Winter in Montana is beautiful, there is no doubt about that. But when it comes to choosing your winter adventures there are some things to consider: temperature, costs, and variety, just to name a few. When it comes to a winter trip that is friendly for your wallet and for families, Billings definitely has you covered.

Montana has some exceptional skiing options, but Red Lodge offers the perfect experience, particularly for beginner skiers, both kids and adults. Red Lodge Mountain costs just $5 for a full day on the “magic carpet” and only $15 for beginner hill Miami Beach. Other mountains cost nearly $100 and much of the skiing isn’t beginner friendly.

Save even more money and time by renting your skis in Billings. Big Bear Sports Center and The Ski Station both offer rentals.

The reasons to choose Billings don’t end there. Red Lodge Mountain is a ski town lodge rather than a resort, meaning lunch won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Gallivanting in Red Lodge also means you can scoot back to Billings for the evening and enjoy a larger variety of dinner choices and an endless variety of lodging options. Not to mention Billings has a night life friendly for families or an exciting night on the town. With indoor waterparks, movie theaters, trampoline parks and more, families will have long to-do lists. Add in the walkable brewery district, boutiques and galleries and so much more, and the possibilities are endless!

You may also enjoy winter adventure with some cross-country skiing along Billings’ sandstone bluffs called the Rimrocks. For a more traditional setting, cross country skiers will enjoy the many parks across the community – which double as exceptional sledding spots.

We weren’t kidding – there really is SNOW much to do in Billings, Montana’s Trailhead!