8 Winter Activities in Stillwater County That Will Make You Love The Cold

Stillwater County Visitors Winter Activities In Stillwater County

People born in Montana are not immune to the cold, but we think we might have perfected how to have fun when it is snowy and cold out! We know that most people picture vacationing here during the summer, but wintertime can be a wonderland you never knew you wanted. Here we go over some epic winter activities in Stillwater County that will make you want to visit Montana every winter!

Check our list of 8 things to do during the colder part of the year.

How To Have Fun With Winter Activities in Stillwater County

Whether you’re a fan of the cold or not, we’ve rounded up some ideas so that everyone can enjoy a trip to Stillwater County and make fun winter memories.

Winter Cabin Stay

Snowy cold weather conditions are something that is pretty unavoidable in Montana. Why not make your own winter wonderland and plan a weekend escape to one of the many beautiful cabins we have available in Stillwater County?

When it comes to winter activities in Stillwater County, we almost can’t think of a nicer day than cozying up by a fire, drinking hot cocoa and watching the snowfall with our loved ones. From a romantic getaway to a family fun weekend, there are plenty of places to stay here for a vacation you’ll never forget.

Horseback Riding

If the weather isn’t too terrible, you might book a trip with Paintbrush Adventures in Absarokee, Montana. Not only do they have guided horseback rides and hikes all year round, but they also offer beautiful places to stay for the night or weekend.

Check out all of their vacation packages and decide which winter escape is right for you and your family.


It’s no secret that you can’t escape the snow in Montana. But some great winter activities in Stillwater County include snowshoeing and hiking your favorite trails. Don’t let the snow stop you from being active in the Beartooth Absaroka Wilderness.

Check out a list of some of our favorite trails and let us know if snowshoeing just became one of your new favorite activities!

Skiing or Snowboarding

Of course, everyone’s go-to winter sport is skiing or snowboarding. With Red Lodge and Big Sky so close to Stillwater County, it would be hard to say no to being on the slopes all day! Gorgeous views, great snow, and all your friends on the mountain makes for a great winter weekend.

Winter Photoshoots

Another one of our favorite winter activities in Stillwater County is to take photos! Pair the beautiful fresh powder snow with the breathtaking scenery and you get a view that will make braving the cold all worth it.

Take some photos when hiking your favorite trails and capture the wildlife in the peace and tranquility of winter in Montana. You could even pack up the kids, a couple thermos’ of hot chocolate, and take a winter photo shoot with your family.

Annual Snowflake Festival

If you’re in the Absarokee area this winter, be sure to check out the Annual Snowflake Festival. Support local businesses, go for a snowy hayride, get your family pictures with Santa, and join in on the spaghetti dinner! There will even be a light parade and fireworks to kick off the holiday season.

Bring the whole family for a day they will be talking about for months.

Columbus Parade of Lights

One of the most highly anticipated winter activities in Stillwater County, the Columbus Parade of Lights is definitely something you won’t want to miss.

Get into the holiday spirit and get the family bundled up for this fun light parade, where you can either watch or participate in!

Sledding and Snowball Fights

The last activity on our list is something that every kid wants to do. Snowball fights and sledding! Stillwater County is a family-friendly county and is spread out enough that you will have no problem finding the perfect hills for sledding.

And if you’re taking a winter vacation with us, we can almost guarantee there will be no shortage of snow!

Winter Activities in Stillwater County

What did you think of our list? Did we miss anything? What are your favorite winter activities in Montana?

We’d love to hear your feedback and answer your questions so that no matter what time of year you visit, you have the best Untouched Adventure every time you come.

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