It starts with a chair lift ride to the top of the mountain. These are always fun to do: sit back, kick your legs, and enjoy the view. Once at the top, you hand an attendant your ticket, load up into a little cart, and take off. The slide itself is a third of a mile long with twists, turns, and bumps. You control your speed with a lever. The five of us took the slide at full throttle. Not nearly as fast as sledding can get but still quite fun. Every one of us finished with a huge smile on our face.
Whitefish Resort offers a discount when you purchase four tickets at a time, so we bought two four packs. We gave the kids the extra tickets, so they were lucky enough to ride a second time each. So, while I didn’t get to zoom down the mountain again, I did get to watch their smiling faces as they pulled into the ending platform.
We would have loved to do the slide several more times, but this was our last day at Whitefish and we had a five-hour drive ahead of us. But I won’t bore you with the time we spend in the car. I will, however, tell you about resort.
I called ahead and, after talking on the phone, got a great rate for renting a condo for three nights as well as paying for the whole family to participate in some of the summer activities.
This was the first time we’d ever rented a condo, and we were shocked at how much we enjoyed it. You can pick what kind of condo you are looking for; ours had two bathrooms, enough comfortable beds for everyone, and an appliance stocked kitchen. This meant it was very easy for us to prepare our own food and save money from eating out. Making our own food is always a nice option for us as we have some food allergy issues to deal with. The condo was also walking distance to the main lobby and stores making it convenient to stop by and grab anything we needed. Every worker we encountered from the lobby to the activities to the shops was kind and helpful.
The views all over the mountain were gorgeous. I mean how can you go wrong staying high in the mountains. The place must be breathtaking in the winter, I can see why it’s a hotspot for the winter holidays.
The one thing we missed out on was hiking the Danny On Trail. We simply ran out of time, but hope to go back to it one day.
I love spending time with my family doing all the wonderful activities in the Inland Northwest.