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Whitefish, Montana

January 30 - February 6, 2016


These ARE the Good Old Days!

Whitefish logo

There’s still a place where fresh powder lasts, locals make you feel at home, and your dollar goes further.

The Details

Cash Price: $1249 Per Person
Based on Double Occupancy in a Hotel Room
Includes Round Trip Air and Daily Continental Breakfast

See the Lodging section below for details
and the complete Price Chart.

We offer three trip application options:
Download a PDF , a Word doc, or apply online.

To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions.
The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download.

The Trip Leaders

Mike Pearson Trip Leader
Mike Pearson
6020 Orange Blossom Ave
Tampa, FL 33604

Bruce Jarrett Trip Co-Leader
Bruce Jarrett
1009 E. Flora St
Tampa, FL 33604

Trip Highlights


Mike and Bruce invite you to join us for a fun filled week at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana overlooking Glacier National Park. This resort, which used to be known as Big Mountain, is located in northwestern Montana close to the Canadian border. We fly into the Glacier Park International airport in Kalispell, and then take a short 30 minute bus ride to the resort. Whitefish receives 300 inches of snow annually on its 3000 skiable acres. It’s a great mountain for skiers and boarders of all levels. We’ll be staying mountain side at the ski-in/walk-out Kandahar Lodge, which offers a daily continental breakfast, plus hot cider and cookies to finish your day. The town of Whitefish is only 15 minutes from the resort and features acclaimed restaurants, bars, local breweries, and art galleries. The town is easily accessible on the free S.N.O.W. Bus. Available close by are many other activities, including Glacier National Park tours, snowmobiling, dog-sled tours, cross-country skiing, backcountry cat skiing, sleigh ride dinners, ice skating, fly fishing, freshwater fishing, a family fun center, and more. Plus, Whitefish is currently working on 2 million dollars of renovations on the mountain. It’s still the same great welcoming Montana, with a new face lift.

Downhill skier
Whitefish favorite videos website link
Whitefish downtown


Kandahar LodgeThe intimate European-style Kandahar Lodge combines the perfect mix of comfort, convenience, rustic appeal, elegance, and beauty for our week in Whitefish. Located slope side so at the end of your ski day you can simply ski down Hailey’s Run right up to the lodge. At the beginning of the ski day you can choose a short walk across the parking lot and ski down to Chair 6, or take the free van to the lift plaza in the Resort Village. While the Resort is very easy to walk around, the Kandahar van is also available for shuttles to/from any location in the Village during daytime hours.

Kandahar’s comfortable rooms all have a microwave, small refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and complimentary wireless access. The Kandahar provides a daily continental breakfast, and has a gourmet restaurant, wellness center, and a hot tub to take out those aches and pains with a beautiful view. After a great day on the slopes the lobby has plenty of room for you to relax beside a wood burning fire place or enjoy a movie on the big screen TV.

Kandahar hot tub
Kandahar bedroom
Kandahar winter
This is where you take off your skis at the end of the day – simply ski to the bottom of the steps by the white Stop sign.

The Mountain

There are four skiable sides to Whitefish. It has 3000 acres with lots of tree and bowl skiing, and 105 marked runs supported by 14 Lifts, including 3 High Speed Quads. The base elevation is 4400 feet and the summit is 6800 feet, so altitude is not an issue here. Terrain is 12% beginner, 40% intermediate, 42% advanced, 6% expert, all adding up to 100% fun. The longest run is 3.3 miles. The average annual snowfall is 300 inches. Night skiing is available Friday and Saturday night. The best way to learn about the mountain is to take advantage of the mountain ambassador tour guide service which is offered daily at 10:30am and 1:30pm. The guides will enthusiastically tell you everything about the mountain and maybe some history of Whitefish along the way.

On the mountain are 7 restaurants, 4 accessible by skiing. This year Whitefish mountain offers a NEW LIFT with NEW TERRAIN at Flower Point, with a total of 2 million dollars of renovations and improvements! This means seven new intermediate runs, additional advanced gladed terrain, more north-facing slopes providing excellent conditions throughout the season plus new breathtaking views into Glacier National Park! It’s still the same great welcoming Montana, with a new face lift.

Downhill skier
Whitefish favorite videos website link
Whitefish downtown

Check out the TRAIL MAP.

Price Chart

Use the following chart for the cash pricing of your group:

Number of
Hotel Room
2 Queen Beds

Room amenities include microwave, small refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, and an iron.

Resort Only (No Air) DEDUCT $473 from the prices above if you want to get your own air.

Prices are per person. Accommodations are assigned in order deposits are received. No space is held without a $250.00 per person deposit. Early commitments get first choice! All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 3% convenience charge for credit card transactions.

Sign Up Details

Price Includes:
Round trip airfare from Tampa to Kalispell, MT, transportation to the Kandahar Lodge and back to the airport, 7 nights lodging, daily continental breakfast, welcome reception, farewell banquet, and après ski festivities. The group also has access to optional discounted lift tickets and equipment rental.

Trip Size:
32 people.

Kandahar Lodge hotel room, located slope-side. See Lodging and Price Chart above for more information.

$250.00 per person with a completed trip application. See above for trip application options.

Cancellation Date:
All cancellations must be received, in writing, no later than October 24, 2015. See cancellation policy on the 2nd page of the trip application.

Balance Due:
Final balance is due no later than November 9, 2015.

Make checks payable to "Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders" and mail to: Mike Pearson, 6020 N Orange Blossom Ave, Tampa, FL 33604.

Deposit and balance of trip costs may be paid with a major credit card. You will be billed later for the final payment. At that time you will be able to order lift tickets. To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions. The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download. A charge of 3% will be made for credit card convenience