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.
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.
When members of the Bozeman community put their minds to something, good things happen. Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is one of those things. A few years ago, this community non-profit raised $8 million to secure the properties of Bohart Ranch Cross Country Ski Center and the defunct Crosscut Ranch, both Nordic ski venues. This purchase effectively saved the land from development and ensured access to this pristine recreation for generations to come.
Winter in Bozeman doesn’t have to bring an end to the hiking season. Getting out into the wilderness this time of year is magical, and it’s as simple as strapping on a pair of snowshoes! Finding the right snowshoe isn’t difficult, but it’s worth thinking carefully about your goals and ability, then spending time finding the right style.
When the weather gets chilly, you want your wardrobe to be extra warm with a jolt of style. And a winter vacation in Bozeman, ski capital of Montana, demands a certain level of outdoor gear to help you stay chic and cozy when the snow flies. Here are our favorite local places to get your outdoor gear for winter in Bozeman.
Spending the day at Big Sky Resort is one you won't soon forget. From the top of Lone Mountain, you can see two national parks, three states, and endless mountain ranges; it's truly a sight to behold. And, with 5,850 shreddable acres, 4,350 vertical feet, and 36 lifts, the skiing is as impressive as the views!
Winter in Bozeman will make even the most diehard snowbird reconsider heading south. With plenty of sun and the perfect amount of snow for scenery and snow sports, Bozeman has the upper hand on winter. No matter your activity of choice, you can discover a way to enjoy it in Bozeman. Here's where to go to find the fun!
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!
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!