Billings' winters can be cold, but these activities are sure to warm the spirits
If you’re at home on the mountain, look no further than Red Lodge. It’s only an hour away, and it provides visitors with a fantastic location to ski, snowboard and even snowshoe. This is a spot beginners will feel comfortable, too, with bunny hills and a convenient ski school option. Make sure you visit Main Street in Red Lodge and check out the restaurants and shops.
Yellowstone National Park is our region’s biggest draw, and while it is busiest in the summer, winter can still provide visitors with plenty of entertainment. Access to the park is restricted during the winter months, but adventure seekers can still tour using a guided snowmobile or snow-coach. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular ways to take in the scenery. Winters in Yellowstone often extend beyond the standard operating dates, but snow closures can be common through May.
City park recreation can also provide hours of fun during winter. Sledding at Pioneer Park is a winter time favorite that the entire family can enjoy. If you’d like to snowshoe, check out Two Moon Park for a beautiful hike right next to the Yellowstone River. You can also cross-country ski at certain parks in Billings!
Ice skating is an enjoyable activity in Montana’s Trailhead. During winter months, ice is put down at Veteran’s Park. Grab some skates, dress warm, and take a spin around the rink! Ice skating at this location can vary due to weather, but luckily there are other options. If you’re set on ice skating in Billings, you can also visit Centennial Ice Arena for an indoor experience.
To keep you out of the cold, there are plenty of options to enjoy activities indoors in Billings, as well. These options should o er something for everyone in the family.
If you’re looking to keep the kids happy, make sure you visit Get Air. This new trampoline park will entertain kids of all ages as well as burn o some energy. With foam pits, basketball hoops, a dodgeball arena, and an area for younger children, there’s plenty of variety at this spot! Visit Wise Wonders Children’s Museum or the Billings Public Library for a learning experience your kids will never forget.
If you’re looking to challenge your mind, look no further than The Grand Escape Room. A combination of riddles, puzzles, and intriguing environments will challenge your party until you escape or best the challenge.
Downtown Billings provides visitors with a wide range of activities, too. Many great restaurants, breweries, and entertainment hot spots can be found here. Popular locations like the Walking Brewery Tour and the Yellowstone Art Museum provide visitors with a great way to spend an afternoon.
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