Archive for January, 2012
January 25th, 2012 by HTL
January 23rd, 2012 by HTL
A wildlife course titled “Winter Birds of Prey” is offered by the Glacier Institute on Saturday, January 28th. This is a day-long program.
Join Denny Olson (a.k.a. Critterman) on this birder’s winter adventure. After a short introductory session at Flathead Valley Community Collage the group will head out in the Glacier Institute vehicle along the back roads of the Flathead Valley searching for raptors. Spend the day learning to differentiate ages and plumages of Bald and Golden Eagles, the color morphs of Red-tailed Hawks (Western, rufous, dark, and Harlan’s) and Rough-legged Hawks. We will also be looking for Snowy Owls, Great-horned, Long-eared, Short-eared, and Pygmy Owls. An occasional short hike is likely during this day of touring.
The Glacier Institute serves adults and children as an educational leader in the Crown of the Continent ecosystem with Glacier National Park at its center. Emphasizing outreach and field based learning experiences; the non-profit Institute provides an objective and science-based understanding of the area’s ecology and its interaction with people. Marking its 29th year of educational programs, The Glacier Institute is a long-time partner with Glacier National Park, the Flathead National Forest, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Flathead Valley Community College. The Institute offers family programs, youth science adventure camps, Discovery School at the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center and adult educational programs.
To register and gain more information on the Winter Birds of Prey course call (406) 755-1211. The course fee is $65.
January 19th, 2012 by HTL
Martin City’s Cabin Fever Days – home of the world famous Bar Stool Races and fabulous fun times right on our doorstep. The Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins is proud to support the Cabin Fever Days weekend, the proceeds of which go to local charities. Events are held a short walk from your accommodation with us and include: turtle races; snowshoe softball and arm-wrestling(sponsored by the American Armsports Association). The emphasis here is on fun! Troublemakers will be thrown in ‘jail’ , so be sure to purchase your ‘get out of jail’ buttons for any likely members of your party!
Plenty of vendors will ensure you get a taste of local flavors and, with a jam-packed schedule of events, you are sure to find something to entertain all the family.
Make great memories of your stay with us – don’t forget to share the photos with us!
January 16th, 2012 by HTL
February 3rd-5th, 2012 sees the town of Whitefish celebrating the legendary God of Snow, King Ullr. A thirty minute drive from your accommodation at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, this weekend of merry-making includes a Kiddie Carnival, Penguin Plunge and spectacular firework display. One of the highlights of the Winter season, Whitefish Winter Carnival has a different theme each year. In 2012, the theme is Fiesta Pescado Blanco. Join the parade downtown, meet King Ullr and his Queen of the Snows and sample local fare at vendors stalls and local businesses.
January 8th, 2012 by HTL
The greatest visitor attraction for guests of the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins is Glacier National Park. Open year round, the Park offers an outstanding experience for our guests to get up close and personal with the mountains we call home.
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular winter activities in the park. For easy access, the National Park Service plows and maintains the Going-to-the-Sun Road from West Glacier to the Lake McDonald Lodge, a distance of 10 miles, and from the St. Mary entrance to the gate near the St. Mary campground on the east side. However, most park roads will not be plowed and snow will be allowed to accumulate for non-mechanized recreational use. This means miles and miles of solitude – the perfect remedy to the over-indulgence of the holiday season!
Park ranger-led snowshoe walks are free and begin at the Apgar Visitor Center beginning at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday, January 7 through March 18.
Winter camping is available in the park at Apgar Picnic Area and St. Mary Campground. There is no cost for winter camping but a valid park entrance pass is required. Backcountry permits are required for winter backcountry travelers for all overnight backcountry trips. Winter permits are available, at no charge, from park headquarters during the week, and on weekends at the Apgar Visitor Center.
Reduced winter season entrance fees, in effect through April, mean a day at the Park provides even greater value for money. Winter rates are $15 for vehicles and $10 for single entrants for a seven-day pass.
Winter hours for the Apgar Visitor Center are weekends, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. During the week, visitors may obtain information and assistance at park headquarters in West Glacier.
For additional park information about winter activities at Glacier National Park, visit www.nps.gov/glac or call 406-888-7800.
We say…let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
January 4th, 2012 by HTL
A 20-30 minute drive from your accommodation at the Historic Tamarack Lodge and Cabins, Whitefish Mountain Resort offers over 3000 acres of pure ski heaven.
Begin your day by joining a Mountain Ambassador for a tour of the facilities. Ambassadors meet twice daily, at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Let them introduce you to the secrets of the Mountain and help you get the most from your time on the slopes.
If you haven’t tried downhill before now is the time to begin! Book a ‘Learn to Ski’ package (two days of lessons, rentals and tickets for $72), or head on over to the Ski and Snowboard School and brush up on existing skills with a private lesson.
Encourage the smallest member of your party to feel the love! Its easy to do when children 6 and under go FREE. Then keep them busy at the Kids Center with a range of activities and childcare opportunities for off-piste fun.
Apres ski? There’s plenty of opportunity on the mountain. Take the shuttle bus down to Whitefish and explore the shops and restaurants or indulge in some massage therapy at the Remedies Spa before returning home to the lodge.
We will be sure to have hot toddies awaiting your stories of life on the slopes!