Once you’ve arrived:
When is Check-in/out time?
Check-in time is 4 pm on the date of arrival. Should you arrive early, and should the chalet be available, we’re happy to allow you to purchase additional time in the chalet for $50/hour, to check in early (if available).
Check-out time is by 10 am on the date of departure. Should you wish to depart later in the afternoon, we’re happy to allow you to purchase additional time in the chalet for $50/hour, to check out later (if available).
Early check-in and late check-out (when available) are offered to repeat guests at no additional charge!Share
Do I need a car?
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.Share
Can I drive directly to the chalets as they are “ski-in/ski-out”?
YES. Although the treehouses are located ON the slope, the other side of the chalet is a county road, providing direct driving access to your chalet.Share
Is there parking at the chalet?
Each chalet has one dedicated parking space right in front of your chalet.Share
Are there restaurants and bars nearby or do we need to visit downtown Whitefish?
Snow Bear Chalets is located just a few minute’s walk from The Village at Whitefish Mountain Resort. There are several restaurants and bars, as well as a small convenience store and a few ski/clothing shops.
That said, you’ll want to visit the charming area of downtown Whitefish. Our “Hallmark” village boasts incredible restaurants for culinary delights, fun boutiques, and merchants, distilleries and bars, as well as various real estate offices should you decide to own your own piece of heaven.
During ski season, you can also hop on the free Snow Bus shuttle to downtown Whitefish from the Village.Share
What’s the best way to get to downtown Whitefish?
During ski season, you can also hop on the free Snow Bus shuttle to downtown Whitefish from the Village. During the rest of the year, renting a car will provide you with your best options, in addition to taxis and Uber.Share
What’s the best way to get to Glacier National Park?
Glacier National Park is about 30 miles from the treehouses and is a beautiful drive. However, if you don’t choose to deal with limited parking in Glacier National Park during the peak summer months, you can drive your car to the Visitor’s Center in Apgar, then park and take the shuttle to many hiking destinations throughout the park. The free shuttle picks up/drops off about every 20 minutes at many popular spots in Glacier.
There is also a direct shuttle from downtown Whitefish to the Visitor’s Center, available for around $12/person.Share
Can you help me plan activities to enjoy during our visit?
Yes, we’re happy to do so! We have a guest information book with links to many things to do in the area, many that can be booked prior to your arrival. (The link will be forwarded to you upon booking).
We can also help you with concierge services including ski or mountain bike rental, in-chalet massage, private chef, etc. Just let us know what you need and we’re happy to help.
Our staff is also available for special requests (grocery or liquor store pickup/delivery, florist, bakery, turndown service, mid-week cleaning, etc), for $50/hour. We’d prefer to do the work and allow you to spend your time enjoying your holiday!Share
May I take photos of the chalet and share them online?
YES, during your visit, you are more than welcome to take and share as many photos of Snow Bear as you’d like. Please feel free to share that you’re staying in one of TIME Magazine’s 100 World’s Greatest Places! We’ve had many requests for professional photos from guests to share, so we’ve posted them here to make it easy for you. Should you decide to share them on social media, we’d appreciate if you’d use #snowbearchalets so we can track them, thank you!Share
May I call you to ask additional questions and/or to gain further clarification on anything discussed above?
YES, please do! We love to be of service to our guests, so please don’t hesitate to call us at 406-848-1771 with any questions to book your reservation. We’re here and happy to help!Share