Come Ski Montana
6 Downhill Ski Areas + Endless Backcountry Terrain

Ask any Montana local and they’ll tell you that Big Sky Country is home to some of the best snow in North America. Western Montana’s six downhill ski areas—including Whitefish Mountain Resort (recently named the #11 overall ski resort by SKI Magazine), Turner Mountain, Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, Snowbowl Ski & Summer Resort, Lost Trail Powder Mountain and Lookout Pass—offer affordable lift-ticket prices with more than 23 acres of skiable terrain per skier and rider. Plus, when you combine prevalent backcountry terrain in the Whitefish and Swan ranges with charming mountain lodges, natural hot springs resorts and kick-up-your-heels nightlife, you have the perfect winter paradise.

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Warren Miller + Montana

If there’s one thing we know to be true, it’s that winter in Montana is special. The snow here is deep and light, lift lines are non-existent, ski hills have character and the skiers, boarders and snowmobilers you meet are here because they love skiing, riding and sledding some of the best terrain in the country. After all, in Montana it’s all about the incredible winter recreation that’s found among our Rocky Mountains. So much so, that Warren Miller Entertainment opted to film the opening segment of this year’s film “Here, There & Everywhere” on the slopes of Turner Mountain, Whitefish Mountain Resort and in Montana’s backcountry—the Swan Mountains. Learn more about this year’s film and be sure to catch a premiere near you.

Winter in Glacier Park

Every winter, a quiet peacefulness fills the mountains and valleys of Glacier National Park as roads turn into prime cross-country ski and snowshoe trails and the park is transformed into a real-life snow globe. On weekends, park rangers lead guided snowshoe walks through Glacier Park's winter oasis while many snow-loving locals ski on the Going-to-the-Sun Road before cozying up in the warming hut at Lake McDonald. For more adventurous skiers, the snowy mountainsides of the park are ideal for skinning and skiing lines of untouched powder. Plus, seasoned guides offer one-day backcountry skiing adventures into the park, while additional expert-led treks can be taken from Essex's Izaak Walton Inn.