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YOUR WINTER GUIDE

The last golden leaves are drifting down from the aspens, and there’s snow on the Spanish Peaks. The signs are unmistakable. Soon, winter will envelop Montana. As the season casts its icy spell, Montanans are faced with a choice; you can hibernate, head south, or you can embrace all that winter in the northern Rockies has to offer. Maybe this is the year you try snowboarding for the first time, or conquer the snowmobile trail you’ve never dreamed of trying. Maybe you will let yourself be blown away by a local production

of a play or musical. Perhaps you’ll bowl your first 300, or satisfy your curiosity and learn what curling is all about. Like the blue Montana sky, the possibilities are endless. So get out there, breathe the crisp mountain air, and experience life in Southwest Montana this winter.

Y O U R W I N T E R A D V E N T U R E S TA R T S H E R E .


TABLE OF CONTENTS GET AWAY

WINTER SPORTS

See Yellowstone In Winter....................................07 Spend A Weekend In West..............................08-09 Get Up To Glacier..................................................12 Hotsprings..............................................................13

Ice Climbing...........................................................33 Bozeman Ice Festival............................................34 Hockey....................................................................34 Curling....................................................................34 Ice Skating.............................................................34 Indoor Rock Climbing...........................................34 Active With Parks And Rec..................................34 Montana State University Athletics....................35 Bowling..................................................................35

SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS Christmas Strolls....................................................15 Lights On Montana Hall........................................16 Montana Ballet Company Present “The Nutcracker”...................................................17 Holiday Candlelight Tours Of Lewis And Clark Caverns................................................18 Holiday Bazaar.......................................................19 Intermountain’s Festival Of Trees........................19 Splendid Feasts In Virginia City..........................19

GET OUTSIDE Snowmobiling........................................................21 Ice Fishing.............................................................22 Hitch A Ride On A Dog Sled................................23 West Yellowstone Dog Sled Races.......................23 Brush Up On Avalanche Awareness....................24 Hunting..................................................................24

SKIING Bridger Ski Foundation.........................................26 Bridger Ski Foundation Ski Swap........................26 Big Sky Resort........................................................27 Bridger Bowl..........................................................28 Red Lodge Mountain............................................29 Maverick Mountain...............................................29 Showdown Ski Area..............................................30 Discovery Ski Area................................................30 Cross-Country Skiing............................................31

WESTERN FUN Sleigh Rides...........................................................37 Ski-Joring...............................................................38 Montana Winter Fair.............................................38

INDOOR ACTIVITIES Bozeman Winter Farmers Market........................39 Visit An Art Gallery...............................................40 Try A Local Brew...................................................41 Visit a Distillery......................................................42 Visit A Museum.....................................................42

ENTERTAINMENT The Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.............................43 Big Sky Big Grass Festival....................................43 Performing Arts.....................................................44 Films.......................................................................44

All photos by Bozeman Daily Chronicle staff unless otherwise noted: Sam Belanger, Mike Greener, Matt Green, Erik Petersen, Ian Nemec Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez, and Sean Sperry.

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SEE YELLOWSTONE IN WINTER

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YOU’RE NOT A FAN OF CROWDS, Yellowstone is the place to be in winter. Come November, visitation drops to less than 1,500 people a day; a far cry from the traffic jammedboardwalks in the summer time. The only entrance open to vehicles in the nation’s first national park is through Gardiner, Montana into Mammoth Hot Springs. If it’s open, stop for a soak in the Boiling River. At Mammoth, take the boardwalk around the amazing natural wonders of the springs and Upper Terraces, or drive toward the northeast entrance to see the sprawling Lamar Valley. Make sure to bring binoculars; this is the prime season to see wolves! Several cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trailheads are available from Mammoth to the northeast entrance, with skier shuttles available in Mammoth. Transportation to other areas of the park is available by snowcoach or snowmobile. Both snowcoach and snowmobile tours are provided from most entrances, with West Yellowstone being a popular pick-

up point to get to Old Faithful. Guided day trips are available to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, or an evening tour filled with steams and stars could take your breath away. Beginning December 15th, stay at the newly remodeled Mammoth Hotel, or historic Old Faithful Snow Lodge. Warming huts are available throughout the park, with yurts located at Old Faithful. Yellowstone National Park Lodges offers packages for lodging and activities. Yellowstone Forever has an entire winter catalog of youth and adult learning programs, teacher initiatives and field seminars. Bear in mind, it will be cold! Come prepared with proper gear and ready to learn.

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More information available at www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/-visitingyellowstone-in-winter.htm, www.yelowstone.org, and www.yellostonenationalparklodges.com

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SPEND A WEEKEND IN WEST

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AMED ONE OF THE “11 COOLEST Winter Places in America” by Budget Travel and “Top 10 Winter Towns” by National Geographic Traveler, West Yellowstone is a winter destination the entire family can enjoy. Whether you stay for a weekend or a week, you’re sure to find something different to do each day. In West Yellowstone, winter outdoor activities are endless. Snowmobiles share the snow-packed streets on the unplowed roads of West. With over 400 miles of groomed trails, all skill levels can experience some of the greatest snowmobiling in the Rocky Mountains. Rentals are available at several local businesses, offering gear for everything from groomers to back country cruising. Guided tours into Yellowstone National park are also available. For warmth and an interpretive guide who knows the scenery and wildlife, opt for a snowcoach tour. SeeYellowstone Tours and Alpen Guides operate a fleet of snowcoaches, each with its own history. Animal sightings include bison, wolves, elk, and big horn sheep. For the cross-country skier, Rendezvous Ski Trails has a biathlon course and trails for every ability. Boundary Ski is pet friendly, and Snowshoe Trail runs along Yellowstone National Park’s border. Skiers can access Yellowstone National Park on the Riverside Trail, which glides along next to the Madison River. Snowshoeing is allowed on the Rendezvous, Riverside, and

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Boundary Trails. In March, check out the Rendezvous Ski Race where attendees can enjoy competitions and family fun activities. If you like animals and the idea of experiencing the crisp, mountain air while exerting minimal effort, try dog sledding or sleigh rides. Huskypower.com offers three-and-a-halfhour sled dog trips where passengers get to snuggle up and enjoy breathtaking views of Lone Mountain and the Spanish Peaks. See the dogs in action in mid-December, when West Yellowstone hosts a sled dog race. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are a charming holiday activity offered by 320 Guest Ranch. Sip hot cocoa while you’re pulled along the quiet, snowy landscape. If you made it all the way to West Yellowstone and forgot your mittens or snow shoes, don’t worry. There are plenty of outfitters, retailers and rental shops to get you decked out in the latest gear. You might even find the perfect holiday gifts for your family. Whether you are ice skating or ice fishing, winter activity filled days will leave you hungry and tired. West Yellowstone may be small, but there are several wonderful restaurants and accommodations for every budget.

