Bozeman may be known for its cold temperatures, but it also enjoys a worldwide reputation as a top skiing destination. Its two ski resorts, Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Montana, offer almost 6,000 skiable acres to outdoor enthusiasts. If the snow brought you to Bozeman, more power to you. However, if grappling with skis and piling on layers of ski gear isn’t your idea of fun, check out these six winter activities in Bozeman, Montana.

Two women enjoying some holiday shopping, one of the most popular winter activities in Bozeman.

Northside Winter Stroll (December 14th)

The annual Northside Winter Stroll is back, and we think it’s an excellent way to spend a lazy Saturday. Starting at 3:00 p.m., Starlite Bozeman (a dance studio) will be featuring free mini dance demos. More than 20 businesses will be participating this year, each offering an array of holiday deals. So bundle up, gather your friends and family, and go enjoy the stroll. Whatever you do, don’t forget to attend the sizzling hot Winter Stroll AFTER PARTY from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. And, may we say that this downtown activity is also an excellent way to meet the locals?

Zipline Tours at Big Sky Montana

Enjoy ziplining, but don’t know where to indulge your love for the sport this winter? If so, Big Sky Montana has you covered. You won’t be heading down the slopes on skis, but you’ll be zooming down four ziplines from 30 to 60 feet in the air. There are actually two zipline tours at Big Sky. The first is Nature Zipline, as described above. If you’re into daring Zorro-like exploits, you won’t want to miss the Adventure Zipline tour. You’ll be swooping down the mountain from 150 feet in the air on lines spanning up to 1,500 feet long.

The Innocents Escape Room at Big Sky Montana

Perhaps, you’re more interested in cerebral pursuits than physical exploits. If so, this hour-long escape room is perfect for you. Gather your team and dive right into this immersive environment set in 1836 Montana Territory. You’ll work with your friends to solve challenges as you fend off a group of raiders called The Innocents. Despite its harmless-sounding name, this gang of marauders is after the gold in nearby Alder Gulch. And, they’ve taken over your town and will kill anyone who gets in their way. Will you be able to get out in time?

Custer Gallatin National Forest

This classic attraction isn’t just for tourists. If you have yet to visit Custer Gallatin, this winter may be a good time to do so. Big Sky and much of the Bridger Range is located in the Bozeman side of Custer Gallatin. There’s a wide variety of winter sports to engage in here: snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. If none of these suit your style, go hiking. The Ousel Falls Park Trail (less than two miles round-trip) offers an easy hike in Gallatin’s Bozeman District.

Candlelight Tours at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park (December 20th-22nd, 27th-29th)

Lewis & Clark Caverns will be offering candlelight tours at $20.00 per person starting December 20th. Explore one of the largest limestone caverns in the world with candle lanterns to guide your way. This two-mile tour is absolutely breathtaking and is an excellent way to spend a winter weekend.

Hyalite Canyon Recreation Area

This location offers one of the greatest selections of winter activities in Bozeman. From romantic sleigh rides to cross-country skiing, there’s no limit to the things you can do at Hyalite Canyon. If you wish to prolong your stay, there are cabins and guest ranches for rent. To experience a dream winter vacation, check out 320 Guest Ranch, which offers gourmet cowboy meals, sleigh rides, and access to Yellowstone Park. Now that you have an array of winter activities lined up, it’s time to have some fun! For more information about life in Bozeman or to inquire about our moving services, contact us.

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