Averaging over 350 inches of snowfall each year, the mountains around Bozeman provide some of the best skiing in the country. Throw in cold temps and you've got a glide-friendly Nordic playground as well. From high-end resorts and groomed tracks to pristine backcountry slopes and snow-covered trails, it's all right here, waiting to be enjoyed.
- Mike EnglandAh, the T1. Amazing how such a simple letter-number combination can evoke so much unbridled lust. Like most developing tele skiers, I’ve always wanted a pair. And now, thanks to the established protocols of gear-review reciprocity, I have them. Read more >>Schmidt, HJCreative costumery, copious cross-dressing, amazing music, parades, parties, prizes, and pandemonium—it’s not New Orleans, it’s Mardi Gras in Montana: the Montana Telemark Corporation’s Pinhead Classic, affectionately referred to by freeheel fanatics everywhere as “the Pinhead.” Every spring, imp Read more >>Orms, R. KentTelemarking is one of those things, like rock climbing or perhaps fly fishing, that can’t be easily explained to outsiders. I mean, why make skiing harder than it has to be? Read more >>Bie, TomThere is a peculiar, primitive joy to free-heeling the bottomless. You genuflect to the grace of fallen snow and once you’ve been properly submersed, everything else feels like swimming with your clothes on. It’s a dance, your partner is Mother Nature, and she’s the hottest babe in town. Read more >>
- Howlett, DestynieAfter renting equipment last winter, I was determined to spring for a full setup for the upcoming season. Read more >>McCarthy, DanielleNo more heel lift! Say goodbye to heel wedges, J-bars, C-bars, or any other special insole and hello to the Passage snowboard boot from K2. The Passage comes with the Boa Closure System, which helps distribute even pressure across the top of your foot and up the ankle. Read more >>England, Mike“If you get buried down there and die,” Kent asks, “what do you want inscribed on your tombstone?” Read more >>Metrick, DeeThere’s a wise older woman in my life who told me, “Don’t give advice, just tell your story.” So as we head toward winter and the plethora of outdoor recreational activities associated with cold smoke, I can’t help but give in to the urge to tell all women under 30: Do not learn skiing or snowboa Read more >>Soule, BrianFor years I sat in humble awe on the chairlift, content to be carried to the tops of runs. Content to sip coffee and eat overpriced french fries in lodges with noisy tourists. At some point, all that chair-gazing awakened me to the perfect paradise just over the boundary ropes. Read more >>
- Chris McCarthyI was in search of a backcountry ski package that would be as effective on groomers and packed snow as it would be cutting trail through fresh powder. Read more >>Pollastro, JoyceBaby, it’s cold out there—which is why I’ll definitely be wearing my Chill Toque from Bozeman-based Sauce while ski touring Read more >>
- Mio AltCharging burly lines demands burly apparel, and the Berreta line from Dakine offers just that. Read more >>
- Johnson, TerryOn a Friday morning in early February, 1971, George Claggett called up from Bozeman, just over the hill from where I lived in Ennis, to inform me that we were getting too fat from sitting behind our desks all winter and it was time to go on a trip. Read more >>Turiano, ThomasWith its blocky shape, truncated summit, and unique color, Sphinx Mountain has drawn more people climbers to its summit than any other major peak in the Madison Range. Read more >>
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