1 . Izaak Walton Inn

Essex, Montana

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 645 - 9936

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At the Izaak Walton Inn, you'll be treated to a one-of-a-kind cross country skiing experience surrounded by the beauty of Glacier National Park. Over 33 kilometers of snow favored, wind sheltered trails allow you to explore this picturesque area at your own pace. If you are new to cross country skiing, the inn offers lessons along with ski, boot and pole rentals. And, you can enjoy a unique guided Glacier Park tour through wildlife-rich meadows, aspen glades and open lodge pole forests!

2 . Big Sky Resort

Big Sky, Montana

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 548 - 4486

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The Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana invites you to live the big life! Home to some of the "biggest" skiing in America, this snow-covered oasis boasts eight-square miles of runs and 4,350 vertical feet. Ride the Lone Peak Tram to the top of Lone Peak, and carve your skis into the 400 inches of fresh powder. Then, warm up in a slopeside suite, condo, or cabin next to a roaring fireplace; wine and dine at more than 30 onsite restaurants; and unwind at the Solace Spa!

3 . Moonlight Lodging in Big Sky

Big Sky, Montana

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 512 - 9794

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Alpine adventures abound at the mountainous Moonlight Lodging! Whether you’re a beginning boarder or a slopeside savant, this resort has the run for you. Elevate your skills at the Moonlight Basin SnowSports School, carve up the steep slopes of the North Summit Snowfield, or get some big air at the Zero Gravity Terrain Park. Heat up your hillside holiday with a soaking session in your private hot tub before returning to your cozy log cabin and warming your frosty fingers by the fireplace.

4 . Fairmont Hot Springs

Fairmont, Montana

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 601 - 5919

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At Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, you'll find easy access to downhill, cross country and backcountry skiing just a short drive from your comfortable accommodations. At the Discovery Ski Area, you'll find 67 runs, lessons and even a kids Ski School. Ski rentals and sales will make it easy to the slopes. Just down the road, Mount Haggin offers 20 kilometers of well groomed cross country skiing trails, perfect for exploring the pristine beauty of these magnificent slopes.

5 . Red Lodge Mountain Resort

Red Lodge, Montana

CALL DIRECT: +1 (406) 446 - 2610

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Shying away from the glitz and glamor often associated with ski resorts, Red Lodge Mountain Resort’s philosophy is simple: Just ski. Cradled by the snow-crowned Rocky Mountains, this resort offers runs for every level of alpine adventurer. Start out on the gently sloping hills of Miami Beach, work your way up to the intermediate slopes of Lazy M, and finish on Cole Creek’s black diamond chutes. After a day on the mountain, grab a drink at the onsite bar and admire the peaks from your cabin.

6 . Montana Snowbowl

Missoula, Montana

CALL DIRECT: +1 (406) 549 - 9777

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Tucked away in a sea of towering pine trees, Montana Snowbowl is a secluded ski resort offering natural splendor and trails for every level of skier. Strap on your skis and warm up on the aptly named First Run. Graduate to the more advanced Upper Spartan and High Roller runs. Once you’ve perfected the craft of carving, discover the black diamonds known as Big Sky and Grizzly. After an incredible slope session, head back to the resort and soak in the soothing water of your private Jacuzzi.

7 . River Rock Lodge

Big Sky, Montana

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 995 - 4455

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With 400 inches of snowfall each year, River Rock Lodge is a skier’s sanctuary. Set in Montana’s Big Sky Country, this lodge offers world-class skiing and breathtaking mountain views. Dig your skis into 85 runs suited for everyone from the alpine expert to the beginning boarder. With no lift lines, you’ll be free to explore every inch of this snow-carpeted paradise. And, for those of you who prefer the flatland, River Rock features miles of cross country skiing trails!

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