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Snow Slider!

Fri. Mar. 1st, 2019

Montana Grant

Shoveling snow is hard work! Having the right tool will make this chore quicker and easier.  You might be thinking that a powerful snowblower or wide shovel is best, but with a little handy work, you can make an even more efficient…

Top 10 Bozeman Spring Break Staycation Ideas

Fri. Mar. 1st, 2019

by Angie Ripple

March is Spring Break for Bozeman’s elementary, middle, high school and MSU students [March 16-24]. If you are staying home this spring break and are looking for some fun stuff to do around town, here is a quick list of staycation ideas…

The  Sensual  Fish

Montana State University Library’s Annual Trout and Salmonid Lecture 

Fri. Mar. 1st, 2019

by James Thull

It’s almost spring again and that means anglers are getting ready to get their lines in some of the pristine trout fishing waters around Bozeman. It also means it is time again for the MSU Trout and Salmonid Lecture. Our lecturer this…

The Gallatin Range: Bozeman's Big Back Yard

Fri. Feb. 1st, 2019

by Phil Knight

Next time you look south of Bozeman to the mountains that border our beautiful valley, consider what you are seeing.  Rising in a riotous mass of sharp peaks, craggy ridges and vast alpine plateaus, split by steep canyons, decorated…

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…

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!

Free swing dance

Every Saturday until May. 4, 7-10pm;

Romney Studio, Romney Hall, MSU Campus 902 W Grant St., Bozeman

Vintage swing dance with a lesson from 7-8pm and social dancing from 8-10pm. No partner or prior experience required! Free parking is available on campus.

Beginning Partner Dance Group Class

Every Friday until May. 31, 7-7:50pm;

Big Sky DanceSport 255 Village Center Lane Suite B, Bozeman

A new and different dance every Friday. Try out the different dances and choose the dance you like for the following month's series. No partner is necessary.

Regional Campgrounds

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.

Battle Ridge Campground

22 miles NE of Bozeman on MT 86

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

Greycliff Campground

23 miles W of Bozeman on MT 86, 6 miles N on Madison River Rd

Greycliff Fishing Access Site is located on the Madison River 20 miles from the mouth on the right hand side as you face downstream.

Montana Ski Resorts

Bridger Bowl

15795 Bridger Canyon Road, Bozeman

Bridger Bowl is a private non-profit community ski area located 16 miles north of Bozeman,…

Moonlight Basin

101 Madison Rd., Big Sky

Moonlight Basin was a ski resort in southwestern Montana, located in the Madison Range of…

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.