Spend part of your Montana Vacation in Glacier’s winter wonder land
One of the best times of year to see Glacier National Park is in the winter. The park is very quiet this time of year, and affords chances to see some wildlife that are otherwise fairly reclusive. Nearby, you’ll find plenty of great Glacier National Park hotels to get cozy after a day in the park.
You’ll find the landscape of Glacier to be magical this time of year, with frozen waterfalls, majestic white peaks, and excellent snow. Some of the most popular winter activities here are cross-country skiing, backcountry down hill skiing and snowboarding and snowshoeing.
Weather in Glacier National Park is always a little unpredictable, and especially so in the winter. For this reason, and because the park is just so big, we highly advise starting your winter visit to Glacier National Park with a guided tour. Below are a few companies that can help you out.
Glacier Park Ski Tours: From late November through May 1st, Glacier Park Ski Tours open to putting together ski or snowshoe tours customized for the interests and skill level of your group. Day trips and multi-day trips (sleeping igloos or snowcaves!) are available. All guides are certified members of the professional ski instructors association, Nordic ski patrol or both, and are skilled in winter mountaineering, avalanche safety and fist aid. Call 877-735-9514.
Glacier Outdoor Center: Check out interpretive half day or full day tour of Glacier National Park. Their guides will take you to best of the mountains and vistas of Glacier Park’s peaks and share their accumulated knowledge about the region. Glacier Outdoor Center’s Guides are highly trained, and are active patrolers with the Flathead Nordic Ski Patrol and Professional Ski Instructors Association. Call 800-235-6781.
Winter Signs Snowshoe Program: The popular “Winter Signs” snowshoe program is offered twice daily on Saturdays and Sundays in Glacier National Park. These tours are free to the public. They are two-hour, ranger-led snowshoe excursions into Glacier National Park that show how the park’s wildlife survive the cold and harsh months of winter. Excursions begin at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. each weekend day. Call 406-888-7939 for more info.
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