Bozeman is mainly known for being a cozy mountain town with access to awesome skiing at Big Sky Resort and Bridger Bowl. People might also recognize Bozeman as the home of Montana State University. What you may not know is that Bozeman has a lot more to offer than just great skiing and a top-notch university. Here are a few of our favorite reasons that you should make Bozeman your winter vacation destination.
We get it, you came to Bozeman to enjoy the outdoors. You were so excited to hike, fish, mountain bike, rock climb, whitewater raft, and explore, but it's raining. Though rainy days in Bozeman aren't the regular, with over 300 days of sunshine, they do happen. When they do, you don't have to sit inside, just waiting for it to stop. So, we put together a list of ideas, activities, and places to visit to keep you busy when the sun isn't shining. Enjoy!
Bozeman's Sweet Pea Festival is arguably one of the highlights of everyone's summer. The annual celebration draws family and friends together to celebrate art, music, theater, food, and entertainment. This will be the festival's 43rd year, and while it will look a bit different, the creative minds behind it have found a way to make it happen at a safe distance. Sans the parade, the fun run, and the Bite of Bozeman, many of the festivities are still taking place in a modified form.
Bozeman is a mountain playground in any season, but spring brings the beauty of change, new life, and reawakening nature, not to mention trail adventures and a thawing backcountry getting primed for summer. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Bozeman during springtime.
Springtime in Bozeman is filled with the hustle and bustle of changing seasons. We like to say that if you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes. But with a little unpredictability comes a whole range of indoor and outdoor activities to keep you busy, come rain, snow, sun or somewhere in between.
We love this time of year! Between snowstorms, the warm sun lingers longer in the day, bringing with it the urge to get out and about—to stretch the legs. This month brings some delightful weekend events, along with plenty of live evening entertainment. Runners take note, the annual Run to the Pub takes place on Saturday, March 14, 2020! A perfect way to kick-off the St.Paddy’s Day holiday!
We like to think this year started off with the excitement of the roaring ’20s, and we’re not planning to stop. There are five significant productions this month, quite impressive for this sophisticated little mountain town. There’s live music at venues throughout the city, and those interested in an extra-special culinary experience will want to check out the Farm to Table Feast happening at the end of the month!
The holiday hustle has ended, and you can finally take a minute to breathe! But don’t get too cozy, January is full of activities—art, culture, and outdoor recreation. Looking for some serious motivation in the new year? Jumpstart it with a 50K fun run! Interested in exploring your creative side? Try a local art class. Ready to relax in front of a film? Check out the Banff Mountain Film Festival, or the ongoing movies at the Ellen Theatre. There’s no time for winter blues to set in around this town!
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!
Mountaineering is not for the faint of heart, particularly ice climbing. Imagine crawling up sheer ice at the mercy of an ice pick and crampons to get you there. There are no holds in this type of climbing, meaning there are no temporary places to cling, grip, press, or stand. Ice climbers have to be limber and incredibly strong to keep tension throughout their bodies to keep the pressure on the pick, which is the only thing holding them on the ice.