Much of western Montana recently saw the first significant snowfall of the season, which means that winter is just around the corner. Of course, for many Montanans, winter is full of fun and adventure. From skiing to snowmobiling, there is plenty to do here in Big Sky Country.

In fact, two Montana towns received high praise as winter wonderlands.

House Beautiful, a home decor and lifestyle website, came out with their list of the Top 40 Prettiest American Towns to Visit in the Winter, and Montana made the list. So which two Montana towns are outstanding in their winter beauty?

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According to the list, it's Bozeman and Whitefish.

Whitefish came in at number 35. Of course, this charming town has long been popular with locals and tourists who flock there in both the summer and the winter.

Photo by Lee Sullivan on Unsplash
Photo by Lee Sullivan on Unsplash

Whitefish in known for world-class skiing and easy access to Glacier National Park, plus the whole downtown looks like something out of one of those Hallmark Christmas movies.  Residing in Whitefish is certainly costly—it seems that living amongst all of the beauty comes with a price.

Next up is Bozeman, which came in at 15th and beat out several very popular winter destinations such as Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Telluride, Colorado, and Asheville, North Carolina.

Photo by Malachy Marshall on Unsplash
Photo by Malachy Marshall on Unsplash

Surrounded by stunning mountains and boasting a vibrant and eclectic downtown, Bozeman is not only one of the fastest-growing towns in Montana, it is one of the fastest-growing towns in America. Throw in the fact that Bridger Bowl, Big Sky, and Yellowstone are just down the road, and we have one of the busiest airports in the Northwest. Bozeman certainly has a lot of things going for it, during all seasons.

Which Montana town is your favorite for winter beauty? Let us know by sending us a message on our app.

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