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​​​​​​​Montana Adventure Shuttle Newsletter


Vol 12 - JANUARY 2019

Sheila in the Shuttle 2018

Photo above: Sheila in the Shuttle -- copyright by Micah Dawes Larson of Apis Communication Science, and the Badasserie Blog.
This newsletter brings you shuttle news, events & updates, links, and stories from
"Behind The Wheel".

Endless roads, endless possibilities...

Coming this February!

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area and the Montana Adventure Shuttle are partnering to provide a special deal to groups of 1-11 people, for the month of February! Skiers, snowboarders and others can enjoy their private "ski shuttle" experience to and from the mountain (with add-on tour options), at a discounted rate as well as discounted lift tickets! 

For $699.00, the package includes four (4) adult lift tickets, and a fun journey to and from the great family-friendly, highly acclaimed Blacktail Mountain Ski Area in Lakeside, MT (located just a couple of hours north of Missoula). Additional tickets can be purchased when booking (also at discounted prices), and, as the Shuttle remains on-site for your group, timing is flexible and additional tour options can be added--for example, a stop at a local restaurant or brewery, in Lakeside, or en route!

Don't miss this opportunity for a special, private excursion, in a safe, comfortable ride, and fun full day trip.

Call, email, or book online on the Events and Updates page at:
Let's go!! ~
For general booking and information, visit the website: / email: / phone: 406.493.2345
click to Book Private Ski Shuttle
Featured MTAS Partner:
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, Lakeside, MT, Missoula Ski Shuttle

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area
Lakeside, MT 

Along the shores of the incredible Flathead Lake, Lakeside, MT is a "tiny town" that offers a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of fun! Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, one of Montana's favorite, family-friendly ski areas, has been celebrated as a sort of 'hidden gem' among winter outdoor recreation destinations! 

Friends of mine who ski and snowboard have often complimented Blacktail as relaxed and pleasant, with both easy and challenging terrain, while not hosting the enormous crowds that sometimes descend upon other ski areas in winter--this is appealing, since the activities are meant to be fun, and not a 'fight' just to get on the chairlifts. 

Check out Blacktail's website (click here), take a gander at their trail map, and take a ride with your group on Missoula's only "Ski Shuttle" (and don't forget the Feb. special)!

Call  or email for more info about "ski shuttling" for group:
ph. 406.493.2345; email:

visit Blacktail Mountain's website

Behind the Wheel blog:
Passenger Perspective: Interview with
Duncan Chisholm

In late January, I had the pleasure of driving Duncan Chisholm, a first-time visitor to Montana, and the Missoula area, on a custom-designed tour of places in the Mission Valley. The National Bison Range (NBR), our first stop was followed by the Ninepipes Lodge restaurant (aka Allentown), then a stop at the St. Ignatius Mission church and finally, a somewhat impromptu stop at the Huckleberry Patch in Arlee, MT on the return trip.

Wildlife viewing in Montana can be as unpredictable as the animals themselves, and what may appear to be a bison on a hillside, can actually turn out to be a large, dark rock; much like a bear, sitting on a mountainside for a time, often turns out to be a tree stump, and so on... It happens a lot while traveling around Montana, and happened that day with Duncan, as we drove through the range, and joked about animals disguised as rocks, and the government shutdown affecting how the NBR was then unable to 'pepper the hillsides' with bison for our viewing pleasure. So, while the wildlife at the NBR were not particularly 'cooperative' that day, staying largely out of view and up the mountainside, with binoculars in-place, a couple of bison were spotted way up on the hillside, as well as several grazing whitetail deer, down below.

While my newsletters are often written sharing my perspective of this wondrous place we live in, I thought I would share Duncan's experience here, transcribed into an interview-style blog article, to give you all Duncan's unique perspective on his visit to Missoula, MT and his experience with his custom MTAS tour...


Me: Where are you from and/or where did you travel from before arriving in Missoula?
Duncan: Originally, Wellington, New Zealand, but I live in Portland, OR these days.

Me:  What brought you to Montana and/or what brought you to Missoula?
I had a spare weekend and am keen to explore different parts of the US.  Missoula is a quick flight from Portland too. 

Me: Was the state and/or city of Missoula what you expected before arriving?
  Duncan: I didn’t have a completely clear expectation before arriving.  I was a bit surprised that the population was under 100,000.  I expected a university town with a chilled, relaxed vibe and Missoula certainly was that!  ...

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National Bison Range, January 2019 (Duncan Chisholm photo). See a couple more photos in the blog...
FYI: Reservations for tours and events can be made year-round! Don't wait, the Shuttle operates on a first-come-first-served basis, so call with your ideas and...
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