Sorry I'm late to the party. First of all I would love to see more carvers come to WTF. Just so everyone knows this is not a production of any kind. No discounts or planed events. No party's or giveaways. It's a great place to ride good grooming not a lot of people. Great locals that carve. We do meet out for food and drinks from time to time
Staying on mountain does have a less expensive option. The Hibernation house is $88 per night this year that's a lift ticket,lodging and a hot breakfast. I here the breakfast is very good. And the free bus is still free taking you down to Whitefish. I use it every year.
Great groom fun time frendley people. If you want to meet a handful of carvers with freedom to do what you want. Eat great food have a drink or don't . Come out to WTF!