BIG POW­DER AND BIG SKIES MEET IN MON­TANA.

Powder - - THE JADED LOCAL -

Be­yond the park in Mon­tana’s Yel­low­stone Coun­try, three of the state’s four largest ski ar­eas of­fer up some of the most sub­lime down­hill and back­coun­try ski­ing in North Amer­ica. 400 inches of an­nual snow­fall blan­kets bound­less mixed ter­rain, and Mon­tana’s base­camp com­mu­ni­ties ex­tend some of the friendli­est hos­pi­tal­ity around.

BIG SKY, MON­TANA

Come ex­pe­ri­ence Big Sky, home to the Big­gest Ski­ing in Amer­ica® at Big Sky Re­sort, which of­fers more than 5,800 acres of ski­able ter­rain and 4,350 ver­ti­cal feet, ac­com­mo­dat­ing those who want to slide around on the novice slopes or ven­ture up and ski the off-piste ter­rain of Lone Peak. As a win­ter out­door recre­ation­ist’s play­ground, you can glide through 85 km of world-renowned Nordic trails, drive your own dog-sled team, snow­shoe through miles of un­touched for­est trails and en­joy aprés ski af­ter a long day of play un­der the Big Sky.

BOZE­MAN, MON­TANA

There’s a rea­son peo­ple say, “Only in Boze­man.” Let’s start with the snow. Lo­cals call it “Cold Smoke,” and it’s the light, dry pow­der that Bridger Bowl is known for. Just 20 min­utes from Boze­man, Mon­tana, the ski­ing at Bridger is some of the most var­ied and ex­cit­ing ter­rain in the Rock­ies. With 2,000 acres span­ning 2,600 ver­ti­cal feet, this un­spoiled moun­tain serves ev­ery­one from first-timers to adren­a­line-seek­ing ex­perts.

WEST YEL­LOW­STONE, MON­TANA

The Heart of Yel­low­stone, and more. West Yel­low­stone is the clos­est year-round en­trance to Old Faith­ful. Ski over 50 km of groomed trails or take a day tour into Yel­low­stone Na­tional Park via a snow­mo­bile or heated snow­coach. Small-town charm and hos­pi­tal­ity in­vite you to spend the night, dine in unique and di­verse eater­ies and ven­ture out into the clean moun­tain air.

Bridger Bowl | Boze­man, Mon­tana

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