finishes busiest season on record

Whitefish Mountain Resort, MT - Even in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Whitefish Mountain Resort logged its busiest season on record. Nearly 460,000 skier visits were tallied for the 2020-21 winter season, about a 20% increase over the previous high mark set during the 2018-19 winter. The 2019-20 season was cut short when the resort closed in early March 2020 due to the pandemic. The busiest single day this winter was New Year’s Eve, “which is typical for us,” said Maren McKay, Public Relations Manager at the resort.

Whitefish Mountain Resort plans 6-pack lift

A new six-person chair lift is in the works at Whitefish Mountain Resort, officials announced Monday. According to resort CEO Dan Graves, the France-based company Leitner Poma has been chosen to install the resort’s first high-speed six-pack lift out of the Base Lodge area. The lift will transport skiers to the top of the Inspiration Ridge below the old top terminal of Chair 5. Graves called the project the “largest lift investment Whitefish Mountain Resort has ever made.”

Whitefish, Montana, named friendliest city in America by Expedia travelers

If you are looking to find the friendliest city in America, you'll find it in Montana. The city that took top honors of the friendliest city in the United States was Whitefish, Montana, which Expedia travelers ranked. The town is the gateway to Glacier National Park, so the town is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. At No. 2 was Sister Bay, Wisconsin, a great travel spot for boaters and anglers.

A Banner Year on Big Mountain

As Whitefish Mountain Resort prepares to close the books on its first full winter season since 2019, it has already shattered seasonal visitation records by at least 20%, reporting a banner year despite operating within the constraints of a global pandemic and with considerably less snowfall than in winters past.

Glacier Park International Airport Announces New Routes - iFlyGlacier

KALISPELL, Montana (Feb. 19, 2021) – Service offerings continue to expand at Glacier Park International Airport (GPIA) with the addition of a new partnership with JetBlue Airways and additional routes through American Airlines. Travelers will be able to take a seasonal JetBlue flight to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City three times a week in July and August. American Airlines has also added service to New York City with Saturday flights...

Why You Should Visit Historic Whitefish in Winter - Mountain Living

Each ski town in the Mountain West has its own personality. Some are historic, like Aspen and Park City—mining towns that morphed into ski resorts; some, like Vail, were created specifically as destinations for snow sports and tourism. And then there are the authentic working towns like Steamboat Springs, a ranching community, and Whitefish, Montana—born from a Great Northern Railway expansion through the Flathead Valley in 1901.

These Ultra-Chill Ski Towns Have All the Powder and Half the Crowds - Thrillist

There are gorgeous mountain towns where the skiing is underwhelming. And there are legendary mountains where the nearest civilization is a speck on the horizon. America’s greatest ski towns combine the best of both. They’re places where people who have never touched a ski will find themselves as invigorated as somebody who just spent a day rocketing down black-diamond slopes, and where both will come together over a fantastic meal at a restaurant or a brewery almost guaranteed...


Whitefish, Montana locals will proudly tell you that “Whitefish is not a ski town, it’s a town of skiers.” From a quick glance, that phrase feels a bit misleading. It appears that Whitefish has all the classic ingredients of a quintessential ski town. There’s a ski resort eight miles from downtown, a world-class National Park in its backyard, and plenty of open space for backcountry skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. But it’s not until you dig a little deeper that you realize...