Montana Shaped by Winter
“I just love to make turns and that freedom I enjoy on a pair of skis is without comparison in any other sport. You can look out on a bluebird day; the sky is cobalt and the powder snow is as deep as you want. I could live anywhere in the world, and I choose to live here in Montana, all winter long.”— Warren Miller, Ski Filmmaker
When winter comes to Montana it does so with conviction. It cloaks a vast landscape stretching from Yellowstone to Glacier National Park in a blanket of white, making an already breathtaking world downright magical. The only possible response is to venture out and experience it.
Visit one of Montana’s fifteen storied ski areas. Standing at the top of the lift, it becomes clear. This is bigger than you ever realized. The mountains are bigger. The landscape is bigger. For that matter, the turns are bigger. Quite frankly, the only things not big are the lift lines. Tucked into this untracked winter backdrop is everything from amenity-laden destination resorts to honest-to-goodness mom-and-pop ski areas. This is a winter experience that can only be improved upon by the après ski drinks and warm cobbler that, more often than not, await you at the end of the day.
Park bound visitors feel the quiet. A depth of quiet that most of the world doesn't even know exists. That is what you are struck by as you enter Glacier National Park in the winter months. Its rugged spires capped with brilliant white beckons snowshoers and backcountry skiers alike as guides escort you through this winter treasure. Cross-country skiing, a guided snowcoach tour or a guided snowmobile tour in Yellowstone National Park in winter is equally as unforgettable. A meshing of steaming hot springs, mudpots, geysers and snow shared with little more than an array of wildlife. Our nation's national parks are special places any time. Winter only makes them more so.
Experience Montana in Winter
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