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Whitefish Mountain Resort looks to create new subdivision

by HEIDI DESCH
Daily Inter Lake | February 14, 2024 12:00 AM

The company that owns Whitefish Mountain Resort is seeking to develop a small residential subdivision on Big Mountain. 

Winter Sports Inc. is proposing to create a subdivision with 18 residential lots and one recreational lot that would be for use by the nonprofit DREAM Adaptive Recreation. The lots would be accessed from an extension of Glades Drive.

The plan goes before the Flathead County Planning Board on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The county board meets at 6 p.m. in the South Campus Building at 40 11th St. W. in Kalispell. 

Winter Sports is looking to turn undeveloped land near Chair 9 into the subdivision. Ten of the lots would be a half-acre or smaller, and eight would be larger than a half-acre but not larger than one acre.

The plan calls for extending Glades Drive where it ends in a cul-de-sac east throughout the subdivision. A gravel road would be roughed in that circles Stoltz Knob for emergency use, but would be brought up to county standards when future phases are developed in the East Village area, according to the staff report. 

The proposed subdivision would provide 1.869 acres of open space and the preliminary plat includes several 60-foot-wide zipline easements and a 60-foot-wide future lift line easement. 

The planning board agenda also includes six other public hearings. Following the regular meeting, the board will hold a work session regarding amendments to the lake and lakeshore protection regulations.