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.
Nestling in for the winter isn’t typical in Bozeman, even in January. If Montanan’s aren’t out adventuring, they’re planning for the next season’s fun. A wide variety of cultural exhibits, music, art, and food round out the month. So if you’re visiting, take note of what’s happening around town!
When it comes to winter vacations, December and February seem to get all the attention. However, local Bozeman-ites will tell you January is one of the best times of the year. Winter is in full swing and the snow is (usually) incredible. If you need more convincing, read on, we’ll give you plenty of reasons!
Everyone loves a good rivalry and sharing in the revelry makes it all the better. Whether it’s the infamous Cat/Griz game between Montana State University and the University of Montana, the Superbowl or the Stanley Cup, Bozeman is full of great spots to share the comrade of cheering on your favorite team. Here are a few of our favorite haunts, but the list is by no means exhaustive…we encourage you to explore all the nooks and crannies around town!
December is busy in Bozeman; holiday festivities, the Bozeman Ice Festival and plenty of arts and culture round out the month. (Not to mention downhill skiing at Bridger Bowl and Nordic Skiing—or fat biking—at Crosscut Mountain Sports Center.) You’ll want to plan carefully so you don’t miss anything…especially December 1, when the holiday season starts off with a bang!
Wondering what to get the skiers and snowboarders in your life? We’ve got you covered. While accessories and gear are an obvious choice, don’t limit yourself, Bozeman is full of great ski shops, coffee shops, breweries and ways to relax after a long day on the slopes. Here are few ideas to get you started, but we highly recommend perusing the local shops for unique ideas!
The culinary scene in Bozeman rivals urban restaurants. Chefs from across the country move here for the lifestyle, then turn out fresh, locally sourced dishes that are exceptional. In the past year, a number of new restaurants have come on board and we couldn’t be more excited. Bring a hearty appetite!
The magic of the holidays aren't limited to wide-eyed kiddos, adults celebrating in this quintessential mountain town can’t help but spread cheer.
Bridger Bowl has a well-deserved reputation for extreme skiing, but this wildly successful community ski area has just taken the family ski experience to a whole new level. We guarantee, the kids will approve!