Tag Archives: Montana

9th Circuit Upholds Jesus Statue Atop Montana Ski Mountain

San Francisco, CA – In late August, a three-Justice panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a statue of Jesus on National Forest Land at Whitefish Mountain Resort can stay. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) had filed the lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, Flathead National Forest Supervisor Chip Weber, … Continue reading 9th Circuit Upholds Jesus Statue Atop Montana Ski Mountain

Summer Business in Big Sky Sets Record

Big Sky, MT – Montana’s Big Sky Resort closed their Mountain Village facilities and activities for the summer season on September 27, and the Big Sky Resort Golf Course this past Sunday. Resort officials report another record breaking season with an estimated 10 percent increase in revenue over last year’s summer season. This is the resort’s third consecutive summer record. The … Continue reading Summer Business in Big Sky Sets Record

Host Parents Cleared in Tree Well Death of Exchange Student at Whitefish

Whitefish, MT – The family that hosted a German exchange student who died in 2010 after falling into a tree well while skiing at Montana’s Whitefish Mountain Resort has been dismissed from a lawsuit over his death. In 2013 the family of Niclas Waschle, who was 16 years old in 2010, filed the wrongful death lawsuit against … Continue reading Host Parents Cleared in Tree Well Death of Exchange Student at Whitefish

Whitefish’s Summer Spend Tops $1.5 Million

Whitefish, MT – Montana’s Whitefish Mountain Resort will greet the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season with several improvement projects completed both on and off the mountain, including a remodel and expansion of its Summit House mountaintop lodge. All told, the cost of the resort projects completed this summer exceeds $1.5 million. “It’s very gratifying that we are able … Continue reading Whitefish’s Summer Spend Tops $1.5 Million

PHOTOS: Season’s First Snows Pile Up at Western Ski Resorts

Salt Lake City, UT – A cool mid-September trough brought the season’s first snowfall to ski resorts from California to the Rockies this week. The early harbinger of winter stacked up as deep as 16 inches in some locales, and while it’s refreshing to see summer breathing one of its last gasps, these early dustings … Continue reading PHOTOS: Season’s First Snows Pile Up at Western Ski Resorts

Lawsuit Over Tree Well Death at Whitefish Heads for Trial

Whitefish, MT – The wrongful death lawsuit filed against Whitefish Mountain Resort over the death of a German exchange student in a tree well is headed for trial. The case of 16-year-old Niclas Waeschle, filed by his parents against the northwestern Montana ski area, the exchange student program and Waschle’s Columbia Falls, Mont. host family, has … Continue reading Lawsuit Over Tree Well Death at Whitefish Heads for Trial

Night Club at Big Sky Completely Built from Snow

Big Sky, MT – Walls of snow, a dazzling array of lights and lasers, bartenders in parkas, and one raging DJ creates Big Sky Resort’s famous Snobar on January 17 and 24. Après-ski fun for this 21-and-over venue begins around 5 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. next to the Swifty 2.0 terrain park, above the loading station … Continue reading Night Club at Big Sky Completely Built from Snow