If you love skiing or snowboarding, you most likely can’t wait to get your little “mini-me’s” out on the slopes, and with good reason! Skiing is a life-long sport the whole family can enjoy together. It’s a way to get them off their screens and into the fresh air, and to bond over a shared interest. But if you want them to love it, starting off on the right foot is a must. Get your patience ready, there’s nothing worse than an anxious parent pushing a kiddo past their comfort level.
The St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Bozeman, MT is not your typical party. People gather from around the country for a long run followed by a cold beer, live music, and some serious camaraderie.
Rated #2 Best in the U.S. Half Marathon by Runners World, Pub 317’s Run to the Pub attracts everyone from serious runners to happy joggers. The run winds through a beautiful valley with picturesque, 360-degree views (bonus; ninety percent of the race is downhill!).
It’s close; the sounds and smells of spring are just around the corner, but there is plenty to do while we wait. For one, ski season isn’t over till it’s over—and that’s in April. But while the slopes stay snowy, the days are lasting longer and the air is getting warmer, bringing plenty of outdoor adventure and evening entertainment. We’ve listed the highlights, but local pubs host ongoing music, movies grace theaters old and new, and there are plenty of art, yoga and other classes to enjoy!
Yellowstone National Park is just a stone’s throw from Bozeman, and seeing it in its winter glory is something special. Snowshoeing is one of the most intimate ways of experiencing the natural beauty, and it’s an easy activity for any age and ability.
The options are plentiful; you can plan an excursion for any duration and skill level. All trails and roads are open to snowshoeing; however, if you are on a ski trail, snowshoers are required to walk alongside the trail to keep the ski tracks in order.
We’ve created a couple of itinerary options with one short and one long, but don’t be afraid to get out and make tracks on your own!
Whether you’re an expert skier or just starting out, a day at Bridger Bowl is a ski and snowboard lover’s dream. Dubbed the “cold smoke,” Bridger receives an average 350” of the lightest, driest powder anywhere. Located just 16 miles from downtown Bozeman, you can enjoy a full day on the slopes and be home in time for a night on the town.
Hockey lovers get ready; hockey season is in full swing and the Bozeman Icedogs are off to a fabulous start! New to the sport? It’s thrilling to watch the games in person. The fast pace of the game, the sound of the puck on the ice, and the roaring cheers are infectious.
Short on days but long on events, February packs it in. Bozeman is hopping with professional theater, outdoor adventure, and inspiring films. As the days get longer, so does après-ski— check out the happy hours around town and keep an eye on the live music scene; local, regional and national bands frequent venues around town. The deep of winter doesn’t stop Bozeman from having a good time!
The gorgeous mountains and abundant winter recreation are part of Bozeman’s allure. The area is spectacular when it’s covered in deep snow topped with blue skies. However, roads can be tricky when the snow flies and if you’re planning to travel during the winter it’s essential to keep abreast of current conditions. Fortunately, technology puts the information right at your fingertips!
Vacationing in Bozeman can take many different forms: extreme adventure, family-focused fun, intimate getaways or a weekend with friends. One of the best parts of this mountain town is its diverse number of experiences. Not to mention its proximity; you can be adventuring in the morning and dancing by evening. We’ve outlined some of our favorite activities by group, but don’t hesitate to mix and match, you can’t go wrong!
Hiking season doesn’t end when the snow flies; some say it gets better. A fresh, white blanket of snow gives you a whole new perspective. The ground sparkles, the forest is quiet, the air is crisp and everything feels serene.
Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to experience this actual winter wonderland. If you’re new to the activity, no worries, we’ll get you started.