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For more information on activities, hotel accommodations, restaurants, and vacation planning, visit www.destinationyellowstone.com or www.townofwestyellowstone.com.


WINTER IN WEST EVENTS CALENDAR NOVEMBER 11: WYSEF Ski Swap

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N E W EEK EN D E AC H M O N T H, beginning in December and ending in March, the Kids’N’Snow program offers kids and families a chance to try new winter activities. Those new to the program will find it is a low cost way for children to try snowshoeing, skiing, skating, hockey, ice fishing, or whatever thier heart desires. Both locals and tourists come out for the safe and fun program. When the weather becomes too much to bear, catch a movie at the Yellowstone Giant Screen, which shows current films and IMAX movies. If you spent all day in Yellowstone National Park and didn’t see any bears, head over to The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. The bears, wolves, and birds of prey that populate the center can no longer survive in the wild for various reasons. This educational environment hosts school groups, outreach programs and ranger lead talks.

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21-25: Yellowstone Ski Festival

DECEMBER 2-3: USSA SuperTour Freestyle Sprint 9: Annual Christmas Stroll

10: Biathlon Cup #1 Sprint 15-17: Sled Dog Races

17-18: Kids’N’Snow Weekend

JANUARY 6: Spam Cup #1

7: Biathlon Cup #2

7: Free Ski & Try Biathlon Day

12-14: NAIFC Ice Fishing Tournament 13-14: Intermountain Division Junior National Qualifier #1 14-15: Kids’N’Snow Weekend

FEBRUARY 4: Biathlon Cup #3 Mass Start 4-5: Kids’N’Snow Weekend

MARCH 3: Rendezvous Cross-Country Ski Race 4-5: Kids’N’Snow Weekend 10: Taste of the Trails

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GET UP TO GLACIER

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ORGEOUS GLACIER NATIONAL PARK is open year-round, though most facilities are closed. Logan’s Pass shuts down October 1st, but parts of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are still plowed and accessible throughout winter. On the west side of the park, the road to Apgar Visitor Center and 11 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road allow vehicles access to Lake McDonald Lodge, although the lodge is closed. A mile and a half of the road is open on the east side, stopping short of Rising Sun Campground. West Glacier is also home to the park headquarters, which open is weekdays, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. If you’re feeling brave, back country camping permits can be acquired at headquarters, and car camping is available at Apgar and St. Mary. There are no fees.

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Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are popular winter activities, with views of some of the most beautiful scenery in North America. Ranger-led two-hour snowshoe walks are available on weekends beginning January 8th and ending March 19th. Sign up at Apgar Visitor center. Rentals are available in neighboring communities. Make sure to dress warm and pack plenty of food and water.

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HOTSPRINGS What better way to warm up on a cold day than by visiting one of Montana’s hot springs? NORRIS HOT SPRINGS

ELKHORN HOT SPRINGS

About a 45-minute drive from Bozeman is Norris Hot Springs. Open year-round, Norris offers food, live music on the weekends and a warm soak under the stars. i www.norrishotsprings.com

Elkhorn Hot Springs is in the Pioneer Mountains, about 40 miles southwest of Dillon. Elkhorn offers two outdoor natural hot spring pools plus lodging in rustic cabins and its 1900s lodge. i www.elkhornhotsprings.com

BOZEMAN HOT SPRINGS Bozeman Hot Springs is a short drive west of town in the Four Corners area. The mostly indoor facility offers nine pools with temperatures ranging from 59 to 106 degrees and dry and wet saunas. i www.bozemanhotsprings.com

FAIRMONT HOT SPRINGS

CHICO HOT SPRINGS RESORT & DAY SPA

LOLO HOT SPRINGS

About an hour drive from Bozeman in Paradise Valley is Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa. In addition to the warm water, Chico offers overnight accommodations, dining options, a spa and dogsled rides through Absaroka Dogsled Treks. i www.chicohotsprings.com

Past Missoula on Interstate 90 is Lolo Hot Springs, which offers hot springs, snowmobiling and restaurant and bar services at the base of Lolo Pass. i www.lolohotsprings.com

BOULDER HOT SPRINGS

Three hours south of Glacier National Park, this quaint hot springs offers massages, a bikini bar tavern, a gift shop and other leisure activities. i www.quinnhotsprings.com

Between Butte and Helena on Interstate 15 is Boulder Hot Springs. The inn and spa sit on almost 300 acres that are backed by Deerlodge National Forest. i www.boulderhotsprings.com

Fairmont Hot Springs, west of Butte, offers outdoor pools and a waterslide, and fine and casual dining, live entertainment and spa services. i www.fairmontmontana.com

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SEASONAL CELEBRATIONS CHRISTMAS STROLLS BOZEMAN CHRISTMAS STROLL

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Tis the season for the 37th Annual Bozeman Christmas Stroll. On December 2nd, events kick off at 12:30 p.m. at the Emerson Center for Art and Culture at 111 S Grand Avenue. Santa will be hanging out at the Emerson where kids can meet him before the parade and make gingerbread houses. There will be live musical and art performances and these events are free and open to the public. The Stroll officially starts at 4:30 p.m. and lasts until 7:30 p.m. Santa will illuminate city lights as he makes his way downtown. There will be holiday treats, performances, photos with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling and more. Souvenir buttons will be available for purchase after Thanksgiving. A full schedule of events will be available online at www.bozemandailychronicle.com and inserted in the paper the on the prior Friday. i For more information, visit www.downtownbozeman.org/ or http://www.theemerson.org/emerson-special-events/ orc all 406-586-4008

The 27th annual Butte Christmas Stroll will be held in Uptown Butte beginning at 5 p.m. and lasting until 10 p.m. Shops stay open late, and restaurants and attractions will be decorated for the holidays. Enjoy the parade and tree lighting, then check out the ice sculpting contest. i Call 406-565-2249 or visit www.mainstreetbutte.org for more information.

LIVINGSTON CHRISTMAS STROLL

On December 9th, join West Yellowstone for rosy cheeks and laughter. Greet Santa, light the Town Tree, and stroll the local shops for authentic Montana Christmas gifts. The Stroll begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. i Find more information at www.destinationyellowstone. com/calendar/annual-christmas-stroll

Home to cowboys, writers and railroad buffs, Livingston will hold its 2017 Christmas Stroll on Friday, December 1st, 5:30p.m.- 8 p.m. Santa always arrives at Main Street in the Livingston Home Outfitters at 5 p.m. Kids get photos with Santa and goodie bags that have been donated by local businesses. All stores will be open late for shopping. Warming tents and fire pits will keep attendees warm. i Information at www.livingston-chamber.com or call 406-222-0850.

BILLINGS CHRISTMAS STROLL Friday, December 1st, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., celebrate the Christmas Stroll and Holiday Parade in conjunction with Billings’ Art Walk. Enjoy refreshments, eggnog, photos with Santa, food trucks, and purchase a Christmas tree. Try your luck in the Gingerbread House Competition or join in with the carol singers. i Find a street vendor map, merchant deals and more at www.downtownbillings.com/christmas-stroll/.

