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If you're looking for winter wonderland fun, Montana is sure to deliver. Missoula's vast skiable terrain, affordable prices, and world-famous ski resorts in spread across five different mountain ranges make it a popular destination for both skiing and snowboarding. Come winter, many people trade their hiking boots and trekking poles for skis and snowboards to shred some stellar mountain slopes. The best ski resorts in Montana are primarily in the West—perfect for easy driving in your rental car from Missoula! If you’re ready to experience all that Montana’s winter playgrounds have to offer, Missoula Car Rentals is here to ensure you get there comfortably and efficiently.

Montana’s World-Famous Slopes

Nicknamed “The Biggest Skiing in America,” Big Sky is the perfect ski destination, regardless of skill level. Easily reached in your rental car, this Montana ski resort offers an impressive variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. With 5800 acres, 300 named runs, and 400+ inches of annual snowfall, there are endless options for beginners, intermediates, and experts. If you’re picturing an epic skiing experience, we recommend Big Sky!

There are so many activities to enjoy both on and off the mountains in Western Montana. For cross-country skiers, check out Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and end your day with a dip in the nearby naturally-fed Elkhorn hot springs.

A Fishing Trip Lover’s Haven

Montana is a fisherman’s dream trip with beautiful lakes and rivers in every direction—easily reachable with your rental car. The state’s watery habitats are brimming with trout and many other varieties of freshwater fish. The list of beautiful places to fish is endless, but here are a few of Montana’s best fishing and fly fishing spots that are easy to find from Missoula.

  • Yellowstone River is the longest undammed river in the US with incredible fly fishing and spectacular views of Yellowstone. 
  • Two Medicine Lakes at Glacier National Park offers an ample supply of brook trout and rainbow trout against a mountainous backdrop. 
  • Lake McDonald is one of Glacier National Park’s most popular lakes with an abundance of trout in the spring and summer. 

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Montana’s skiing is truly legendary, and you’ll find adventure on groomers, glades, chutes, and stunning alpine scenery. Ski the state’s world-renowned resorts or family-owned operations—no matter where you ski in Montana, you’ll find the perfect place for your style and level of skiing! 

Ready to embark on a ski trip you’ll remember forever? Missoula Car Rentals has the perfect vehicle for you—plus, we’re located near the perfect spot to begin any ski adventure! You’ll enjoy our concierge-level service from the moment you pick up your vehicle at the Missoula airport. From there, you’ll be equipped with free roadside assistance for the entirety of your trip in one of our 4-wheel drive, ultra-spacious vehicles, ready to tackle even Montana’s toughest terrain. Contact us today to secure your ride at a low rate!

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