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. 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. 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 Tours & Shuttles 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?

Whitefish Mountain Resort offers ski & snowboard rentals as well as repairs at the Base Lodge right on Big Mountain. WMR RENTALS

Tamarack Ski Rentals is located on Wisconsin Avenue on the way to Whitefish Mountain Resort. Tamarack has been a trusted Whitefish business for nearly 20 years and offers a variety of winter ski rentals. TAMARACK SKI SHOP

The Sportsman & Ski Haus is located just south of the Firebrand off of Highway 93. They offer a variety of ski and snowboard rentals as well as clothing and gear. SPORTSMAN & SKI HAUS

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.

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

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. This year's carnival is planned for February 7th through the 9th and the 2020 theme is "The Roaring Twenties".

The Firebrand Hotel is the official Post-Parade Party Headquarters! We'll be celebrating the "Roaring Twenties" (in costume) with a Patio Tailgate Party, live music & entertainment and more! Join in the fun as the entire town has a roaring good time. Visit for more details!