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whitefish: Flathead Valley Update: April 27, 2013 - 04/27/13 08:50 AM
Many choices of things to do this weekend. Alpine Theater Project http://atpwhitefish.org/ is opening Les Miserables School Edition this weekend in Whitefish. Taking students from area schools and having them act in a well known play. We went to a school edition play a couple of years ago and were very impressed!
http://www.conradmansion.com/DeathByChocolate.html Conrad Mansion is a historical home in Kalispell. This fund raiser is great fun. A mystery play performed throughout the mansion with the guests participating. I just signed up to volunteer at the Spartan Race which will take place overlooking Flathead Lake on May 11. http://www.spartanrace.com/ I have many crossfit friends signed (0 comments)
whitefish: Snow Alert! - 02/24/13 05:50 AM
Big Mountain has received 2 FEET of snow in the last 2 days, wow! The sky is clear and the moon is out early this morning, should be a good ski day. Heading to church and then to get an offer signed, hopefully still sunny for skiing this afternoon. skiwhitefish.com for the web cams and snow report
Today's Deep Thoughts:
6:00am Since Friday we have received two feet of new snow!! We have now officially reached the settled-base century mark! Over 100" settled base at the Summit! And the skiing has been unreal! With over 200" of snowfall this season so far, (1 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley Update: February 22, 2013 - 02/22/13 06:12 AM
Some snow has finally fallen this week on the Big Mountain in Whitefish. The valley still has the remnants of the USA and Canadian holiday weekend. I was surprised how many families on vacation were on the mountain yesterday when I was skiing. Like skiwhitefish.com said this week, "2 weeks of lines and 15 weeks of no lines". Christmas week and Presidents weekend week are the busy 2. It is all relative though. Compared to other areas, our lines are nothing. High school basketball playoffs are picking up steam. We may go watch the Glacier High Wolfpack play Helena tonight. Always (0 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley Update: February 8, 2013 - 02/08/13 10:11 AM
2 interesting business updates that just came out in the Daily Interlake newspaper. The old hospital building in Whitefish which had been bank owned after a previous buyer defaulted, has been sold to a firm planning on using the building for a 4 year college. We have Flathead Valley Community college in the valley that serves a wide population and some 4 year degrees are possible through that school. In fact FVCC has nearly completed a medical building for nursing students and surgical techs. Depratu Ford and Volkswagen in Whitefish will be building a new Volkswagen dealership at the south end (0 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley Update: January 27, 2013 - 01/27/13 06:49 AM
It is the beginning of the yearly Whitefish Carnival season. Yesterday, was the first day of skijoring a competition where a rider on horseback pulls a skier or snowboarder around a course with curves and jumps. Sometimes a little unnerving to watch but also fun! http://www.whitefishskijoring.com/schedule.php In addition to listing and selling real estate, I am a food coach for genesistransformation.com. 4 years ago I totally changed how I ate. Increasing calories in the fueling stage with my coach, pulling out gluten, dairy, and processed food. I ended up losing 35 lbs and becoming fit and healthy. As a result, I went (1 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley Real Estate Update December 20, 2012 - 12/20/12 06:36 AM
All righty then, I will NOT be skiing today. Had planned on it as the weather was supposed to be awesome, but there is now a winter weather advisory and the skiwhitefish.com site that sends me auto emails on ski reports, just said the wind is howling at the summit 20-30 mph, no thanks! We went up yesterday morning and stayed on Chair 2 which is finally open. Fast runs, no people, good snow. Stayed there as the summit still looked fogged in. From the valley in the afternoon, the mountain was clearly visible so the clouds had passed. Had peekaboo (0 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley Update: November 21, 2012 - 11/21/12 05:04 AM
On this day before Thanksgiving, we step back and count our blessings for living in such an amazing corner of the country. While it rained yesterday, promises for a LOT of snow are in the forecast starting tonight. Ski season is a mere 2 weeks away and we are praying for lots of big dumps at Whitefish Mountain Resort! There is a feeling of economic resurgence in the Flathead Valley. We stopped in at Brennigan's Irish Pub Friday and it was packed at 5:30pm. Obviously we weren't going to get a table for dinner, so headed down the street to Split (0 comments)
whitefish: Whitefish Montana and the Bachelor t.v. show filming - 10/11/12 08:02 AM
Great for the valley even if we don't enjoy the actual show The Bachelor. Last night there was a concert in downtown Whitefish. Country singer Sarah Darling did a free to the public concert with the current Bachelor competitors. I could see that Big Mountain (Whitefish Mountain Resort) had the night sking lights on the slopes visible from my house. Maybe some filming was happening there too? The lights are visible from town so added some atmosphere for the concert filming.
