The season is a favorite of many, because it serves as a true relief from the long, cold winter that has finally ended. However, in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, spring brings forth a new set of challenges for many species of mothers, who are getting ready to start birthing and rearing the young they have been carrying and nourishing for the past several months.
The Open Skate is a winter tradition embraced by cold weather communities all over the world, and the Bozeman, Big Sky and Yellowstone area of Montana does it as well as anyone. In Bozeman and Big Sky, there are several venues that facilitate open skates in a variety of settings. Between Bozeman's urban rinks, the fairgrounds' indoor skating venue and Big Sky's convenient outdoor facilities, this region has ice skating opportunities for all walks—and skates—of life.
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: [...]
Thanks to Big Sky Resort's ten-year, $150 million improvement plan, the thought of taking a European-style ski vacation is becoming more tangible by the day.
Out of the 129 towns and cities that make up Montana, only seven are home to populations that exceed 10,000 people. This means that if you were to pull out a map of Montana and pick a random destination, there's a 95% chance you'd end up in a small town. While seemingly scattered all over the state, several of these quaint towns lie in striking distance from Bozeman, each with their own uniquely charming draws.
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.
As the snow continues to pile up, the Bozeman, Big Sky and Yellowstone communities are busy planning loads of fun activities that locals and tourists look forward to all summer long.
It’s easy to put aside history—especially dark history—in the presence of natural beauty. We don’t always like to talk about such sour events, but some beings never seem to let things go, and this is the time of year for such mysterious recollections ...
For much of Montana’s wildlife, fall is a busy season. Bears are starting to think about finding a suitable hibernation den, rodents are gathering as much food as possible for the long winter ahead and other animals are deep into “the rut.”
Big Sky Resort has made some big capital improvements for the upcoming ski season. And by improvements, we aren’t talking a fresh coat of paint on some chairlift poles or a new French fry recipe. New one-of-a-kind lifts, compelling pass options and even more direct flights make skiing at Big Sky in the 2018-2019 season more convenient than ever.