Steamboat has built its reputation around the image of cowboys riding through flank-deep snow, but summer is the best time to sample the area's ranching heritage. That's when the ProRodeo is in full-swing and pickups outnumber SUVs on Main Street.
The Big Mountain Resort is an excellent base camp for exploring Montana's abundant riches. Located 8 miles north of Whitefish and 35 miles east of Glacier National Park, the resort is a hotbed of summer recreation.
This American classic has served as a winter refuge for the rich and famous since its 1935 inception, when Averell Harriman decided to create a grand American ski resort at the end of his Union Pacific train line.