Missoula skiing

Snow, Glorious Snow

Paradise

The view from the top of the Montana Snowbowl.

There is snow in the mountains and there are skis on our feet.

Not everyone who lives in Montana is a fan of winter sports, but most of us are. We would be hard pressed to deal with so much snow if we didn’t love it. When snow covers the mountains, we feel our feet start to twitch. Out with the hats, gloves, and down jackets. On with the skis, snowboards, and snowshoes.

Many of the folks who stay at our Montana Bed and Breakfast during the winter come here for the snow sports. Some stay for a weekend, and some for a week. Some come back over and over again, while others head off to different parts of the state, to different mountains and different snow.

The Montana Snowbowl is close to our Missoula Bed and Breakfast; it takes about 45 minutes to drive to the mountain from here. We provide a good start to your day on the slopes: a hearty, healthy breakfast. After consuming it, you’ll be ready to ski or snowboard until the mountain closes at 4 p.m.

As of this writing, about 60% of the Montana Snowbowl trails are open, and the mountain is open every day. Current conditions are available at the Montana Snowbowl.

Look ahead to the calm after the holidays–to the moment when you’ll have time to run away to the slopes for a few days. Make your plans now.

 

 

Ski Missoula – the Montana Snowbowl

The Montana Snowbowl is open for business. The powder is deep and fresh, and every trail is open. As of this writing, there are four feet of snow at the base and more than six feet of snow at the summit. A fresh dusting of 4 inches sits atop the packed powder, and there isn’t a breath of wind. It’s difficult to stay away, isn’t it?

A good day of skiing at the Montana Snowbowl. Picture from the Montana Snowbowl.

Don’t fight the urge to ski – embrace it. Our Missoula bed and breakfast is less than 30 minutes from the Montana Snowbowl – an ideal location for a ski weekend getaway.

The Montana Snowbowl is open daily from 9:30 to 4 pm. Ski during the week when crowds are thin, or come to participate or watch some of racing events that are scheduled during January and February. January 15 – 17 is the Northern Division Freestyle Event, which pits the best skiers in the area against one another in a series of freestyle and jumping events. The weekly Alpine Evening Race Series on Wednesday evenings begins January 26, 2011, and the Telemark Evening Race Series on Thursday evenings begins February 3, 2011.

If you haven’t already done so, dig those skis and boards out of the basement and give them a good coat of wax. The season has begun, and it looks to be a good one. We stand ready to welcome skiers and snowboarders to our Missoula Montana bed and breakfast, where the hot chocolate is excellent and a fire will keep you warm.

Ski Missoula

There is some great skiing close to our Missoula MT bed and breakfast. Arrive on our doorstep Friday night, sleep comfortably, and we’ll feed you a delicious home-cooked breakfast to help you stay energized for a day on the slopes.

Montana Snowball trail map

Montana Snowball trail map

Just about thirty minutes to the northeast is the Montana Snowball ski mountain. With about two feet of snow at the base and almost five feet at the summit, the skiing is great right now. Ride to the summit, and you’ll be at over 7,500 feet, with a vertical drop of 2,600 feet. The longest run is three miles. In short, you can pass your days here happily.

The mountain is open daily from 9:30 am to 4 pm. This allows for a leisurely breakfast at our Missoula inn. Have a skiing getaway with a small group of friends, and with advance planning we’ll have a fantastic dinner waiting when you return to the Montana b&b, tired and ready for someone else to feed you. Enjoy a restful evening at the inn playing games, music, chatting or watching a movie. You’ll be ready to hit the slopes again come Sunday.

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