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.

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: 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: [...]

It’s Leaf Peepin’ Season

Come autumn, Montana’s forests come alive as unassuming groves of aspens, cottonwoods and willows trade in their summertime green attire for brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red. The contrast of these colors against the dark evergreen canopy that dominates our local hillsides makes for an electrifying visual that you’ll have to come see to believe.

Fall Fishing Tips

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.

The Wild Huckleberry: When and Where

Foraging for huckleberries is an inexpensive, inclusive activity that the whole family can enjoy. Beyond a can of bear spray and hard-sided storage container, the only thing you’ll need for a successful berry picking day is a sweet tooth and a little bit of know-how.

The When and Where for Wildflowers.

To many, early summer is the prettiest time of year to visit this corner of Montana. It’s the time of year when the high peaks are still capped with snow, the rivers are flowing full and wildflowers blanket the spaces between the two.

Scenic Day Drives Near Bozeman and Big Sky

Hit the road for these Far From Ordinary adventures. Stunning scenery, quaint towns and wildlife. What more could you want?

On the Fly: 10 Steps to Catching a Trout

Fly fishing is a hobby surrounded by lore. Maybe it’s because neither of the sport’s key objectives, the fish and the bugs, are blatantly visible to the untrained eye. Or maybe it’s because generations of novice fishermen have spent countless hours chasing an understanding of the process without proper direction, returning home time and time again with nothing more than stories of defeat; how they couldn’t crack the code. Either way, to be successful fly fishing, you’ll need to ignore the lore and start from scratch.

Hey There, Boo Boo: DIY Wildlife Viewing in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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.