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LIGHTS ON MONTANA HALL

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OZEMAN’S MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY will celebrate the annual lighting of Montana Hall on December 6th at 5:45 p.m. The lighting ceremony is open to the public and students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to attend and bring friends! The event will take place at the Alumni Plaza and Bobcat Spirit statue just north of Montana Hall. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit www.calendar.msu. montana.edu

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MONTANA BALLET COMPANY PRESENTS “THE NUTCRACKER”

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OR THE 34TH YEAR, THE MONTANA Ballet Company brings the music of Tchaikovsky and the magic of “The Nutcracker” to Bozeman audiences with performances December 1st & 2nd at The Willson Auditorium, 404 W Main Street. MBC’s production of “The Nutcracker” is one of the largest artistic collaborations in the region. The performance s feature accomplished dancers, local and national choreographers, lighting and costume designers and more. The Bozeman Symphony will provide live music.

Performances will take place at 7:00 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, with an additional matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15-$55 and can be purchased by calling MBC at 406-586-8702 or online at www.montanaballet.org. On Sunday, November 19th at the Baxter Ballroom, MBC will host three “High Teas with Clara.” Many characters from “The Nutcracker” will be in attendance and tea will be provided by Café M. Children will love the event, which takes place 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. For reservations, visit www.montanaballet.org or call 406-582-8702. BIG SKY PUBLISHING WINTER DAYTRIPPER 2017

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HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT TOURS OF LEWIS AND CLARK CAVERNS

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EWIS AND CLARK CAVERNS STATE PARK offers candlelight tours in December. Tickets go on sale December 2nd, and tours will be given on December 13th, 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th. Reservations are required. The tours are two miles long and provide the unique experience of seeing the caverns as the original discoverers did, with the addition of coffee, hot chocolate and cookies. Dress is warm and comfortable. Children five and under are discouraged from attempting the candlelight tour. Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is located 19 miles west of Three Forks on MT Rt. 2. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. To make a reservation, call the park office at 406287-3541. For additional information about tour times and the caverns, visit www.stateparks.mt.gov/parks/events.

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INTERMOUNTAIN’S FESTIVAL OF TREES

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pread the holiday cheer with Intermountain’s 30th Annual Festival of Trees. Intermountain is a nonprofit agency that helps children struggling with emotional or mental health issues. Festival of Trees is Intermountain’s largest annual fundraiser, and it will be held at the Helena Civic Center at 340 Neill Avenue. Events kick off on November 28th with a silent auction and continue through December 4th. There will be a Jingle Bell Jam Dance featuring live music on December 2nd. For a more detailed list of events, visit www.intermountain.org/fot/ or call 406-457-4760.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, THE Emerson Center of Art and Culture will host a Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This special fundraiser celebrates local and regional artists, with more than 30 vendors each year. There will be fine art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, decorative items and more. Guests in attendance are sure to get a jump start on unique holiday shopping. More information available at www.theemerson.org.

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ICE FISHING

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ISHING DOESN’T HAVE TO END WHEN the temperature drops. Once the ice is safe, drill a hole, drop a line, and pull up a seat. Don’t forget your fishing license.

BOZEMAN BEACH Man-made lake in the East Gallatin Recreation Area North of town, off Manly Road. Catch rainbow trout, largemouth bass, suckers, and yellow perch.

BOZEMAN POND This lake is adjacent to Gallatin Valley Mall north of Fowler Lane. Catch rainbow trout, bass and bluegill.

HYALITE CANYON Hyalite Reservoir is 17 miles south of Bozeman on Hyalite Canyon Road, about 10.5 miles up the canyon. Catch cutthroat trout and arctic grayling.

CANYON FERRY Located 20 miles east of Helena, Canyon Ferry is the third largest lake in Montana. Catch trout, perch, and walleye.

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WEST YELLOWSTONE HEBGEN LAKE NAIFC ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT This is an official event of the North American Ice Fishing Circuit, held on Hebgen Lake at Kirkwood Resort & Marina, January 12-14, 2018. The weekend kicks off with a seminar, rules meeting, Kids’ Clinic, and finally the tournament on the 14th. i More information about entry and fees, games, prizes and the event can be found at www.naifc.com.

GLASGOW ICE FISHING DERBY Glasgow’s ice derby will be held February 10, 2018 at the Dredge Cut Trout Pond on Fort Peck Highway 117. The fee is $50 per hole or $100 for three holes. i More information available at http://www. glasgowchamber.net/. To find a complete list of ice fishing derbies around Montana, visit http://fwp.mt.gov/fishing/ whereToFish/contests/

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HITCH A RIDE ON A DOG SLED

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OR A UNIQUE WINTER EXPERIENCE through the snowy mountain landscape, hitch a ride on a dog sled. Whether you’re looking to cozy up under a warm blanket, call out mush, go for a couple of hours or a couple of days, Montana has several options for a caninelead adventure.

YELLOWSTONE DOG SLED ADVENTURES Gallatin Gateway, 406-223-5134, www.yellowstonedogsledadventures.com

ABSAROKA DOGSLED TREKS Chico Hot Springs, Paradise Valley, 406-223-6440, www.dogsledmt.com

SPIRIT OF THE NORTH SLED DOG Big Sky, 406-995-3424, www.huskypower.com

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WEST YELLOWSTONE SLED DOG RACES

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HIS WINTER, WEST YELLOWSTONE GOES to the dogs. Sled dog teams from all over come to compete in different races. December 15-17, come down to the “Old Airport” off Iris Street and U.S. Highway 20 on the west end of town. On Friday, meet the mushers and the canine athletes. Chairs and blankets are recommended for spectator comfort. The event is free.

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HUNTING

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ONTANA IS HOME TO SEVERAL BIG game animals. Here are some general hunting season listings for 2017-2018:

ANTELOPE: October 7 – November 12

BIGHORN SHEEP: September 15 – November 26 BISON: November 15 – February 15, 2018

BLACK BEAR: September 15 – November 26 DEER & ELK: October 21 – November 26 MOOSE: September 15 – November 26

MOUNTAIN GOAT: September 15 – November 26 WOLF: September 15 – March 15, 2018

PHEASANT: October 7 – January 1, 2018 TURKEY: September 1- January 1, 2018

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he Bozeman Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with The Friends of the Avalanche Center to host a free, one-hour avalanche awareness talk and one-hour beacon practice at Beall Park Recreation Center, 415 N. Bozeman Ave. Topics for the presentation will include avalanche terrain recognition, the effects of weather on avalanche hazard, development of mountain snowpack, basic search and rescue procedures and more. The discussion will be held December 7th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Bozeman Beacon Park will open in January in the southeast corner of Beall Park, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day of the week. The park is free to public and provides the opportunity to hone avalanche rescue skills.

