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October 21, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Cross-country skiing is a nice way to experience Montana,” says Melissa Alder. “I think we have some of the best-groomed skiing in the entire country.”

In Trailhead to AdventureMelissa Alder uses her love for cross-country skiing to provide visitors with one-of-a-kind winter experience in Montana. As co-owners of Freeheel & Wheel, a Nordic ski shop in the town of West YellowstoneMelissa and Kelli Sanders offer visitors all the necessary equipment, information, and even lessons, if needed, to discover their own #MontanaMoment on the snow-covered mountain trails of Big Sky Country.

Trailhead to Adventure is episode 22 in the Discover Your #MontanaMoment video series and can be viewed on VISITMT.COM.


“You just feel that sort of a breeze and that coolness as you glide across the snow,” says Melissa. “There’s nothing like it.”

With a large collection of skis, snowshoes, and bikes, Freeheel & Wheel is the first step to a winter adventure in West Yellowstone. If you’re new to the sport, take advantage of ski lessons and guided ski trips. As the most popular gateway to Yellowstone National ParkWest Yellowstone is a winter hotspot. Nearby snowmobile trails begin in the heart of downtown, and winter visitors can also take guided snowcoach tours as well as backcountry ski guides into the park. No matter what the #MontanaMoment is, Melissa Alder and Freeheel & Wheel proudly serve as the trailhead to adventure.

“A lot of times Montana changes their lives,” Melissa Alder says.

Melissa’s story showcases one of the many ways visitors can have a winter adventure on the snowy trails of Montana. To learn more about cross-country skiingsnowshoeing and the many other winter activities that can be experienced in Montana, check out our winter activities page.

Visit our =”https://www.flickr.com/photos/74049913@N06/albums/with/72157686833541380″ rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>Flickr page for more photos, the Montana Pressroom for more story ideas or contact us for interview requests.

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