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WINTER ACTIVITIES

WINTER ACTIVITIES Come winter, the temperatures may drop some, but the zeal for getting out and enjoying Montana never falters. Southwest Montana has three lift-served ski areas that provide miles of runs. If you prefer the motorized route, take a snowmobile tour into the backcountry. There is also ice fishing, cultural activities and, for the truly adventurous, snowkiting. DOWNHILL SKIING & SNOWBOARDING Our crowd-free ski areas offer friendly slopes, great natural snow conditions and terrain for beginners and experts. DISCOVERY SKI AREA Located west of Anaconda on Montana Highway 1, Discovery boasts 67 runs and 2,200 skiable acres of great terrain for beginners and experts. 406.563.2184, www.skidiscovery.com

GREAT DIVIDE Great Divide rises above the ghost town of Marysville in the Helena National Forest. Classic slopes and backcountry terrain mix freely on more than 1,600 skiable acres. 406.449.3746, www.skigd.com

MAVERICK MOUNTAIN Located above Polaris, Maverick has a vertical drop of more than 2,020 feet over 450 skiable acres. The views of the Pioneer Mountain Wilderness Area are as great as the snow. 406.834.3454, www.skimaverick.com

SNOWKITING Snowkiting combines the freedom and adventure of exploring the backcountry of Montana with all the thrills that can be found on a ski hill. Georgetown Lake is becoming known as one of the best places in the world for this fastgrowing sport. 406.859.3211,

ICE FISHING Many opportunities for ice fishing abound on Southwest Montana’s numerous lakes and reservoirs. Canyon Ferry Reservoir, Clark Canyon Reservoir and Georgetown Lake are highly recommended for perch, trout, walleye and more. 406.449.5201, www.fs.usda.gov/helena, www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf

SNOWMOBILING Throughout Southwest Montana there are hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails for family fun and adventure on many of our public lands. For more information on trails, contact local areas. Visit the Montana State Parks website for an interactive snowmobile trail map to find a guide to statewide snowmobile trails. www.stateparks.mt.gov/ recreation/snowmobileProgram.html

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Many of our region’s most beautiful areas are groomed during the winter to provide track and skate-skiing adventures on private lands as well as in partnership with outdoor clubs and land management agencies. For more information on trails, contact local areas.

ANACONDA/PHILISBURG AREA 406.859.3211, www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf

BUTTE AREA 406.494.2147, www.milehighnordic.org, www.homestakelodge.com

DILLON AREA 406.683.3900, www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf

ANACONDA/PHILIPSBURG AREA

ENNIS AREA

406.859.3211, www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf, www.echolaketrails.org

406.682.4253, www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf

BUTTE AREA

406.449.5201, www.fs.usda.gov/helena

406.494.2147, www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf, www.milehighnordic.org, www.homestakelodge.com

LINCOLN AREA

HELENA AREA 406.449.5201, www.fs.usda.gov/helena

WISDOM AREA 406.689.3243, www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf, www.bitterrootxcskiclub.net

www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf

HELENA AREA

406.449.5201, www.fs.usda.gov/helena

WISDOM AREA 406.689.3243, www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf

ICE SKATING The ice skating pond and warming house at Bannack State Park southwest of Dillon are scheduled to open December 26. There’s a good selection of ice skates that are free to use. Call to check ice conditions before heading out. 406.834.3413, www.bannack.org

BUTTE AREA During the winter months, Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation maintains ice skating rinks at several locations. www.co.silverbow.mt.us/809/iceskating-rinks

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High Altitude Speed Skating Center is an Olympic 400M skating oval that is open mid December through the end of February. 406.723.4839

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