scenery and historical Wild West attractions make Montana
a great summer destination.
the action really begins to kick up in late November, as the state
attracts skiers and snowboarders of all abilities to wide expanses
of the Northern Rockies.
features almost 14,000 acres of ski-able terrain and 548 ski trails
encompassing some of the most popular ski areas in the mountainous
western half of the state.
Names like Big Sky, Big Mountain, and Red Lodge often evoke the
names of famous cattle ranches, but the running herds are more
likely thousands of winter sports enthusiasts who find pure primal
joy in the state's more rugged expanses.
Usually ranked as Montana's best skiing and snowboarding mecca, Big Sky Resort is located near Bozeman offering 3,600 acres of
hugely varied terrain with 150 trails and 21 lifts. Along with
snowtubing and family friendly "newbie"runs, the combination
ticket with nearby Moonlight Basin gets you entry to the largest
total ski-able acreage in the USA!
Bozeman favorite, Bridger Bowl, is popular with nearby Montana
State University students as well as families for an affordable
day out in deep white powder, including beginner and intermediate
runs as well as the challenging Ridge Terrain containing numerous
steep chutes and rock cliffs.
More about Montana skiing around the Web:
Montana Ski Areas & Resorts - The state's official travel site with heaps
of information on lodging, resorts, ski areas, cross country skiing,
snowboarding and related winter sports & activities throughout
Ski Guide - An encyclopedia of information and reviews
on the state's top ski resorts with details on ski trails and
snowboarding terrains, photos, trail maps.
Snow Report - Current weather conditions, new snow and
base depth reports, plus star-rated visitor reviews and photos
of major ski resorts throughout the state