Ejoying the mountains in winter
Montana offers the best opportunities for winter recreation. Snowshoeing, and cross country skiing are popular in the back country. But be sure you have the right gear and knowledge before treaking into the wilderness.
But the absolute best in winter sports can be found at the numerous ski areas in Western Montana, most just a short drive from Missoula. Snow Bowl, Discovery Basin, Lookout Pass, and especially Big Mountain and Big Sky resorts. They all get awesome amounts of snow each year, which usually remains until mid April. It's a fantastic experience, with breathtaking views from the summits of these mountains. I would recomend any skiier from extreame to beginer to ski Montana. You'll never forget it. :)