• Bowman Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com
    Things to do in Montana

    Not sure if Montana is worth a visit?  Wondering what there is to do in Montana? Born and ...

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  • Flathead Valley, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog, www.montanavacationblog.com
    Spring in the Flathead Valley in Montana

    The Flathead Valley in Montana is such a beautiful place, anytime of the year!  I wanted to ...

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  • Whitefish Christmas Stroll 2012, Whitefish, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2012
    Whitefish, Montana Christmas Stroll 2012

    Visiting Whitefish, Montana, at the beginning of December?  You should add the Whitefish ...

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  • Downtown Whitefish, Montana, Montana Vacation Blog 2014
    Whitefish, Montana

    Whitefish, Montana.  A small town that was unknown when I was growing up in the area.  A town ...

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  • Whitefish Mountain Resort at Big Mountain as seen from Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2012
    General Information about Skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort at “Big Mountain”

    What can I say….Whitefish Mountain Resort at Big Mountain is home to me.  My home ski ...

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What’s happening during the last week of skiing for 2013 at Big Sky Resort, Montana

There are still lots of things happening this last week at Big Sky Resort in Montana!! Click here for the list of events:  http://www.bigskyresort.com/Activities/Events-Calendar/index.asp Summer is just around the corner, but ski areas like Big Sky in Montana will be shutting down temporarily ...

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Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell, Montana: A Great Place for a Hike and a View

Flathead Lake from Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2013

If you are looking for a place to get a great view of the Flathead Valley, and want to get some fairly easy hiking in, Lone Pine State Park is the place for you. Lone Pine boasts 7 1/2 miles of trails open for hiking, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and mountain biking.  So many trails and... ...

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An Article with Travel Advice for Darby, Montana

I randomly stumbled upon this article: http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/worlds-best-hotels-montana. It found it interesting that it listed Darby, Montana, as the place to take the “World’s Best Trip” to Montana. I love Darby, it is a small town with the cutest ...

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Whitefish Winter Carnival in Whitefish, Montana, February 2013

Grand Parade at the Whitefish Winter Carnival, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2013

Sometimes people ask me if I miss certain big-city items, that are not available in a small town like Whitefish, Montana.  Like baseball games, football games, and concerts.  But what we are lacking in those areas, we make up for by having small town events that only such places as Whitefish ...

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A Warm Winter Drive to Hungry Horse Dam and Lake McDonald in Montana

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If you are lucky enough to visit Montana during the winter, I hope that you get a sunny day.  Depending on what part of Montana you visit, Montana can be cloudy in the winter.  Summer, on the other hand, is guaranteed to be sunny throughout the state from July to September. Northwest Montana ...

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A Trip Through the Big Hole Valley to Lost Trail Powder Mountain Ski Area, Montana

Big Sky Country in the Big Hole Valley, Montana, Photo Courtesy of Mike Barrett

*This blog written by guest writer, Mike Barrett* Driving through the Big Hole Valley to Wisdom, Montana you will truly understand where the moniker “Big Sky Country” comes from, absolutely beautiful! We arrived in Wisdom, Montana at about 5 p.m. and wondered where everyone ...

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A Local Spot for Great Turns: Maverick Mountain in Montana

Don't forget to check out the carpet downstairs! Photo Credit: Mike Barrett

If you ever find yourself traveling the back roads of southwest Montana, you may come across a throwback to how skiing used to (and in my opinion, still should) be. Located approximately 40 miles west of Dillon, MT, in Polaris, MT, on The Pintler Scenic Byway, Maverick Mountain is just such a ...

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The animals on one beautiful summer drive in Montana

Pretty fox in Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2013

I can say over and over what a special place Montana is, but you just won’t know until you get here.  You have to breathe in the fresh air, feel the emptiness, jump in a crystal clear lake, and hike its mountains to know what I am talking about.  You visit once, and you will... Read More

General Information about Skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort at “Big Mountain”

Whitefish Mountain Resort at Big Mountain as seen from Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, Montana, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2012

What can I say….Whitefish Mountain Resort at Big Mountain is home to me.  My home ski hill.  Where I grew up as a child, from my first snowplow to my first cliff jump.  It stole my heart years before it was renamed “Whitefish Mountain Resort at Big Mountain.”  To me, Big ...

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Visiting Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Copyright Montana Vacation Blog 2012

Mammoth Hot Springs is a beautiful set of hot springs that tower down a terraced hill made of travertine. Located just south of Gardiner, Montana, not far inside the Yellowstone National Park North Entrance, is the tiny town of Mammoth Hot Springs.  It is a wonderful place to visit during the ...

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