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HIS YEAR MARKS THE 50TH ANNUAL Bridger Ski Foundation Ski Swap located at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. This event, which takes place Saturday, November 4th, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 5th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., is a great way to buy or sell used gear. Admission for the event is $2 on Saturday, free on Sunday. Members of BSF get in for free and early on Sunday. There is a $1 per consignment item fee, with consignment check-in November 3rd, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Skis, snowboards, boots and clothing will all be available at the Ski Swap.

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I T H 4 0 0 + I N C H E S O F AV E R AG E snowfall and 5,800 acres of terrain, Big Sky Resort proudly boasts “The Biggest Skiing in America.” There are 2,295 acres of trails for beginner/ intermediate skiers, and the rest are perfect for advanced or expert skiers to test their skills. The longest run stretches on for six miles. 300 named runs sprawl across four chairliftconnected mountains, with Lone Peak sitting at 11,166 feet. The only things that aren’t big at Big Sky are the lift lines; Big Sky Resort is consistently recognized by national ski magazines for having short or non-existent lift lines. Big Sky Resort is an hour south of Bozeman on U.S. Highway 191. This year’s season begins November 23rd and runs through April 22nd, 2018. Lifts open daily 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with half days starting at 12:30 p.m. Big Sky Resort is now offering dynamic pricing online. Purchasing tickets in advance at www.bigskyresort.com/ the-mountain/lift-tickets-and-season-passes will save money and time spent at the ticket window. The further in advance tickets are bought, the more likely you are to save. Visit the

website for more information on a variety of season passes, parking passes and lift tickets.

BIG SKY RESORT STATS

Summit (Lone Peak): 11,166 feet Base (Mountain Village): 7,500 feet Base (Lone Moose & Six-Shooter): 6,800 feet Ski Terrain: 300 named runs on 4 connected mountains. Vertical Drop: 4,350 feet Chair Lifts: 23 Surface Lifts: 11 Longest Run: Liberty Bowl to Mountain Mall: 6 miles Number of Terrain Parks: 7 Average Winter Daytime Temperature: 25° F Average Annual Snowfall: 400+ inches Lift Capacity: 38,300 skiers per hour

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O CAT ED 16 MILES NORT HEAST OF Bozeman, nonprofit ski area Bridger Bowl offers 2,000 acres of terrain. Within the ski boundary, four large bowls provide a variety of landscapes including long, wide-open slopes, glades, chutes and gullies. All ages and levels of expertise can enjoy Bridger Bowl. Generally, first-time beginner slopes are located in the base area, novice terrain across the lower middle, wide-open intermediate runs in the center, advanced open bowl terrain in the upper third and expert terrain coming off the ridge top. An avalanche transceiver is required for all skiers and snowboarders willing to brave Bridger’s ridge terrain. While Bridger Bowl has some of the toughest terrain in any ski boundary, there are still plenty of beginner and intermediate runs. This past summer, Bridger Bowl worked to construct a new beginner area with a covered magic carpet that kids are going to love. A new Snowflake Warming hut will have a viewing area and restrooms. The Virginia City lift also got an upgrade and now has triple chairs. Souvenirs can be purchased in a new space in the Jim Bridger Lodge. The winter season is projected to kick off December 8th through April 1st, 2017.

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SINGLE FULL-DAY, REGULAR SEASON TICKET PRICES AT BRIDGER BOWL ARE:

Adult (13-69): $60 Child (7-12): $22 Senior (70-79): $35 *Children 6 and under and Seniors 80 and over SKI FOR FREE. **Beginner Lifts Only (Surface Lifts & Snowflake): $10 for everyone

Adult (13-69): $51 Child (7-12): $22 Senior (70-79): $35

SINGLE HALF-DAY TICKET PRICES

BRIDGER BOWL STATS:

Projected Operating Season: December 8, 2017 – April 1, 2018 Daily Lift Operations: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (Christmas Day 10 a.m. –4 p.m.) Vertical Rise: 2,700 feet (2,600 feet lift-served) Skiable Terrain: 2,000 acres Highest Lift-Served Elevation: 8,700 feet Average Annual Snowfall: 350 inches Trails: 75 + many unmarked runs Longest Run: 3 miles Lift System: 1 Quad, 5 Triple and 2 Double Chair Lifts Snowmaking: On 5% of area Terrain Park: Yes


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AMED ONE OF THE TOP TEN EMERGING ski towns by National Geographic, Red Lodge Mountain has 1,600 acres of family friendly fun. Ride the gentle slopes or cruise through the double black diamond tree trails. Whatever your level of experience, Red Lodge has a run for you. Red Lodge Mountain is located in the Custer National Forest, just minutes outside of Red Lodge, Montana. Ski season opens November 24 - April 15, 2018. Lower lifts run daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and upper lifts run from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.

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RED LODGE MOUNTAIN STATS:

Vertical Drop: 1,983 feet to base area, 2,400 feet to base of Palisades Quad Summit Elevation: 9,416 feet Lift: 1 High-speed Detachable Quad, 3 Double Chairs, 1 Triple Chair, 1 Magic Carpat Lift Capacity: 10,690 skiers per hour Trails: 65 trails and groomed slopes (+ 6 in the Palisades Bonus Area: Operational weather permitting.) Trail Difficulty: 17% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 38% Advanced Longest Run: 2.5 miles Average Snowfall: 250 inches

AVERICK MOUNTAIN IS ONE OF Montana’s best kept secrets. Located near Polaris, just off the Pioneer Mountain Scenic Byway in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest about 40 miles northwest of Dillon, this ski hill is perfect for a relaxed day on the mountain. 450 acres of terrain offer trails for beginner, intermediate and expert levels. Once the season begins, the resort is open Thursdays – Sundays. Holiday operations are Dec. 26 – Jan. 2, Jan. 15th (MLK Jr Day,) and Feb. 19th, (President’s Day.) Lifts operate 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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FULL-DAY, REGULAR SEASON TICKET PRICES AT MAVERICK MOUNTAIN ARE:

Adult: $38 Junior (12 and under): $24 Senior (70+): $25 Half-Day rates are $26 for Adults, $16 for Juniors. Group rates are available for parties of 12 or more. Call 406-834-3454

MAVERICK MOUNTAIN STATS

Vertical Drop: 2,020 feet Trails: 24 Acres: 450 Average Annual Snowfall: 200 Base Elevation: 6,080 feet Summit Elevation: 9,000 feet Lifts: Chair lift, Pony Lift Terrain: Beginner 30%, Intermediate 40%, Expert 30%

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HOWDOWN SKI AREA OPENED IN 1936, making it Montana’s oldest ski hill. Showdown keeps it old-school; you won’t find man-made snow anywhere on the 640 acres. Located off U.S. Hwy 89S near Neihart, MT, Showdown is in Meagher County in the Little Belt Mountains of Central Montana. Opening day is December 8th, and lifts operate from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Showdown will be open Dec. 8-10, 15-17, then starting Dec. 20th every day except for Christmas Day until Jan. 1st for the holiday break. It will then open for regular season days Wednesday through Sunday starting Jan. 3rd. Showdown Ski Area will also be open for MLK Jr. and President’s Day.

