Winter marks a downturn in the tourist population in Montana - the hardy few that make the trek are rewarded with a variety of winter activities.
This wonderful season brings sledding, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, downhill, and cross-country skiing. For great downhill skiing just 15 minutes away try Bridger Bowl, or visit Big Sky Ski Resort. If cross-country skiing or snow shoeing is more up your alley, Bohart Ranch Cross-Country Ski Center is also just 15 minutes from Howlers Inn and has 25 km of groomed trails.
Our wolves also prepare for the winter as they put on extra weight and fur to compensate for the cold. We refer to the change as putting on their "winter regalia".
Click on the links below and see the different winter activities available to you.
The most popular wintertime activity in our area is skiing/snowboarding at one our many ski hills. Our snow here can be very dry and fluffy, and you can ski the cold smoke. Our X-Country resorts have miles of groomed trails with amazing mountain beauty.
Bohart Ranch Cross Country Ski Center
Big Sky Ski Resort
Lone Mountain Ranch
Have you ever longed to hitch up a team of canines to a sled and just go for a gliding ride across the snow covered country? You can do that here in Montana as the sport of dogsledding becomes more popular.
|Absaroka Dog Sled Treks||
A wildlife expedition can be very rewarding. The wildlife tends to be a little more active and have retreated to the lower elevations where you are more likely to see them.
|The Wild Side
Yellowstone Association Institute
Snowmobiling / Snow Coach
Snowmobiling is a motor sport enjoyed by thousands in Montana. The community has miles of maintained trails that you can zip along on. Here is some information on rental agencies, trails, and tours. If you don't want to drive, try a snowcoach ride to Old Faithful.
|Big Boy Toys|
Backcountry Snowmobile Advenures
Old Faithful Snowmobile Tours
Yellowstone Snow Coaches
Yellowstone Alpen Guides
The Hyalite Canyon area just south of Bozeman has some of the best ice climbs and consistent routes anywhere. This is an exhilirating activity that experienced climbers can enjoy.
|Montana Alpine Guides|
While outdoor activities may occupy the bulk of your time, there is much to do in Bozeman if you want a day out of the cold.
|Yellowstone National Park
Museum of the Rockies
Chico Hot Springs Resort
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Montana Grizzly Encounter (just 5 minutes fron the Inn)