Whitefish, Montana has a proud timber and railroad history. From the earliest indigenous residents who fished for whitefish in the lake, the name “Whitefish” evolved. But it was a stumptown first. Rich in forest land, the timber industry boomed in the late 1880s, leaving behind large stumps, some in the middle of the roads, thus the nickname Stumptown!
The town site became official in 1903 when the Great Northern Railway found it provided an easier route to British Columbia. But according to the old timers, the stumps remained in the middle of town clear into the 1930’s. In the years that followed, a few adventurous folk came for a new activity…skiing.
The upper reaches of Hellroaring Mountain, just north of town, were ideal for skiing down the open slopes into the Hellroaring Basin. The first ski lift was built in 1947 and now Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort offers more than 3000 skiable acres and 85 marked runs that include snowboarding, Nordic trails, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty offers a quality collection of world-class real estate properties to ski resort and mountain enthusiasts. Understanding that each property has its own personality and appeal, we excel at matching buyers with a home as unique as they are. Whether you are seeking a secluded ski-in/ski-out home or a cozy condo retreat allowing for quick slope-side access, our team of experienced real estate professionals can guide you to the perfect property to fit your lifestyle.
From this northern town of 5000 people, stunning views of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Glacier National Park, Whitefish Mountains and the pristine waters of Whitefish Lake are a daily delight for residents and visitors. A myriad of winter and summer activities abound for every age and ability.
Whether skiing, skating, boating or shopping, Whitefish is a place where life slows down to the speed of a paddle and the Rocky Mountain lifestyle provides enduring inspiration. With natural surroundings as part of the décor, Whitefish offers a lifestyle with a view!
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