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FULL-DAY, REGULAR SEASON TICKET PRICES AT SHOWDOWN SKI AREA ARE:

Adult All Area (ages 18-69): $45 ½ Day Adult: $40 Military Adult (ages 18-69; with ID): $40 Junior All Area (ages 6-10) $25 Military Junior (ages 6-10; with ID): $23 College Student (with ID): $40 Jr. High & High School Student (with ID): $35 Senior All Area (70+): $35 Beginner Chair Only (ages 6+): $25 5 and under: FREE Little Belt Conveyor Carpet: FREE

SHOWDOWN SKI AREA STATS: Summit Elevation: 8,200 feet Base Elevation: 6,800 feet Trails: 36 Terrain: 30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert Lifts: 1 Triple, 2 Double, 1 Surface Conveyor

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ISCOVERY SKI AREA IS LOCATED IN THE Deer Lodge National Forest in Anaconda, near Philipsburg, Montana. It offers 2,200 patrolled acres, 2,388 vertical feet and 67 trails. The runs range from gentle and sloping to steep mogul runs. This winter, ski season begins on November 23rd. Discovery will be only be open on weekends until December 16th, when it opens seven days a week. Closing day is April 8, 2018. Lifts run from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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FULL-DAY, REGULAR SEASON TICKET PRICES AT DISCOVERY SKI AREA ARE:

Adult full day: $46 Adult half day: $36 Child (12 and under): $24 Senior (65+): $3 Easy Chair: $12 5 and under: FREE with purchase of an adult ticket

Summit Elevation: 8,158 feet Trails: 67 Longest Run: Winning Ridge, 1.5 miles Terrain: 20% Beginner, 25% Intermediate, 25% Advanced, 30% Expert Cross-Country Skiing: 5km Lifts: 5 Triples, 2 Doubles, 1 Surface

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CROSS- COUNTRY SKIING BRIDGER SKI FOUNDATION GROOMS 70 KM OF TRAILS IN FIVE AREAS AROUND BOZEMAN: SUNSET HILLS: Lindley Park & Highland Glen,

adjacent to Bozeman Health. For access, park at the softball complex on Ellis Street.

HIGHLAND GLEN BRIDGER CREEK GOLF COURSE SOURDOUGH CANYON/BOZEMAN CREEK HYALITE CANYON: primarily groomed by the U.S. Forest Service with assistance from BSF.

Trail passes are voluntary; The Bridger Ski Foundation encourages participants to make donations. Pets are allowed on some trails. BSF offers lessons for all ages and abilities. For more information on trail etiquette, maps, surveys and more, visit www.bridgerskifoundation.org.

CROSSCUT MOUNTAIN SPORTS CENTER The Crosscut Mountain Sports Center recently purchased Bohart Ranch. Crosscut is combining the two properties into a 500-acre recreational area next to Bridger Bowl. The cross-country ski area will be open to the public this winter. Season passes are available now with early bird specials until November 15th. The trails open December 1st to pass holders. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., seven days a week, and pass holders may ski between 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. For more information and rates, visit www.crosscutmt.org.

BEEHIVE BASIN SKI TRAIL A moderate five-kilometer single track loop near Big Sky.

LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH A professionally groomed 85-kilometer trail system 45 miles south of Bozeman on U.S. Highway 191. i www.lonemountainranch.com

RENDEZVOUS SKI TRAIL Five kilometers of groomed trails near West Yellowstone. i www.rendezvousskitrails.com

YELLOWSTONE SKI FESTIVAL Approximately 3,500 cross-country skiers from all over the country will come to West Yellowstone for the Yellowstone Ski Festival, scheduled for November 21st-25th. Set on the Rendezvous Ski Trails, events will include Nordic skiing clinics, competitive and Biathlon races, On Snow Gear Demo, Indoor Ski Show and variety of presentations and classes. Whether you’re just beginning or an expert, the Yellowstone Ski Festival has something for everyone. Clinics and classes are taught by former Olympic coaches and West Yellowstone has miles and miles of groomed trails. i For more information, visit www.skirunbikemt.com/ yellowstone-ski-festival.html.

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Nutcracker DECEMBER 1 . 7pm DECEMBER 2 . 2pm & 7pm Willson Auditorium

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MONTANA MONTANA BALLET PRESENTS THE 34TH ANNUAL

children’s museum & STEAMlab

HANDS-ON ADVENTURE

CMB

for the whole family

Visit montanaballet.org or call 406.582.8702

Open Monday-Saturday | 10-5 Admission $7 | Ages 1 & up 202 S. Willson Ave | Bozeman | 406.522.9082 cmbozeman.org

Elizabeth DeFanti, Artistic Director

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McAllister Inn & Lodging

Steakhouse

406-682-5000 open Thursday - Monday

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WINTER SPORTS ICE CLIMBING

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ONTANA IS AN ICE CLIMBER’S PARADISE. With over 250 routes for all experience levels, Hyalite Canyon offers some of the best ice climbing in the nation. Most of the routes are within hiking distance of the Grotto Falls parking lot, but there are several more places to climb throughout the canyon. If you’re new to ice climbing, hire a guide.

MONTANA ALPINE GUIDES 406-586-8430, www.mtalpine.com

MONTANA MOUNTAINEERING ASSOCIATION 208-420-6842, www.montanamountaineering.org

GLACIER ADVENTURE GUIDES 877-735-9514, www.glacieradventureguides.com/private-iceclimbing-tours/

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HE BOZEMAN ICE FESTIVAL IS ONE OF the coolest events in Montana. The festival aims to promote and protect ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon, while developing an Olympic-caliber competition. Now fully incorporated under the nonprofit Friends of Hyalite, all proceeds from the festival and the World Cup go toward plowing Hyalite in the winter. Festival goers gather to enjoy ice climbing films, win prizes in raffles, try out knew gear, take ice climbing clinics, watch professional climbers from all over the world compete, and so much more. This year, the Bozeman Ice Festival takes place December 6-10th. The Emerson Center for Arts and Culture will host “Evenings at the Emerson” and the “Adventure Film Festival.” Nights will be filled with special guests, delicious food, film screenings, awards presentations, tool sharpening services, and the legendary Sunday Wrap Party.

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OCKEY SEASON IS ALREADY UNDERWAY at Haynes Pavilion at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds. The Bozeman Icedogs, a Junior A Tier III hockey club, plays in the America West League. The Icedogs hope to advance players to the Junior A tier I/II levels and collegiate hockey. The organization has sent players to high level programs at Michigan State, UCONN, Air Force, North Dakota and more. Games continue through March.

