Up with the sunrise and ready to tackle West Glacier…only to discover another lackluster cloudy day. With the desire to fill our memory cards full of award winning shots of Glacier and a surreptitious look at the following days immaculate weather report, we decided to stay around the kitschy little town of Whitefish and see what was happening.
Whitefish has got to be one of the coolest little ski towns. They have a wonderful main street filled with eclectic shops and aromatic restaurants. While there, we discovered that the main ski resort, Whitefish Mountain Resort, held a whole host of family friendly activities.
We were able to sign up for the midday trek called, “Walk in the Treetops“, which is noted for being one of only a few treetop canopy tours available in North America and was the first of its kind in the United States. This turned out to be a great adventure. With our upbeat and knowledgeable guides, we learned all about the wilderness through which we were hiking and felt safe in their competent care along the aerial walkways. It was exhilarating!
Afterwards, the kids had a blast with a more “action packed” activity as they sped down the Resort’s version of a luge, the “Alpine Slide”. My mother and I, along with countless other adults, enjoyed watching the fun wile having a drink on their back patio looking over the slide and snow-lacking ski runs. We agreed that we could easily spend a family vacation at Whitefish Mountain Resort.