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Whitefish’s annual Winter Carnival is the stuff of legends. This (mostly) family-friendly tradition is packed full of quirky events, mythical legends and even princess-stealing yetis! Everything comes together for a full weekend of fun and mischief in downtown Whitefish.

Where did this wacky tradition originate? Enter, Ullr—Nordic god of winter activities. As his people began to explore the far corners of the world, Ullr became a character of distant memory. Local legend has it that Ullr and his loyal subjects searched far and wide for a new home and eventually settled on Whitefish’s own Big Mountain. However, trouble soon came for Ullr when an unruly group of yetis attempted to kidnap his queen. Ullr defeated these enemies in an epic battle, winning back his queen and swearing to protect the valley for years to come. To pay homage to their winter king, the people of Whitefish created the Winter Carnival—All hail Ullr!

Winter Carnival embodies everything we love about winter in the valley. This is a weekend you won’t want to miss! Stay at Grouse Mountain Lodge where complimentary shuttles will get you to all of the festivities safely and on time. If you’re interested in seeing what these mountains are all about, book a Ski & Stay package for just $99 per night.

The 61st Whitefish Winter Carnival runs February 7–9, 2020. Check out the full list of events and more information at www.whitefishwintercarnival.com. This year’s theme is The Roaring 2020s!

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