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9 Months of Winter

Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

The menacing groan of steel against asphalt stirs me from my slumber. The noise is familiar and reliable, but always wakes me with the same thought...I wonder how much snow we got? It’s 6 a.m., the precise time the dedicated…

Meeting the Mountains Meeting Myself

How One Moment Of Online Bravery Changed My Life In The Real World

Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

I shuffled my feet in the snow, watching the small glow of a headlamp move up a wall of ice, illuminating a few round feet at a time in the quiet dark of Hyalite Canyon. I’d never ice climbed before. My sum lifetime experiences…

Campfire Stories Living Intestines

Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

Grant Soukop

Campfire stories can be great fun. Here are some tips and tricks to help you spin a great yarn at your next campfire. It is okay to think out of the box, but you do need to use themes that are a unique to get the listeners’ attention.…

On The Slopes Again

Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

by Jerry Schuster

Preparing for the upcoming winter snow sports season is exciting for me this year. Sure, go ahead and ask why. Well, since you insist, let me tell you about my new robot. It all started when I was getting our summer gear put away and the…

Eat, Sleep, Breathe Skiing: Breaking Boundaries with Jack Price

Sat. Dec. 1st, 2018

by Angie Ripple

When Jill Koford heard about the Breaking Boundaries // 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Champs Youth Film Contest, she knew her son Rodney’s friend Jack needed to know about it. Jill had seen some of Jack’s videos of…

November Cover Artist: Gabe Priestley

Thu. Nov. 1st, 2018

Gabe Priestley is a landscape, lifestyle, and action sports photographer and cinematographer. His main objective is to capture the feelings he loves to surround himself with: that chilly sunrise that took all energy to get out of the sleeping…

When Things Get Tough Get Outdoors

Thu. Nov. 1st, 2018

Montana Grant

Most sad, mean, hateful, and miserable people have few hobbies or outdoor interests! They stew in their own lonely and sorrowful swill while searching for ways to lower the bar to their level. Instead of using their energy and resources to do…

Ski MT

Thu. Nov. 1st, 2018

by Angie Ripple

For me skiing began before I could talk—on the back of my father, cross-country skiing through the wilderness of Montana. It took until I was sixteen to meet a friend excited enough about downhill skiing to volunteer to teach me. Her…

Painted Hills Gap Complete

Main Street now Connected to the Mountains with Trails

Thu. Nov. 1st, 2018

We’ll be more than a little proud on that summer day in the not-too-distant future when we’re able to walk the nearly ten miles of trail from Lindley Park to public land in the Hyalites and say ‘Main Street to Mountains- We…

Skunk Be Gone!

Mon. Oct. 1st, 2018

Montana Grant

Unwanted encounters between dogs and skunks are way too common. Sadly, most skunks in Montana, and other states are likely to be carrying rabies. It is essential that your dog have its rabies vaccination. Rabies can cause death. Horses can…

And So It (Hunting Season) Begins...

Tue. Sep. 4th, 2018

Montana Grant

HUNTING SEASON IS FINALLY HERE!!! Sportsmen are celebrating their annual ritual of venturing into the outdoors. We only have so many seasons in our lives and none of us want to waste any.  Fall in Montana is special to all of us that…

Arts and Crafts for Adults: Tying Flies

Tue. Sep. 4th, 2018

by Jake Adelman

Summer is fading into fall and soon winter will be arriving in the valley. Anglers will begin chasing fall brown trout while watching cottonwoods morph into colorful works of art before littering the rivers with bright leaves in preparation…

What You Should Know About The Upcoming MSU Football Season

Wed. Aug. 1st, 2018

Patrick Greeley

In late August, Montana State football will be back, kicking off the season against Western Illinois on August 30. For the upcoming season, Head Coach Jeff Choate, along with the rest of the Bobcat coaching staff, hopes to improve off of…

Top 10 Last Best Things to Do in August

Wed. Aug. 1st, 2018

Kate Emmerich

Just about this time, as sunny, sweet July comes to a close and August rears its fiery head, many Montanans ask themselves the same question: Where did the summer go?! Although I have spent the last 16 years lamenting the notion of a…

Recreation Events

Books & Babies on Saturday

Every Saturday until May. 25 2019, 10am;

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

Enjoy rhymes, songs, and play in a relaxed setting.

Kids Chess Club

Every Saturday until May. 25 2019, 10am;

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

Sharpen your skills or learn a new one!

Minecraft Meetup

Every Wednesday until May. 29 2019, 3:45-5pm;

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

Play Minecraft with other kids - bring your own device, or use one of ours!

LEGO Club

Every Monday until May. 27 2019, 3:45-5pm;

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

We provide the Legos, you provide the imagination and engineering skills!

Ridge PIR Camp

Wed. Dec. 26 9am-1pm

The Ridge Athletic Club 4181 Fallon Street, Bozeman

Keep your kids active at half-day PIR camps, play basketball, fitness classes and swimming. Lunch provided.

Welcome to Winter Kick-off Party

Fri. Dec. 14 6pm

Lindley Center 1102 E. Curtiss St., Bozeman

Includes drinks (beer), food, fires, and more! Ski, hang out with your friends, and celebrate winter!

Regional Campgrounds

Loch Leven Campground

9 miles S of Livingston of US 89 to mile post 44, 2 miles E, 4 miles S Rt 540

Loch Leven Fishing Access Site is located on the Yellowstone River 514 miles from the mouth on the right hand side as you face downstream.

Montana Ski Resorts

Bear Paw Ski Bowl

Rudyard

Ski knee deep cheap at the steep and deep! 29 miles South of Havre, MT.

Blacktail Ski Area

Lakeside

Blacktail Mountain Ski Area is a family-friendly, affordable snow sports facility in Lakeside, Montana. The ski area looks over beautiful Flathead Lake.