Skiing & Snowboarding
Whether you're looking for knee-deep powder or a nice long run, Montana has a long list of skiing and snowboarding options—without the long lift lines. Stay in one of our resorts or choose a base camp and explore multiple ski resorts on your trip. Either way, you'll enjoy more acres per skier than anywhere else in the United States. Fly in during day, be on the slopes before noon and relax with a variety of post-ski options as you plan the next day's adventures.
Find a piece of heaven at one of Montana's hot springs. Whether you want to enjoy an invigorating morning dip or unwind after a day of adventure, Montana has more than a dozen hot spring resorts and pools, all fed by natural geothermal springs.
Enjoy the peace of the winter landscape while skiing Montana's cross country ski trails. These groomed trails take you to the beauty of Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks or to local favorite secret overlooks. When your day is done, enjoy a warm fire and a cup of hot cocoa. Cross-Country skiing is a great option for those who don't like to ski. But all routes are within driving distance of ski resorts, so you can put on both skinny and fat skis on your trip.
Join a pack of dogs, yell "mush!" and experience one of Montana's winter thrills - dog sledding. While on the track, enjoy the surrounding peace, the breathing of energetic dogs and the whistling of sled runners. These dogs are born to run. Let them show you how to truly experience snow.
You don't have to be cold to see Montana's stunning winter scenery. Book a snowcoach tour through Yellowstone National Park and enjoy winter wonderland and wildlife viewing at your leisure. No matter how cold the weather is outside, you'll feel cozy throughout America's first national park.
Delight your family—and yourself—with a horse-drawn sleigh ride through Montana's winter wonderland. The memories made of sliding over snow, blankets and the sound of sleigh bells will last long after the trip is over. Visit the stables before or after riding to take a selfie with your favorite horse. Accepted tips in carrots.
Experience the speed of snowmobiling in the beautiful Montana landscape. With thousands of miles of groomed and ungroomed trails to choose from, you'll never run out of new places to ride. After enjoying the thrill of the incredible scenery, head back to town and warm up by the fire with hot cocoa or local beer.
Skiing in Montana is not limited to 1 ski area and resorts. For those looking to leave the groomed runs behind, Big Sky Country backcountry skiing offers a whole new world of powder possibilities. Book a trip with a backcountry ski guide and experience your own private ski slope with beautiful views, pristine mountains and heart racing. Montana guides put your safety first, so a journey with them in the backcountry is a peace of mind that matches your surroundings.
Experience the magical Montana winter season with a leisurely walk in the woods - on snowshoes. Snowshoes are a great way to be active and outdoors with minimal equipment and expense. Suitable for all levels and ages, snowshoeing requires little practice. As they say, if you can walk, you can snowshoe!
Whether you're an experienced climber or just want to try something new this winter, Montana offers great opportunities for ice climbing. Adventure guides with all the knowledge and equipment will take you to climb the ice falls for half or a full day.
If you want something different this winter, check out a skijoring race in Montana. Here, you'll feel your heart pounding as the horses zip by, pulling skiers through jumps, turns and obstacles while competing against the clock and other competitors. It's a high-stakes race with epic clashes and big purses. Choose your favorite team and cheer them on to victory.
When the temperature drops, it's time to fill up your thermos, pack your sleds and explore ice fishing in Montana. Ice fishing is more than just a way to fill the days between the end of the open water fishing season and the next. In winter, tournaments are organized in the state. If you're looking for quiet solitude, there are plenty of lakes, ponds and winter days where you can experience this unbridled sport by yourself.
Fat biking not only extends your biking season into the snowy winter months, but also gives you the opportunity to explore new terrain and experience winter on two wheels in Montana. And it's a lot of fun. Check local resources for requirements and permit information.
Credit - Visit MT