Sweet! Did you get in on the tripadvisor deal or whatever it was? Travelzoo... Two night stay in a "ranch" that sleeps 4, 30 mins from the hill for $159. Three nights for $229... Was thinking about buy this and heading down some time this spring.
That is a good deal! We did the VRBO thing right on the hill, this is what we usually do. Heres the link we stayin @ Whitefish Mountain Vacation Rental - VRBO 337731 - 5 BR Whitefish House in MT, Renovated 5bed/5BA, Bunk Room, Hot Tub, Sauna, Ski-in/Ski-Out Access
The VRBO or web specials end up being a real bargain for Whitefish, typically you can do a 3-4 day ski weekend for 25% less than any of the Canadian resort comparables, assuming you are staying slopeside. The costco tickets are the way to go!
This is a fun place to be in the spring, lots of good crusing terrain, boardercross tracks and park hits, there is something for everyone. Though it is know for fog, all the spring days I have been have been nice and sunny.