The only short skiing lines in Montana are for the lifts.
Montana has excellent downhill skiing, as well as cross-country and backcountry skiing opportunities. Due to its wide variety of tourist-oriented attractions along with the skiing, Bozeman is ranked by Skiing Magazine as one of the top ten ski towns in the West. You can enjoy the skiing and then return to Bozeman to enjoy art galleries, fine restaurants, movie theaters and unique shops.
It is easy to plan a ski vacation for yourself, for a group of friends or for a family. There are many fun and interesting things to do in the Bozeman area. In addition, the many opportunities for all types of skiing provide options for every age and experience level.
It is always wise to plan ahead when planning a day of skiing. Each Ski Resort and the local office for the Gallatin National Forest can provide information concerning skiing conditions, backcountry conditions and avalanche dangers.
No matter where you intend to ski or what type of skiing you enjoy, there are various ski shops and rental equipment shops both at the Ski Resort locations and in downtown Bozeman.
Backcountry skiing is the ultimate thrill. There is nothing like being the first tracks on an open slope, skiing waist deep in powder.
If you enjoy hiking in the summer, you will definitely enjoy the experience of gliding along on the many cross-country ski trails in the winter that you will find in close proximity to Bozeman.
Within easy driving distance from Bozeman are the well-known ski resorts of Big Sky and Bridger Bowl.
This is an exceptional ski area near Bozeman. Affordable lift tickets combined with wonderful terrain make Bridger Bowl the place to ski.
Big Sky is the premiere destination ski resort just south of Bozeman. With more than 3600 acres of skiable terrain, Big Sky is definitely worth the price of the lift ticket.
Montana's newest ski area, Moonlight Basin is conveniently located adjacent to Big Sky. Combined ticket pricing allows you to use both resorts.
Bohart Ranch Cross-Country Ski Center is a day-use ski center with trails leading through terrain that is suited to cross-country skiing for every age and experience level.
Lone Mountain has cross-country trails that have tracks set on one side for traditional skiers and a groomed flat surface on the other side for skaters.
Some of the best national forest cross-country trails are found on the Gallatin National Forest just minutes from downtown Bozeman.