Winter Programs


Come Experience the Majesty of Glacier National Park in the Winter

Hiking and visiting Glacier National Park in the winter is an amazing and rewarding experience for those who love snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, winter hiking and nature photography. There are no crowds, no ticketed reservations are required, and accommodations are affordable.

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Capturing Glacier’s Night Sky Photography Course

January 21, 2023: Montana is the land of big skies. These grand, wide open spaces are awe-inspiring, even more so at night. Come learn how to capture a moment of Montana's starry night sky. We will be surrounded by glacially-carved peaks reaching... [READ MORE]

Family Snow Day

February 18, 2023: Bring your family and join us for a day of fun in the snow! Get outdoors around the holidays and have a chance to explore the beauty of the Flathead National Forest while engaging in fun activities for all ages. Throughout the... [READ MORE]
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Fly-Tying Class for Beginners

January 12, 2023: Join Joshua Gesler from True Water Fly shop as he teaches you the basics of fly tying. You will learn how to use vices, tying tools, and materials to create an amazing fly you can use in the beautiful rivers of the Flathead Valley.... [READ MORE]

Full Moon Snowshoe

February 4, 2023: "In every walk with nature one receives far more than they seek." - John Muir. Join the Glacier Institute staff as we bundle up, get our snowshoes ready and practice the simple and fulfilling skill of observation. With our Full... [READ MORE]

Winter Observation on a Nordic Ski Trail

Every Tuesday & Thursday: Experience the beauty of the Flathead Valley in winter. The Crown of the Continent Ecosystem offers vibrant life, despite the frigid temperatures and heaps of snow. This course will dive into the adaptations that organisms... [READ MORE]

Winter Photography

March 3-5, 2023: Using the iconic scenery of Glacier National Park as our canvas, we will dive into the fundamental techniques of shooting and editing landscape photographs. This class is primarily field-based, giving you ample opportunity to... [READ MORE]

Winter Snowshoe in Glacier

Every Wednesday & Saturday: Did you know Glacier National Park can be enjoyed all year long? We invite all ages to bundle up and join Glacier Institute staff for a snowshoeing hike in this glittering winter wonderland. Even in winter, Glacier... [READ MORE]
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Winter Tracking Adventure

February 25, 2023: Winter is one of the best times to experience the Crown of the Continent! Frozen streams, snow pillows, and abandoned trails all leave winter hikers with a sense of primal exploration. Join Garrett Tovey, the Director of Education... [READ MORE]