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Lone Mountain Ranch's sleighride dinner.As dusk creeps down the southern flank of the Spanish Peaks, the gusty alpine wind subsides and a pervasive calm settles over Big Sky. The day’s pale blue sky has turned gray; light snowflakes begin to fill the air. They descend slowly, drifting toward the ground like tiny paratroopers. Within minutes, a...
Northern Lights, meteor shower, supermoon, eclipse, blue moon, planetary conjunction
Winter’s astronomical bucket list. Snowbound Montana offers many antidotes for cabin fever; you just need to bundle up, get out, and do things. One such venue is the winter night sky, where the stars shine bright and hard. There’s a lot going on “out there,” so put the following on your winter astronomical bucket list, and enjoy.The Geminid Meteor...
Ice Climbing, Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman
A mile of Hyalite classics.When local legends Jack Tackle and Alex Lowe were establishing classic climbs in Hyalite 30 years ago, they didn’t feel like most lines on this crag even warranted naming, referring to them as Unnamed #1, #2, #3, and so on. It wasn’t until my guidebook Winter Dance that the overlooked lines turned into something of a...



Dec 13th
Location: REI, BozemanTime: 6-7:30pmCost: FREEDetails: Care for your equipment tip to tail, in order to maximize time on the slopes. This class explains how to sharpen edges, detune contact points, wax, and make minor base repairs. No experience required. Details here.
Dec 13th
Location: TBDTime: 6pmCost: FREEDetails: Join Run Bozeman for a monthly brewery 5k, ending at a different brewery, distillery, or cider house each month. Details here. 
Dec 13th
Location: Ellen Theatre, BozemanTime: Doors at 6pm; show at 7pmCost: $15Details: Mountainfilm is as good as it gets when it comes to inspirational adventure films. Don't miss this year's show at the Ellen, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the DZI Foundation. Details here. 

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