General Snowmobile Maintenance Tips

Regular maintenance keeps Swan Mountain Snowmobiling sleds running at optimal performance. If you own a snowmobile, we recommend reading this article for general guidelines to keeping your machine running smoothly. Special thanks to local students at Learning Haven, in the scale model building class, for sharing this helpful information!  

Visit Montana

Official state of Montana vacation, recreation, accommodations and travel information website.

Glacier Country

The official travel website for northwestern Montana. Find information about places to stay, things to do, special deals, events, travel ideas and vacationing.

Flathead Snowmobile Association

The Flathead Snowmobile Association is a membership of snowmobilers and outdoor enthusiasts who endeavor to educate the public about snowmobiling, enhance the riding experience in the Flathead Valley, promote safety, and provide opportunities for family recreation.

Flathead National Forest Service

The Flathead National Forest Service, managed by the US Forest Service, is a 2.3 million acre forest which contains both the Desert Mountain trail system and Canyon Creek trail system. The forest stretches along the west side of the continental divide from the US Canadian border south approximately 120 miles.

Glacier Country Avalanche Center

The Glacier Country Avalanche Center, in partnership with the US Forest Service, aims to provide professional and recreational avalanche safety information and education to backcountry travelers, governments, organizations, businesses and citizens in northwest Montana.


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service website provides invaluable information about the weather.

Montana Dreams Getaway

Nestled on 10+ acres against the backdrop of the Swan Mountains within the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park area, home awaits you and your guests. Choose from the Lodge, Bungalow, or Home Retreat  Come breathe the pristine mountain air, immerse yourself in nature, and reconnect with family and friends. Book now for an unforgettable vacation! Visit

Kandahar Lodge

Kandahar Lodge is located at Whitefish Mountain Resort, in Whitefish Montana.

Glacier Guides

During the summer Glacier Wilderness Guides and Montana Raft Company offers guided hiking, rafting and fishing trips in and around Glacier National Park. They also recently built a new lodge in West Glacier Montana.

Travel Guard

Travel Guard offers insurance plans designed to cover US and international residents’ needs. Plans include valuable medical coverage, trip interruption, emergency travel services and more.

Abbott Valley Homestead

Abbott Valley Homestead offers historic cabins and guest houses right at the head of the Desert Mountain trail system, one of the most scenic snowmobile areas in Northwest Montana.

The Belton Chalet

The Belton Chalet offers fine dining and lodging in a beautifully restored Chalet and Lodge directly across from the Belton Depot in West Glacier, Montana.

Glacier Haven Inn

Glacier Haven Inn offers clean, comfy rooms, family cabins and RV and campground facilities. They are located 20 miles from West Glacier Montana and 35 miles from East Glacier Montana.

Glacier Outdoor Center

In the summer, the Glacier Outdoor Center offers rafting and lodging in cozy, well-appointed log cabins. They are conveniently located at the West Entrance to Glacier National Park.

Great Northern Resort

Great Northern Resort, in West Glacier Montana, operates a lodging resort in addition to a variety of river activities in the summer. Their lodging consists of custom made log chalets complete with kitchen, cookware and linens.

Kalispell, MT

A great basecamp, Kalispell offers discovery in every direction – from Glacier National Park to Flathead Lake and all around.

Stonefly Lounge

The Stonefly Lounge is your good-times bar in Coram, Montana, just minutes from the Desert Mountain trail system. The Stonefly offers regular free live music and entertainment, a fine whiskey and micro-brew selection, and fuzzy memories nightly.

Wild River Adventures

During the summer, Wild River Adventures offers rafting trips, fishing trips and horse/raft packages in and around Glacier National Park.

Backslope Brewing

Visit Backslope Brewing in Columbia Falls Montana after your snowmobile tour; pairing the two on your vacation day will ensure an epic Montana memory! Backslope Brewing is known for their incredible local craft beer and equally great food.

Glacier Distilling

Glacier Distilling is a must stop for a taste of Montana. 'Handcrafted Montana whiskey and fine spirits that bring you so close to Glacier you can taste it', and their tasting room is open through our winter snowmobile season!