You Know it’s Spring in Montana When: Runoff Rafting

As the deep winter snowpack wanes away, Montana's rivers will begin to rise and the whitewater season will arrive in the blink of an eye. During this time of year, the morning ritual of Montana's outdoor enthusiasts will switch from waking up to check the local ski reports to monitoring river levels in anticipation of the big spikes in flow that create optimal whitewater kayaking and rafting conditions.

By | 2019-04-11T16:15:38+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Big Sky, Bozeman, Far From Ordinary, Wildlife|0 Comments

You Know it’s Spring in Montana When: Baby Animals

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.

Ice is Nice: Open Skating

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.

By | 2019-03-12T20:59:06+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Big Sky, Bozeman, Family, Far From Ordinary|0 Comments

So Much to See, So Much to Do this Spring

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: 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: 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: When: March 9-10 What: [...]

Different Breeds: A Guide to our Far From Ordinary “Locals”

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.

By | 2019-01-04T17:44:50+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Beer, Big Sky, Bozeman, Bridger Bowl, Far From Ordinary, skiing|0 Comments

Big State, Small Towns

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.

By | 2018-12-28T17:12:34+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Bozeman, Family, Far From Ordinary, scenic drive|0 Comments

The First, Best Ice Fest: Climbing For a Cause

Just 10 minutes south of Downtown Bozeman is one of America’s most influential and renowned ice climbing zones. Hyalite Canyon’s 250+ established ice climbing routes, pristine scenery and consistent ice conditions are what put climbing here at the tippy top of many ice climbers' lifetime bucket lists. And for many, the Bozeman Ice Festival turns those dreams into reality.

By | 2018-11-30T15:28:05+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Beer, Big Sky, Bozeman, Far From Ordinary, Ice Climbing|0 Comments