Winter is a fabulous season to experience Glacier National Park. The snow caps dazzle on the mountains, everything is still and peaceful and the busy sounds of civilization are muffled by a blanket of snow. There’s no better time to relax, reflect on the past year and make plans for times still to come.
Glacier National Park is open ALL year round and offers an abundance of activities regardless of the season. Here’s just five things to get you out there and experiencing the beauty of snow season:
- Snowshoeing – a traditional way to cross snow covered terrain, snowshoeing is suitable for all the family and allows you to experience the extraordinary silence of the Park in Wintertime. Take a ranger-led snowshoe for the skinny on all the behind the scenes activity during snow season.
- Nordic Skiing – A great way to get a full-body workout whilst getting a lungful of that clear mountain air! A popular place to ski in the Park is the Camas Road, but dependent on your level of experience and yearning for adventure, there are unlimited options for you to choose from.
- Photography – Winter brings the contrast that makes for perfect shots for aspiring Ansel Adams’. The added bonus is that you get to experience the landscapes in 3D for new inspiration and perspective.
- Sightseeing – the Going-to-the-Sun Road is typically plowed up to the Avalanche Creek pullout, enabling visitors of all ages and physical conditions to travel through breathtaking scenery including the shores of Lake McDonald and the glittering peaks that lie beyond. Beachcombers can explore the shoreline at Apgar and at Lake McDonald Lodge and there are plenty of places for visitors to bundle up and reflect on the views.
- Wildlife spotting – while the bears may hibernate, there are plenty of Winter residents to be found such as snowshoe hares, deer, chipmunks and eagles.
When you are all done adventuring, choose your favorite toddy from the bar and curl up beside a roaring fire in the lodge. We have all you might need for a relaxing break far from the madding crowd.