Category Archive for "The Legacy of Whitefish Mountain Resort"

The Legacy of Mully’s Moguls

Look around Whitefish, and you’re bound to come across the name Muldown. There’s Muldown Elementary. Ed and Mully’s Bar & Restaurant on the mountain. Mully’s Moguls, Mully’s, Upper Mully’s — all runs at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Without even picking up a history book, one knows instantly that Lloyd “Mully” Muldown made an impact here.    Truth be told, Mully is often referred to the “Father of Skiing” for his involvement and enthusiasm in the early days of Whitefish Mountain Resort. To dig deeper into this legend, we turned to Mike Muldown—Mully’s son—to tell us a bit more about his father and the…

The Legacy of One Grand Parade

Many years ago, on a cold winter night, a man named Norm Kurtz was filling in as the “relief” bartender in the original Ptarmigan Room in the chalet at The Big Mountain (now, Whitefish Mountain Resort)*. As he refilled drinks for his two patrons that evening, he polished glasses and listened to their conversation. The two customers were discussing how the town needed something… a special activity in the wintertime to give everyone around town a little boost to get through the long, cold season. Kurtz listened to their stories and ideas, and took mental notes that he would later…

The Legacy of George’s Gorge

So many times at our home mountain—Whitefish Mountain Resort, we fly by the posted signage on powder days, breeze past the historical plaques and artifacts in the Summit House, and chatter endlessly about which runs we’re going to hit next: Summit House to the Ant Hill to East Rim, dropping into Moe-Mentum and onto Russ’s Street back to Chair 1. The names roll off our tongues like last night’s dinner menu.    But what about the stories beyond the chatter? Behind the alliteration and quirky nicknames donned by ski runs on Big Mountain, there are the stories of the men and women…