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How to Plan the Ultimate Snow Day in Montana

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Montana is known for some of the best skiing in the nation, but that's not all there is to do in Big Sky Country this winter. From Yellowstone to Southeast Montana, Glacier Country and beyond, there are countless ways to spend a snow day -or week- with friends or family.

Dog Sledding

Hitch a ride on a dog sled for an exhilarating ride through the gorgeous backcountry. Dog sled excursions are available throughout the state, including Whitefish, Pray and West Yellowstone. Treks range from six miles to full-day excursions, and provide a rare view of the scenic mountainsides. Just yell "mush" and get ready for the ride of a lifetime.

Snowshoeing

Even when snow is taking over the trails, winter hikes are easy with snowshoes, and there are plenty of unforgettable places to strap in and see the winter landscape. Trek through sprawling forests in Glacier National Park, past spectacular rock formations and waterfalls in Hyalite Canyon or head west to the remote, yet incredibly scenic, Lolo Pass.

Historical Landmarks

History is everywhere here, and for those looking to take a trip back in time, there is something to see almost anywhere you turn. You can choose from a number of cultural sites that are perfect for a winter day, including the ghost town of Bannack State Park and the Crazy Mountain Museum, which details the culture and history of Sweet Grass County. You can even play the role of explorer as you travel the Lewis & Clark Trail. There’s no wrong choice—with a number of historical landmarks, natural wonders, and time-bending ghost towns, the possibilities are as endless as your sense of adventure.

Brewery Tour

There's nothing like grabbing a tasty brew after a day in the snow, so stop by one of the state's many breweries for a tour and taste of local craft beer. Many take inspiration from their home, like Bozeman Brewing Company's Plum Street Porter. Great Northern Brewing Company and other local brewers pride themselves on using the best local ingredients; including Montana honey and hand-picked wild huckleberries, barley and wheat, clear glacial water, and Pacific Northwest Hops. The result is a unique taste that will have you calling for more. But don't worry, because you can always fill up a growler to remember the trip.

Hot Springs

After a long day of winter-time fun, head to one of Montana’s many natural hot springs pools for a relaxing swim. These geothermal waters are a slice of heaven and perfect way to recoup, refresh and relax after a long, adventurous snow day.