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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…

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…

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!

Friday Night Open Dance

Fri. Feb. 22 8-9:30pm

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

Dance to recorded music of all genres on our 3000sf floor. Proper dress required.

GDAC Fun Event

Sun. Feb. 24 noon-3pm

Gallatin County Fairgrounds 901 N. Black, Bozeman

Galloping Dog Agility & Flyball Club

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.

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.

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.

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.

Montana Ski Resorts

Lookout Pass Ski Area

Wallace

Skiing & Snowboarding off I-90 Idaho & Montana border. Ski Resort with year-round activities; Mountain biking, cycling trails, ski & bike terrain.

Bear Paw Ski Bowl

Rudyard

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