Where to Go Skiing Around Bozeman, MT

October 8th, 2015 by

Where to Go Skiing Around Bozeman, MT

Bozeman is often listed as one of the best ski towns in the nation. Because it is! The snow is abundant, and the mountains are epic. Whether you like downhill or cross country skiing, you will not be disappointed. Even if it’s your first time and you can’t figure out how to get off the chair lifts and end up riding around for a few times, dropping a ski here and there (thankfully missing the other skiers!), you will love your ski-patrol ride down the hill, and you can brag to your friends you did a black diamond slope! We won’t tell. If you’re a more seasoned skier however, and are looking for where to go skiing around Bozeman, MT we have the key places for you! Grab your skis, board, helmet, training wheels, whatever, and head out to one of Bozeman’s most beautiful ski slopes!

Bridger Bowl

Just twenty minutes from Bozeman, Bridger Bowl offers great trails with a relaxed, local vibe. You may ride up with a grandpa who has been skiing there all his life and wants to show you some of the best runs, or you may opt to do it solo, reveling in the peace and quiet tranquility that surrounds you. Take a well-groomed trail, or grab an avalanche transceiver if you’re a little more thrill-seeking and check out Schlasman’s lift. The bunny trail for the kids is fun to watch while you’re on your lunch break, those little tykes are fearless!

Big Sky Resort

About an hour outside of Bozeman, up higher into the mountains is Big Sky Resort. The town of Big Sky is worth the trip itself, as soon as you pull out of the winding mountain roads you are met with breathtaking mountains, lush trees, and charming shops. A lot of the homes, rentals or not, are ski in – ski out, which means you can literally ski up to your front door. That’s good living.

The mountain itself is spectacular, and this is where you might find all those celebrities you’ve heard about vacationing in Bozeman. But don’t let the idea (threat?) of seeing John Mayer deter you. You can always opt to try your hand at Nordic Skiing (cross country) with Big Sky’s 85 kilometers of “nationally-ranked” trails. Go alone or take a tour guide. No matter which way you decide to ski in Big Sky you will not be disappointed.

Bohart Ranch

If you’re looking to only cross country ski, check out Bohart Ranch Cross Country Ski Center! They are just about 16 miles outside of Bozeman, and have a huge 30 kilometer trail system that passes through private and Forest Service lands. This type of skiing is awesome for a workout and as a way to take in the mountains and parks without speeding by at a blurry rate. Plus it’s super family friendly if you’ve never skied before, kids and adults can do it and have fun doing it right away. So get out there, and get skiing!