Popular Locations & Activities
Winter is the reason for the season and why people come to Bozeman from
all over the country. With the onset of the first frost, you can almost
hear the gear being pulled from garages around town—the excitement
is nearly tangible. That’s because Bozeman and the surrounding areas
make for some of the best Midwest territory to explore come the winter
months. Whether you’re shredding pow, snowshoeing, or skiing your
way cross country, there’s no shortage of adventures to be had come
the snowy season. That’s why we’ve put together some of our
favorite places to make the most out of winter.
Skiing Bridger Bowl may be one of the most popular things to do in Bozeman
during the wintertime. Only a 25-minute drive from the heart of town,
this local spot offers over 70 ski trails with plenty of additional unmarked
runs. This mountain is perfect for skiers of every level. The base of
the mountain offers large, wide-open terrain for beginners, while more
experienced skiers can take the highest lift 8,700 ft up for more expert runs.
Yellowstone National Park
Many don’t fully realize the extensive list of activities and sights
the winter season at Yellowstone has to offer. Visitors can still access
the park through winter sightseeing tours in heated snowcoaches. If you’re
wanting to get out and about, snowshoeing tours will lead you along the
Firehole River to Old Faithful. The geyser is a sight to behold in the
winter, as boiling hot temperatures mix with the freezing conditions for
an incredible display. If you’re looking for something with a little
more action, the park is open for daily ski passes for both children and adults.
As America’s largest ski resort, Big Sky Resort offers tons of space
for getting outdoors for your favorite winter activities. Don’t
let the big title deceive you as far as visitor density goes. The resort
is often commended for its short to non-existent lift lines, with lots
of elbow room along 300 named runs. Visitors can seek out extreme trails
across Lone Peak’s 11,000+ ft of elevation, while beginners can
get group or individual lessons through the resort.
Big Sky 2025
In the next decade we will see Big Sky Resort transform with the $150 million
Click here to see the timeline for what you can expect.
Crosscut Mountain Sports Center
For those looking for less extreme conditions, the Crosscut Mountain Sports
Center is the perfect destination. This 10-mile trail system offers scenic
Montana views of private and Forest Service lands. Located just 16 miles
northeast of Bozeman, this dedicated Nordic Skiing area has terrain for
all levels and is perfect for family outings or a day of sight-seeing.