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12 Jan 2023
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It's Prime Ski Time in Bozeman!

Immerse yourself in the full Montana experience! From cross-country to downhill skiing, Bozeman offers great snow and beautiful views. 

Bridger Ski Area

Monday-Sunday 9-4PM

A local's favorite! With a dedicated Beginner's Area, including 2 covered conveyor lifts, a chairlift, and a warming hut, Bridger helps first timers prepare for more challenging terrain. On the north side, more experienced beginner and intermediate guests will enjoy easy access to 500 acres of low angle powder and groomers. Ridge terrain offers an impressive variety of steeps and natural features for advanced skiers and riders. 

Crosscut Mountain Sports Center

9AM-4PM daily, and 9AM-8PM Mondays & Thursdays

"Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is a year-round mountain hub providing human-powered recreation, sports training, and outdoor education for all ages, abilities, identities, and backgrounds. Located just 17 miles north of Bozeman in the heart of the Bridger Range, Crosscut sits on 500+ acres adjacent to Bridger Bowl and the Custer Gallatin National Forest. From Nordic skiing and snowshoeing to biking and hiking, we love helping folks enjoy the outdoors in every season. As a nonprofit, Crosscut is dedicated to serving the community and stewarding our shared lands. With welcoming facilities and extraordinary trails amidst pristine natural beauty, we offer connection, solitude, and inspiration for our community and those who wish to visit." (Via Crosscut Mountain Sports Center website)

Crosscut also offers night- skiing, ski and snowshoe rentals, "dog days", and group or private lessons!

Big Sky Resort

Monday- Sunday, 9-4PM

The biggest skiing in America! "Big Sky is a special place that takes skiing seriously. Surrounded by the beauty of the Greater Yellowstone Region, snow consistently falls on 5,850 acres of skiable terrain, ranging from cruisy groomers to bucket list descents.' (Via Big Sky Resort website)

Hyalite Canyon

"Hyalite Canyon provides a scenic backdrop to over 30 km of groomed cross-country ski trails, plus endless ungroomed terrain to explore. This network of ski trails are on old logging roads, summer hiking trails, and connector trails built for Nordic skiers. The majority of the groomed ski trails are marked with blue diamonds. Detailed trail maps are posted on the parking area bulletin boards. Note that the Forest Service grooms only intermittently and not all sections of trail are groomed." (Via Hyalite Canyon Website)

Cross- Country Skiing Resources

Bridger Ski Foundation

There are two SNOTEL sites located in Hyalite Canyon: Shower Falls and Lick Creek. You can check the SNOTEL website before driving up the canyon to get up-to-the-hour information on temperature, snow accumulation, and more.