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Montana, Your Winter Playground

Activities Near The Bar W

Life at the Bar W slows down in the winter but the winter activities in Whitefish just get started as the trees change colors. From dog sledding to five-star dining, Montana is a winter wonderland not to be missed!


    Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort

    Whitefish Mountain Ski resort is just 7 miles away. There is terrain for every level skier. The lift lines are short and the snow is great – what more could you ask for?

    Cross Country Skiing and Nordic Skiing

    There are 3 cross country ski areas within a few miles of the Ranch with over 200 miles of groomed trails. Or try the Glacier Park System, accessible by Amtrak.

    Backcountry Skiing

    The Bar W has partnered with Great Northern Powder Guides to offer backcountry skiing on the Stryker Ridge territory. Run after run, the untracked powder is endless.


    There are miles of trails around the Ranch to choose from. Bring your own sleds or rent from a snowmobile outfitter in the immediate area. Prepare for an exhilarating ride!

    Dog Sledding

    One of the most special things to do – definitely a twice in a lifetime activity to experience. Guests from 8 months to 80 years have loved the experience and the dogs. Just down the road from the Ranch and a ball of fun.

    Ice Fishing

    If the pike in Spencer Lake don’t excite you, there is always one of many lakes to chose from for trout, perch, and more. Bring your own gear and spend an afternoon on the Lake.

    Ice Skating

    Enjoy ice skating at the local ice rink or join in a fun game of hockey. Put on those skates and prepare to have a blast.

    Downtown Whitefish

    Whitefish is full of great shopping, luxurious day-spas, and top-rated restaurants. The town of Whitefish is rich with great dining, shopping, theatre and nightlife.
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