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Montana, Your Winter Playground

can’t miss events: winter 2020/2021

With this season looking a little different, we’ve rounded up our favorite winter events. Read on to discover traditional favorites along with a few creative celebrations to ward off cabin fever. Get into the spirit by making yourself a hot toddy, or a glass of mulled wine, and get planning!  


    Dec. 10th - Whitefish Mountain Resort - Opening Day

    Whitefish’s Big Mountain is the quintessential skier's mountain averaging more than 300 inches of snow annually on 3,000 acres of bowls, chutes, and glades on all aspects. The resort charms its guests with a friendly fun-loving vibe, variety of terrain, and virtually no lift lines at an unbeatable value.

    Dec. 18th & 19th, Jan. 8th & 9th, Jan. 22nd & 23rd, Feb. 5th & 6th, Feb. 19th & 20th, Mar. 6th, Mar. 19th & 20th, Apr. 2nd & 3rd - Brash Winter Rodeo

    Celebrate Montana's cowboy heritage at Majestic Valley Arena. Events include bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, calf roping and chute dogging.

    Dec. 31st - NYE Torchlight Parade & Fireworks

    Say “Goodbye,” to the year 2020 with a fiery Torchlight Parade and Firework Show to bring in the new year. The Torchlight Parade and Fireworks will begin at 6pm, just outside of Ed and Mully’s in the Upper Village. Looking to be a Torchlight participant? Intermediate or expert skiers/snowboarders welcome!

    Whitefish Winter Carnival

    With this season looking different, the traditional Carnival will be shelved until 2021. Even without a literal Carnival, tradition continues with interactive challenges by visiting Whitefish Carnival’s website and social media.

    Feb. 13th - Presidents Park Slopestyle & Rail Jam

    Head to the terrain park on Presidents Day Weekend for slopestyle rail jam competitions!
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