Nestled in southwest Montana’s outdoor wonderland, Bozeman is the perfect destination for a family vacation. Whether you’re packing along the toddlers for a relaxed resort vacation and the kids’ first ski lessons or looking to spend a few nights under the Montana sky with adult children home from college, experience a vast array of outdoor, cultural, and dining opportunities for the entire family that helps make traveling to Bozeman with your kids a breeze!
Over the last ten years, traffic to the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport has grown substantially. The summer attracts visitors to Yellowstone National Park along with all the recreational activities offered around the Bozeman area, and the winter typically attracts skiers to Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Resort. With Bozeman's popularity on the rise, it's no wonder United Airlines announced a major expansion of their service to Bozeman this winter. So we thought we would give you some suggestions on the most popular direct flights to Bozeman during the winter season.
January provides a reprieve from the busy holidays, making February a great month to get out and about again. Music, theater and food influence the events this month, perfect for date night, girls night out or enjoying some family fun. Mark your calendars, with only 28 days in the month, the February events in Bozeman will go by fast!
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.
Some of the top hiking destinations during the summer months are the many waterfalls hikes near Bozeman. In the winter, however, these waterfalls freeze but form beautiful sculptures of ice. Accessing these waterfalls can be more challenging during the winter, so we've put together a list of waterfalls that are a little easier to check out on your visit to Bozeman.
Skiing and Bozeman are like peanut butter and jelly. In the early 70’s, serious skiers discovered Bridger Bowl’s steep chutes, light and dry powder, sunny days and laid back attitude. True mountaineers were drawn to the area, carving fresh tracks in unexplored territory. With this wave of skiers, came the need for ski shops. Not just ordinary ski shops, but serious ski shops. Which is exactly what happened. Today, a handful of these local ski shops are still thriving, and are known for their deep expertise and extensive product knowledge; and they are still full of passion for the outdoors.
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.
Big Sky Resort is home to more than 5,800 acres of terrain and an impressive vertical drop of 4,350 feet. Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development