When February flakes fly the village of Whitefish, Montana gathers to celebrate a tradition of fun, frivolity and friendship known as Whitefish Winter Carnival. This year we’re back better than ever, and we can’t wait to make merry with YOU!

THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 30TH
10:30am – 3pm
Revel with the Royalty, a mountain-wide scavenger hunt!
8 banners with the images of six Winter Carnival Royalty, a yeti and a penguin will be “hidden” in various locations on the slopes. When you find one, take a selfie with it for a chance to win some cool prizes! (The more selfies, the better your chance to win!) Each banner location will have instructions on where to send the selfies, and clues for other banner locations.  This year’s Royalty will also be skiing/riding the slopes, so keep your eyes peeled for a Royal photo opportunity!

Upcoming Events

GALA
February 4, 6pm
Whitefish Lake Restaurant

PENGUIN PLUNGE
February 5, 11am
Whitefish City Beach

REGISTER TO PLUNGE HERE

GRAND PARADE
February 5, 3pm
Downtown Whitefish

ENTER THE PARADE HERE
SEE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, CLICK HERE
🎉BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
**The Queen of the Snows Snow Sculpture Challenge**
Get creative, use household items to supplement your chilly masterpiece.
First, like the contest page, then go outside and get building!
📷 Take a picture and submit it to the contest page! Invite friends and family to like your entry. Top 3 most popular sculptures win prizes 😄
Since we depend on nature for this challenge, it will continue through Feb 5, 2022. Winners will be announced February 7th on this page, the Snow Sculpture contest page, and on our web site.
SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY HERE

Thank  you to the businesses and individuals who support Carnival through both the purchase and sale of Whitefish Winter Carnival buttons!

SEE THE LIST HERE

Learn more about Whitefish

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!

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Whitefish Visitors and Convention Bureau

This is a town built on the personalities, charm and wisdom of its local residents who work hard and play harder. Every winter the hearty residents band together to welcome visitors with celebrations like the Whitefish Winter Carnival, complete with a home-town parade, penguin plunge, yetis, vikings, snow sculptures, and non-stop parties. Horses and skiers unite in the Ski Joring races that illustrate the cross-over of the Old West with modern-day adventures.

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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.

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