December / January / February
It happens every year: with a fresh blanket of pristine snow, Montana is new again. With vast mountain vistas in the distance and icy rivers up close, the air is crisper, and your mind feels clearer. You could also say it’s our warmest time of year, inspiring you to gather around the fire, laugh with loved ones and dig into cuisine that’s both cutting-edge and comforting. With countless opportunities to have both invigorating adventures and slow, cozy moments, a winter’s visit to The Resort at Paws Up® brings out the polar opposites in all of us.
Winter in Greenough, Montana is a time for any sport that makes use of a land blanketed by white. Skijoring, a winter sport in which a skier is pulled by a horse or by dogs, is the newest winter wilderness adventure to be introduced at The Resort. It will join a stellar list of snowy activities such as dogsledding, ice skating and snowmobiling. Skijoring at Paws Up will have two trails: one course for training and the other to prepare for competitive skijoring.
That endless expanse of white in every direction? Consider it the ultimate opportunity to get your heart racing. Many of The Resort’s most exhilarating activities are only offered this time of year. Race through the wilds of Montana on a dogsledding adventure. Brush up on your downhill skiing skills at the nearby Snowbowl ski area and enjoy snow tubing and ice skating on property at the new Blast Mountain Tubing and Ice Skating Park. Or, go all out and try a once-in-a-lifetime winter experience such as skijoring, where a skier is pulled by a horse.
Surroundings that are this ultraquiet often have the same effect on the mind—making this the ideal time to explore and reflect. To set off within your own personal 37,000-acre snow globe, all you need to decide is your mode of transportation. Hop on horseback for a serene trail ride alongside the Blackfoot River. Clear your mind and test your endurance with a snowshoeing journey. And keep an eye out for fellow explorers—you just might catch sight of white-tailed deer bounding through the snow. When you’re ready to head inside, opt for a renewing spa visit or a warm drink in front of the fire at our full-service bar, Tank.
At the end of the day, open the door to a whole new kind of winter wonderland. At your private luxury home, there’s no shortage of space and plenty of excuses to get cozy. Sink into leather chairs in front of the crackling fireplace. Uncork a bottle of wine in the fully appointed chef’s kitchen. Stargaze from the ultimate vantage point: your private outdoor hot tub. Your home is close to activities and restaurants, yet blissfully secluded within the wintry wilderness.
Sit down to cuisine you won’t find any other time of year. The menu at Paws Up is always changing to reflect the seasonal offerings, and winter is no exception. You’re likely to find our executive chef foraging for fresh local ingredients, such as rose hips and juniper berries, even in the snow. Whether you’re indulging in grilled elk short ribs or sipping a cup of chai, you’ll get a true taste of a Montana winter.
Gourmet cuisine, warm memories and a flurry of activities await. Start planning your winter getaway at The Resort at Paws Up today.