Lodging at Montana Ski Resorts
If you are planning a trip to one of the many Montana ski resorts for a skiing vacation you are must also be thinking about the the second biggest decision of your trip (first being, where do I want to go skiing in Montana?) and that likely is- accommodations.
Lodging will be one of the key factors in determining whether or not you have a truly memorable Montana ski vacation. As important as great skiing, the measure of the accommodations will be key to your overall vacation enjoyment. There are many Montana ski resorts that will meet the highest standards in terrain, skill level and access, now you need to find the right accommodations that will provide you with the Montana skiing vacation you are dreaming about.
Some people assume that if you are going on a skiing vacation that you have a lot of money and that you will spend a large portion of money on your vacation. But this does not necessarily always the case, especially with our current economy. Of course there are ultra high-end accommodations, but there are also more affordable options. For most people budget is probably going to be their most important factor in deciding what accommodation you are going to opt for on your Montana skiing vacation. There are various levels of lodgings at the Montana ski resorts, certainly enough to suit all budget levels, from the modest to the extravagant.
Slope Side Lodging at Montana Ski Resorts
There are several Montana ski resorts that have on location lodging or ski-in ski-out, so that you never need to leave the resort if you do not want to. These include Big Sky Resort, Whitefish Mountain and Moonlight Basin resorts. Each of these resorts offers a beautiful range of lodgings to suit different budgets. With such amazing variety you can select the standard of lodging that suits your needs.
Whitefish Mountain is a really well known mountain resort in Northwest Montana. It is home to many different lodgings for you to choose from. Whitefish Mountain gives you such range of accommodation from large single bedroom lodges for a couple traveling alone to large spacious cabins that can sleep several guests. Within Whitefish Mountain there are all different levels of accommodations to suit all budgets. Lodgings on Whitefish Mountain include the Kintla Lodges, Hibernation House and Edelweiss. There are also several lodging options in nearby Whitefish. Grouse Mountain Lodge offers great lodging, dining, lounge and shuttle service directly to the mountain and nearby Glacier International Airport.
Big Sky Resort contains the most sophisticated slope side lodging of all the Montana Ski Resorts. The Euro-Western Summit at Big Sky features eight residential levels, two public levels with reception, concierge, meeting rooms, fitness center, indoor/outdoor soaking pool, Peaks restaurant, The Carabiner Lounge, Provisions resort wear gift shop, espresso cart, and on-mountain ski storage. Need anything else? Of course there hundreds of other less exotic choices at Big Sky Resort that will fill the bill for any ski vacationers budget.
Off Site Lodging at Montana Ski Resorts
There are also some Montana ski resorts that do not have lodging on location, but based in near by towns. While this set up really works for many as they get to â€œgo out on the townâ€ and enjoy the local offerings on their skiing vacation, others would rather just stay close to the slopes. This really is a matter of personal taste. Off site lodging areas include Bozeman/Livingston, Anaconda/Philipsburg, and Red Lodge.
Bozeman is your accommodations center for Bridger Bowl ski area. There you will have a complete range of lodging from hotels to condos to lodges or vacation home rentals. There are accommodations to suit every budget and taste in Bozeman. Livingston is also nearby and offers nearly the same lodging mix as Bozeman. The historic mining towns of Anaconda and Philipsburg offer a broad range of lodging from motels, cottages, and inns to the popular Fairmont Hot Springs while you spend your days skiing Discovery ski area. Lodging for Red Lodge Mountain is in nearby Red Lodge which ranges from the historic classic Pollard Hotel, the secluded Rock Creek Resort to the simpler Beartooth Hideaway Inn and Cabins.
What is certain is that with the lodgings surrounding Red Lodge Mountain, Discovery Ski Area and Bridger Bowl you will have every bit as much variety and price range as the resorts with on location lodging. Either way you will find accommodations and amenities that fit your budget and your expectations.
Montana Ski Resorts- Something For Everyone
The availability, choice and variety of accommodations at the various Montana ski resorts is second to none. There are lodgings for modest budgets, yet provide an excellent quality of service without charging a small fortune. On the flip side, there are lodgings that are exceptionally upscale but that is not a requirement and it certainly is not necessary at Montana ski resorts where there is something for every ski vacationers budget.