backcountry skiier with backpack skiing running eagle falls, glacier national park, montana

Guided backcountry skiing tour in Glacier National Park, Montana.

Photograph by Tony Bynum

Snowbound: A Different Kind of Snow

Experience snow so light and fluffy, you can clear your windshield with your hand; so cold, it crunches under your feet while exploring the quaint streets of a small Montana town; so pliable, it swooshes under your skis as you turn through cold smoke powder; so breathtaking upon alpine settings, it’s like nothing you’ve seen before. It’s the foundation of your winter escapade.

Bigger Is Better

Sprawling terrain, big mountains, and wide turns make for an epic experience at Montana’s 16 downhill ski areas. The only things not big are the lift lines. Tucked into this pristine winter backdrop is everything from amenity-laden destination resorts to honest-to-goodness mom-and-pop ski areas. Choose from a variety of winter activities such as skiing, boarding, snow-shoeing, snowmobiling, snowcoach tours, and more. After a long day on and off the slopes, sit by a cozy fire and enjoy après-ski drinks and a warm, comforting cobbler.

Nature’s Playground

Mother Nature puts on quite a show in Montana’s national parks in winter. A quiet, so peacefully silent, welcomes you as soon as you enter Glacier National Park. Rugged spires capped with brilliant white beckon you to go snowshoeing and back-country skiing while guides escort you through terrain filled with frosted trees, frozen streams, and abundant wildlife that make the area their home. In Yellowstone National Park, iconic landscapes play host to steaming hot springs, mud pots, geysers, snow, and an array of wildlife. Explore the frosty splendor with a guided snowcoach tour or go cross-country skiing through the deep snow.

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