The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter, kenterphotography.com

Posts Tagged ‘Whitefish Mountain Resort’

Top 5 Vacation Destinations This Winter

Traveling during the winter is something that many individuals and families make the decision to do. ... more

The Flathead Valley: A Nordic Oasis

By TRISTAN SCOTT - As downhill ski areas open for the season in Northwest Montana, the allure of the chairlift can eclipse the abundant Nordic ski trails that wind through the region.... more

Whitefish Mountain Resort Opens New Terrain for New Season

By JUSTIN FRANZ - After years of planning, new Flower Point Chairlift opened on Big Mountain.... more

Whitefish Native Maggie Voisin Tabbed for Winter Games

Whitefish native and 15-year-old freeski phenom Maggie Voisin will round out the U.S. Olympic Freeskiing roster after being awarded the coaches’ discretionary spot Tuesday afternoon.... more

‘Inspiration’ Tops CNN’s List of Worlds Best Ski Runs

A CNN featuring the “World’s Best Ski Runs,” ranked “Inspiration” at Whitefish Mountain Resort No. 20 on its list of 100 best ski runs. It's the only Montana run in the top 100.... more

Judge: Jesus Statue Can Stay On Big Mountain

A Jesus statue that has for six decades been a curiosity to skiers as they cruise down a popular run at a northwest Montana ski resort will not be evicted from federal land a judge ruled Monday.... more

Work at a Ski Resort

By WARREN MILLER. Are you a recent college grad? Need a job? Google the “want ads” of all the major ski resorts in America. What’s wrong with working at night and skiing or snowboarding all day for a w... more