Man on a Mission
Ken Jones is seeking to break his own record of more than 9 million vertical feet skied at Whitefish Mountain Resort
By Dillon Tabish
WHITEFISH — For roughly two hours a day, seven days a week over the last month, Ken Jones has undergone a grueling workout regimen at The Wave. Body squats, lunges, leg extensions — the 52-year-old handyman has trained with a feverish, focused mindset.
Ski Joring Hits its Stride
Whitefish competition finds new location, new event announced for Lakeside this winter
By Clare Menzel
WHITEFISH —This winter, the Flathead Valley, a longtime host of Whitefish Winter Canival’s World Invitational Ski Joring event, will kick off 2017 with the newest event in ski joring, the biggest purse in the sport, and a new location for the Whitefish winter staple.
She’s Back: La Niña Arrives for Winter
Climate pattern likely signals average temperatures and above average snowfall for the Flathead Valley
By Molly Priddy
In October, it looked like the predicted La Niña climate phenomenon was going to be a no-show this year, with advisories canceled and predictions of neutral climate conditions for the chilly season.
A Guide to the Nordic Glide
In the Flathead Valley, classic and skate cross-country ski adventures abound
By Tristan Scott
Whether you’re looking for a leisurely backcountry tour after work, a glide along the rolling network of illuminated loops at the Whitefish Lake Golf Club, a leg-burning ascent from Haskill Basin to the base of Big Mountain, or an abundance of trails along the north shore of Flathead Lake, the options are ample for Nordic skiers of all levels and abilities.
Here is a flurry of opportunities right in your backyard.
Snowmobiling the Flathead
Local club partners with app developer to help snowmobilers navigate the trails
By Tristan Scott
Snowmobile enthusiasts can already smell the two-stroke smoke as the Dec. 1 sledding season prepares to get underway in the Flathead Valley, where a hub of world-class snowmobiling includes more than 200 miles of groomed trails and nearly 2,000 miles of Forest Service roads, which track along alpine ridges and through basins of deep powder.
Ski Areas Gear Up For Winter
Whitefish Mountain Resort, Turner and Blacktail have their fingers crossed for a big season
By Justin Franz
The signs that ski season is upon us start slowly at first. In late October and early November, a few people might start digging out their skis and boards. Others may replace the bike rack with a ski rack atop their vehicles.
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