Montana Winter Adventures

Winter in Montana is a special time. At The Ranches at Belt Creek, the adventures are numerous with snowmobiling, downhill skiing, skijoring, winter horseback riding and many others at your fingertips. Your evenings culminate with gourmet dinners and live music by the fire. This is a winter wonderland to enjoy with your family.

Large ranch house on a 25-acre ranch covered in snow at The Ranches at Belt Creek.
Family of four cheering on snowmobiles at The Ranches at Belt Creek.


Explore the wild winter wonderland on this 4-hour adventure. You will see scenic vistas and local wildlife as you machine through the powder. Midway through the journey, you will stop to enjoy a gourmet lunch and warm up with a cup of hot chocolate.

Woman driving an ATV in the snow at The Ranches at Belt Creek.

Winter ATVs

This scenic ATV ride will take you to river bottoms, through dry canyons and to mountain tops to take in the views of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Bring a camera, because this will be an experience to remember. *Weather permitting.

Recommended attire: Snow/waterproof pants, heavy winter jacket and gloves, waterproof boots. We provide helmets and goggles.

Restrictions: Minimum age 16 with valid driver’s license required to drive. All ages can go; ages 3 and under no additional cost.

Four friends with their arms around each other at the top of a ski slope.

Downhill Skiing

Showdown Montana has been open since 1936, offering a family-friendly atmosphere and amazing, all-natural snow. Showdown’s base area elevation is 6,800 feet, higher than many other Montana ski area summits. Most importantly, this place is not your average, run-of-the-mill ski area; it has something special… true Montana grit with a dash of class.

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* Transportation not included.

Showdown Ski Mountain

Woman aiming a rifle at The Ranches at Belt Creek sporting clay course in winter.

Winter Sporting Clay

Set in a remote coulee, our 7-station course presents several targets thrown in a variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, and distances which simulate actual hunting conditions. If you are a recreational target shooter, a wing shooting sportsman, or a new shooter looking to improve your shooting abilities, our professional instructor will not only teach you what to do and how to do it, but how to repeat that successful shot. *Weather permitting.

Recommended attire: Dress warm with a mid- to heavy jacket, hiking boots and gloves, glasses or eyewear. We provide shotguns, ammo, eye protection, and ear protection.

Restrictions: 6 shooters per squad. Minimum age 12. Parents must sign limited liability waivers for kids under 18. Eye protection must be worn.

Two people cross-country skiing in Montana at The Ranches at Belt Creek.

Cross Country Skiing

Get out and enjoy the serenity of the forest as you cross country ski along one of the many local trails. Stop halfway and enjoy a bonfire and warm lunch while you take it all in. *Contact the concierge for recommended trails.

Group of people walking in snowshoes through a beautiful snowy trail at The Ranches at Belt Creek.


Enjoy the great outdoors by snowshoeing through its tranquil beauty. We offer trails to suit any level of experience and all of them offer incredible scenery and the respite found only in nature.

Group of people smiling on horseback in the snow at The Ranches at Belt Creek.

Winter Horseback Adventures

*Weather permitting.