In Montana, we don't wait out winter, we wait all year for it. Experience the true nature of the season just north of the park in Yellowstone Country, with swoon-worthy snow, world-renowned skiing, and dreamy mountain towns that will warm your spirit even when it's cold outside.
Find big-mountain adventures and small-town vibes at three of Montana's largest ski areas, mush a team of sled dogs, go full throttle on some of the West's best snowmobiling trails, or climb into a horse-drawn sleigh. Nordic ski trails crisscross the landscape, and, if you're looking for a tranquil walk in the woods, we've got a pair of snowshoes with your name on them. Yellowstone National Park is surreal this time of year, with wildlife sightings plus steaming geysers and thermal pools juxtaposed against sparkling snow.
Winter adventures begin and end in Yellowstone Country's basecamp towns, where friendly lodging options, eateries, shops, breweries and distilleries line the streets of idyllic downtown districts that nod to the Old West. So pack your bags, invest in some wool socks, and get to it—because the point of life is to reach the height of happiness. Just travel responsibly and be kind to your neighbor…on the chairlift, at the gas station, in the taproom. See you on the mountain.
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