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Night Snowfall, Bozeman Winter
When the weather changes, so do we. “Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.” —Hunter S. Thompson When snow is falling, the world changes in ways real and perceived. Our streets hush as normal life forfeits to the frigid siege. Muted voices carry through the storm unseen; passing cars swoosh deliberately through smoky wakes; there’s an...
Arborwear Campbell Hill Jacket
The down puffy coat—that ubiquitous anorak beloved by outdoor enthusiasts everywhere—has always suffered two major flaws: one, at any temperature above freezing, it’s pretty much a dry-sauna for your torso; and two, the flimsy nylon skin opens up with the slightest of scratches, spewing feathers into the air like a B-movie pillow-fight. Luckily, a...
Bozeman Ice Fest, Hyalite Ice climbing
Two decades of BIF. This year the Bozeman Ice Festival turns 20. It has grown from a rag-tag effort to sell a few pairs of crampons over Christmas to one of the largest and most innovative ice-climbing event in the world. Here’s how we got there.  A Tale of Two FestsIn the early 1990s, Hyalite Canyon had a growing reputation for some of the best...

Activities

Events

Dec 09th
Location: Bridger Bowl Time: 9am - 4pm Cost: Lift Ticket $57 Details: Celebrate the start of another epic season at Bridger Bowl. Details here.  
Dec 09th, Dec 16th, Dec 23rd, Dec 30th
Location: Peets Hill, Bozeman Time: 12pm Cost: FREE Details: Join the Gallatin Valley Land Trust for this weekly lunch-hour walk on Bozeman's in-town trail network. Details here.  
Dec 09th, Dec 16th, Dec 27th, Dec 30th
Location: Silver Gate Chamber of Commerce, 206 Main St, Cooke City Time: 6-7:30pm Cost: FREE  Details: The Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center will offer free rescue training and give an update on the current snowpack and avalanche conditions near Cooke City. Details here.  

Blogs

Fat-bike this winter. Trying new things can be hard, and I'm guilty of new-thing-trying apprehension all the time, most recently concerning smart phones—I was a late convert and often wish I could switch back. I'm the same way about my outdoor pursuits, holding on to what I know until faced with undeniable evidence that change is necessary. My...
GVLT's ongoing trail projects. The Gallatin Valley Land Trust is always hard at work behind the scenes, planning, fundraising, and designing new trail projects. Here’s what’s coming soon to a Bozeman trail near you. Bogert Park / Bozeman Creek EnhancementAs a part of the Bozeman Creek Enhancement Committee, GVLT is excited to partner on this...
Early-season powder turns. Last week, I made my first turns of the ski season. Rising early around 5am, I drove up Bridger Canyon, pulling into A Lot about an hour later. I slid into my boots and slapped on my skins. I double-checked my gear and started up the hill. It was overcast and snowing lightly, but temps were in the 20s and before long I...

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