During ski/snow season: If you’re not familiar with driving in the snow, there are alternatives to renting a car. Uber is available in our area, as are numerous taxi services. Additionally, there is a Snow Shuttle available from the Village (a few minute’s walk from Snow Bear) to downtown Whitefish.
The rest of the year: There are many national car rental companies who rent cars from the airport. If you like to drive, Montana has some beautiful places that are most easily accessed by private car. There is a shuttle from downtown Whitefish to Glacier National Park that makes getting there easy.