Hockey lovers get ready; hockey season is in full swing and the Bozeman Icedogs are off to a fabulous start! New to the sport? It’s thrilling to watch the games in person. The fast pace of the game, the sound of the puck on the ice, and the roaring cheers are infectious.
The gorgeous mountains and abundant winter recreation are part of Bozeman’s allure. The area is spectacular when it’s covered in deep snow topped with blue skies. However, roads can be tricky when the snow flies and if you’re planning to travel during the winter it’s essential to keep abreast of current conditions. Fortunately, technology puts the information right at your fingertips!
Vacationing in Bozeman can take many different forms: extreme adventure, family-focused fun, intimate getaways or a weekend with friends. One of the best parts of this mountain town is its diverse number of experiences. Not to mention its proximity; you can be adventuring in the morning and dancing by evening. We’ve outlined some of our favorite activities by group, but don’t hesitate to mix and match, you can’t go wrong!
Hiking season doesn’t end when the snow flies; some say it gets better. A fresh, white blanket of snow gives you a whole new perspective. The ground sparkles, the forest is quiet, the air is crisp and everything feels serene.
Snowshoeing is one of the best ways to experience this actual winter wonderland. If you’re new to the activity, no worries, we’ll get you started.
Nestling in for the winter isn’t typical in Bozeman, even in January. If Montanan’s aren’t out adventuring, they’re planning for the next season’s fun. A wide variety of cultural exhibits, music, art, and food round out the month. So if you’re visiting, take note of what’s happening around town!
When it comes to winter vacations, December and February seem to get all the attention. However, local Bozeman-ites will tell you January is one of the best times of the year. Winter is in full swing and the snow is (usually) incredible. If you need more convincing, read on, we’ll give you plenty of reasons!
December is busy in Bozeman; holiday festivities, the Bozeman Ice Festival and plenty of arts and culture round out the month. (Not to mention downhill skiing at Bridger Bowl and Nordic Skiing—or fat biking—at Crosscut Mountain Sports Center.) You’ll want to plan carefully so you don’t miss anything…especially December 1, when the holiday season starts off with a bang!
Wondering what to get the skiers and snowboarders in your life? We’ve got you covered. While accessories and gear are an obvious choice, don’t limit yourself, Bozeman is full of great ski shops, coffee shops, breweries and ways to relax after a long day on the slopes. Here are few ideas to get you started, but we highly recommend perusing the local shops for unique ideas!
There is no doubt that Bozeman offers some of the best skiing opportunities in the United States, North America, and even the World. Bozeman has been named to National Geographic's list of The World's Best Ski Towns due to its proximity to Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl plus all the surrounding National Forest that offers a variety of backcountry skiing. Both Bridger and Big Sky offer amazing terrain but have entirely different personalities. Big Sky Resort is a full-service resort offering lodging options, dining, nightlife, shopping, and other activities beyond skiing similar to the big name resorts you find in Colorado and Utah. 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 fantastic, but we thought we would break them down in more detail to help you get a feel for each option.
The magic of the holidays aren't limited to wide-eyed kiddos, adults celebrating in this quintessential mountain town can’t help but spread cheer.