Here's where you should go skiing in Montana this winter

is a remarkable state. So many people come for the big parks: Yellowstone and Glacier. Lots flock here for the amazing local breweries: Blackfoot River Brewing and Kettlehouse Brewing. Droves' others bring their whole families to experience the epic countryside: people will stare and stare for hours upon hours at the horizon in wonder.

You and yours should see the greatness of Montana, too. Maybe take a locum tenens assignment here then set out to explore as much as you can. Though it is winter right now. That's all right, seriously – because Montana is especially wondrous in winter. You can visit most the same national and state parks, now underneath a blanket of snow. The brews will be the perfect temperature to drink (ice cold, of course). And skiing and snowboarding in Big Sky Country is an otherworldly experience that everyone should get the chance to try at some point in their lives. But what ski resorts are the best? We've got you covered. Check out these top resorts.

Big Sky Resort

We had to include Big Sky Resort. Not only because it bears the same nickname of its state but also for the reason that Big Sky Resort consistently ranks #1 for overall resort at And when we say overall, we mean they hit #1 in every category: for its all-mountain terrain, its nightlife and its terrain park. Not to mention it took first place for being the most family friendly, too.

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Whitefish Mountain is up next. While this resort doesn't place #1 in all those categories, it still comes close. It places #2 in all-mountain terrain, # 2 in nightlife and #2 in terrain park. Come carve and glide through 3,000 acres and 105 marked trails to find out why it places so high.

Great Divide Ski Area

Known for opening its runs first every year (in Montana that is), Great Divide Ski Area is one resort you won't want to miss. It gets its name for being located near the Continental Divide. But that's not what's great about this resort. What's great about it is it ranks #3 as top rated overall resort in Montana. The fact that its locally owned and operated and that the ski passes are usually much cheaper than surrounding resorts make it worth skiing. That and its 140 runs.

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