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In terms of common crimes against tourists, Whitefish is a very safe location. It is a rural community whose residents care greatly about preserving a simpler way of life where doors didn’t need to be locked and people didn’t need to be feared. Of course, travelers should use common sense to protect themselves in their belongings as they would even in their own hometowns, but for the most part, there is little risk of becoming a crime victim during a Whitefish vacation.
In terms of other safety concerns, those associated with the risks taken when enjoying outdoor sports are the ones most likely to be an issue for Whitefish visitors. The area draws in travelers of all skill levels who want to enjoy mountain biking, extensive hiking and resort skiing. These are wonderful activities, but they also all come with safety risks. Travelers should be sure that they follow standard safety precautions for their various activities. Information on some of these precautions can be found at:
Travelers who use common sense, including participating in activities which are appropriate for their skill level and communicating with others about plans for outdoor activities, should have few safety problems during their stay in Whitefish.