Helena, Montana: A Winter Getaway

Steeped in outdoor activities, history and culture, Helena’s community invites winter enthusiasts to explore our vast landscape of opportunity. From skiing at the Great Divide Ski Area to watching independent films at the Myrna Loy, Helena’s adventurous spirit nurtures a population of thrill seekers to creatives.  

Winter Outdoor Adventure 

Feel the cold on your cheeks and the hissing of freshly groomed ski trails. Pack the gear and the family, for a day on the slopes of the Great Divide Ski Area. This historic ski area is a family-owned and operated facility with over 1,500 skiable acres. Après like a local on the sunny deck by the warm firepit.   

On your journey back to the hotel stop at the famous Marysville House for their amazing burgers. The Marysville House is a five-minute drive down the mountain in a historic ghost town where locals rave about steaks and burgers! 
Looking for a more mellow day on the mountain? Grab the snowshoes, or fat-tire bike and explore one of our 80 miles of trails leaving from the heart of Helena’s downtown. Want a little more solitude? Drive 12 minutes to the top of the Continental Divide for groomed cross-country trails. 

Need gear rentals? Here is a gear rental guide for all your outdoor adventure tools in Helena, Montana. 

Get Creative in Helena 

Helena’s enchanting winter downtown is filled with local shops, restaurants and inspiring art galleries that keep the creative soul warm on chilly evenings.  

Watch a live performance at the historic Grandstreet Theatre or be inspired by Helena artists at the Jail House Gallery. Helena’s nightlife has options for the bohemian creative thirsting for local inspiration.  

Roam Helena to discover delicious Montana-inspired cocktails at Dorthy’s Lounge. Or catch live music at one of six of our coveted breweries in Helena. Dine like a Montana Senator from the early 1900s and make a reservation at the Montana Club 

Helena’s event calendar will give you the latest details for events, shows, and art installations around the community. 

Book Your Stay in Helena 

Book your stay in the heart of downtown or in one of Helena’s neighborhoods, and rest after an inspirational day in the mountains or exploring Helena’s arts and cultural scene.  



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