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.
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.
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.