Skiing and Snowshoeing in Glacier National Park

Winter in Glacier National Park

If you get the chance to experience Glacier National Park in the winter, you will wonder why more people don’t flock to our corner of northwest Montana.  Although most of the park is not accessible by road, the parts that are open provide a quiet and peaceful look into nature.

The Going to the Sun Road (GTTSR) is open on the west side to the Lake McDonald Lodge.  Here you can park your car and then get out your cross country skis or snowshoes and ski or walk up the GTTSR.  There will be times along the way that you may wonder that it can all be so quiet and filled with beauty.

About a mile and half to two miles up the road, don’t miss the opportunity to take a left toward the bridge.  A short trek brings you to the bridge over McDonald Creek.  From here you get a view of Lake McDonald from the north which is spectacular.  This year the lake has been frozen, which gives it a special magic.

On the weekends, the park gives guided snowshoe tours.  Here you will learn about the wildlife and how it adapts to winter in the park.  

Winter is a special time around the park.  Plan to stay at one of our local B&B’s and take a short ride over to the west entrance and enjoy the beauty of nature in the winter.


Bad Rock B&B

Bad Rock Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 0.3mi
Outlook Inn

Outlook Inn Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.5mi
Cabin Creek Landing

Cabin Creek Landing Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 0.8mi