There is something utterly breathtaking about Montana landscapes in the winter. The rugged mountains seem even more majestic, and the skies appear an even deeper hue of blue against the sparkling fields of snow. Trust us; scenic drives are well worth an afternoon. While we don’t encourage driving during inclement weather, Montana’s roads are well-kept during the winter, so don’t let the season keep you indoors. We’ve outlined some driving tips to keep you safe on the road, and even thrown in one of our favorite winter adventures!
It doesn't take much to capture Yellowstone National Park in the perfect light – it's a pretty photogenic place. But some Instagram superstars have topped even the apex of imaginable beauty. And when Jack Frost comes knocking, the winter wonderland of the world's first national park makes the perfect photo subject. Here are this year's top ten Instagram photos of Yellowstone in winter.
The countdown is on…school is almost out for the break, snowboards and skis are packed, and Montana has had a LOT of early season snow! Holidays at the ski areas do not disappoint. Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Resort go all out to bring the spirit of the season to the ski hill! Read on for a list of events—you’ll be just as busy off the slopes as you are on!
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Bozeman and much of southcentral and southeastern Montana are interspersed with amazing National Forest System lands, home to the Custer Gallatin National Forest. A forest of close to 3.1 million acres spanning from Bozeman and West Yellowstone on the westernmost stretches to the vast expanses of southeastern Montana and far northwestern South Dakota. Truly the Big Sky state.
We've got a lot going on in this corner of Big Sky Country. This winter, you can beat the foul-weather blues when you make a trip to Bozeman and experience all the season has to offer. Here's a taste of the events and goings-on you won't want to miss out on.
There is no shortage of holiday cheer in Bozeman. The snow doesn't slow people down around here; instead, the excitement of the upcoming season brings people out and about to celebrate food, art, culture, and community. So don your sweaters, beanies, and scarves, and get ready to spend the next few weeks in lively revelry!
Exciting news for everyone whose a fan of the Twin Cities. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) is pleased to announce that Sun Country Airlines will introduce summer seasonal non-stop service between BZN and Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). Flights will operate on Wednesday and Saturday beginning on June 3, 2020.*
Winter backcountry play is truly exceptional. Mountaineers can’t wait to get out and experience both the solitude and the grandeur— the stillness alone is spectacular. The mountains and forests take on a magical feeling under their blanket of twinkling snow, and the skies can become a deep shade of periwinkle blue. However, winter also commands an additional level of respect; Mother Nature is not to be reckoned with. Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer, or just learning the ropes, we’ve put together some top-of-mind tips for playing in the backcountry.
Just a few dozen thru-hikers complete the 3,100 miles of the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) each year. The elevations can be grueling, but the scenery is a spectacular reward. Eight hundred miles of the trail meander through Montana, with several sections near Bozeman. For those who want a taste of the trail without a six-month commitment; shorter backpacking trips are easy to put together. Situated between sections, Bozeman is a great place to basecamp in between trips!