• Itineraries
  • Mt. Haggin Nordic Ski Area
  • Visit one our uncrowded, friendly ski areas.
  • ExplorationWorks!
  • Enjoy some of the best holiday shopping deals around.
  • Snowmobiling near Lincoln
  • Polar Plunge on Silver Lake, near Anaconda
  • Enjoy one of many community Christmas Strolls and holiday concerts.
  • Ice Fishing, Georgetown Lake
  • Pioneer Mountains Night Sky
  • Get a True Taste of Montana
  • Piccadilly Museum of Transportation
  • Nordic skiing is a great way to experience Gold West Country.
  • Lewis and Clark Caverns Candlelight Tours during December.
  • Snowmobile or Cross-Country Ski in Mt. Haggin WMA.
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  • Trolley on Helena's Historic Walking Mall
  • The Cathedral of St. Helena, Helena
  • Montana Historical Society
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site.
  • Stars over the Pioneer Mountains
  • Race to the Sky dogsledding near Lincoln
  • Canyon Ferry Lake sunset
  • Ice fishing opportunities abound on numerous lakes and reservoirs.
  • Dining
  • Night Life
  • Silver Lake, near Georgetown
  • Virginia City
  • Philipsburg
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch, near Deer Lodge
  • Montana's State Capitol, Helena
  • Our Lady of the Rockies, Butte
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Sled the Burn:
Southwest Montana communities of Ovando and Lincoln along with Seeley Lake are preparing for an epic year of snowmobiling and sled skiing with thousands of acres of densely forested land burned by wildfires now wide open for winter play. Do you want to win one of three vacation packages?

Greetings From Southwest Montana

When you think of Montana, do you picture skyscraping ranges of snowcapped rock? A cowboy tipping his hat to greet you as he passes by on a boardwalk? Herds of elk under a sky so wide it seems to swallow you up?

Then you're picturing Southwest Montana. Hemmed by the snow-crowned peaks of Glacier National Park to the north and the geological marvels of Yellowstone National Park to the south, this vast region holds the best of what Montana is about.

Here you'll find a treasure trove of friendly, lively communities and intriguing 19th-century ghost towns. You'll meet a diverse mix of friendly people and have opportunities to glimpse the same wildlife Lewis and Clark encountered more than two centuries ago. When you're done exploring for the day, you'll find gems of places to rest your head - from campsites along crystal streams to lavish Western resorts.

Welcome to Southwest Montana. We're glad to have you.

SWMT Region Map
Sled The Burn

Enter To Win!

Ovando, Lincoln and Seeley Lake are gearing up for a great winter of snowmobiling. The Rice Ridge and Alice Creek wildfires last summer have made the once dense forest land now open to snowmobiling. Enter to win one of three great winter vacation packages.

Enter To Win Now!

Southwest Montana: Ice Fishing
Featured Events

Steve Ingram

December 22

Ennis, MT

Baby, it's cold outside warm up with some tasty drinks and great music!

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Solid 15

December 22

Helena, MT

concert puts songwriting at the forefront. Six local musicians (Maria Zepeda, Mitchel Kamron, Ty Perry, Rustic Rails, Sunday Scaries and Jodi Carlson...

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Winter Solstice Concert with the Wilbur Rehmann Quintet

December 21

Helena, MT

fivesome offers a soulful, nondenominational celebration of the season with special guest Sarah Elkins, vocals.

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Plan Your Winter Adventure in Lincoln

It's not too early to make your reservations and schedule your winter excursion of snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or many other activities in the quaint community of Lincoln, Montana. Lincoln is a winter paradise and a must-visit destination!

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Birding

Birding:

A Big Sky Alive with Birds

Across Southwest Montana, a varied landscape of windswept lakes, riparian streamsides, coniferous forests, alpine meadows and valley grasslands provide habitat for the largest raptors to the tiniest hummingbirds. Learn More

Biking

Breweries:

Get a Real Taste of Montana

Kick back with a cold one from any of the breweries in Southwest Montana. Strike up a conversation with the locals, relax with friends, or take in a live performance. Learn More

Hot Springs

Hot Springs:

Nature's Restoring Baths

Our natural hot springs have attracted weary travelers for centuries. From backwoods to rustic to resort, these natural mineral baths soothe muscles tired from a day of panning, a horseback ride or a hike along the Divide. Learn More

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