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Winter Activites:

The Montana mountains receive plenty of winter and Great Falls offers enough incredible winter activities to keep anyone busy. Activities span from the quiet solitude of snowshoeing to the rush of snowmobiling. All are welcome in Central Montana’s great outdoors.

A special note of caution, there is no time like winter to explore Glacier National Park or other regional wilderness areas. However, even the most popular summer areas receive little to no winter traffic. With few exceptions, even most areas of Glacier National Park see no daily visitors.

Showdown MT

Showdown Montana Ski Resort

The local downhill ski resort, of Great Falls, frequently leads the state in snowfall with an average of 20 feet per year. The mountain offers 1,400 vertical feet and 36 trails for skiers of all abilities. Onsite ski, snowboard and snowshoe rentals are available. Two day lodges offer hot meals and daycare is available with a reservation.

Silver Crest

Silver Crest Nordic Trails

Located just a mile north of Showdown Mountain, the Sliver Crest Nordic Trails offer groomed cross-country skiing and marked snowshoeing. These trails are very pretty and offer skiing for all abilities. Trail access is free but grooming donations are accepted. An outhouse and an open shelter with a fire pit are available at the trailhead. Grooming reports are frequently posted on the website below.


Kings Hill Snowmobile Trails

The Little Belt mountains offer a huge network of snowmobile trails. The network is extensive and well used. Local Forest Service locations offer a detailed map for purchase. Map Available Here

Winter Trail Guide

Central Montana Winter Trails Guide

Central Montana offers unparelled winter wilderness experiences. There are few comparisons to taking snowshoes or skiis into the untracked winter wilderness, especially one as remarkable as Glacier National Park. A special note of caution, even the most popular summer areas receive little to no winter traffic. Perfect for an exceptional trip into the wilderness, but all winter trips should be treated as a backcountry trip; as Montana weather can be extreme. Tell someone your itinerary; take plenty of extra clothes and calories. Be prepared to make shelter and fire if necessary. Take a GPS because visibility can drop quickly.

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