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Lakeside, Montana & Somers Montana

The communities of Lakeside and Somers are nestled on the northwest shores of beautiful Flathead Lake and Blacktail Mountain. The two distinct towns are neighbors on the bay! Located 8 miles south of Kalispell, our communities are the destination spot for locals as well as tourists. All four seasons in Lakeside and Somers offers something for everyone, from skiing the slopes of Blacktail Mountain to sailing and boating majestic Flathead Lake. While visiting in our area, please stop by our chamber office located in the West Shore Community Library in Lakeside for local information and travel guides. We invite you to come and visit our friendly communities and experience a true Montana lifestyle. You are sure to receive a warm and friendly Montana welcome as you visit our Flathead Valley. You may also decide to make Montana home, and in that case, we know that your wish has come true!

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Major Events and Festivals


Held in late January.  Includes skiing and snowboarding, a snowmobile poker run, music, pancake breakfast, snow golf, sleigh rides and more!


Free National Forest Trails on Blacktail Mountain Road. Trails from beginner to advanced. Go to for a map.

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Free National Forest Trails on Blacktail Mountain Road. Trails from beginner to advanced. Go to for a map.

Fishing & Water Sports
Lakeside and Somers are located on beautiful Flathead Lake, largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River. Boat rentals, cruises and fishing charters are available.

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, the fourth largest National Park in the U.S. in the lower 48 states, is comprised of 1.4 million acres of breathtaking beauty and is one of the oldest scenic wonders in the United States. The famous Going-To-The-Sun Road, carved out of solid rock and completed in 1932, is approximately fifty miles long, bisecting the Park east and west. This breathtaking trip to the top of the Continental Divide is one of the most scenic in the world.

Skiing & Snowboarding

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, 406.844.0999,