The Flathead Valley is situated just west of the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains, amid the Swan, Mission, Salish, and Whitefish ranges of northwest Montana. In addition to the outstanding recreational opportunities available everywhere, from Flathead Lake to the top of Big Mountain and beyond, the Flathead Valley offers both peaceful relaxation and a range of exciting cultural choices to visitors and residents alike. Kalispell, the largest city in the Flathead Valley, serves as the retail and business center of Northwest Montana. To the north, Whitefish's long-time ski and summer resort town now boasts a thriving arts community. Columbia Falls, on the scenic Flathead River, is often called “The Gateway to Glacier National Park.”
Located in the heart of the spectacular northern Rocky Mountains, our town is home to the world-class Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, the gateway to Glacier National Park, and 7,436 of the friendliest Montana folks – and business owners – that you’ll ever want to meet. Whether you’re looking for a great place to raise a family, run a business, enjoy your retirement years or simply take a well-deserved vacation, look no further … Whitefish, Montana, has something for everyone!
Glacier International Airport
Glacier Internation Airport (FCA), is a public airport serving Flathead County, Montana, in the United States. It is located six miles (10 km) northeast of the central business district of Kalispell and also serves the towns of Evergreen, Columbia Falls, and Whitefish, as well as Glacier National Park. The Flathead Municipal Airport Authority owns and operates the airport, an independent public agency created by Flathead County in 1974.
Kalispell is a dynamic community within a thirty-minute drive of Flathead Lake, Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, Glacier National Park, several National and State forests and parks, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness area. Kalispell is the retail, professional, medical, and governmental center of the Flathead Valley, serving approximately 140,000 people in Northwest Montana. Between 2000 and 2010, the population of Kalispell increased 40% to 19,927. While the previous decade's growth has slowed with the nation's economy, investment in the City of Kalispell continues, and tourism remains a strong economic driver for the region.