Bozeman is mainly known for being a cozy, mountain town with access to awesome skiing, with Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl. People might also recognize Bozeman for Montana State University. What may not know is that Bozeman has a lot more to offer than just great skiing and a top notch university. Here are a few of our favorite reasons that you should make Bozeman your winter vacation destination.
Winter in Yellowstone Park is an intimate experience. The blanket of snow glistens, crowds are minimal so the park is quiet and wildlife are more visible. All of this makes for amazing Nordic skiing in Yellowstone. Tracks are set in some areas, but all unplowed roads and trails are open to Nordic skiing. What better way to explore our nation's first National Park than on a pair of skis? The Old Faithful area alone has 40 miles of cross-country trails, many of them interconnected. Venture out on your own, or take a guided ski tour to get the lay of the land. This is an experience you will never forget.
We get, ski trips can be expensive with travel, lodging, lift tickets, food, and shopping. Planning can be daunting but that doesn't mean you shouldn't visit. The memories you create on a trip to a place like Bozeman last a lot longer than that Starbucks coffee you buy every day on your way to work. But visiting Bozeman doesn't half to cost an arm and a leg. To help your dollars go a little further, we've put together a few of our insider secrets to help you save money on your next Bozeman ski trip.
The best part of traveling can be the awesome folks you meet along the way. When you visit Bozeman you'll find that the locals are pretty friendly and enjoy a good story, whether they are telling it or listening to it. Do you want to get a real feel of the Bozeman community? We suggest a few hangouts to swap ski stories with the locals. Besides, you definitely deserve a cold beer after a day on the slopes.
It's that time of year when temperatures turn cold, snow starts to fall in many parts of the country, and people plan their ski vacations for the year. In the United States we have lots of options, including Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, California, Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and yes, Montana. We are a bit biased in our opinion of the best choice, but regardless of where you visit, there are a few things that you should take into consideration while planning. Skiing is obviously a big part of why you would pick a destination, but you will also be spending a lot of time off the slopes so we've included 7 things to think about when planning a ski trip.
Bozeman is known for it’s incredible downhill skiing, but the locals know that Nordic skiing in this area is off the charts. Whether you are a classic or skate skier, just starting out or a serious competitor, we think you’ll be impressed. Here are a few options for cross country skiing around Bozeman.
Great tree skiing runs can be hard to find, especially if you are only exploring a mountain for a few days. Tree spacing, steepness, and snow depth are a few factors that make some tree runs better than others. If the trees are too close together then you have to keep your speed down to be able to make your turns. If the slope is too steep it makes it difficult to control your speed or if it isn't steep enough you find yourself sinking in deeper snow. Riding with someone who is familiar with the mountain is always preferred to help you find your way around, but if you are on vacation, that it can be difficult to find locals to show you around. So we've put together a list of some of our favorite tree runs at Bridger Bowl and Big Sky. Next time you are spending a day at either ski area, be sure to check these runs out. We hope we aren't giving away too many secrets so leave some powder for us.
We get it, you are planning the trip of a lifetime to Bozeman this winter and you aren't quite sure what to bring. Fear not, we've put together a list of some of the essentials that you need to make sure are along of the trip. With all that there is to do in Bozeman there is a lot you could bring. Hopefully this list will help you plan and maybe make you laugh a little too. Good luck on planning your Bozeman ski vacation and be sure to subscribe to our blog for the latest tips and ideas.
With all the options out there and all the lists that rank the top ski destinations, there is a lot of noise selling you on where to go. While many states can boast about their exceptional skiing, there are some distinct differences. We realize we’re biased, but from our perspective, Montana, (and Bozeman in particular,) is where it's at - hands down. We’ll give you our reasons, but the best way to decide is to come experience it for yourself.
There is no doubt that Bozeman offers some of the best skiing opportunities in the United States, North America, and even the World. Bozeman was recently named to National Geographic's list of The World's Best Ski Towns due to its proximity to all the surrounding National Forest that offers an array of backcountry skiing, but what has really put Bozeman on the map as a vacation destination are Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl. Both offer amazing terrain but have completely different personalities. Big Sky Resort is a full service resort offering lodging options, dining, night life, shopping, and other activities beyond skiing. Bridger Bowl is a community based non-profit ski area that is focused on providing a great skiing experience, without the lodging, fine dining, and shopping. The skiing at both is amazing, but we thought we would break them down in more detail to help you get a feel for each option.