Spring 2019 Events Calendar March: When: March 5 and every Tuesday through April What: Women's Weekly Ski Join Freeheel and Wheel for a women’s weekly ski, Tuesdays at 12:30pm. This will be a classic ski to start, geared towards beginners and intermediates. The ski will be an hour to an hour and a half long. We will meet at Freeheel and Wheel at 12pm for those who need rentals and then head to the trails. Where: Rendezvous Ski Trails, West Yellowstone, MT More info: http://www.freeheelandwheel.com When: March 6 What: Mountainfilm on Tour Bozeman Film Society is proud to present MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR - BOZEMAN, a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm Festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. Where: The Ellen Theater, Bozeman More Info: www.theellentheatre.com When: March 8-10 What: Big Sky Headwaters Spring Runoff This Junior Freeride event is a regional IFSA-sanctioned event. This big mountain event draws an amazing caliber of skiers and riders from all across the region. The Headwaters, Big Sky Resort’s steepest in-bounds terrain, becomes the focal point for this exciting freeride competition. Where: Big Sky Resort More Info: www.freeskiers.org When: March 9-10 What: [...]
Bozeman, Big Sky and Yellowstone are changing before our eyes. Every day, different types of people are moving here for all sorts of different reasons. Some come for a short term change of scenery, while others show up with their entire lives crammed into a U-Haul, looking to establish roots here.
The holiday season is one of our region's best; the days are short and sometimes cold, but the warm spirit of residents, combined with the company of visitors, make these some of the liveliest days we see all year long. One could fill a book describing all of the uniquely Montana holiday events that take place this time of year. These are just a few that you can attend to check off of your list, or come back to time and time again.
Each October, Bridger Bowl hosts a free public event to celebrate the arrival of thousands of unique visitors. Unlike most of the tourists who pass through this region annually, these visitors aren’t skiers, fly fisherman or sightseers. Rather, they are birds of prey, and they’ve just embarked on an epic migratory journey from their summertime habitats in Northern Montana and Canada to their various wintering locations throughout the Southwestern US and Mexico.
Freeskiing legend Glen Plake once pointed out that, “Skiing is a snow sport, not a winter sport." This sentiment is no more true anywhere than it is right here, right now, in our corner of Montana. Montana’s snow totals shattered historic records this winter, and as a result, the 2018 summer ski season is continuing to go off.
Many people come to Montana with the idea that nobody is going to tell them what to do here. That might be true, but you need to know that the benefits of this sentiment are only available to those who fully understand it, respect it and cherish it.
After a long day on the slopes, there are few things more satisfying than sitting in a comfy chair with a frosty beverage. “Aprés,” as the tradition is known, is an opportunity to decompress and recall the day’s excitement while nursing your tired limbs with alcohol and gluttonous appetizers that you might feel guilty about ordering in any other scenario. But you’re supposed to be on vacation, and you just got done working your tail off; you earned it. Whether you’re skiing Bridger or Big Sky, you won’t need to travel far to find your own ideal aprés scene.
To many skiers, dropping into a completely un-tracked run is the ultimate dream. Die-hard backcountry skiers travel all over the world in pursuit of this goal, but skiers in the Bozeman, Big Sky and Yellowstone area of Montana experience it as reality on a regular basis, without so much effort.