Seasonal Adventures In Kalispell | Kalispell

Seasonal Adventures

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No matter what time of year you plan to visit Kalispell, our corner of Montana is ready to welcome you with adventures to fit every style of vacation, from relaxing to exhilarating and everything in between.

A true four-season destination, Kalispell sits in the lush Flathead Valley and is surrounded by mountain ranges that serve as the perfect backdrop for year-round visits and experiences. With long daylight hours and recreation options that seem to never end, summer is the most popular time of year to visit Kalispell. And while our warm season tends to take center stage, fall, winter and spring definitely hold their own. Known as the local’s season, fall combines warm days with crisp nights and early-season snowfall with colorful fall foliage that covers the valley and mountains.

Winter’s biggest draw is the light snow that envelopes the many mountain ranges, creating a winter playground for skiers, snowmobilers, snowshoers and dog sledding enthusiasts, while Kalispell’s indoor offerings complement the season’s outdoor recreation offerings. If you really want to experience Montana like a local, come in the spring and bike the Going-to-the-Sun Road, cast a fishing line on area lakes or shake off winter with a low-elevation trail run.


Kalispell in Autumn

Fall is one of the best times of year to visit northwest Montana. The ideal combination of sunshine-filled days, cool mountain nights and a palette of vibrant autumn hues lead to the best memories. From fly-fishing the Flathead River to soaking up the ever-changing landscapes on scenic drives and seeing early-season snow storms cover the peaks of glacial-carved terrain, fall was made for adventure lovers.

Fall Under the Spell


A Mountain Town in Winter

With glacial-carved terrain in every direction, Kalispell is a snow-lover’s dream. With two ski resorts nearby that welcome skiers and snowboarders, our mountain town is prime for downhill adventures. But that’s just the beginning. Beyond the slopes you’ll find kayaking, cross-country ski trails and guided snowmobiling adventures, each designed to help you have the best winter ever.

Let’s Do Winter

First-Timer's Guide to Winter in Montana

There are few places as magical as Montana during the winter, and Kalispell is no exception. The hub of the Flathead Valley in northwest Montana, Kalispell welcomes winter and its 300+ inches of snow to the surrounding mountains, while a feeling of friendliness and adventure radiate through our unfiltered mountain town.  If it’s your first time visiting Montana in winter, chances are you probably have a lot of questions.

Winter FAQ's


Kalispell is Blooming

Montana’s Flathead Valley comes alive in the spring with the blossoming of cherry trees, rushing waters flowing from high elevations and prime wildlife-watching opportunities. With a renewed sense of vibrancy, spring in Kalispell is also ideal for golfing against backdrops that include snow-kissed mountains and a sunshine-filled sky.

Play Through


Soak up Summer

During summer, Montana’s outdoors beckon. With wide-open spaces, endless trails, public lands and bucket-list attractions, Kalispell is a dreamy summer destination. If you plan to visit, be sure you know the best ways to enjoy summer, all while keeping this place as wild as possible.

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Upcoming Events

May 30, 2023

Glacier Range Riders Baseball

May through September

The Glacier Range Riders are the Flathead Valley’s Pioneer baseball league established in 2022 along with the Flathead Field Stadium. Enjoy an entertaining evening with the whole family!

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June 2, 2023

Kalispell Professional Bull Riders

Picture a 2,000 lb bovine being conquered by a 150 lb man with no fear! The tradition of bull riding is one of the world’s most extreme sports. Watch some of the top Professional Bull Riders in the world go up against the toughest bulls in the country. It will be a ride you won’t forget.

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May 26, 2023

Bigfork Whitewater Festival


The Bigfork Whitewater Festival is a local’s tradition! The Swan River spills into Bigfork Bay where this last mile of the Swan River is know as the ‘Wild Mile’, a class IV section of whitewater. Spectators have front row seats to some of the best whitewater action in the Flathead Valley.

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