About Whitefish, Montana
Coordinates: 48°24?42?N 114°20?24?W? / ?48.41167°N 114.34°W? / 48.41167; -114.34Coordinates: 48°24?42?N 114°20?24?W? / ?48.41167°N 114.34°W? / 48.41167; -114.344.5 sq mi (11.5 km2)4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2)0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2) ? Density 1,138.5/sq mi (439.6/km2)Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana, United States. The population was 6,357 at the 2010 census. It is home to a ski resort on Big Mountain called Whitefish Mountain Resort. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer hails from Whitefish.Whitefish High School is home to numerous state championship teams; the most recent is the girls' cross country team. They have won four consecutive titles.The Great Northern Railway was built through what is now Whitefish in 1904, which sparked development of the town. Early employers were the railroad and nearby logging industries. By the late 1940s, with the successful construction of a ski resort on Big Mountain (a collaboration between outside developers and local businessmen) the tourism sector was becoming increasingly important.In 2006, over 68,000 passengers embarked and disembarked through the historic Whitefish Depot, a stop on Amtrak's Empire Builder line, with some percentage of those being headed to the ski resort on Big Mountain. Whitefish was also called Stumptown as the area was cleared for the train station.