• Hunting
  • Night Life
  • Ice Skating in Southwest Montana
  • Winter ATV Adventure in Southwest Montana
  • The Cathedral of St. Helena, Helena
  • Stars over the Pioneer Mountains
  • ExplorationWorks!
  • Great Divide Ski Area New Year's Eve Fireworks
  • Dining
  • Get a True Taste of Montana
  • Ice Fishing, Georgetown Lake
  • Red Rocks Lake NWR, near Lakeview
  • Snowmobile or Cross-Country Ski in Mt. Haggin WMA.
  • Enjoy some of the best holiday shopping deals around.
  • Lewis and Clark Caverns Candlelight Tours during December.
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  • Feature: Winter Activities Galore!
  • Ice fishing opportunities abound on numerous lakes and reservoirs.
  • Mt. Haggin Nordic Ski Area
  • Snowmobiling near Lincoln
  • Race to the Sky Sled Dog Race near Lincoln
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site.
  • Virginia City
  • Silver Lake, near Georgetown
  • Montana's State Capitol, Helena
  • Visit one our uncrowded, friendly ski areas.
  • Enjoy one of many community Christmas Strolls and holiday concerts.
  • Trolley on Helena's Historic Walking Mall
  • Boulder Hot Springs, Boulder Montana
  • Canyon Ferry Reservoir
  • Original Governor's Mansion, Helena
  • Southwest Montana Winter Activities
  • Montana Historical Society

Winter Activities Galore!:
Bundle up but get out and enjoy the endless activities throughout Southwest Montana for the winter enthusiasts. Ice fishing, skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowkiting… try something new!

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.

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Featured Events

Tom Susanj

March 1

Anaconda, MT

crooner, troubadour and balladeer Tom Susanj hails from a rugged mining town in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Montana. A seasoned performer of o...

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Music at Norris Hot Springs

March 1 - March 31

Norris, MT

Joe Schwem, March 1; Neil Filo Beddow, March 2; Nathan North, March 3; Aran Buzzas, March 8; John Sherrill, March 9; Weston Lewis, March 10; Mathias, ...

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“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

February 28 - March 10

Butte, MT

Orphan Girl Children's Theatre stages “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” set in the land of Narnia. The new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’s tale fa...

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Winter Outdoor Activities!

Come winter, the temperatures may drop some, but the zeal for getting out and enjoying Montana doesn't drop at all. Experience miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing. Strap on the snowshoes and create your own destination. And there are great locations for ice skating, ice fishing or whatever peaks your cold weather interests.

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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


Road Trips:

Hit The Road This Fall

With the scenery changing colors, cooler temperatures, breathtaking views in every direction, fall is a great time for day trips throughout Southwest Montana. See some of our suggested itineraries. 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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