A Winter Getaway: Helena, Montana

Woman cheering with a martini

A magical 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 plays out with a population spanning thrill seekers to creatives.

Winter Outdoor Adventure

Feel the cold on your cheeks and anticipate the hissing of freshly groomed ski trails. Pack your gear and round up family and friends for a day on the slopes at 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 an amazing meal. The Marysville House is a five-minute drive down the mountain in a historic ghost town where locals rave about the steaks and burgers!

Looking for a more mellow day in the mountains? Grab snowshoes or a fat bike and explore some of our 80 miles of trails starting 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!

Enjoying the trails on MacDonald Pass

Need gear rentals? Here is a Gear Rental Guide for all your outdoor adventure needs while in Helena.

Get Creative in Helena

Helena’s enchanting 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 Holter Museum of Art and Jail House Gallery.

Helena’s nightlife has options for the bohemian creative thirsting for local inspiration. Discover delicious Montana-inspired cocktails at Dorothy’s Lounge & Gaming Parlor and Gulch Distillers. Or catch live music at one of our seven coveted Helena breweries. Dine like a Montana Senator from the early 1900s and make a reservation at the Montana Club.

Photo Credit: Jacob J McEachern The Iconic Montana Club

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

Book A Helena Winter Getaway

Complete a perfect winter getaway in Helena, by staying in the heart of downtown or find your accommodations in Helena’s Old Supper Club and relax after an inspirational day in the mountains or exploring Helena’s arts and cultural scene.

Photo Credit: Jacob J McEachern Festive Evening on Last Chance Gulch

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