March 16, 2014

Whitefish Mountain Resort
March 22-23, 2014
A Gala Retro-Weekend to benefit the Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation &
Ski Heritage Center Museum of Skiing
Posted 3-16-2014 – Check Back for updates

“Old Times Go On Forever and the Memories Never End”

Saturday March 22
            8:00 – 10:00 AM         Ski-A-Thon Registration – Ed & Mully’s
Retro Race Registration – Ed & Mully’s
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM    Ski-A-Thon (Download Pledge Form:
10:30 AM                    Heritage T-Bar Dedication – T-Bar lower terminal building.
            11:30AM – 1:30PM    Billy Barnum Retro Race – HellRoaring Run – Heritage T-Bar
            11:30AM – 1:30PM    Heritage BBQ – Race Finish Area – Heritage T-Bar
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM    Vintage Equipment Rally & Poker Run
3:30 PM                      Best Vintage Outfit Contest Judging at Summit House
4:00 PM                      Grand Promenade - Toni Matt Run
4:30 PM– 5:30 PM     Tall-Tails Time Cocktail Hour – Hell Roaring Saloon
6:00 PM                      HellRoaring Ski Heritage Days Reception - Awards & Prizes: Best Vintage Outfit – Equipment, Attire and Overall, Norm Kurtz Memorial & 10th Mountain Division Tribute - Ed and Mully’s Tickets $25 per person; Available at Glacier Bank – Downtown Whitefish & Kalispell.
Sunday March 23
            8:00 AM – 9:00 AM   Ski-A-Thon Registration
            9:00 AM – 3:30 PM    Ski-A-Thon
4:00 PM                      Awards - Most Vertical – Junior Class, Adult Class, Vintage Classes - Old, Older, Oldest!

For Information or to Volunteer, Contact Tim Hinderman (406)885-2730;

January 24, 2014


January 13, 2014, Whitefish, Montana. Over 140 youth skiers from throughout Montana competed at Whitefish Mountain Resort this weekend in the Base Lodge Clinic - Sportsman Ski Haus Youth Ski League Races. Racers ranging in age from 6 to 13 were entered representing clubs in Anaconda, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Missoula, Red Lodge and the Flathead Valley. The races, held on Ed’s Run on Chair Two, came off smoothly despite a smorgasbord of weather that included nearly everything Mother Nature could conjure up. Skiers from the Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation/Whitefish Mountain Resort fared very well on their home hill.

The participants competed in 4 different age divisions including U-8, U-10, U-12 and U-14. When the sun finally shone on the awards ceremony Sunday afternoon, Flathead skiers owned 9 out of 12 spots on the Boys podium and 6 out of 12 spots on the Girls podium.

Sunday’s top three competitors from each age division were:

Girls U-8
CAMPBELL FOX, Whitefish Mountain Resort 2:03.08
NORAH SCHMIDT, Whitefish Mountain Resort 2:12.19
BROOKE BROWN, Bridger/Bozeman 2:13.10

Girls U-10
ELIZABETH SPRADLIN, Whitefish Mountain Resort 1:58.34
FINLEY MCCARTHY, Whitefish Mountain Resort 1:58.77
MORGAN HAYES, Great Divide,Helena 2:02.19

Girls U-12
STELLA EDDY, Whitefish Mountain Resort, 1:46.40
SOFIA NYQUIST, Red Lodge 1:46.67
SYDNEY ROGERS, Bridger/Bozeman 1:47.31

Girls U-14
ELLA ENGELHARD, Missoula 1:40.05
LIBBY O’DONNELL, Bridger/Bozeman 1:41.16
KRISTIN VEN EVEREN, Whitefish Mountain Resort 1:41.14

Boys U-8
RYDER ELLIOTT, Whitefish Mountain Resort 1:55.65
BRODERICK KNEELAND, Whitefish Mountain Resort 1:56.29
JACK MUHLFELD, Whitefish Mountain Resort 2:02.55

