Winter in Glacier Country is full of snowy excitement. Whitefish Mountain, a top 20 U.S. downhill ski resort is located less than an hour away, with beautifully groomed runs, backcountry terrain, and the famous “snow-ghosts” looming over the slopes. Green Valley Ranch, Glacier Park and the Flathead Valley are also home to many miles of cross country skiing, with diverse maintained trails from west of Whitefish to the Continental Divide. Another favorite local pastime in winter is snowshoeing. Strap on a pair and go for a hike on the snow for a close inspection of the forest in her winter coat.
For high-octane adventure, we recommend a guided snowmobile trip with our friends at Swan Mountain Snowmobiling. Snowmobiling is not allowed in Glacier National Park, but Swan Mountain Snowmobiling offers a wide range of adventures on Forest Service land for riders of all abilities.
Other unique and highly entertaining winter adventures include dog sledding, and ice skating on our frozen pond or at maintained indoor and outdoor rinks in Whitefish and Kalispell. Our caretakers will be happy to assist you in finding the right winter adventure to suit your desires for your Montana winter vacation.