Category: Winter Fun

The Official Western Montana Travel & Tourism Blog

It’s Ice Recreation Season—Please Play It Safe!

By: Pat Doyle, Montana State Parks It’s that time of year when ice anglers and other recreationists head out to Montana’s “hard” waters for the winter season. Whether ice fishing, ice skating, hunting, snowmobiling or just taking a walk, Montana State Parks and Glacier Country Tourism remind recreationists that safety should be the No. 1 concern during a day out, on (or near) the […]

Christmas Trees in Western Montana

It’s tree hunting season, friends, and, if you live in Montana and celebrate Christmas, you know we’re big fans of the cut-your-own Christmas tree method. Around here, it’s tradition to gear up and head out into our wintry wonderland to find the perfect tree. Before you go, it’s important to know what you need, what […]

Downhill Skiing in Montana: Know Before You Go

With snow season upon us, it’s time for one of our favorite things: downhill skiing in Western Montana. Come have a ball in our epic snowfall while continuing to play it safe and recreate responsibly. That means know before you go when visiting our ski resorts for downhill winter-wonderland fun. Because things are still a […]

Holiday Festivities in Western Montana

It’s almost winter in Western Montana, which means we’re decking the halls with all things merry and bright. We love the winter festivities in Glacier Country, and we’re elated that some of our signature holiday events are back. Safety protocols are in place to make sure this holiday season is nothing but pure magic.   […]

Discover the Natural World of Glacier National Park

Quench your thirst for knowledge on your next visit to Western Montana. Slow down and have a deeper, more intimate trip by planning a class from The Glacier Institute into your itinerary. The Glacier Institute offers a variety of courses on Glacier National Park—one of the most intact ecosystems in the lower 48. Cultivate your […]

Know Before You Go! Skiing in Montana During a Pandemic

With things a little out of the ordinary this winter, we can all count on one thing—snow! That precious, fluffy white powder makes a Western Montana winter pure magic. We get a lot of it around here—more than 300 inches annually, in fact—and we’ve also got plenty of space to spread out. That means we’re […]

Take the Tourism Pledge and Leave No Trace

From unspoiled landscapes to clean waterways and fresh mountain air, Western Montana’s Glacier Country boasts some of nature’s finest, pure and simple. We’re committed to preserving our wild places and respecting the land, our small towns, and all our inhabitants by making minimal impact and adopting Leave No Trace policies. We take outdoor ethics—and indoor […]

Romance in Montana: Get Away Together in Glacier Country

What’s more romantic than cozying up fireside on a cold winter’s night? Not much. That’s why Western Montana is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. From spa retreats to quaint and quiet bed-and-breakfasts, as well as outdoor adventures and indoor comforts, come relax and reconnect in Glacier Country. Here’s a list of some of […]

8 Snowmobiling Trail Systems in Western Montana

Let’s be real, Western Montana is a paradise for sledders. With plenty of room to roam, powdering through sweeping mountain-meadow playgrounds, deep untouched backcountry, rugged ridgelines, frozen alpine lakes, logging and Forest Service roads, and ghost towns is easy. With so much winter terrain to explore—4,000+ miles of groomed trails in Montana—we’re sharing eight trail […]

Glacier Country Ski Weekend in Whitefish

Western Montana boasts world-class skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort—recently ranked No. 3 Top Ski Resort in the West by SKI magazine. The quintessential mountain town of Whitefish, only 8 miles south of the resort, combines small-town charm with fabulous après ski options.

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