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Diamond anniversary for skiing Big Mountain

| November 27, 2022 12:00 AM

On Dec. 14, 1947, the Big Mountain ran its lifts for the first time, taking skiers up the mountain.

This winter skiers will once again head to the mountain taking turns in the powder as Whitefish Mountain Resort celebrates 75 years of skiing during the 2022-23 season.

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An instructor teaches ski lessons on Big Mountain. (Photo by Marion Lacy, courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort)

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Two skiers enjoy the slopes on Big Mountain. (Photo by Marion Lacy, courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort)

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A groomer on Big Mountain. (Photo by Marion Lacy, courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort)

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Young skiers on Big Mountain in 1948. (Mel Ruder/Hungry Horse News)

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Skiing through snow ghosts on Big Mountain in 1971. (Mel Ruder/Hungry Horse News)

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Skiers ride Chair 7 at Whitefish Mountain Resort in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort)

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Skiers prepare to put on their skis on Big Mountain in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort)

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Skiers enjoy the slopes of Big Mountain in this undated photo. (Photo courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort)

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Cars parked in the parking lot at Big Mountain. (Photo courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort)

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A ski lift at Big Mountain. (Photo courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort)

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Family and friends of Lloyd Muldown, Ed Schenck and George Prentice, the men who pioneered skiing on Big Mountain, were honored at Whitefish Mountain Resort during the ski hill’s 70th birthday in 2017. (Whitefish Pilot file)

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A skier wearing sunglasses comes down the slopes at Big Mountain in this undated photo. (Photo by Marion Lacy, courtesy of Whitefish Mountain Resort)

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