Winter Wisely in Western Montana
Western Montana is a year-round vacation destination and a wonderland of snow come winter. With seven downhill ski areas, pristine backcountry terrain and thousands of miles of snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and snowmobiling trails all blanketed in deep, fresh powder, there’s an adventure for everyone. Did we mention fat biking, dog sledding and hot springs? Post-play, warm up in an enchanting small town, where western hospitality and friendly accommodations—from rustic to luxury—are an equally incredible part of the experience.
Stay savvy by planning ahead and playing it safe; stick to activities that match your skill level, tread lightly, and be kind and respectful in our communities. Winter wisely, recreate responsibly, and leave nothing but tracks in the snow.
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The peak of winter.
In Montana, we don’t wait out winter, we wait all year for it. Experience the true nature of the season in Yellowstone Country, with swoon-worthy snow, world-renowned skiing, and dreamy mountain towns that will warm your spirit even when it’s cold outside. Yellowstone Country's basecamp communities offer extraordinary lodging options; restaurants, shops and galleries; history, arts and culture; breweries and distilleries; and genuine local vibes.
Crush powder at three of Montana’s largest downhill ski areas all offering a big mountain experience without big mountain prices or lift lines. Or take to the trails and boundless backcountry terrain for Nordic skiing, sleigh rides, dog sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing in Yellowstone’s wintry wonderland.
Montana’s Yellowstone Country offers three entrances to Yellowstone National Park and is a scenic, comfortable drive from Glacier Country and Glacier National Park. Plan your trip now—because the point of life is to reach the height of happiness. Just remember to travel and recreate responsibly.
Located on 20 beautiful acres, BaseGlamp is a year-round, eco-friendly vacation rental site just 15 minutes north of Whitefish, Montana.
BaseGlamp features 12 unique geodesic domes along with a central dome with exceptional amenities. After returning from a day of hiking, biking, or skiing, relax with a hot shower, warm yourself by the fire, or soak in your own cedar hot tub.
A four-season destination inspired by the people, culture and landscapes of Montana, Cedar Creek Lodge and Conference Center blends the comfort of a mountain lodge with modern style at the gateway to Glacier National Park in Columbia Falls. A rich sense of exhilaration infuses every experience, from fly fishing on Whitefish Lake and backcountry adventures in Glacier National Park to championship golf and more. Looking for more information? Call us toll-free within the U.S. at 855-SEEGLACIER (855-733-4522).
Unique, cool, hip...serene, welcoming and replete with natural beauty - what are you looking for in your next vacation? Missoula, Montana has the unparalleled natural beauty and cultural vibrancy to make your experience unforgettable.
Nestled in the Northern Rockies of Montana, surrounded by seven wilderness areas and at the confluence of three rivers, Missoula is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. You can kayak, raft or tube through downtown or take a relaxing hike in 60,000 acres of wilderness minutes from your hotel. Missoula is known for its blue-ribbon trout fishing (made famous by A River Runs Through It) and spectacular natural beauty. The opportunities are limitless.
Missoula is also a regional destination for shopping and dining, with an abundance of shops, restaurants, cafes, and breweries to fit all budgets and palates. Known for its eclectic culture, visitors will find this arts and cultural hub filled with an endless array of entertainment.
Order your free Missoula Visitor Guide online at destinationmissoula.org or stop by our walk-in visitor center located at 101 E Main Street in Downtown Missoula.
The Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown is the ideal choice to experience all Missoula has to offer. Located in the heart of downtown in a gracious park-like setting along the Clark Fork River, this hotel is just steps from vibrant shopping, dining, live-music, outdoor recreation, festivals, farmers markets and more!
Missoula's largest full-service hotel has 198 newly refreshed guest rooms, including a 4th floor Executive Level, 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a park-like outdoor venue, a full-service restaurant and bar, a lobby bar, and a grab-and-go market featuring local favorites and espresso. With the best location and superior conference service, groups are guaranteed a distinctive Missoula experience. Complimentary features include an indoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, 24-hour business center, Wi-Fi, on-site guest parking (a rarity in downtown), airport and area-wide transportation. This a nonsmoking hotel with pet-friendly rooms.