Boys U-10
WALKER HENYON, Bridger/Bozeman 1:47.53
ALEX RAGER, Big Sky 1:49.91
CHASE SABIN, Whitefish Mountain Resort 1:51.17

Boys U-12
COLTER UPTON, Whitefish Mountain Resort 1:39.30
IAN CALAWAY, Whitefish Mountain Resort 1:43.49
JONATHAN MERCER, Whitefish Mountain Resort 1:44.35

Boys U-14
MAX NODDINGS, Red Lodge 1:39.43
PAYTON CHAREST, Whitefish Mountain Resort 1:43.34
CAMAS RINEHART, Whitefish Mountain Resort 1:43.81

For more information please contact Tim Hinderman at 406-885-2730.

November 17, 2013


November 11, 2013, Whitefish, Montana. The Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation and Flathead Ski Heritage Center announced today that 5 inaugural inductees have been selected for the Ski Heritage Center Hall of Fame. 

The “Class of 2013” inductees include:

• Ed Schenck: Co-Founder of Big Mountain Ski Resort in 1947 and President of Winter Sports, Inc. from 1946 – 1980.
• Lloyd A. “Mully” Muldown: Skiing pioneer in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Considered by many to be the “Father of Skiing” in Whitefish.
• Toni Matt: Austrian skiing legend, early Ski School Director at Big Mountain, Member US Ski Hall of Fame.
• Martin Hale: National Junior Champion ski racer, Coach and mentor for 3 decades, Long-time Ski School Director. 
• Oystein Boveng: Charter member of the Kalispell Ski Club. Life-long promoter and advocate of skiing in the Flathead valley.

The induction ceremony will take place at the annual Showcase of the Chefs Dinner and Auction on November 22nd at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake. 

6:30 Doors open
6:30 – 9:15 Silent Auction
7:00 – 7:30 Hall of Fame Inductions
7:30 Begin Food Service
8:30 – 9:00 Live Auction 

The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is the first official function of the newly created Ski Heritage Center. “We are very excited to be naming this inaugural class into our Hall of Fame” commented Tim Hinderman, Flathead Valley Ski Foundation Executive Director. “What great representatives of skiing in the Flathead - Talk about 5 people that shaped the sport of skiing for our area!”

The Ski Heritage Center is being developed by the Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation (FVSEF) that was formed in 1973 to assist in the organization and funding of youth skiing in the Flathead Valley. Just a vision today, when completed the Ski Heritage Center will be located in the FVSEF facilities on Wisconsin Avenue. The location is the historic site of the Saddle Club facility adjacent to the Stumptown Ice Den ice arena. FVSEF has entered into a long-term lease with the City of Whitefish for the property 

Plans are currently being developed to collect artifacts, design exhibits, interview surviving ski pioneers and ultimately expand the existing facility as needed to accommodate future growth. Once completed, the Ski Heritage Center will include a museum and hall of fame, and serve as a gathering place for locals and visitors to learn about the rich and colorful history of skiing in the region. 

“We are also working on the components of our capital campaign” said Bill Kahle, Ski Foundation President. “We will be getting our start in the existing log structure but in time we will need more space, so we need to develop both a short term and long term funding plan.” 

Tickets to Showcase of the Chefs and the Hall of Fame ceremony can be purchased at Sportsman Ski Haus in Whitefish or Kalispell, and at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake. 

For more information contact Tim Hinderman at 406-885-2730, or visit and click on Ski Heritage Center.

*Also, Don’t forget about Warren Miller November 15 & 16 at the O’Shaughnessy Center.

Toni Matt, “Mully” Muldown and Ed Schenck

Martin Hale

November 10, 2013

WARREN MILLER tickets available at Sportsman & Ski Haus and The White Room

SHOWCASE OF THE CHEFS - Don't miss this historic innaugural class of inductees into the Ski Heritage Center Hall of Fame! Tickets available at Sportsman & Ski Haus and the Lodge at Whitefish Lake