The Best Winter Experiences in Montana
Collected by Flash Parker, AFAR Ambassador
Dogsledding, ice-skating, snowboarding, hot-tubbing.... One day, the wind will carry you to Montana in winter, where thrilling Big Sky adventures await in the rugged countryside.
Lone Mountain, Big Sky, MT 59720, USA
Big Sky ski resort in Montana has 3,600 acres to play on. One of my favorite spots to snowboard on a good powder day is the bowl that sits 1,366 feet below Lone Mountain's summit. Take the Lone Peak triple chair up and traverse as far over as...
Conrad Dr & Woodland Ave, Kalispell, MT 59901, USA
When reminiscing on childhood activities in my hometown, most of my memories take place at Woodland Park. When I was young, I took ice-skating lessons and as I got older, it became tradition to skate on the pond every year. This is a popular place...
Chico Hot Springs, Pray, MT 59065, USA
A 20-minute drive from the northern Yellowstone boundary, nestled under the wing of the Absaroka Mountains in Montana’s Paradise Valley, the Chico Hot Springs are an exercise in rejuvenation, and must feature on any Yellowstone travel itinerary....
26356 Soup Creek Rd, Swan Lake, MT 59911, USA
Few experiences epitomize the Wild West like a pack trip through Glacier National Park, or a ride through the Swan Valley. Swan Mountain Outfitters arranges some of the very best trips in the state, many of which are suitable for all ages and...
305 Ski Run Rd, Red Lodge, MT 59068, USA
Red Lodge Mountain is a brilliant introduction to the Rocky Mountain skiing experience; the mountain doesn't have the big crowds of the Colorado, Jackson, or Utah ski resorts, nor the big prices. What it does have is tons of fresh powder nearly...
Red Lodge, MT 59068, USA
Red Lodge is known for its excellent skiing, relaxed resort vibe, pretty homes, and fantastic Mountain West dining scene, while it also offers numerous hiking, trekking, and climbing opportunities for the intrepid. The Rocky Fork Trail is a newer...
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