Located on the Pioneer Mountain Scenic Byway and virtually surrounded by the Beaverhead National Forest, Polaris, Montana provides rugged adventure and first-class luxury. Maverick Mountain Ski Area, just six miles north of Polaris, provides 255 acres of skiing for all skill levels in a local, friendly atmosphere. If you prefer your skis on the level, Polaris offers twenty kilometers of groomed and marked cross-country ski trails, and one hundred miles of snow mobile trails, or make your way via ski or snowshoe through the pristine natural beauty of the Beaverhead National Forest. The Beaverhead is equally beautiful for hiking in the summer, and nearby Crystal Park offers a unique chance to rockhound for crystal quartz, or just picnic and enjoy the view.
Whatever the season, make a stop at the Elkhorn Hot Springs for a taste of first class luxury, Montana style. The year-round Elkhorn Hot Springs provide two outdoor hot mineral pools, a Grecian sauna, a restaurant, and a bar. Hot springs are a Montana staple for locals and visitors alike, and the Elkhorn Hot Springs make the experience even more blissful. If you prefer to rough it, stay at the Grasshopper Creek Campground, but feel free to indulge a little with the great food and friendly service of the Hot Springs, or the Grasshopper Inn.