• Boulder Hot Springs, Boulder Montana
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch, near Deer Lodge
  • Great Divide Ski Area New Year's Eve Fireworks
  • Get a True Taste of Montana
  • Chief Joseph Pass Ski Area
  • Montana's State Capitol, Helena
  • Southwest Montana Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling Near Lincoln
  • Dining
  • Ice Skating in Southwest Montana
  • Ice Fishing, Georgetown Lake
  • Enjoy one of many community Christmas Strolls and holiday concerts.
  • Visit one our uncrowded, friendly ski areas.
  • Winter ATV Adventure in Southwest Montana
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site.
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  • Night Life
  • Trolley on Helena's Historic Walking Mall
  • Southwest Montana Snowkiting
  • Original Governor's Mansion, Helena
  • Enjoy some of the best holiday shopping deals around.
  • Race to the Sky Sled Dog Race near Lincoln
  • Montana Historical Society
  • Holiday Activities!
  • Ice Boating
  • The Cathedral of St. Helena, Helena
  • Mt. Haggin Nordic Ski Area
  • Southwest Montana Hot Springs
  • Pioneer Mountains Night Sky
  • Ice fishing opportunities abound on numerous lakes and reservoirs.
  • Silver Lake, near Georgetown
  • Snowshoeing Southwest Montana
  • Snowmobile or Cross-Country Ski in Mt. Haggin WMA.

Looking for a relaxed way to enjoy Montana this winter? Whether you are new to winter sports, love hiking, or are simply ready to try something new – snowshoeing is sure to fit the bill. Welcome to Big Sky Country!

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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Southwest Montana Holiday Activities
Featured Events

Race to the Sky

February 7 - February 11

Lincoln, MT

The Race to the Sky is an annual dogsled race that serves as a qualifier for the Iditarod. The race is run by Montana Sled Dog, Inc. which is a pri...

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Women's Policy Leadership Institute

February 7 - February 8

Helena, MT

The 14th Annual Women’s Policy Leadership Institute takes place on February 7th and 8th, 2020 in Helena, MT. It is a two-day hands-on conference ab...

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Big Hole Valley Winterfest

February 29 - March 1

Wisdom, MT

Featuring Wisdom Skijoring!

Let's start with a question: What is Skijoring Anyway?

Skijoring is a sport in which a rider on horseback p...

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Welcome to Southwest Montana

As you drive through Big Sky Country, it is likely you will find yourself passing through Southwest Montana. Nestled in between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Our region holds some of the best Montana has to offer. Steeped in history, there are endless opportunities to explore. Dive into our lively communities and get to know our lifestyle, we promise not to disappoint. From cultural attractions to outdoor recreation, Southwest Montana offers a trove of hidden gems.

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What’s On Tap?

Micro-Breweries are gaining popularity throughout the country; Montana holds the second most craft breweries per capita (behind only Vermont). Stop by one of the 15 watering holes across the region. Learn More


Winter Activities:

Outdoor Recreation

Whether you are looking for an adrenaline rush or a peaceful day in the mountains, Southwest Montana is your winter basecamp for adventure! Snowshoeing, skiing, and fishing are just the tip of the iceberg. Learn More

Hot Springs


A Rich History

Southwest Montana was settled during the 19th century gold rush, but our region's history goes much deeper than that. Dig deeper into Montana's past as you visit some of the museums across the area. Learn More