Spring break is around the corner, and Western Montana is the perfect place for a week-long spring getaway. Not only is Montana quieter this time of year, but shoulder season prices are in effect. What’s more, you can find affordable flights and direct flight markets from both Western Montana airports: Missoula (MSO) and Glacier Park (FCA). Here are some ideas for the perfect spring break in Glacier Country.

Feel your spirits soar at The Resort at Paw Up. Photo: The Resort at Paws Up

Get Away From It All at ROAM Beyond

Go “ROAM Beyond” in an artfully designed roaming cabin surrounded by pristine nature and world-class outdoor recreation opportunities. Their flagship location, ROAM Beyond, Glacier National Park (in Columbia Falls) is less than 30 minutes from the jaw-dropping landscapes of the park. With panoramic mountain views, it’s an ideal retreat for those who want to explore the park, take advantage of the area’s world-class ski resorts, lakes and rivers, or simply rest and relax in an idyllic setting. Unique lodging pairs perfectly with the property’s communal areas, which are perfect for cooking up a big family meal, enjoying a quiet cup of coffee, or meeting new friends around the bonfire. 

Experience spring at ROAM Beyond. Photo: ROAM Beyond

Take a Craft Beverage Tour

Did you know that Montana is No. 2 in the nation for breweries per capita? But that’s not all…we’ve got distilleries, wineries and cideries by the dozen. Embark on a craft beverage tour and taste the true nature of Montana. Kalispell, Missoula and the Bitterroot Valley have the most tasting rooms, but getting off the beaten path and finding that remote, small-town brewery is also a real treat. Need a bite to eat with that beverage? No problem—a lot of our tasting rooms serve food, have on-site food trucks or are located in vibrant communities with excellent culinary scenes.

Celebrate spring break with a craft beer and nachos at Bias Brewing in Kalispell. Photo: Bias Brewing

Hit the Slopes for Some Spring Skiing

The beauty of Western Montana is that you can ski bluebird skies come spring. Warmer temps are a total bonus, too. Spend your spring break on the slopes at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Trip Tip: Grouse Mountain Lodge has a Ski + Stay package that includes lodging and an adult lift ticket. Or hit up one of our smaller ski areas near a charming mountain town—you can’t go wrong.

Squeeze in as many runs as you can at Whitefish Mountain Resort before the 2022 ski season comes to an end. Photo: Noah Couser

Spring Break Luxury Edition: The Resort at Paws Up

Spend your spring break Montana-style at The Resort at Paws Up, one of the top-rated resorts in the country. From March 21 to April 21, 2022, take advantage of their spring break deal. Here you’ll find an impressive list of offerings, like horseback riding, sporting clays, ATVing, wilderness workshops, nature photography, painting and jewelry making—in addition to luxury accommodations and epic scenery.

Eat fresh-cooked ‘smores hot off the fire at The Resort at Paws Up. Photo: The Resort at Paws Up

Catch a Concert or Event

Western Montana’s events calendar is always full. Plan your trip around one of these spring concerts or rodeo series.

The Wilma, Missoula:

+ Lil Smokies, March 12, 2022

+ Fruit Bats, March 22, 2022

+ Brothers Comatose, March 23, 2022

+ Ohgeesy, March 25, 2022

+ Marchfourth, March 26, 2022

+ Tell Us Something, March 30, 2022

Majestic Valley Arena, Kalispell:

+ Brash Winter Series Rodeo, March 4 + 5 and March 18 + 19, 2022

Cheer on the cowboys and cowgirls at the Brash Winter Rodeo. Photo: Silver Bear Photography/Scott Younggren

The Great Northern Bar & Grill, Whitefish:

+ Lil Smokies, March 10 + 11, 2022

Libby Memorial Events Center, Libby:

+ The Fretless, March 12, 2022

O’Shaughnessy Center, Whitefish:

+ Paul Beaubrun, March 18, 2022

Please note: We ask that all our visitors and residents Recreate Responsibly by being mindful of the following: practice physical distancing; know before you go; plan ahead; play it safe; leave no trace; tread lightly and build an inclusive outdoors. Travel responsibly by reviewing Western Montana’s COVID-19 information and guidelines at SafetyFirstMT.com.

February 28, 2022

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