Backcountry Skiing in Western Montana + Glacier National Park

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Backcountry Skiing Go Off Trail in Our Wild Terrain

Go Off Trail in Our Wild Terrain

Our backcountry is brag worthy. Glacier Country is home to thousands of acres of untouched off-trail powder, whether you’re looking for an easy escape or technical terrain. Glacier National Park itself is open year-round and offers a sublimely beautiful and surreal location for an alpine tour. Explore the heart of Montana’s backcountry—the Swan Mountains.

Backcountry terrain can be wild and rugged, making backcountry skiing and avalanche safety of the utmost importance. It’s always necessary to have proper backcountry ski gear and knowhow. Your best bet is a Guided Backcountry Ski Tour, but for self starters…know your snow.

Winter is waiting.

Yellowstone Country offers world-class winter recreation in deep, pristine powder, plus wildlife viewing, epic vistas and fabled small towns.

Ski the Park

While winter in Glacier National Park means fewer lodging options and limited road access, it also means epic backcountry skiing. The National Park Service is our go-to resource for all Glacier National Park safety help. See Glacier Country’s Going-to-the-Sun Road status feed here. After gathering your safety gear, pick up your backcountry pass and a skiing brochure from the park headquarters at the Apgar Visitor Center on your way into the park’s backcountry winter wonderland.

For updated avalanche conditions in the region, visit:
missoulaavalanche.org
The Flathead Avalanche Center

Featured Listings

Bitterroot River Ranch

Bitterroot River Ranch

City: Darby
Phone: 509.531.4934

4301 W. Fork Road
Darby, Montana 59829

Glacier Adventure Guides

Glacier Adventure Guides

City: Columbia Falls
Phone: 406.892.2173

729 Nucleus Avenue, Suite G
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912

Green Valley Ranch

Green Valley Ranch

City: Coram
Phone: 406.387.9071

300 Desert Lodge Road
Coram, Montana 59913

Izaak Walton Inn

Izaak Walton Inn

City: Essex
Phone: 406.888.5700

290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
Essex, Montana 59916

Kandahar Lodge

Kandahar Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.6098

3824 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area

Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area

City: St Regis
Phone: 208.744.1301

I-90, Exit 0
St Regis, Montana 59866

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant

City: Charlo
Phone: 406.644.2588

69286 U.S. Highway 93
Charlo, Montana 59824

Olson's Lolo Hot Springs

Olson's Lolo Hot Springs

City: Lolo
Phone: 406.273.2290

38500 U.S. Highway 12 W.
Lolo, MT 59847

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Mountain Resort

City: Whitefish
Phone: 877-SKI-FISH

3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Other Listings

Base Camp Bigfork LLC

  • City: Bigfork
  • Address: 8525 Montana Highway 35
  • Phone: 406.871.9733
  • Website: basecampbigfork.com

Dog Sled Adventures

  • City: Olney
  • Address: 8400 US Highway 93 North
  • Phone: 406.881.2275
  • Website: dogsledadventuresmontana.com

Glacier Adventure Guides

  • City: Columbia Falls
  • Address: 729 Nucleus Avenue Suite G
  • Phone: 406.892.2173
  • Website: glacieradventureguides.com

Great Northern Powder Guides

  • City: Olney
  • Address: 8955 US Highway 93 North
  • Phone: 406.881.2032
  • Website: greatnorthernpowderguides.com

Rich Ranch Outfitting

  • City: Seeley Lake
  • Address: 939 Cottonwood Lakes Road
  • Phone: 406.677.2317
  • Website: richranch.com

Winter Wonderland Sports

  • City: Olney
  • Address: 16 Bell Street
  • Phone: 406.257.2627
  • Website: winterwonderlandsports.com

Yurtski

  • City: Missoula
  • Address: 8815 LaSalle Way
  • Phone: 406.721.1779
  • Website: yurtski.com/

Glacier Country Tourism is not responsible for the accuracy of the following business listings provided by the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development.

News from Glacier National Park Currently, 21.0 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

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