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If you want to play but you’re looking for something a little more relaxed, check out the Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association. The BAHA, now more than 700 members strong, has organized league play for youth and adults for more than 20 years. As a nonprofit service organization, the BAHA provides facilities and programs for both disciplined competitive and recreational hockey. BAHA offers a travel league, youth and adult leagues. The adult league is split into different ability levels.

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Y O U ’ V E E V E R WAT C H E D T H E winter Olympics and had questions about the sport that uses brooms and big stones on the ice, the Bozeman Curling Club has the answers you seek. This 501(c)3 non-profit teaches people how to curl and is part of the fastest growing region of curlers in the country.

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HETHER YOU JUST WANT TO KEEP from falling on the ice or you have dreams of Olympic proportions, the Bozeman Figure Skating Club has all the instruction you need. 12-week classes are held at Haynes Pavilion and are available for adults and kids ages 4 and up.

For class registration and more, visit www.bozemanskating.com.

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CITY OF BOZEMAN OFFERS FREE ICE SKATING AROUND TOWN, WEATHER PERMITTING: SOUTHSIDE PARK 5th Avenue and College Street

BOGERT PARK 325 S Church Avenue BEALL PARK Villard Street and Black Avenue

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INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING

PIRE CLIMBING CENTER, 13 ENTERPRISE Blvd, has over 18,000 square feet of climbing surface for all skill levels. The climbing gym has 31 top ropes, 39 lead lines, and 7 auto belays. Hours of operation are MondayFriday, 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. No appointments necessary. Visit www.spireclimbingcenter.com for rates, or call 406-586-0706.

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HE BOZEMAN PARKS AND RECREATION Department provides opportunities for people of all ages to get active inside and out, every season. Check out the Fall & Winter 2017-18 Program Guide, available at Parks facilities and throughout town, or online at www. bozeman.net/government/recreation.


BOWLING BOZEMAN BOWL 414 E. Babcock St., Bozeman, 406-586-5018

TREASURE LANES

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

1122 W. Front St., Livingston, 406-222.2566

OBCAT FANATICS CAN GET THEIR fill of sports this winter watching MSU’s men and women athletes.

KING PIN LANES

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MEN: Football: September- November Basketball: November – March Skiing: January-March

WOMEN: Basketball: November - March Skiing: January – March Volleyball: Games scheduled through November.

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OTHER SPORTS VENUES: CARROLL COLLEGE, HELENA Info: www.carroll.edu Tickets 406-447-4480 or www.ticketswest.com.

ENNIS FISH BOWL 59 Highway 287, Ennis, 406-682-7406 1315 S. Montana St., Butte, 406-723-8172

STAR LANES 4600 Harrison Ave., Butte, 406-494-3898

SLEEPING GIANT LANES 3355 Tricia, Highway 12 East, Helena, 406-442-1004

LITTLE’S LANES 517 1st Ave. N., Great Falls, 1-888-452-4116

ELKS LANES 500 1st Ave. S., Great Falls, 406-454-1305

FIVE VALLEY CENTER 1515 Dearborn, Missoula, 406-549-4158

WESTSIDE LANES 1615 Wyoming St., Missoula, 406-721-5263

SILVER STRIKE LANES

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY BILLINGS

609 N. Broadway, Red Lodge, 406-446-3131.

Info: www.msubsports.com Tickets available by calling 406-657-2369.

VICTORY LANES

MONTANA TECH, BUTTE Info: www.godiggers.com or 406-496-4337. Tickets: www.ticketswest.com

PICK’S BOWLING CENTER

ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE, BILLINGS Info: www.rocky.edu/athletics

514 4th St., Deer Lodge, 406-846-0056 2849 Highway 82, Bigfork, 406-837-2233

PIN N’ CUE LANES 6570 Highway 93 S, Whitefish, 406-862-7529 BIG SKY PUBLISHING WINTER DAYTRIPPER 2017

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YELLOWSTONE ADVENTURES

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2018 SKI-DOO MODELS CHECK OUT THE NEW 2017 SALES • SERVICE • RENTALS SNOWMOBILE VACATION PACKAGES 131 Dunraven Street • West Yellowstone, MT 59758

406.646.7735 or 800.231.5991 www.yellowstoneadventures.com ® TM Trademark of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.

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WESTERN FUN

SLEIGH RIDES SUNRISE PACK STATION, BOZEMAN

320 GUEST RANCH, BIG SKY

Located at 1099 Manly Road, Sunrise Pack Station offers sleigh rides and hay rides throughout fall and winter. Horse or mule drawn hay rides take families through a pumpkin patch where kids can pick a pumpkin to carve. Historic bobsled sleigh rides hold up to 12 people and last a half hour or an hour. Hour long rides stop at a campfire to enjoy hot chocolate.

320 Guest Ranch, located at 205 Buffalo Horn Creek, offers Appetizer and Dessert Rides. These sleigh rides include yummy snacks like cheese, crackers, popcorn, wild berry cobbler and hot beverages. Ranch stories are told by a bonfire. Ideal for romantic getaways, girls’ night out, or family fun.

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BROKEN HART RANCH, GALLATIN GATEWAY Broken Hart Ranch offers evening sleigh rides. Passengers sip hot cocoa while riding under the stars. If there isn’t enough snow, hay rides are available. Broken Hart Ranch is located at 73800 Gallatin Road.

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For rates, reservations and more information, visit www.320ranch.com/activities/on-the-ranch/winteron-the-ranch or call 406-995-4283.

CACHE CREEK OUTFITTERS, BIG SKY Offering “the only heated sleighs in the business,” sleigh rides with Cache Creek outfitters are sure to keep the family warm. Guests can sit out in the open under a blanket or stay warm under the covered portion of the wagon. Dinner is served at an off-grid comfort station, heated by a wood barrel stove.

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HE RED LODGE SKI-JORING ASSOCIATION has been hosting the National Finals Ski-Joring Races for over 30 years. This action-packed sport involves a team of a skier, a horse, and a rider, negotiating a 700+ foot course. The course consists of slalom gates and four jumps, with skiers reaching speeds of 25 mph. Awards will go to the fastest combined times over the twoday event, as well as the fastest times each day. A separate long jump competition will take place each day. This year, families can enjoy the races along with wagon rides, a kids’ activity tent, and a s’mores station. The National Finals take place March 9th-11th, 2018, at the Red Lodge Rodeo Grounds. Races begin at noon on Saturday and Sunday. i For more information, visit www.redlodgeskijoring.com.

