BAR W RETREAT
BAR W FAMILY RETREAT
The activities center around skiing, fly fishing, dog sled and snow mobile rides and dude ranch happenings which are supported by contributors and venues throughout Montana, “The Last Best Place”: The numbers after each of the following venues represents the years having been held. Whitefish Mountain Resort (4); Ruby Springs Lodge (4); Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge (7); and the Bar W Ranch (2). These respites enable the families to get together and if you will, 'reunite'. Last winter Whitefish Ski event was the largest to date. Soldiers & family (29 total) from members of the 1st, 10th, 7th, Special Forces Groups; 2/75th Rangers; 4/160 Aviation and USASOC. The unit mix units draws attention to their interaction in deployment overseas and so it should in respites.
The Bar W retreat is offered by the generosity of the owners. This retreat is a week long and provides a great time for all involved. This is truly a life changing event as we have been told that by the participants. During this week soldiers and their families learn how to ride horse, go on trail rides, visit a wildlife park, chuckwagon dinner, fly fishing, and many more things that are offered by the Bar W in the great state of Montana.