We all know that Montana holds a wealth of craft beer, with one of the highest numbers of breweries per capita in the country. There are so many breweries around that it’s easy to miss one or two in the shuffle, especially when new ones are popping up all the time. If you have heard of these, you’re really in the know! But it’s still worth a visit to try what’s on tap at these lesser-known breweries in and around Bozeman.
Undoubtedly, Bozeman's natural beauty is what draws people. More than one vacationer has found themselves changing their life course after visiting Bozeman and deciding to relocate to the mountains. No matter which direction you arrive, the views are awe-inspiring. Here, our air is clean, the water is fresh, and we enjoy an endless outdoor playground. We have a lot to be grateful for.
Some may think of Montana as a meat and potatoes kind of state, but that’s not all we’ve got cookin’; vegetarians will be thrilled with the chefs’ culinary prowess in Bozeman. For a small city tucked up in the mountains, the variety and quality of food rivals many urban cities. The rich soil in the Gallatin Valley has long produced a wide variety of vegetables and herbs, and many restaurants work with growers to source their ingredients. Not only are the dishes delicious, but they are also dense in nutrients and easy on the environment. This list is by no means exhaustive, but we’ve amassed ten of our favorites. Bon appétit!
Bozeman in the wintertime is something else. There’s a reason it draws more than 250,000 visiting skiers to the area each year. But for those who need more proof through cold, hard facts, we’ll break it down quantitatively. Here are some Bozeman winter statistics that add up to create the best place to visit during the colder months.
Après-ski is a ritual. After a day of ripping it up on the slopes, there is nothing better than a cold beer and some tasty noshes with friends at the pub. Or enjoying a hot beverage, sitting around a fireplace, warming your cold fingers and toes. It's a way to commune, to swap stories, and to hold on to that last bit of camaraderie. So, what happens in a year where public gatherings are off-limits? You get creative! We'll gather again soon enough, but in the meantime, we've outlined some of our favorite pandemic-style, physically distanced entertainment to get you through this season. Hopefully, by next winter, we'll be back at the pub, toasting the powder gods and telling stories.
So, you want to visit Bozeman this winter, and we know why. Between countless outdoor recreation opportunities and tons of places to eat, shop and stay, it’s an easy choice for your vacation in the West. But with the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some things you should consider before traveling here to make your trip safe and stress-free. Fortunately, it is still possible to visit Bozeman and enjoy all that this mountain town has to offer while complying with our local health and safety recommendations. Here are things to keep in mind as you plan your trip to Bozeman in winter 2021.
Maybe because ski season ended early last year, or perhaps because they are nervous about spending too much time indoors this winter, but many people are already chomping at the bit for ski season to start! Social media feeds fill with shots of powder, and countdowns, until the lifts start turning, have begun. Our local ski areas are working diligently, putting measures in place to open safely.
While winter is indeed beautiful in Bozeman, and the outdoor opportunities are plentiful, the short days and colder temperatures have a real effect on our bodies. The limited sunshine, which regulates our circadian rhythms, creates metabolic changes; serotonin, the feel-good neurotransmitter, is decreased, and melatonin, which makes us sleepier and more prone to sadness, is increased. During winter (and a pandemic), we tend to be less social, spending more time indoors and less time with other people. This time of year, in Bozeman, the sun is setting around 4:30 p.m., which makes the days seem incredibly short!
Bozeman, MT is a hot spot for those looking to shred the famous “cold smoke” snow on a pair of skis. And while the area draws many pros and Olympic team alumni, that isn’t most of us. Bozeman is incredibly welcoming to new skiers and skiers who are new to this terrain. In this welcoming spirit, we put together a guide with everything you need to know about skiing in Bozeman as a beginner.