Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Luxury in the trees
We had a wonderful time in ponderosa! It was even more beautiful than in the pictures online. The view was spectacular and skiing right from the treehouse was so easy. The beds were so comfortable and the place was stocked with everything needed. This was the best rental we have ever stayed in! We definately want to come back. The skiing conditions were amazing!!
We loved our time at Snow Bear. It was a wonderful and relaxing get away. Beautiful views and so peaceful.
Amazing experience! We loved every detail. Waking up to fresh snow and the view is simply stunning.
We had an amazing time at Snow Bear Chalets. Great accommodations!
Well appointed architectural gem
This is probably the most well appointed vacation rental we have ever stayed in. The owners thought of absolutely everything you could possibly want. The kitchen is well stocked with high quality cookware, utensils and serving pieces. You don't need to bring anything but your personal items. Trash bags, toiletries, zip lock bags, laundry detergent, etc. etc. etc. are all provided.
To top that off, the place is truly beautiful. The design is unique and the house is extremely well built. The location was excellent. It would be nice to have a little more separation from the neighbors (especially from the master bedroom) but there were shades to provide adequate privacy so it wasn't really a problem.
We would definitely stay here again. Whitefish in summer is absolutely fantastic and Ponderosa was a perfect place to stay!
Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your comments. We love to cook and wanted to make sure each chalet has what you'll need to enjoy spectacular evenings in should you wish to barbeque or create a gourmet feast for your family.
We look forward to your return to Snow Bear sometime soon! Thanks again for staying with us.
Easily the best rental home experience we’ve had as a family. Everything was perfect.
Absolutely loved this property! Incredibly unique. A dream come true for children. Truly magical in so many ways. Great proximity to mountain activities. Can’t wait to come back in the winter. Gail is wonderful to work with! Could not have asked for a better trip!
Thank you for staying with us at Snow Bear Chalets, and for sharing your kind comments. We agree, it's quite magical... but wait until you see it in the snow! Please let us know your dates asap as we're already booking into the 2020 ski season. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Thanks again for staying with us!
Snow Bear Chalets are conveniently located ON the ski slope between Winter Lane and Gelande Avenue, at Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. Whitefish Mountain was rated #11 by Ski Magazine of their best ski resorts for 2017! From December to March, the mountain is a winter wonderland with an average snowfall of 335". With 3000 skiable acres, Whitefish Mountain is the 14th largest ski area in the United States. The mountain has a mid-range vertical of 2,353 feet, making it great for skiers of all abilities. And, with more than 100 trails, there's plenty of room for everyone, so the lifts are fast and the lines are short to non-existent.
Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort is also gorgeous in the summer! Ranked #1 among Whitefish attractions on Trip Advisor, Scenic Lift Rides are a must do in the summer. Choose from an enclosed gondola or open chairlift, then sit back and enjoy the mountain scenery as well as views of Whitefish Lake, the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park on the ride to the summit. Once at the summit, enjoy 360-degree views before returning down the mountain or spend some time up top. One of our favorite things to do is to take the chairlift to the summit, then hike the 6.5 miles back down the trail right to Snow Bear. Ziplines, "Walk in the Treetops" high-line treetop walk, the alpine slide and other attractions also delight visitors in the summer.
Snow Bear is just minutes away from Whitefish Lake. Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and created by a melted glacier, Whitefish Lake spans 3,315 acres and is seven miles long. Tourists and property owners can enjoy year-round activities at Whitefish Lake. During the warm summer months, boating, swimming, fishing and hiking entice visitors to the lake and its surrounding areas. On the north and west sides of the lake where the shoreline is less developed, anglers can fish for several kinds of lake trout, northern pike and more. Public use areas for anglers and swimmers include Les Mason Park, City Beach and Whitefish Lake State Park, a 10-acre park with a campground. Golfers can enjoy the Whitefish Golf Course, a public course that boasts being the only 36-hole complex in the state!
About 10 minutes from Snow Bear, you'll find the authentic mountain town of Whitefish, with a population of about 6,000. The town's laid back atmosphere makes this tight-knit community a happy and warm place to visit. Here you’ll find abundant snow and warm smiles, setting the scene for a unique vacation experience—a five-star town in the heart of the Rocky Mountain wilderness near Glacier National Park.
Open year-round, the World Heritage Site of Glacier National Park is just 25 miles from Whitefish, with summer a picture-perfect time to explore its hanging valleys and emerald peaks. Fish a clear mountain stream, hike an alpine trail, or embark on a historic driving tour of the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road. More than 700 miles of well-marked trails provide an incredible variety of hiking to explore mountain lakes, glaciers, plant life, and glimpses of the full-time residents such as grizzly and black bears, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, moose, deer, and more.