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Whitefish Mountain Resort Finishing Up Record Year

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Whitefish Mountain Resort had some highs and lows this season.

With just three more full days of skiing left, it's on track to set a new record for total number of visitors over the whole season.

This year the Mountain received a lot of publicity. Some good: like when they hit a new high for the number of skiers on the slopes in one day. Some sad: like the two tree well-related deaths.

Through it all, the Resort is looking at the silver lining.

Spokeswoman Riley Polumbus says people are more aware now.

One sign of the times: they've sold out of safety whistles skiers can use if they get in a tight spot.

"Our locals are very supportive of this Mountain," said Polumbus, "We all had a really good time, and you know I hope we can finish this season with a bang."

"It's been a great year, probably the best that I've seen in 22 years," said Mary Huston, a local skier.

Locals like Huston are keeping the Resort busy until the last possible minute. She comes out here with her kids at least once a week.

"We have definitely had a harsher winter, but I think it has made for a better ski season," said Huston.

Next year, skiers can expect a few changes.

For one, there's going to be a new lift at Flower Point next season that will put people right at some of the new runs they've debuted.

The uphill ski policy will also have some sharper teeth, to keep people away from work being done on the Mountain. Even though skiing is over after Sunday, people can still skin up for several more days.

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is also closing up shop soon.

Its last weekend will be April 12 and 13, unless there's a big enough crowd. Then it will open for one more weekend.

Blacktail is also coming up pretty close to totals it set last year, which was a record year for them.

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