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.
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.
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: [...]
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.”
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.
The saying, “If you don’t like the weather in Montana, wait five minutes,” might be more true in the fall than it is during any other time of year. Sustained 70-and-sunny weather patterns can be interrupted by sharp temperature drops, rain and even snow, so being prepared with a wide array of flies, and the knowledge of when to use them, is key to having a successful fall Montana fishing trip.
Big Sky is an oasis in one of the wildest alpine landscapes on Earth. First-time visitors are often awe-struck without even leaving the comfort of their car or hotel, but the area’s beauty is only fully-realized by those who actually immerse themselves in it.
From scenic strolls through town to fast-paced mountain bike rides, Bozeman’s trail system is on par with the greatest in-town trail systems in the world. Here’s a rundown of just a few of the many trails that the Bozeman area has to offer, the rest will be here waiting for you to explore.
Hit the road for these Far From Ordinary adventures. Stunning scenery, quaint towns and wildlife. What more could you want?
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is one of the largest wild places left on the planet. Its epicenter is situated in Yellowstone National Park, but the GYE encompasses an additional 30,000 square miles—or 10 times more area—that lies outside the Park boundaries.