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Historical ski film 'Raising Hell Roaring' plays in Whitefish

| February 28, 2024 12:00 AM

The Ski Heritage Center Museum will present “Raising Hell Roaring” at the O’Shaughnessy on March 9. 

Raising Hell Roaring is a homegrown multi-media, feature-length presentation that tells the story of skiing on Big Mountain and throughout the region, from Logan Pass to the Cabinet Mountains, from the 1930s to the end of its first millennium. 

Utilizing rare archival film footage, photos, books, letters and first-hand accounts, the stories from seven decades of skiing are presented in a fast-paced, sometimes hilarious and occasionally tragic fashion that will be appreciated by newcomers and long-time participants alike.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at Adult tickets are $20; students, military and seniors tickets are $15. 

The Ski Museum is located at 705 Wisconsin Ave. in the historic Saddle Club cabin adjacent to the Stumptown Ice Den in Whitefish. The museum features a 10th Mountain Division “Ski Troops” exhibit, a photographic exhibit of showing the history of skiing in the Flathead Valley and on Big Mountain, a hall of fame honoring the ski pioneers and local skiing legends, a life-size cutaway reproduction of the interior the Hellroaring Ski Cabin circa 1935 and a video library featuring rare footage of skiing in the valley and around Montana in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. 

The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m., from Wednesday to Saturday. For Ski Heritage membership information, visit