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Spring Seven: Western Montana’s Early Spring Must Do List

As winter’s chill gives way to the gentle warmth of early spring, Western Montana awakens with opportunities, inviting travelers and locals alike to experience the best of what this season has to offer. Here in Glacier Country, we’re not just waiting for summer to start our adventures; we’re diving headfirst into the season with our […]

March 7, 2024

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Perfect Couple’s Winter Trip Through the Bitterroot Valley

By TravelingMel As winter blankets the Bitterroot Valley in a pristine layer of snow, an enchanting world emerges, inviting adventurous couples to embark on a perfect winter getaway. To explore this Montana gem, my husband and I loaded up our Subaru with skis, snowshoes, swimsuits and winter gear —plus some “Montana casual” outfits — ready […]

Recreate Responsibly This Winter in Western Montana

Glacier Country is a year-round playground, and winter does not disappoint. You can take full advantage of our snowy landscape while keeping in mind that it’s important to play it safe for your own protection, the protection of those around you and the protection of our treasured landscapes and natural resources. Here’s how to recreate […]

Gear Up for Winter Family Fun in Glacier Country

Winter is one of our favorite seasons in Western Montana. We play year-round here, but when the snow falls exploration is exponential—we gear up and get out, and you should too. Glacier Country on average boasts 300 inches of snow yearly, rendering the landscape a winter wonderland and offering endless winter activities for the whole […]

Top 8 Winter Destinations in Western Montana

Western Montana’s Glacier Country offers a treasure trove of enchanting winter landscapes and snow-season adventures. Here’s our guide to the top 8 winter destinations in this incredible place. Whether you seek powdery slopes, festive villages or cozy escapes, each destination promises an unforgettable winter-in-Montana experience. WHITEFISH + WHITEFISH MOUNTAIN RESORT The quintessential mountain town of […]

7 Places to Downhill Ski in Western Montana

One of the things that makes Western Montana so extraordinary is our landscapes—alpine forests and sweeping meadows plus glacier-carved peaks and mountains. When the snow falls, it transforms into an unbeatable winter playground home to seven ski areas that boast affordable lift tickets, ridiculous vertical drops, consistently excellent snowfall and more than 11,723 acres of […]

Embracing Winter in Glacier Country Montana

By TravelingMitch When I lived in Norway, I learned an expression that has always stuck with me: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” That motto, in practice, is a reminder that while there may be some small part of us that wants to cozy up beside the fire for the entirety […]

The Top 5 Winter Activities in Western Montana

Winter in Western Montana’s Glacier Country is an awe-inspiring wonderland of snow-covered terrain, festive mountain towns and a delightful balance of low-key activities and adrenaline-pumping adventures. Here are the top five ways to take advantage of one of our favorite seasons. No. 1 Hot Springs The best way to unwind after a day in the […]

8 Reasons to Visit Western Montana in Spring vs. Summer

Spring is one of the best—and most underrated—times to visit Western Montana. The landscape is emerging from winter’s embrace (snow is melting), the daylight hours are longer (sunset is around 8 p.m., and by the end of spring it’s closer to 9 p.m.) and the temperature is rising. Along with being Glacier Country’s shoulder season—meaning […]

Winter Wisely on a Family Road Trip in Western Montana

By Melynda Harrison One doesn’t always associate winter with road trips, but my family does. Snow and cold don’t deter us from exploring and playing outside, in fact, they encourage us. Traveling around Western Montana is different in the winter than in the summer, but it is no less beautiful and thrilling. We recently looped […]

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