Winter Info & FAQs

Everything you need to know about your winter stay at The Firebrand.

I don't have a car, how can I get to Whitefish Mountain Resort?

The community of Whitefish offers a free S.N.O.W. Bus that runs to and from various locations in Whitefish and Whitefish Mountain Resort.

The free community S.N.O.W. Bus stops on Spokane Avenue, just one block from the Firebrand! S.N.O.W. BUS SCHEDULE

How do I get around the mountain once I'm there?

Whitefish Mountain Resort offers Ambassador Tours to help orient you to the mountain and to help with any other needs you may have. For more info CLICK HERE.

What if I want to travel around Whitefish or to Glacier Park?

The Firebrand Hotel is located in downtown Whitefish, a short walking distance to restaurants, boutique shopping, nightlife, galleries and more.

The Firebrand offers shuttle service to & from our sister property, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. The shuttle departs The Firebrand 10 minutes past the hour, every two hours from 8:10a-4:10p and every hour from 5:10p-11:10p. Return departures from The Lodge are at the top of each hour.

The S.N.O.W. Bus also offers service to The Lodge at Whitefish Lake with continuing service to Whitefish Mountain Resort. SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

If you're looking for winter adventures outside of Whitefish, you will either need to rent a car, hire a guide or transport. Contact the concierge for car rental information and guided tour options 406.863.1900 [email protected]

Whitefish Outfitters & Tours offers guided tours to Whitefish area trails or can even plan a trip for a ski day in Fernie, BC. Custom charters are available. Call 406.212.0080

Where can I rent skis?

The Firebrand has partnered with Black Tie Skis so you can spend more time riding and less time worrying about your gear. Black Tie will deliver directly to the hotel.

You can also rent skis at the Base Lodge or in the Village at Whitefish Mountain Resort.

I'm bringing my own skis and would like to ship them. What are my options?

Save yourself the hassle of transporting skis through airports! Our concierge will receive and hold your skis and place them in your guest room on your arrival day.

  1. Send your skis via UPS or FedEx.

Don't forget to purchase a pre-paid label to return your skis back to you after departure.

When labeling, be sure to include the guest name your Firebrand room reservation is under OR include the 5-digit Reservation number.

EXAMPLE: ATTN: Concierge Desk
The Firebrand Hotel
GUEST: Smith Arrival 1/18 Res #12345
650 E. Third Street
Whitefish, MT 59937

  1. Ship your gear online using Ship Skis.

Ship Ski Gear, Snowboards & Luggage Ahead! Ship Skis is our premier ski gear, snowboard & luggage shipping provider designed to enhance your travel experience to and from the Firebrand Hotel. Door-to-door shipping is offered globally, and every bag comes with an on-time delivery guarantee, complimentary insurance, real-time tracking, and so much more. So, whether you are looking to save time or simply want to avoid dragging your winter gear around the airport on your next trip, you can count on Ship Skis.

  • Click on our direct link FIREBRAND SHIP SKIS
  • When prompted, be sure to provide the last name affiliated with the reservation, your scheduled check-in date, and your reservation number.

Allow for the weather, plan to have your skis arrive 3 business days before your arrival day.

Alert our Concierge Desk that you will be shipping skis (send the Reservation # and tracking # if able) and they will be on the lookout. [email protected]

I don't own a lot of good winter clothing but want to play outdoors. Can you help me?

Of course! Kit lender is a great alternative to purchasing an entire new wardrobe! It's simple and quick. Just visit

What are conditions like on the mountain at Whitefish Mountain Resort?

CLICK HERE for a live webcam view from Whitefish Mountain Resort. For more information about amenities, services and events visit the WMR website at

How much snow is on the mountain and what's the weather like?

Click here for the Whitefish Mountain Resort SNOW REPORT

Click here for current area weather conditions ACCUWEATHER

What's happening in Whitefish right now?

The town of Whitefish comes alive in the winter and there's plenty to do, see and experience.

CLICK HERE for a live view of town. For info on events and happenings around Whitefish visit

What is Winter Carnival and when is it?

Whitefish Winter Carnival is a beloved annual event that takes place throughout the town of Whitefish each February. Spectators can enjoy watching (or participating in) the Penguin Plunge, Kiddie Carnival, Snow Sculpture Showcase, and of course, the famed Winter Carnival Parade. We invite you to visit for current details!

The Firebrand Hotel is the official Parade Party Headquarters! We'll be celebrating with a Patio Tailgate Party, live music & entertainment and more!