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Winter attractions

A year round vacation destination, Montana has something to offer everyone.

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This is a Montana Winter Destination full of snowy possibilities

Come enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating and more!

Rieke’s Bayside Gallery

Owned and operated by Gary and Tammy Riecke, the gallery is located in downtown Bigfork, which is situated in northwest Montana on Flathead Lake. Only 70 miles from the National Bison Range and 35 miles from Glacier National Park, Bigfork is known for it's excellent dining, fine art galleries, and one of the best regional theatres in the Northwest. We feature some of the finest area artists as well as nationally known artists from all over the United States. We are proud to share them with you.

Three Forks Grille (10 miles)

Providing handmade dishes that combine quality Montana grown products and Mediterranean ingredients fusing traditional and contemporary culinary trends. With a focus on fresh and local ingredients visitors will find a a cozy atmosphere accompanied by menu that is sustainable, seasonal, and delicious.

Apgar Village (7 miles)

Apgar is located on the west side of the park about one mile in from the West Entrance. Apgar has one of the most popular campgrounds in Glacier Park, and is always quite filled. Apgar Village is also home to a visitors' center, a general store, and a large gift shop. Apgar Village is also the starting point for almost all Red Jammer bus tours on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. Apgar's campground is connected to the village by a road, and a bike path through the woods, in which smaller wildlife can be seen.

Columbia Falls or The Gateway to Glacier (10 miles)

A gateway to Glacier National Park, Columbia Falls is just 15 minutes from the park's west entrance. This lively Montana town—home to locally owned shops, restaurants, a brewery and a popular summer farmers market—is an ideal launching point for recreating in Glacier National Park, floating the Flathead River, playing on Flathead Lake and exploring 2 million acres in the Flathead National Forest.

Crown of the Continent (1/2 Mile)

The Crown of the Continent Discovery Center is located at 12000 US Highway 2; just a mile and a half from the west entrance to Glacier National Park. We have a coffee & spirits bar, ice cream parlor, gift and outdoor gear shop, information and activity booking center and horseback riding corral trips available on the property. Additionally, we are surrounded on all sides by business partners that offer helicopter tours, hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting and lodging, making the Discovery Center the ideal one stop shop for your Crown of the Continent adventure vacation!

Glacier International Airport (15 miles)

The Glacier Park International Airport services all of northwest Montana, the Flathead Valley and the cities of Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, Lakeside, Polson and Libby. Daily scheduled airline service is provided by Delta Airlines, Horizon Air, United Express/SkyWest, and Allegiant Air. Major hubs serviced are: Seattle, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, with seasonal service to Chicago and Atlanta.

Glacier National Park (1/2 Mile)

A hiker’s paradise, Glacier National Park provides an exceptional back-country experience, the perfect summer vacation for families and adventurers.

Kalispell (25 miles)

Kalispell and the Flathead Valley are home to Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake, championship golf courses, two ski resorts, unlimited trails for hiking and lakes and streams for fishing, outstanding arts and culture, charming small towns and warm western hospitality.

Meadow Lake Resort

Meadow Lake's concierge, will plan your ultimate Montana adventure. Four season activities include aerial tours, biking, hiking, sailing, scenic boat cruises, gondola rides, golfing, spa services, lake and fly fishing, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, horseback riding, alpine and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dog sledding, just to name a few. Complimentary shuttle service to/from Glacier Park International Airport, Whitefish Amtrak depot and Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort.

Pocketstone Cafe (32 miles)

The Pocketstone Cafe on Electric Avenue in Bigfork Village is open every day (except Christmas), serving breakfast from 6:00 AM and lunch from 11:00. Owners Karie Stidham and David and Carolyn Vale offer up “Home cooking from a simpler time,” with virtually everything they serve made from scratch on the premises. It’s a Pocketstone goal that every customer should gasp after the first bite and exclaim, “I never realized simple home cooking could taste so good!”

Whitefish Amtrak Station (18 miles)

Planning a rail vacation has never been easier. Just make one phone call and let Amtrak Vacations do it all. We'll arrange for your train tickets, hotel reservations, car rental, sightseeing and more. Then you can sit back and enjoy the scenery and the comforts of the train as you travel to one of our many vacation destinations. Amtrak makes getting to your destination an enjoyable, memorable part of the trip.

Whitefish Mountain Resort (18 miles)

Whitefish Mountain Resort, in northwest Montana, is noted for its laid-back vibe, world-class skiing, and unbeatable value. The resort sees an average of 300 inches of snow on its 3,000 acres, and is as well known for a pleasant lack of lift lines as for its consistently good snow conditions. When the snow melts, Whitefish Mountain Resort becomes home to thrilling zip lines and an alpine slide, world-class downhill and cross-country mountain biking, and the unique Walk in the Treetops, in addition to spectacular hiking, water sports, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, Glacier National Park, and more available in the greater Whitefish area.


Skijoring is a sport that combines an interesting mix of two of Montana’s favorites: horses and skiing. The public is invited to check out the continued revival of skijoring at the Whitefish Winter Carnival. For over ten years, the weekend in January features exciting combination of horses, riders, and skiers mixed with speed, jumps, and of course, snow!
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