Drive a New Volkswagen SUV to our Top 10 Winter Activities in Kalispell

February 22nd, 2023 by

Winter in the Flathead Valley can seem, long, cold and gloomy at times but there are plenty of activities to see the beauty in winter. Winter driving can have added peace of mind as well with a Volkswagen SUV equipped with 4motion. Whether you choose to embrace the outdoors this time of year or stay indoors. Here is a list of our top 10 winter activities in Kalispell, MT.

1. Skiing & Snowboarding

Load your gear onto your ski rack on your Volkswagen SUV and enjoy nature, even in February. Skiing is a fun way to get outside and enjoy the outdoors in the winter season. And the Flathead Valley is fortunate to have 2 ski resorts close by along with a few cross country ski trails. Blacktail Mountain, which is located near Lakeside, MT and Whitefish Mountain Resort, located in Whitefish, MT. In addition there are many cross- country ski trails that are kept groomed throughout the winter. Such as Round Meadow, Blacktail Nordic Ski Trail and Izaac Walton ski trails.

2. Sledding

If you have children this activity is fun for the whole family. Some great public hills in Kalispell include: Dry Bridge Park, Lawrence Park and Herron Park. A larger Volkswagen SUV like the Atlas or Cross Sport has plenty of space for kids, sleds and even the family dog. Fido can have some fun in Winter too.

3. Bowling

If you prefer to stay warm and cozy on cold days bowling is another fun activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. There are 3 bowling alleys located near Kalispell. The first is Grizzly Lanes which is located in Bigfork. Next is the Pin & Cue located in Whitefish. Finally Glacier Lanes, which is in Columbia Falls.

4. Arcades

Another child friendly indoor activity is a day full of games at an arcade. There is an arcade located inside Grizzly Lanes or you can go to the new arcade in Kalispell, Games N Taps. Games N Taps features a full arcade, restaurant, pool tables, dart boards and bar. They even hope to host live music shows in the near future.

5. Live Music

Speaking of live music shows, there are plenty of local artist that perform year round in and around Kalispell. Have a date night and drive your Volkswagen SUV to one of the many local bars on a Friday or Saturday night to appreciate some local music from artist who live in our community.

6. Brewfest

For this event you may want to leave the Volkswagen SUV home or find a designated driver. Savor some great beer from a variety of local breweries at one of the brewfest’s that always take place in Winter. For example the Frosty Brewfest. This event takes place in downtown Kalispell and proceeds also help support a local charity. Another is the Bigfork Brewfest located on Electric Ave in Bigfork.

7. Rodeo

Did you know Majestic Valley Arena host a Winter series rodeo? Its true! Take in some action packed entertainment on Friday evenings throughout the Winter. This venue offers a concession and bar in case you get hungry or thirsty.

8. Ice Fishing

We are lucky to be surrounded by a vast amount of mountain lakes. Therefore why not enjoy them in the Winter as well. With 4Motion on your Volkswagen SUV you’ll ascend through icy roads with ease. In most places the ice is safe in February to stand on for the day but to be safe you should always check the thickness of the ice by using a auger, axe, or chisel to ensure the ice is at least 4-6 inches thick. If the ice near the shoreline appears soft or squishy it is best to stay off.

9. Snowshoeing

This is another great way to adore the elegance of the season. If you don’t own snowshoes, no need to worry. You can rent them at Sportsman & Ski Haus. Some great trails to explore include: Glacier National Park, Glacier Lake Trail, the Northshore of Flathead Lake, Blacktail Cross Country Ski Trail, and Hungry Horse Ranger District.

10. Snowmobiling

Hitch the snowmobile trailer up to your large Volkswagen SUV and head to hills for some thrill and excitement. With a new Atlas you can tow up to 5,000 lbs when paired with the 3.6L V6 engine and properly equipped with the factory tow hitch. If you do not own snowmobiles you can test some out for the day at Swan Mountain Snowmobiling or Northwest Montana Adventures.

We hope with this list you can find some pleasure in the cold this time of year. And if you need a new SUV to do them in we can help with that too. View our full line-up of Volkswagen SUV models, then give us a call at 406-752-8989 to schedule a test drive today.

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