The Glacier Chase is a chairlift/gondola ride that carries visitors to the top of The Big Mountain in Whitefish. You may choose to ride the enclosed gondola or an open air chair, each providing a spectacular view of Glacier National Park
, Waterton International Peace Park, Flathead Lake
and Flathead Valley
. The Environmental Education Center is located at the Summit House on top of Big Mountain. The center offers an educational experience, featuring a learning tree named Sally Snag and 20 different types of animal skins including a grizzly bear and a mountain lion. The summer season runs from late May through late September.
Big Mountain Ski & Summer Resort is 8 miles outside of Whitefish.