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Montana's cool temperatures are ideal for mushing because, in addition to keeping the dogs from overheating, our climate is also known for producing an ample, consistent snow pack.
The Gallatin Valley has been an integral player in the production of the wheat and barley used by brewing giants like Budweiser and Coors for more than 100 years, so it’s no surprise that the microbrewers that operate here are at the forefront of the craft beverage industry.
The Holidays are a bustling time in Big Sky Country. It seems like everywhere you turn there’s something festive happening. Use this guide to plan a Montana holiday the whole family will fondly remember for years to come.
Few things in this life beat a hot meal on a cold Montana night, especially when the meal is gourmet and it’s served in a cozy backcountry setting. This experience might sound far-fetched, but in Big Sky you have to the opportunity to experience backcountry dining at its finest, all winter long.
A fly fishing trip in Montana sits near the top of every angler’s bucket list and to the surprise of many, the winter months can be one of the most productive times to fish. Winter is also the time of year when Montana’s fisheries see the least amount of pressure, so it isn’t uncommon to fish all day without running into another angler. Whether you’re looking to hire a guide or head out on your own, these world-class winter fishing opportunities produce, snow or shine.
The Bozeman, Big Sky and Yellowstone area of Montana is one of the best places to see some of the country’s most beautiful public lands by way of snowmobile. And don’t worry — you don’t need to have any experience at all to spend a day motoring through the mountains. Our area’s outfitters offer everything from tame trail tours through Yellowstone Park to guided rides into remote high-alpine zones to self-served rentals where you can choose your own backcountry adventure.
The trip from Bozeman to Big Sky is a simple one; just head south on Highway 191 from Bozeman or the airport and you’re there. But just because something is simple, doesn’t mean it isn’t extraordinary. This route follows the emerald-green Gallatin River as it weaves through a coniferous landscape, scattered with robust cliff faces and abundant wildlife.