There are two spots that people think of as the best ski towns in Montana, but you might be surprised to find there is a new contender.

It's that time of the year to dust off your skis, boots, and winter gear and get ready to hit the slopes. Locals are waiting to hit the mountain and shred all the powder they can get.

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Montana has over a dozen incredible mountains to enjoy during the winter. Whether you prefer local ski areas or resorts, Montana has something for everyone. One thing that can make a huge difference in where you want to ski is the town where the mountain is.

Having a fun ski town makes your ski day even better. Many places around Montana with ski areas are unique and can be a blast for ski-goers before or after their day of hitting the slopes.

Photo by Christopher Izquierdo via Unsplash
Photo by Christopher Izquierdo via Unsplash
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Where is the best ski town in Montana? Is it Bozeman or Big Sky? You might be surprised to find the answer.

Travel & Leisure made a list of the 14 Best Ski Towns in America, and one Montana spot just made the list.

Landing on the list at #14 is the quaint town of Whitefish. Whitefish is close to Whitefish Mountain Resort and offers everything a winter enthusiast could wish for. Skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing are all available, and Whitefish has free transportation to and from the ski area.

Whitefish Mountain Resort via Facebook
Whitefish Mountain Resort via Facebook
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Whitefish's downtown area is a dream during the winter. Their Main Street has a perfect view and offers shopping and food everyone can enjoy.

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Explore Whitefish via Facebook
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Even though Montana only had one town on the list, we would also have to tell you about ski towns like Philipsburg and Red Lodge to be considered.

For more details, check out Travel & Leisure.

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