Families are planning where to go skiing for spring break. Whitefish may provide one of the best choices. The Montana resort has plenty of reasons to take the family this spring.

Reason #1: Affordability
Whitefish is an affordable mountain for lift tickets, food, and lodging. This spring, families can get a fourth day and night free while lodging at Whitefish Mountain Resort. By booking three nights of lodging and three days of skiing, families can add on a fourth night of accommodations for free and a fourth day of lift tickets for free. The package is available March 1- April 7, 2013. Slopeside lodging at the resort is available in hotels, condos, townhomes, and mountain homes.

Reason #2: Elbow Room
The large acreage of Whitefish Mountain Resort yields crowd-free slopes. The resort’s 3,000 acres allows a beefy selection of terrain that spreads skiers and snowboarders across runs, bowls, and glades. The result is elbow room on slopes and small to non-existent lift lines.

Reason #3: Family-Friendly Terrain
Whitefish tucks steeps and chutes around the mountain, but scads of family-friendly terrain provide places to take the kids. Five shorter lifts on the front side access buffed groomers and terrain parks. For beginners and tots, the Magic Park accessed via the Magic Carpet provides a place to experiment on pint-sized terrain features. Once kids have mastered intermediate skills, the Big Creek terrain on the back side opens up more trails for exploration with short side trails through trees and George’s Gorge, a natural half pipe favored by kids. From the summit, top-to-bottom groomers yield big cruising.

Reason #4: Kids Programs
The lesson programs at Whitefish have a reputation for success, due in part to several seasoned instructors who have been teaching for years. Youngsters ages 3-6 can do a combo of skiing, snow play, and child care in the Kids Center while older kids ages 7-12 can join a half or full day group lesson. Private lessons are also available for kids.

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