After years of being a hidden gem, it is going to be a lot tougher for Whitefish Mountain Resort to stay out of the national spotlight.
The resort was named the western resort with the highest overall customer satisfaction for the 2019 ski season by SKI Magazine.
The resort issue of the magazine hits newsstands on Tuesday, but some of the results have already been released.
That list includes the highest overall satisfaction category, a category in which Whitefish Mountain finished 10th for 2018.
A spokeswoman for Whitefish Mountain, Christina Polumbus, said that this award means a great deal to the resort because it comes directly from the patrons.
SKI Magazine has been asking its readers to rank the resorts they visit in a variety of categories for over 30 years.
Polumbus says that Whitefish has been mentioned lots in the SKI Magazine rankings in recent years and thinks that their finish at the top of the list this year is well earned.
“Experience is tied to value, and our value is maybe one of the best in the business,” said Polumbus.
“This award truly puts into perspective how our commitment to providing a high level of service combined with unmatched value continues to resonate with our customers and is part of what keeps them coming back year after year,” said Whitefish Mountain Resort CEO Dan Graves in a press release.
Polumbus also noted that Whitefish Mountain Resort always gets major points for their excellent customer service, a category normally reserved for the big resorts, resorts that often charge much more for their services than Whitefish Mountain.
Other things contributing to the nomination include the welcoming atmosphere of the town of Whitefish, the great snow conditions and the diverse terrain Whitefish offers mountain-goers.