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The Warbag!

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

Montana Grant

Plains Indians used to carry a small pouch of “possibles” that would help them survive their enemies and challenges. This pouch was known as a “Warbag” and contained various war-medicine articles and survival aids.…

Blazing the National Trails System

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

On October 2, 2018, America celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act. With the passage of the National Trails System Act in 1968, America was given a gift – the creation and protection of some of America’s…

Top 10 Montana Outdoor Resolutions for 2019

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

Montana Grant

We all make New Year’s Resolutions. Some are easier to keep than others. Usually, the diet resolution only lasts for a few short weeks. Our annual gym memberships last about three visits. After a month, we forget what our resolutions…

Shannon Griffin: Building a Life Out of Snow

Mon. Dec. 31st, 2018

When she was a kid, Bridger Bowl Snow Sports Director Shannon Griffin didn’t really like skiing—in fact, she hated it. Struggling with depression throughout her teenage years, Shannon was constantly afraid of failure, which made…

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…

Recreation Events

Books & Babies on Saturday

Every Saturday until May. 25, 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, 10am;

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

Sharpen your skills or learn a new one!

Minecraft Meetup

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

Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main Street, Bozeman

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

Cha Cha Group Class

Mon. Jan. 21 7-7:50pm

Big Sky DanceSport 255 Village Center Lane, Suite B, Bozeman

Cha Cha Group Class for beginners and advanced dancers. Covering basics for beginners and adding exciting new patterns for advanced dancers.

Waltz Group Class

Tue. Jan. 22 7-8:50pm

Big Sky DanceSport 255 Village Center Lane, Suite B, Bozeman

Waltz Group Class, for beginners and advanced dancers. Learn the basics of the American Waltz or add some new elegant patterns to your dancing.

Regional Campgrounds

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.

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.

Battle Ridge Campground

22 miles NE of Bozeman on MT 86

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

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.

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.