When reviews range from Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” designation to Outside Magazine’s “Outside’s Best Towns 2013,” you know something is going on. What used to be mainly an agricultural hub, Bozeman is now thriving on tourism, technology industries, educational opportunities and great air service. While these things are all fueling the economy of Bozeman, they aren’t the main reasons people are drawn to the area. It’s all about the lifestyle. For outdoor enthusiasts, it doesn’t get much better: skiing, fishing, hiking, climbing, camping and Yellowstone National Park. It’s no wonder people come to play and return to stay.
Two words; winter wonderland.
If you have yet to experience nature in its winter coat, Yellowstone National Park is a sight to behold. Imagine miles of mountains covered in twinkling white snow, steamy geysers, bison, elk, and if you’re really diligent (or lucky), an occasional wolf. To give you perspective, the average snowfall is 150 inches per year, however, that number can double at higher elevations. Whether you are visiting during the summer or the winter, Yellowstone tours are always a great way to experience the park.
Birthdays abound in Bozeman this month, which means one thing…celebration! From the festivities at Bridger Bowl to the fine gala at the Emerson Cultural Center, January events in Bozeman are made for celebrating!
Hiking lovers take note. Snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park is a gorgeous way to continue your adventures through the winter. You’ll see the nooks and crannies of the park in a whole new way. Since snowshoes distribute your weight over a large surface area, it is a low impact workout that most everyone can do. A few things to note, winter in this area brings cold dry air and the sun can be intense. When you hit the snowshoe trails be sure to pack plenty of water and snacks and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and layers of clothing—the weather can change quickly!
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We may not have the Mall of America, but Bozeman has some pretty fantastic shopping. There is something for everyone, no matter if you are looking for quality outdoor gear, local goods, or a chic outfit to wear for your next occasion – we have it all! You will find a wide variety of shops to explore downtown. Shopping is something that is on everyone's agenda for when traveling, right? So make sure to check out the top Downtown Bozeman Boutiques on your next vacation or shopping excursion.
Bozeman has something for everyone when it comes to nightlife. Donnie Sexton/Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development
Bozeman is quickly gaining a well-deserved reputation as an outdoor playground. Bracketed by mountains on all sides, with the Montana Big Sky arching overhead, it’s a veritable nirvana for active, sunshine-loving thrill-seekers. Regardless of the season—summertime is filled with hiking, backpacking, river running and fly fishing, and wintertime with skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing—days spent in Bozeman go by quickly, and there is always more on the "to do" playlist.
If you’re looking for some old-fashioned winter fun for the whole family to enjoy, you’re in luck! Bozeman has some great sledding hills, both in town and close-by. Inexpensive sleds are available at larger retailers or stop by one of the local tire shops for an inner tube. Then end the day with some hot cocoa or winter libations at one of Bozeman’s cozy restaurants. For a real treat, stop by La Chatelaine Chocolate Co. for a rich cup of chocolate deliciousness. If this all sounds great so far, keep reading for a complete guide to sledding around Bozeman!
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December seems to speed by in Bozeman, and with good reason. Art, theater, music, dance and some seriously killer winter recreation fill the month with fun. Whether it's date night, family night, or time with friends, these holiday extravaganzas are worth the time! So fill up your calendars and enjoy these exciting December events in Bozeman, Montana.
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Bundle up and get your holiday groove on, the Downtown Bozeman Christmas Stroll is just around the corner! This annual tradition kicks off the season with lots of food, friends and some serious cheer. Mark your calendar for December 2, 2017, 4:30pm-7:30pm.