We're just going to lay it out there. Our weather is a tad bit dramatic—but in the best way possible. Montana's Glacier Country, and our regional community anchors like Kalispell, Missoula and Whitefish, experiences diverse weather conditions ranging from winter snowfalls of 300+ inches (in the mountains) to long summer days, often followed by a beautiful and mild fall, complete with vibrant hues of yellow and gold as our leaves change colors.
Winter: Old Man Winter loves Montana and blesses us each year with plentiful snowfall, perfect for laying a base for skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers and snow-shoers. If you're planning on spending time outdoors, be sure to dress warm and layer clothing to create a warm shell. Always travel with snow boots, hats, gloves, scarves and a warm winter coat.
Summer: Montanans love summer. Our days are long and light and warm daytime hours turn to comfortable summer evenings. Our advice: keep a lightweight sweatshirt or jacket on hand for when the temperatures drop in the evening.
Always be sure to carry proper bug repellant, sunscreen and water to keep you as comfortable as possible while enjoying all Montana has to offer.
Most highways throughout Montana are open during the winter months. However, it is best to be prepared when traveling our roads as winter travel conditions and storms often change quickly.
A few tips from Montana snowplow drivers: