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Hot Springs plus Music equals Paradise

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

by Pat Hill

Listening to live music and relaxing in natural hot springs may be counted among the finer things in life, and if you are lucky enough to be able to combine the two, the result can be paradise. Three such places can be found within 50 miles…

March Cover Artist: Lonnie Ball

Wed. Feb. 28th, 2018

​Once upon a time long ago, at a ski area nearby…. uhumm... Native Montanan Lonnie Ball first skied six decades ago, a camera has skied with him for nearly five of those decades.“I have always considered my style of photography…

Curling 101

Thu. Feb. 1st, 2018

photos by Zach Hoffman

For many spectators, the sweeping and shouting are the most entertaining aspect of Curling. It’s captivating! When you’re watching the curlers sweep, you can really see how intense of a sport Curling is and how much energy the…

West Yellowstone A Surprising Backcountry Ski Destination

Fri. Dec. 1st, 2017

Bridger and Hyalite canyons offer backcountry skiing in Bozeman’s backyard with plenty of options to keep a skier busy all winter. Some might question why a Bozemanite would go anywhere else. Every so often wanderlust or boredom…

Top 5 Fitness Tips for 2018

Fri. Dec. 1st, 2017

by Campbell Gerrish

Here are a few tips for your sports, ski, health maintenance, or tool-for-self-discovery fitness training in the New Year! 1 Decide on your “Why.”  This is an obvious tip at first, but take a look deeper, and there’s…

A ‘Hockey’ League of Their Own

Fri. Dec. 1st, 2017

Gordie Howe (aka Mr. Hockey) was the oldest person to ever play in the NHL, retiring at the ripe age of 52, proving to the world that even in the demanding sport that is ice hockey, age is but a number. It is well-known that hockey is a…

How I Started Supporting Local Belgrade Businesses

Wed. Nov. 1st, 2017

I can still vividly remember the day a switch turned in my brain, and I started making the conscious effort to make Belgrade my home. At that point, I had lived in the Gallatin Valley for around 18 years, and the most recent seven were spent…

Top 10 Things To Do In Belgrade

Wed. Nov. 1st, 2017

While Belgrade residents appreciate the accessibility and hospitality of our neighbors in Bozeman, we’re also proud of our own unique features right here at home.  Belgrade is a charismatic little town filled with genuine people…

The Winter Storage Blues

Mon. Oct. 2nd, 2017

by Jerry Schuster

Coming down Hyalite Canyon Road from a fun day of hiking around the reservoir in late afternoon, Theresa and I noticed something quite interesting about the vehicles returning to Bozeman after their occupants’ day of fun in the sun. You…

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone in October

Mon. Oct. 2nd, 2017

by Angie Ripple

The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is open until November 5; making plans now to visit during one of the most scenic times of year is a great idea. Not only is the foliage ablaze in color, the bull elk are bugling, bison are…

Recreation Events

The Prairie Sisters Vintage Market

Sat. Oct. 6 10am-4pm

Bozeman Fairgrounds 901 N Black ave, Bozeman

Over 75 booths filled with Farmhouse, Vintage, Rusty Junk, Rustic Wares and Handmade! Local people and local businesses! Come style your home with us!

WSE's Livingston Farmers Market

Every Wednesday until Sep. 19, 4:30-7:30pm;

Sacajawea Park Band Shell 229 River Drive, Livingston

This destination event will have locally grown produce and meat, baked goods, prepared foods, beer, and arts, crafts, jewelry, and music.

Stars over Yellowstone with MOR

Fri. Jul. 13 10:30-11:30pm

Madison Campground, Yellowstone National Park

Join MOR inside Yellowstone National Park for stargazing under pristine dark skies.

Thrive's Summer Fun in the Park

Wed. Jun. 20 11am-12:30pm

Bogert Park S. Church Ave., Bozeman

Bring your kids along to have fun in the summer sunshine at this free family activity series. Register online at allthrive.org.

Summer Education Series

Wed. Jun. 20 6-7pm

161 Bent Wing Road, Bozeman

Join Montana Raptor Conservation Center for an informational night!

Regional Campgrounds

Battle Ridge Campground

22 miles NE of Bozeman on MT 86

A campground in the Bridger Mountains area on the Bozeman district.

Fairy Lake Campground

22 miles N of Bozeman on MT 86, 5 miles W on Fairy Lake Rd

A campground in the Bridger Mountains on the Bozeman District.

Red Cliff Campground

7 miles S of Big Sky on US 191

This campground sits next to the Gallatin River, at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Most campsites are situated among scattered pine and fir trees. Some sites are located in open meadows further from the river.

Mallard’s Rest Campground

4 miles S of Livingston on US 89, 6 miles E on Pine Creek Rd

Mallard's Rest has 13 designated tent and trailer campsites, latrines, and a boat ramp. Fishing and boating may be enjoyed here.

Montana Ski Resorts

Discovery Basin Ski Area

Anaconda

An expert's brand of thrills served up in a local's hangout, Discovery is a terrific find that will remind you what skiing in Montana is all about.

Lost Trail Powder Mountain

Conner

Offers affordable family skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Located at the top of Lost Trail Pass, at the head of Montana's Bitterroot Valley.

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.