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.

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RideSwell Project, Carpooling Bozeman
Tucker, David
An app for carpooling.
Ski-Season Prepartion Tips, Bozeman
Pogge, Drew
Getting your fall fill.
Ski Boot Fit, Foot Mechanics
Peach, Megan
The benefits of custom orthotics.
Ski Tuning, Grizzly Outfitters
Nick Turner
DIY ski repair.
Backcountry Skiing, Resort Skiing, Montana Skiing
the editors
Showdown for the ages.
Squat jump
Davila, Ed M.
Anytime, anywhere.
Bridger Bowl, Big Sky, Bozeman ski hills, ski hills near Bozeman, Montana skiing
Krueger, Ryan
Ski hills near Bozeman.With incredible terrain and two world-class ski hills within an hour’s drive, this place will change your life—here’s a quick rundown of what our area has to offer Read more >>
Photo by Ryan Krueger
Ryan Krueger
How to spice up your next chairlift ride. Read more >>
Sheets, Jenny
Once those little white flakes start falling from the sky, dreams of powder turns and face-shots begin as you wait for the little blue light atop the Hotel Baxter to start flashing, announcing fresh snow at Bridger Bowl. Read more >>
Gustafson, Sid
In your confounded struggleFor originality, nights lengthen.Snows flicker… drift… and fall…Heat departs the landscape, after all.Flurries list in; holding, cold.Spines of stone lace the snow. Read more >>
Lunden, Jason
Aside from protective gear like helmets and wrist guards, proper strength and conditioning is your number-one tool for staying healthy and safe on the slopes this winter. Here are some exercises to get you ready to shred and keep you on the mountain all season long. Read more >>
Dr. Legrand, Alex
For many of us Bozemanites, the first snow of the year is a tease, an alluring look ahead to the oncoming season. We daydream about the incredible powder days, and gnarly runs that we weren't quite ready to tackle last year, but feel this year might be the one. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Lunges. Squats. Wall sits. Lateral jumps. Tuck jumps. Cardio. Plyo. Intervals.Ugh. Read more >>
Stoops, Kira
The day before Missoula’s 2012 GrizzlyMan Adventure Race, Team First Descents athletes Jordan Stoner and Josh Vandermeer were set to scram with $1,800 in pledges for First Descents, a non-profit that takes young adults with cancer on outdoor adventures. Read more >>
Terry Cunningham
Pioneering athletes such as Pat Callis, Alex Lowe, Ed Anacker, and Tom Jungst established Bozeman’s reputation as a premier outdoor-sports community. Read more >>
photo by Simon Peterson
Coil, Mike
Ask any hardcore, dedicated, addicted powder skier about their first time, and you'll likely get exquisite details about one run or ski day where they Read more >>
Corcoran, Jackie Rainford
With ski season on the horizon, it’s time to get those ski/snowboard/nordic legs ready—try these exercises to improve your cardio strength, stamina, agility, and balance before the snow flies. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Read more >>
Robinson, Jon F.
Once the ski season gets rolling, I often see skiers and snowboarders (referred to collectively as “skiers” from here on out) complain about pain in their anterior shins. Read more >>
Murie, John
Whether you’re an expert skier dropping into steep chutes or just making mellow turns on groomers, staying injury-free this winter ought to be high on your priority list. Read more >>
Fish, Annalisa
The secret to keeping those small nagging pains from becoming chronic injuries is often early intervention. Here are a few tips for some common pains you may encounter this winter.Knee Pain Read more >>
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