Out of the 41 states we visited in the past year. I'm terribly upset Montana was not one of them. Especially with a winter set of activities like this! I'll be coming soon, Montana!
Montana is a skiing and snowboarding paradise – winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy some of the country’s best and most varied trails, taking in the breathtaking view of the Rocky Mountains.
But what if you are not into winter sports? Or perhaps you'd like to just try something other than skiing? Here's a short guide on how you can spend a day off the skiing and snowboarding trails and sample the real essence of Montana.
Start the Day with a Hearty Breakfast
Montana is famous not only for its natural beauties, but also for its food. Local people seem to know exactly what you need to start your day with a delicious boost of energy, so you should definitely try one of their elk or bison burgers or get one of those amazing pancakes made with special cereals – you will never want to start your day any other way.
Try Dog Sledding
Now that you are well-fed and full of energy, it is time to try some healthy, but not very demanding exercise in the sparkling snow. Dog sledding seems to fit the description perfectly – trips range from short ones, lasting only an hour or two and covering only a 6-mile track to all-day excursions.
Sample Local History
Montana has a very rich history as well – if you have explored some of its amazing natural assets and you are looking for a way to sample its culture and its past as well, you can continue your day visiting museums and cultural sites. The Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman hosts the most amazing collection of dinosaur fossils and its history farm will instantly transport you two hundred years back in time, showing you what life used to be like in the area in the 19th century.
Relax in Hot Springs
Montana is not only home to the whitest, most sparkly snow – it is also the land of natural hot springs, especially Glacier Country in the Western part of the state. The contrast between the crisp air and the naturally hot water will delight your body and soul – some of the springs have healing properties, too, so you can be sure your body will be grateful to get the opportunity to immerse in the soothing water.
Finish Your Day with Another Hearty Meal and Some Local Beer
Food enthusiast or not, after such a busy day you will surely feel hungry. The local specialties include steaks made not only from beef, but from game as well, and in Montana you will get the chance to try traditional Native American dishes just as much as dishes brought by various ethnic groups that settled in the state over time, such as Scandinavians and Russians. Montana is famous for its micro-brews as well – you can try anything from IPA to Imperial Stout, to various types of porter beer and very special APA varieties.
Looking for more great things to do in Montana on a snow day? Visit Montana is a great place to start and will help your itinerary planning for the best winter vacation yet. There is so much to do and see in the Treasure State that you will surely find enough activities to suit your taste and preferences for many winter holidays to come.
Dan is back with some winter fun activities. This time he is exploring Montana. Ho loves writing and traveling, but loves it even more in the snow!