MONTANA WINTER FAIR

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HIS 73-YEAR OLD TRADITION IS A celebration of agriculture, livestock, and the Big Sky’s “western way of life.” The 2018 Montana Winter Fair will be held in Lewiston, Montana, January 25th-28th at the Central Montana Fairgrounds, the Eagles, Chokecherry Lane, Brooks Market and Lewistown Art Center. Everyone who attends is invited to participate. Activities include a Friday night concert, all breeds heifer show, team sorting, horsemanship clinic, youth beef show, pinewood derby, fiber arts, cooking contests and more. Each year, the fair continues to grow with participants from Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota. i For more information, visit www.montanawinterfair.com.

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H E B O Z E M A N W I N T E R FA R M E R S ’ Market is proudly entering its 10th season. Find locally grown potatoes, onions and greens, plus locally made arts and crafts at the thriving market. Each market is hosted at the Emerson Center Ballroom from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., with 30+ vendors in attendance.

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ONTANA IS BRIMMING WITH TALENTED artists. Check out local art galleries for one-ofa-kind paintings, sculptures, photographs, jewelry and so much more.

BOZEMAN: EMERSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS & CULTURE 111 S Grand Ave #106 406-587-2127 The Emerson has several art galleries located in the building. Go to www.theemerson.org for more information on galleries, exhibits and events.

VISIONS WEST GALLERY 34 W Main Street 406-522-9946

OLD MAIN GALLERY AND FRAMING 129 East Main 406-587-8860

ALTITUDE GALLERY 134 East Main Street 406-582-4472

SUNDOG FINE ART GALLERY 17 E Main Street 406-587-0500

CELLO BOUTIQUE & GALLERY 2 W Main Street 406-522-9999

PLANET BRONZE ART GALLERY 905 N 5th Ave 406-585-0050

TART 1530 W Main Street 406-582-0416

WESTERN ART & ARCHITECTURE 1050 E Main Street 406-586-2712

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WHITE- CREEK ART 410 N Broadway Ave 406-580-0762

LIVINGSTON: LIVINGSTON CENTER FOR ART AND CULTURE 119 South Main Street 406-222-5222

PARKS REECE GALLERY 119 S Main Street 406-222-5724 OSBORN GALLERY 119 W Callender Street 406-333-2283

FRAME GARDEN GALLERY 110 E Callender Street 406-222-5122

LEGENDS FINE ART 121 S 8th Street 406-223-7217

JOHN BANOVICH 2 Pine Creek Road 406-222-5445 For more art gallery listings and locations, go to www.visitmt.com/things-to-do/arts-and-culture/artgalleries.html

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WINTER ART WALK The Downtown Bozeman Association, Downtown Bozeman Art Galleries, retailers and The Emerson Center for Art and Culture coordinate to present Art Walks throughout the year. While most Art Walks fall in the summer, a Winter Art Walk will be held December 8th at 6 p.m. Bundle up, grab a glass of wine, and celebrate local talent.

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ONTANA HAS OVER 70 breweries statewide. Warm up while you knock back a

406 BREWING COMPANY 101 E. Oak St., Suite D, Bozeman, www.406brewingcompany.com

BOZEMAN BREWING COMPANY 504 N. Broadway Ave., Bozeman, www.bozemanbrewing.com

BOZEMAN TAPROOM 321 E. Mendenhall St., Bozeman, www.bozemantaproom.com

BRIDGER BREWING COMPANY 1609 S 11th Ave, Bozeman, www.bridgerbrewing.com

BUNKHOUSE BREWERY 1216 N. Lincoln St. A, Bozeman, www.bunkhousebrewery.com

MAP BREWING 510 Manley Rd., Bozeman, www.mapbrewing.com

MADISON RIVER BREWING COMPANY Building B, 20900 I-90 Frontage Rd, Belgrade, www.madisonriverbrewing.com

OUTLAW BREWING 2876 N. 27th, Bozeman, www.outlaw-brewing.com

WHITE DOG BREWING

KETTLEHOUSE BREWING

121 W. Main St. B, Bozeman, www.whitedogbrewing.com

602 Myrtle St., Missoula, www.kettlehouse.com

LONE PEAK BREWERY & TAPHOUSE

LEWIS & CLARK BREWING

48 Market Place, Big Sky, www.lonepeakbrewery.com

1517 Dodge Ave., Helena, www.lewisandclarkbrewing.com

BEEHIVE BASIN BREWERY

RED LODGE ALES BREWING COMPANY

245 Town Center Ave., Big Sky, www.beehivebasinbrewery.com.

KATABATIC BREWING COMPANY 114 W. Park St., Livingston, www.katabaticbrewing.com

QUARRY BREWING 124 W Broadway St., Butte, www.quarrybrewing.net

NEPTUNE’S BREWERY 119 North L St., Livingston, www.neptunesbrewery.com

UBERBREW 2305 Montana Ave., Billings www.uberbrew.com

ANGRY HANK’S 20 N. 30th St., Billings, www.facebook.com/angryhanks

MONTANA BREWING COMPANY 113 N. Broadway, Billings, www.montanabrewingcompany.com

BAYERN BREWING 1507 Montana St., Missoula, www.bayernbrewery.com

DRAUGHT WORKS 915 Toole Ave., Missoula, www.draughtworksbrewery.com

BLACKFOOT RIVER BREWING 66 S. Park Avenue, Helena, www.blackfootriverbrewing.com

CARTER’S BREWING 2526 Montana Ave., Billings, www.cartersbrewing.com.

HARVEST MOON BREWERY 7 5th St. S., Belt, www.harvestmoonbrew.com

1445 N. Broadway Ave, Red Lodge, www. redlodgeales.com

THE FRONT BREWING COMPANY 215 3rd St. NW, Great Falls, www.thefrontbrewing.com

LOCKHORN CIDER HOUSE 21 S. Wallace Ave., www.lockhornhardcider.com

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VISIT A MUSEUM

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ONTANA IS RICH WITH HISTORY. Spend a day at a museum for a warm, educational experience.

MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES

CHECK OUT A DISTILLERY BOZEMAN SPIRITS DISTILLERY 121 W. Main St., www.bozemanspirits.com

WILDRYE DISTILLING 101 E. Oak St. N, Bozeman, www.wildryedistilling.com

DRY HILLS DISTILLERY

GALLATIN HISTORY MUSEUM 317 W Main Street, 406-522-8122, www.gallatinhistorymuseum.org

AMERICAN COMPUTER MUSEUM 2023 Stadium Drive #1A, 406-582-1288, www.compustory.com

106 Village Center Rd., Bozeman, www.dryhillsdistillery.com

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF BOZEMAN

HEADFRAME SPIRITS

LIVINGSTON DEPOT CENTER

21 S. Montana St., Butte, www.headframespirits.com

WHISTLING ANDY 8541 Highway 35, Bigfork, www.whistlingandy.com

WILLIE’S DISTILLERY 312 Main St., Ennis, www.williesdistillery.com

TRAILHEAD SPIRITS

202 S Willson Ave, 406-522-9087, www.cmbozeman.org Livingston, 200 W Park Street, 406-222-2300, www.livingstondepot.org

OLD MONTANA PRISON MUSEUM Deer Lodge, 1106 Main Street, 406-864-3111, www.pcmaf.org

FRONTIER MONTANA MUSEUM

2314 Montana Ave., Billings, www.trailheadspirits.com

Deer Lodge. 1107 Main Street, 406-846-3111, www.pcmaf.org

GLACIER DISTILLING CO.