Kandahar Lodge is a cozy, ski-in, ski-out mountain lodge located on Whitefish Mountain Resort. Enjoy Kandahar’s charming lobby complete with a crackling fireplace and vintage snug bar—the perfect spot to relax after a day on the slopes. Unwind in our Wellness Center featuring therapeutic massage and a fitness center with views of the mountain, plus a large outdoor Jacuzzi and steam room that allow guests to recharge for another day on the slopes.
Café Kandahar is a recipient of multiple James Beard Foundation Best Chef of the Northwest nominations and offers a memorable culinary experience. Paired with an award-winning wine list, the eclectic menu features elk, bison, lamb, mushrooms and salmon. A European-style continental breakfast is included with lodging.
Come ski, unwind and indulge in luxury at Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Ranked the No. 3 best ski resort in North America, Whitefish Mountain boasts more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain with 300 inches of annual snowfall.
Makers of Montana's iconic Cold Smoke® Scotch Ale, KettleHouse Brewing Co. has two brewery and taproom locations in and around Missoula. The newest location in Bonner is nestled on the banks of the Blackfoot River, offers stunning mountain views where wildlife sightings are not unusual, and is home to the KettleHouse Amphitheater, Montana’s premier music venue. The original KettleHouse location is a favorite hangout among locals and has been a Missoula staple for 25 years. Both KettleHouse taprooms host events and private parties and offer a variety of beers on tap, so there is always something for everyone.
KettleHouse’s mission is to match the quality of their beers to the quality of the Montana outdoor experience. Independently owned and innovating since 1995.
A visit to one of the KettleHouse taprooms is the perfect stop for those In Search of Cooler Times®
602 Myrtle St. Missoula, MT 59801
605 Cold Smoke Ave. Bonner, MT 59823
The Missoula Montana Airport (MSO), nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, offers access to world-class outdoor adventures while still being only a few minutes from downtown Missoula. With nonstop flights to 14 major U.S. markets* on six major carriers, the Missoula Montana Airport offers a variety of options for travelers from all over the world to experience all Montana has to offer.
Multiple on-site rental car companies provide ample vehicle rental options and great rates for travelers to venture out and explore Montana upon arrival. The temporarily relocated Rental Car Center is adjacent to the main passenger terminal, across from baggage claim, making it easy for arriving passengers to grab their luggage and go.
Food and beverage options at MSO include multiple offerings both pre and post security. You’ll also find local art on display, shopping, conference rooms, free Wi-Fi, and places to unwind—like the Observation Lounge on Level 3. Whether heading out to explore the world or visiting Montana for the first time, the Missoula Montana Airport is your starting point for adventure.
*Please note, some routes operate seasonally.
Located in the charming town of Whitefish, The Pine Lodge knows winter inside-out. This is the ideal setting for your snow escape.
Featuring 76 hotel rooms ranging from standard rooms to executive suites, The Pine Lodge is known for its family-friendly nature and easy access to Glacier National Park and Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Their ski package—the White Glove Experience—is included with every reservation. It offers perks, like a complimentary ski van to and from Whitefish Mountain Resort and the use of boot dryers. Plus, you can beat the lines and purchase lift tickets at the Front Desk.
The Pine Lodge also provides numerous ways to relax and have fun right on the property. Roast s'mores over the firepits. Explore with their snowshoe rentals. Soak in their indoor/outdoor heated pool and hot tub. It's all there.
At The Pine Lodge, you can go all out, then come on in. It's the perfect winter getaway.
Open year-round, Quinn's Hot Springs Resort is nestled in a majestic canyon on the Clark Fork River in Sanders County on State Highway 135. We have a full-service restaurant, tavern, gift and coffee shop, seven natural hot springs pools, massage and 83 rentals. All lodging is new since 2001 forward and includes standard and luxury accommodations with options for both couples and families or groups. Our Luxury River-View Cabins are the ultimate experience in relaxation and comfort with stunning river and mountain views. Quinn's Paradise Hall Event Center opened in 2015 and is a great location for weddings, business events, celebrations and more. Quinn's River Lodge opened in November of 2017 and offers luxury rooms with views of Quinn's Canyon and the Clark Fork River.
Whitefish Marine’s family-friendly guided Snowmobile Tours will lead you through miles of pristine snowcapped forests, over frozen rivers and streams, and past stunning mountain views all within the Stillwater State Forest. Their energetic and experienced guides will go above and beyond to meet and exceed your expectations. Half-day and full-day tours available! Let Whitefish Marine help you create memories to last a lifetime.