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Pledge for the Wild: 10 Tips for Winter Backcountry Play

Posted by Kali Gillette on Oct 30, 2019 5:30:00 PM

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.

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Tags: Yellowstone National Park, Winter, Camping, Skiing, Day Trips, Hiking, Travel, Bozeman, nordic skiing, Snowshoeing, Conservation, Backcountry

What Heavy Snowfall Means for Spring Activities

Posted by Kali Gillette on Apr 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It’s been quite a winter in Bozeman! We’ve enjoyed heavy snowfall, which meant awesome alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Alas, some of those activities come to an end when the spring thaw hits. But that doesn’t mean all of the snow fun is done, you can still hang on to a bit of winter sports as you transition into spring. If you’re planning a spring vacation, it’s good to note that the snowpack may affect your activities. Don’t fret, you can still do all of your favorite things, just keep the timing in mind—and perhaps this is a good time to try something new!

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Tags: nordic skiing, Snowshoeing, spring activities, Heavy Snowfall, Snowmobiling, Snowboarding, Bear Spray