WORLD MUSEUM OF MINING

10237 Highway 2 E, Coram (West Glacier), www.glacierdistilling.com

STEEL TOE DISTILLERY 23545 Highway 200 E, Potomac, www.steeltoedistillery.com

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600 W Kagy Blvd, 406-994-2251, www.museumoftherockies.org

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Butte, 155 Museum Way, 406-723-7211, www.miningmuseum.org

HOLTER MUSEUM OF ART Helena, 12 E Lawrence Street, 406-442-6400, www.holtermuseum.org

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ENTERTAINMENT

THE BRICK BREEDEN FIELDHOUSE

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HE BRICK BREEDEN FIELDHOUSE AT Montana State University plays host to a number of concerts and shows throughout the year.

COMING UP: BROADWAY IN BOZEMAN CINDERELLA: November 14 MANHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS: November 22 JERSEY BOYS: December 10 RENT – 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR: January 10 DIRTY DANCING: February 13

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For tickets, call 406-994-2287. For information, visit brickbreeden.com or call 406-994-7117.

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HE 12TH ANNUAL BIG SKY BIG GRASS Festival takes the stage at Big Sky Resort February 9th-11th, 2018. Tickets go on sale November 1st.

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PREFORMING ARTS Performing and Visual Arts organizations offering programing in in Southwest Montana this Winter include:

THE BOZEMAN SYMPHONY This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bozeman Symphony. See popular guest artists, orchestra and choir performances, and special events. Visit bozemansymohony.org

INTERMOUNTAIN OPERA BOZEMAN Presenting Bock, Masteroff and Harnick’s “She Loves Me” in February. i Visit www.intermountainopera.org

THE EMERSON CENTER FOR ARTS AND CULTURE Tons of concerts, movies, classes, events and more. i Visit www.theemerson.org

THE MONTANA CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY Bringing several classical music artists, including the Grammy-winning Muir Quartet, to Montana. i Visit www.montanachambermusicsociety.org

THE ELLEN THEATRE See movies, original and classic plays and musicals, comedians, dance troupes and more. i Visit www.theellentheatre.org

THE VERGE THEATER Improv troupes, youth and adult classes, plays, musicals original works and more. i Visit www.vergetheater.com

KALEIDOSCOPE YOUTH THEATER Regularly offering workshops and performances for young people. i Visit www.kytbozeman.org

THE OPEN DOOR THEATER Presenting “An Evening of One-Acts,” November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18. i Visit www.opendoorbozeman.org

THE BLACK BOX THEATER Presenting MSU School of Film and Photography projects and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. i Visit www.calendar.msu.montana.edu/locations. php?building=8

THE BLUE SLIPPER THEATER Livingston, 113 E Callender Street i Visit www.blueslipper.org

THE SHANE LALANI CENTER FOR THE ARTS Livingston, 415 E Lewis Street i Visit www.theshanecenter.org

FILMS BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR Each year, the Bridger Ski Foundation brings the Banff Mountain Film Festival world tour to the Willson Auditorium at 404 W Main Street. The festival takes place January 19th-21st, 2018 and tickets are $17. The festival features films about epic adventures and tickets always sell out. The Banff Mountain Film Festival will also be making stops in Great Falls, Missoula, Kalispell, and Helena. i For more information, visit www.bridgerskifoundation.org/ events/banff-mountain-film-festival or www.everfest.com/ montana.

REEL ROCK 12 FILM FESTIVAL On November 8th at the Emerson Center of Culture and Art, see five new short films about rock climbing. The films, which feature free-climbing above the sea, a one-armed climber, modern rock-climbing and more, will take your breath away and leave you inspired. i Visit reelrocktour.com

THE BOZEMAN FILM SOCIETY Presenting classic, documentary and independent films monthly at The Ellen Theatre i Visit www.bozemanfilmsociety.org

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FACTS & FIGURES MONTANA WEATHER STATS

DISTANCES FROM BOZEMAN TO MONTANA CITIES:

BOZEMAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

Big Sky............................................ 43.8 miles | 54 min.

October.........................................................Hi 59/Lo 32 November....................................................Hi 43/Lo 22 December.....................................................Hi 34/Lo 13 January.........................................................Hi 36/Lo 14

Billings...............................143.3 miles | 2 hour 15 min.

February......................................................Hi 39/Lo 16 March............................................................Hi 48/Lo 23

Source: weather.com

Butte......................................86.4 miles | 1 hour 16 min. Helena...................................99.6 miles | 1 hour 38 min. Livingston...................................... 25.1 miles | 26 min. Missoula...............................205.8 miles | 3 hour 6 min. West Yellowstone..............89.5 miles | 1 hour 46 min. Whitehall....................................... 62.28 miles | 56 min.

AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL Bozeman.....................................................................86” Big Sky Resort...................................................... 400+” Bridger Bowl Ski Area..........................................350” Discovery Ski Area................................................210” Maverick Mountain...............................................180” Red Lodge Mountain.............................................250” Showdown Ski Area..............................................245”

Sources: wintermt.com, bigskyresort.com, montana.edu

TO PLACES FURTHER AFIELD: Anchorage, AK............................2,618 miles | 50 hour Denver, CO...........................694 miles | 9 hour 49 min. Los Angeles, CA.............1096 miles | 16 hour 22 min. New York, NY...............................2183 miles | 30 hour Pocatello, ID.........................247 miles | 4 hour 18 min. Seattle, WA...........................677 miles | 9 hour 59 min. Salt Lake City, UT...............404 miles | 6 hour 30 min.


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Our performance mountain snowmobiles have longer tracks, deeper lugs and more CC’s. Ride the Upper Tepee Basin, Lion’s Head or Centennial Mountain Range** and while on these backcountry adventures, you will glide through deep powder and breathtaking terrain. **Your safety is our number one priority, so all guests taking these tours will be required to take a short, onsite avalanche training course. Avalanche packs will be supplied at an additional cost.

800.221.1151

EXPERIENCED OR NEW TO BOONDOCKING

GUIDED RIDES

We have a sled for you. Ride a 2017 Arctic Cat M8000 SnoPro, or if you’re new to mountain riding, try a Ski-Doo MXZ Sport. Want more power? We carry a large selection of late model powder or mountain sleds from Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-Doo.

Join a group (maximum of 10 people), put away your map, and let a local guide fill your day with fun, thrills and scenery. We also have daily guided trips to Two Top Mountain designed for riders of all abilities. Call for pricing and availability and don’t forget your camera.

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