Winter Sports

Known for its prolific snowfalls and relatively mild winter temperatures, Northwest Montana makes a perfect winter playground!  Moss Mountain is situated between two mountain ranges, trapping moisture and making winter snow to be measured in feet, not inches!
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Downhill Skiing

Ain't no need for snow making machines here!   From destination resorts to local ski hills, Northwest Montana has it all!

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Mountain Resort is a large 3,000 acre resort just north of Whitefish Montana.  The resort uses three faces of Big Mountain, for a wide variety of terrain, from well groomed slopes on the front of the mountain to advanced skiing areas with cliffs and chutes in Hell Roaring Basin on the west face.  Annual snowfall averages 300 inches.

Although only about 10 miles from Moss Mountain Inn as the crow flies, there are no roads directly across the mountains.  The drive to Whitefish Mountain Resort through Columbia Falls and Whitefish is about 27 miles and  takes about 40 minutes from Moss Mountain Inn.
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area

Located above the western shore of Flathead Lake, Blacktail Mountain is the place locals flock to for reasonably priced lift tickets and outstanding views of the Flathead Valley.  The lodge and parking areas are at the top of the mountain and the lifts bring you back up.  From Moss Mountain, the drive is about 42 miles, taking just short of an hour.

Glacier National Park

In the winter, Glacier National Park becomes a skiing and snowshoeing paradise with unlimited front and backcountry opportunities. Going-To-The-Sun Road is plowed from the West Glacier entrance to the Lake McDonald Lodge area. Groomed cross country ski trails are available from the Lake McDonald area. Backcountry skiing and snowshoeing challenges include the Sperry Chalet and Mount Brown Lookout trails as well as the Apgar Lookout Trail. Less challenging trails around West Glacier include Camas Road and the Inner North Fork Road. In the Northwest of the Park a number of backcountry ski trials run from the Polebridge Ranger Station.
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Snowmobile Tours

Swan Mountain Snowmobiling, located in the heart of Glacier Country, provides the best in Montana snowmobiling. Whether you want to be personally taken care of on one of our guided snowmobile tours or brave the backcountry on your own with our snowmobile rentals, we have what you need for the ideal Montana snowmobiling experience!

Cross Country Skiing

Few places have more Nordic skiing opportunities than the Glacier area.  Choose from groomed or backcountry trails in Glacier National Park and Flathead National Forest, or groomed trails of the Glacier Nordic Club at multiple locations in the area.  See glaciernordicclub.com for information about the many groomed trails in the area.  Here at Moss Mountain, we usually just go out the back door! 
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