Montana Nature January 30, 2016
14 Times Snow Transformed Montana Into The Most Beautiful Scenery
The running joke in Montana is that there are four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and construction. And it’s true that Big Sky Country sees snowy skies more than most states. But the locals are used to it―in fact, most Montanans look forward to the inevitable winter wonderland. These 14 photos captures some of the beauty that only winter can bring.
1. Missoula, 1993
The University of Missoula campus looked like a movie setting with its perfectly snowcapped trees. We’re fairly certain classes weren’t canceled that day.
2. Kalispell, 2005
Kalispell winters can be harsh, but it’s still a beautiful time of year.
3. Big Sky Resort, 2004
Big Sky Resort is one of the best places for snow sports in the country. When the sun comes out on a cold winter day, it looks and feels like paradise.
4. Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, 2014
Glacier is breathtaking in any season. But somehow the snow makes it even more beautiful.
5. Big Mountain, Whitefish, 2004
The perfect combination of the snow, the sun and the dense clouds made Big Mountain Resort look magical.
6. Powell, 2010
There’s something about snowcapped mountains in the distance that takes a view from excellent to extraordinary.
7. Cracker Lake, Glacier National Park, 2012
Most of the snow melts during the summer, but you’ll always find pockets of it at Glacier...and thank goodness for that.
8. Miles City, 2010
A light dusting of snow always gives Main Street a nice winter glow.
9. Kalispell, 2011
Sometimes Montana looks too beautiful to be real. Doesn’t this look like the perfect photo for a postcard or holiday card?
10. West Yellowstone, 1950s
The snow adds extra charm to this vintage snapshot.
11. Whitefish, 2015
Blogging travelers Rus and Ala captured this beautiful image of Whitefish in winter.
12. Blacktail Mountain Ski Resort, 2007
And people wonder why Montanans are so proud of their state. Just look at this view.
13. Billings, 2013
The snow really adds beauty to this city view.
14. Continental Divide, 2011
The deep blue lake...the light blue sky...all made more breathtaking by those bright white mountains.
Where are your favorite places to enjoy the Montana snow?