Montana

Tips and Articles in Montana

Inside: the Facts. The first time I saw Yellowstone it scared the living hell out of me. I was eight years old, staring into a burbling, belching cauldron of mud, next to a sign that read DANGER: GROUND MAY GIVE WAY. I was eight. I mean, wha...
Now's the time to get in on the next great mountain getaway: Big Sky, Montana. While more established resorts are crunched for space, Big Sky is still in relative infancy—and about to expand its skiable terrain by 1,800 acres. Many of the new trai...
You are a good person. You are eating a turnip. You are partaking of the virtues of the land, shunning herbicides, giving the finger to the corporate-industrial machine. You are eating a turnip grown by a man who wears blue jeans but likely calls ...
Montana used to be called the Last Best Place—before Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid moved in and landed it on the gossip pages. But the nickname still applies to the state's ski country. With challenging runs seasonally blanketed in hip-deep powder and...
If you're more accustomed to driving golf balls than cattle, look to Spanish Peaks, a private community in Montana's Big Sky country, just north of Yellowstone National Park. The 3,500-acre development, which lies in a lush valley within the jagge...
West Town, Chicago Immigrant Slavs, Puerto Ricans, artsy types, and a proliferation of cafés converge on the city's locus of cool. By Elizabeth Kadetsky The Scene Liz Phair and the Smashing Pumpkins got their start in the West Town club scene, w...
Great Places to Go for Family Reunions
Whether you're aiming to hole up with siblings for a low-key retreat into childhood reminiscence or to invite every cousin thrice removed to a tightly scheduled celebration of shared ancestry, organizing family reunions isn't as daunting as it so...
You haven't seen Montana until you've been there in winter. Howling winds and bone-chilling temperatures drive out tourists and seasonal workers. Most inns close down, and what shops aren't shuttered operate at hibernation speed. This is the West ...
See our slideshow of the Best New Green Hotels. As concern for the environment grows, travelers are increasingly looking for ways to lessen their carbon footprint without having to rough it à la Swiss Family Robinson. With that in mind, Travel +...
See our slideshow of the World’s Highest Hotels. High in Peru’s Andes Mountains, nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, you start to feel the onset of what locals call mal de montaña—altitude sickness. Your head pounds, your body feels weak, and your...
The wild ranges of ice-mantled peaks along Canada's Continental Divide have lured fair-weather travelers for more than a century. But it's only in the last three decades that the major resorts have stayed open year-round, and gradually the wintert...
Call it good horse sense. More and more ranches, finding their guests stiff and sore after a week in the saddle, are branching out with activities that range from rock climbing to bird-watching. Lone Mountain Ranch Box 160069 Big Sky, MT 59716 40...
See our slideshow of the Best Affordable Ski Resorts. Savvy skiers, listen up: This could just be your year to find great deals at some of America’s best ski resorts. That’s because these winter hot spots are bracing for a rough season: the risi...