Downtown Missoula, known for it’s interesting and unique artsy vibe, is an excellent place to spend some time during these cold winter months. So many of us tend to stay indoors, out of the harsh elements of winter, but we urge you to do exactly the opposite. Whether you’re looking for traditional winter activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling of sledding, or whether you want to try you’re hand at something different, like a little dog sledding or ice fishing, Missoula is the place to be this snowy winter. It doesn’t matter what the weather does in Montana; there’s always something fun and exciting going on here. Book your room at our wonderful Bed and Breakfast, and experience Missoula’s winter wonderland firsthand.
Missoula; a Winter Wonderland
Missoula is the quintessential example of a winter wonderland. There’s so much to do in and around Missoula during the snowy months, and plenty of ways to renew your spirit and reconnect with nature at the same time. All you have to do is get here, and we’ll take care of the rest. Once you’re ready to play, here are our favorite winter activities to enjoy in Missoula:
- Cross country skiers will find endless miles of nordic ski trails to explore. The top trails include those at Lookout Pass Ski Trails, Pattee Canyon Recreation Area, Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, and Seeley Creek Nordic Ski Trails. You’ll find unbelievable views of the greater Missoula area from these vantage points. Snowshoers can also enjoy the same trails.
- Downhill skiers and snowboarders will be overwhelmed with the options available to them in the greater Missoula Area. The most popular place is Missoula’s own Snowbowl, which features 2,600 vertical feet and just over 900 acres of skiable terrain. Other popular ski destinations include Discovery Ski Area, Blacktail Mountain, Lookout Pass and Lost Trail Powder Mountain. If you still need more, try the 250 miles of groomed, connecting trails in the Lolo and Clearwater National Forest, the 230 miles of trails at Seeley Lake, or the trails in Garnet, Haugan, or the Mission Mountains.
- Dog sledding is a wonderful, adventurous alternative to snowmobiling. Missoula is actually home to some world sled dog champions, and experienced guides are available to help you explore this unique opportunity.
- Go Ice Fishing on Flathead Lake, Georgetown Lake, and the Seeley Swan Valley Lakes. Make sure you know the regulations ahead of time, and stay safe.
- Go Ice Skating at the Glacier Ice Rink in Missoula.
- There are some incredible snowmobiling trails to explore in and around Missoula. Some of the top places are Lolo Pass, Seeley Lake, Garnet, and Haugan. Rentals are available as well.
When you’re done playing in the snow and ready for a little down time, our Inn will be here waiting. We are conveniently located near downtown Missoula, and all of the restaurants and breweries you’ll need to relax and refuel for the next day. Book your stay at our Montana Bed and Breakfast, and experience these extraordinary winter activities for yourself!