Are you ready for one more winter flurry in Bozeman! For that last blast of snow and cold before spring, we're up for some local fun. And, while we love a good powder day like the best of them, hitting the slopes isn’t for everyone. Here are our favorite alternative ways to get out in the snow without heading far out of town.
“Skating was the vessel into which I could pour my heart and soul." -Peggy Fleming
A long-beloved sport, ice skating began with sharp fragments of animal bone fitted to the bottoms of boots that glided over the ice. In 1572, the first iron skates were made, a game-changer, to say the least! Today, ice skating remains a favorite winter activity for all ages.
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!
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.
The flights into Bozeman keep getting better. This past week, Allegiant Airlines announced a direct flight to Nashville, TN, and JetBlue announced they would bring nonstop service from New York’s JFK and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Both flights will operate on a seasonal summer and winter schedule starting in June 2020.
Winter nights are well spent enjoying long conversations over leisurely dinners, and Bozeman restauranteurs take your dining experience seriously. Everything from locally sourced, grass-fed meats to organic herbs, greens, and veggies to freshly foraged mushrooms, it’s well worth spending time sharing multiple courses. We couldn’t begin to list all of our favorites, but we’ve compiled a list to get you started.
Winter hit Bozeman with a vengeance this year, and outdoor recreation lovers are thrilled! We’re often asked questions about winter safety, driving, avalanches, and being personally prepared. So we’ve put together some basic tips to help you get ready to get out into the Montana wilderness and embrace the light, dry snow that Bozeman locals refer to as the “Cold Smoke!”
There’s no wrong way to experience Yellowstone in winter, whether you’re on the tightest shoestring budget or you have a little extra you can dispense in the name of luxury. We’ve broken it down into three options, from budget to blowout, that can get you out into the park regardless of your financial status. Here’s where to stay, what to do, and where to eat during your winter trip to Yellowstone.
The countdown is on…school is almost out for the break, snowboards and skis are packed, and Montana has had a LOT of early season snow! Holidays at the ski areas do not disappoint. Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Resort go all out to bring the spirit of the season to the ski hill! Read on for a list of events—you’ll be just as busy off the slopes as you are on!