Once upon a time, there lived a god named Ullr who reigned over winter activities in the Nordic regions. Aiding him were his Prime Minister and Queen, who were skilled in creating the beauties of winter.

As time went by, however, his subjects become engrossed in exploring the world and its oceans, and they paid less homage to their god-king and the festivities of their winter season, so Ullr became a god all-but-forgotten, except in dim tradition.

After centuries of brooding and searching the world for a place to rest, ullr and his two remaining subjects came to the Flathead Valley. So struck were they by its beauty that they decided to settle there and selected the Big Mountain as their adopted home.

Their rest was short-lived as they soon found their home was also the abode of a fierce band of snowmen called Yetis, who attempted to  kidnap their Queen. However, Ullr and his followers  being more agile and resourceful, prevailed and learned to live with only occasional skirmishes with the Yetis.

Upcoming Whitefish Winter Carnival Events


February 6
6PM – Whitefish Lake Restaurant

Tickets are $60 and on sale 1/28th at the Whitefish Chamber
An event not to be missed! Tickets sell out early.
BUTTON REQUIRED ($4, on sale at the door)


February 7 – 11AM
Whitefish Lake – see site for full details
Jump into frigid waters for a good cause. Costumes encouraged!


February 7
1-3PM – St Charles Catholic Church

Just try and eat one slice!


February 7
3-6PM – Downtown Whitefish
Downtown Whitefish. The Grand Marshals lead floats, animal groups, dancers, drill teams, royalty, and many more entries to delight the crowd.

View the entire Whitefish Winter Carnival LVI Schedule of Events, click here.

Learn More about Whitefish, Montana

Whitefish Chamber of Commerce


Located in the heart of the spectacular northern Rocky Mountains, our town is home to the world-class Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, the gateway to Glacier National Park, and 7,436 of the friendliest Montana folks – and business owners – that you’ll ever want to meet.  Whether you’re looking for a great place to raise a family, run a business, enjoy your retirement years or simply take a well-deserved vacation, look no further … Whitefish, Montana has something for everyone!


Explore all that Whitefish, Montana has to offer with the WCVB’s comprehensive site.

Stumptown Historical Society


The Stumptown (Whitefish) Historical Society was founded in 1982 by a group of individuals committed to preserving the history of Whitefish, Montana and the Flathead Valley for the present and future. Since its inception the Society has grown with members from all parts of the USA and Canada.