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Spring, Summer & Fall in beautiful NW Montana

Short, sweet, Spring is not for the faint of heart.

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Kandahar is closed for individual travelers from the end of ski season until June 1st. The Lodge gets a thorough spring-cleaning and maintenance tune up. The gardens and flower boxes are cleaned up and planted with annuals. Kandahar will open for groups of twenty or more so keep it in mind if you are planning a spring wedding, reunion or meeting.

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The season of daffodils and love is all about the rushing water in the Flathead Valley. Melting snow cascades from every direction out of mountains that surround our area. It is a great time to kayak or white-water raft, mountain bike or hike in the lower elevations and go birding or wildlife viewing. The sun has power when it is out, but it is chilly in the evenings and on the rainy days so bring lots of layers.

Summertime and the living is easy. Fish are jumpin....

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There are so many activities, events and things to do in this season that it can be overwhelming but what a wonderful time to visit! Kandahar Lodge is open June 1st to October 1st and offers a beautiful alpine location off the beaten track from the busy highways. Yet there is plenty going on at Whitefish Mountain Resort from the third weekend in June through August and on weekends in September. During that time you can walk from Kandahar to six zip lines, an alpine slide, the "Walk in the Treetops, ride the chairlift, hike and mountain bike.

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The Lodge is located 32 miles from the west entrance of Glacier National Park. The lakes, streams and rivers offer a wide arrange of activities within a short drive. Live theatre, farmers' markets, concerts, powwows, and festivals of many kinds add to your choices. Café Kandahar is a fabulous upscale restaurant that is a destination in it's own right. Special themed wine dinners are scheduled throughout the summer.

The Flathead Valley is big on Summer Activities - Click Here

Fall in love with Montana in this season

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The crisp apple days of autumn have a feel, touch and smell all of their own. The air is crystal clear and the changing colors of the surrounding trees and bushes are truly beautiful. Hiking is one of the best activities during this time as is golfing, mountain biking and rafting or boating. Kandahar closes for the individual traveler on October 1st but is available for prearranged groups of twenty or more.

Whitefish, Montana Winter Season

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Kandahar Lodge is located in an excellent ski-in location at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Whitefish Mountain Resort is a great ski area with an incredible array of terrain on over 3,000 acres. The Resort rarely has a lift line and almost always has powder and packed powder conditions (annual average is 300 inches). The free S.N.O.W. bus gives convenient access from Kandahar to the fun and vibrant town of Whitefish located 7 miles from the Resort.

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Within walking distance are the Bierstube, the Hellroaring Saloon, Aunt B's, ski shops, a convenience store and other skier services. The Kandahar van operates during the daytime to provide shuttles anywhere in the village area.

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Many other winter activities are available in the area. Consider taking a dog sled adventure, going snowmobiling, snowcat-skiing or cross-country skiing. Experience Glacier National Park in the winter with a guided cross-country or snowshoe trip. Take a day trip to Fernie, BC ski resort. The town of Whitefish has an ice-skating rink, an indoor Olympic swimming pool and lots of other entertainment, including some excellent dining opportunities. 

Winter Events at Whitefish Mountain Resort - Click Here

Montana attractions close to Kandahar Lodge

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  • Glacier National Park
  • Whitefish Mountain Resort
  • Flathead & Whitefish Lakes
  • Many miles of rivers and creeks for fishing and rafting
  • 10 championship golf courses
  • Zip Line Tour
  • Walk in the Treetops Tour
  • Hundreds of hiking trails
  • Dozens of mountain biking trails
  • Whitefish shopping, dining and entertainment
  • Kalispell's art and history museums
  • American Indian events, museums and activities

Click below to link to the Montana Office of Tourism site and the Glacier Country tourism site.

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