It’s official. Winter has fully arrived. And I must say, it has done so with a bang….of snow. During the early season, snow fell in our upper elevations and laid down a strong base (like the strongest in years!) for the winter recreation season. Well played, Old Man Winter.

So far, Western Montana has been covered with inches of snow (all of our six ski areas started off with summit depths that ranged from 38 inches to 52 inches), crystal clear blue skies and at least one blond girl resisting the urge to drop into every untouched field of snow to create snow angels.

Here’s a recap of winter in Western Montana so far…

Taking in the early season snowfall.
Taking in the early season snowfall.
Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park
Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park.
The view from Apgar Lookout, Glacier National Park.
The view from Apgar Lookout, Glacier National Park.
The view of the summit at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
The view of the summit at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Downtown Missoula.
Winter has arrived in downtown Missoula.
Montana is a winter wonderland.
Montana is a winter wonderland.
If I'm missing, it's because I'm snuggled up in one of these cabins at Double Arrow Lodge.
If I’m missing, it’s because I’m snuggled up in one of these cabins at Double Arrow Lodge.
Raise your hand if you fancy gliding across snow-filled meadows. (My hand is raised).
Raise your hand if you fancy gliding across snow-filled meadows.

Happy, happy winter.
TT

PS: Love the above webcam images? Stay up-to-date on Western Montana’s winter wonderland by checking out the webcams at Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort.

December 11, 2013

Related: Glacier National Park, Missoula, Montana, Seeley-Swan Valley, Whitefish, Winter Fun

Comments

Victoria
My favourite time of year, love the photographs. Winter is so peaceful but also so much fun!
tiatroy
Winter is so much fun! I'm counting down the days until I can hit one of our local ski hills.

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