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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frosty the Brewfest
Kalispell’s annual Frosty the Brewfest is on tap again and showcasing Kalispell’s craft breweries, on-site food vendors, outdoor events for the whole family!
Brash Rodeo Winter Series 2022-23
December – April
Rodeo has been a part of Montana’s culture since the first cowboys arrived over 150 years ago. This event includes bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, calf roping, and chute dogging. Brash Rodeo is Western Montana’s longest-running series open rodeo.
Hockaday Museum of Art Rotating Exhibits
Hockaday Museum of Art, originally a Carnegie Library, this turn-of-the-century building is home to permanent collections from Montana artists and rotating exhibits of nationally renowned and emerging artists.
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