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.
Bridger Bowl has a well-deserved reputation for extreme skiing, but this wildly successful community ski area has just taken the family ski experience to a whole new level. We guarantee, the kids will approve!
The Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival is an annual get together of the outdoor community in one of its epicenters of winter sports, Bozeman, Montana. Now in its 22nd year, the ice festival combines nightly events in-town with amazing climbing nearby in Hyalite Canyon throughout December 5th-9th.
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.