Summer weather is back after some very chilly nights last weekend. Sun and more sun, loving it! Getting (0 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley Real Estate Update October 2, 2012 - 10/02/12 01:46 PM
Pretty exciting and a vote for an improving economy in the Flathead Valley. Cabelas tracks catalog orders and it looks like this valley deserves an actual store. Cabelas to begin construction next spring targeting a fall opening, hmm maybe timed for hunting season?? The Daily Interlake had a very interesting article on beer breweries in NW Montana. It seems we are 2nd per capita in the nation for micro breweries. Flathead Lake Brewery in Bigfork is opening in the former large building of the bowling alley in town. Their business is expanding and they needed more room. Desert Mountain Brewing is getting ready to open (0 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley News and Notes July 13, 2012 - 07/06/12 07:45 AM
The yearly average visitor numbers in Glacier National Park are around 2 million. I think they all decided to make this the week they visited our valley! Now, keep in mind we really don't deal with traffic in this valley except for in the summer, but there were unbelievable backups going through Kalispell and to the major shopping area on Hwy 93 this week. I was not excited to be part of a record day for shoppers at Costco on July 3rd - and that was at 3pm! I have NEVER seen so many people in that store and it stands to reason since they set a (1 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley News and Notes June 7, 2012 - 06/07/12 07:33 AM
Yep, in my gmail box this a.m. was a snow report! Big Mountain got 22" in the last 24 hours. Of course ski season is over but I bet there were a few hiking up and skiing what they could yesterday. The Flathead Valley received 1.5" of rain as of noon on Wed. in a 24 hr period. No small feat when you consider the annual rainfall is just 16". Full day of sun today after the storm. Glad the primaries are over. Biggest contests in the valley were for Republican runners for 2 Flathead County Commissioner races. 7 ran for (0 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley News and Notes May 11, 2012 - 05/11/12 07:28 PM
Nothing but sun, some warm days and some cooler ones. Who cares when the grass is green and the sun is out! Farmer's Market downtown Kalispell is on the agenda for Saturday morning. A little early for fresh produce, but still fun to make an appearance and see who we might run into. The Whitefish Pilot had this video on their web site. It is taken by a remote helicopter: http://vimeo.com/41796539 Good shot of construction on Casey's Bar in Whitefish but also of Whitefish and the valley. (0 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley Weekly Update: February 10, 2012 - 02/10/12 11:24 AM
As I write this blog, it is snowing big flakes outside my window. Our snow pack is about 52% of normal and the ski hill has half as much snow as a year ago - of course that was a record year. Snow is in the forecast for the next week so skiers rejoice! There are a number of investors in the market looking at multi-family and commercial real estate. I had a commercial listing just close and showings on the duplex units I have listed. Job ads at Job Service and in the local paper are definitely on the rise. (0 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley Weekly Update: December 30, 2011 - 12/30/11 08:34 AM
Weather: for some reason this is the first thing that comes to mind this week. After many sunny and warm (for winter) days, it is snowing this morning. Still warm and may end up raining in the valley but the ski hills should benefit. It has been a slow start to skiing this year. Big Mtn received 7" the other night which led to avalanche control measures. This weekend should see the start to more stable snow fall and better conditions. Blacktail faces north and has had a better base thus far. Big winds and rain off and on the last (0 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley Weekly Update: December 10, 2011 - 12/10/11 08:16 AM
A beautiful sight yesterday afternoon: full moon rising over Glacier National Park! Blue sky, snow on the Swan Range of the Rockies, incredible. I never tire of looking at the view that surrounds me in the Flathead Valley. It was a week of sunny days which did not help either Blacktail or Whitefish Mountain Resort to add to their snow base for skiing. Never the less, both areas are opening today. Big Mountain will have reduced lift tickets and limited terrain open for skiing. They have been making snow on the mountain to add to the snow nature has been rather (1 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley Weekly Update: November 19, 2011 - 11/19/11 04:19 PM
Well, I guess winter is here. Beautiful sunshine on the new snow today after off and on blizzard type weather the last couple of days. Whitefish Mountain Resort opens December 3 for skiing so getting some nice assistance from the weather. From the valley floor, the slopes are clearly covered in white. Saturday morning drive into Whitefish to get a fleece jacket for the little house dog. He didn't look kindly at the cold weather when he needed to head outside to do his duty. Tailwaggers had just the thing, a locally made fleece coat for him. Then a walk over (0 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley Weekly Update: October 17, 2011 - 10/17/11 04:37 PM
Get ready for winter in the Flathead Valley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiwgBxlpC9o This is mostly Whitefish. Don't leave out Kalispell, Bigfork, Columbia Falls and Somers/Lakeside. The Flathead Valley has much to do and see! (0 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Weekly Update: October 6, 2011 - 10/06/11 08:27 AM
The trees - Aspen and Birch - are changing colors. It is getting dark earlier and we had a heavy rain last night. Sometimes fall is a welcome relief from all the things to do in the Flathead Valley in the summer. It is okay to stay inside at night and relax, without packing the long daylight hours in the summer full of fun and necessary things to do. Saturday and Sunday the 8-9th, the Kalispell Ski Club does their ski swap at the Flathead County Fairgrounds. Time to buy and sell used and new ski equipment and pick up that (0 comments)
whitefish: Flathead Valley Weekly Update: September 30, 2011 - 09/30/11 11:39 AM
Wow, what incredible weather we had for the entire month! Helped make up for the rainy June. Today is the last day to get your ski pass for the Whitefish Mountain Resort at the early season discounted rate. Supposed to be another La Nina so mucho snow! High school sports are in full fall season force. Flathead High and Glacier High are doing very well in both football and girl's volleyball. Time to get the final harvest from the garden, still no hard frost which is unusual for the end of September. City of Kalispell is working on a plan for (1 comments)
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