In addition to trails, parks, and towns, southwest Montana plays host to some of the country's most impressive hot springs, ski areas, and forest cabins.
- Thompson, BrianFrom the time of the proposed boundary expansion at Bridger Bowl to the moment I first arrived at the Schlasman’s lift line, I was nothing but ecstatic. But in the minutes leading up to my first ride, I began to waver. It was then that I thought about what "Slushman’s" really was. Read more >>Andersen, TravisWhat's the most important factor in determining the greatness of a chairlift? The terrain it serves. In one bold move, Bridger Bowl stepped into the big leagues by building a lift that brings skiers a few steps from the top of the Ridge and directly into some of the best ski terrain anywhere. Read more >>Perkins, RichWith the addition of the new Schlasman’s (this is the original and proper spelling, not “Slushman’s”) Lift, Bridger Bowl will boast a 311-acre expansion past the old south boundary. Because it's classified as “Ridge Terrain,” avalanche transceivers are required. Read more >>Edmunds, MeredithIt’s official: Bridger Bowl recently purchased a 1976 Dopplemayr double chairlift from Snowbird with the intention of installing it in the Slushman’s drainage the summer of 2008. Read more >>Smith, MarjorieOnce upon a time, long, long ago—with the greatest chagrin I realize I'm talking a half-century here—a magic chariot would arrive at our house on winter Sunday mornings and whisk my brother and sister and me away to an enchanted wonderland where we frolicked all day. Read more >>
- Click here for a map of all Forest Service cabins available for rent in the Gallatin National Forest. Read more >>Dehmer, KurtFor the average outdoor enthusiast, winter can be a difficult time to squeeze in a fun-filled overnight or multiday adventure without freezing your buns off or breaking the family budget. Read more >>Pogge, DrewLicks of window frost, blue in the darkness of morning, frame the distant glow of Gallatin Peak. You roll over in your sleeping bag, and the ancient bunk mattress beneath you squeaks in the cold. The fire is out. Read more >>
- Reuss, DaveLooking for a new venue for your favorite winter activity? Just head over the hill. Doesn’t matter what blows your hair back—once the snow comes down, you can find it in Paradise Valley. Read more >>Keyes, FletcherDeveloped: Bozeman Hot Springs. 586-6492; bozemanhotspring.com Norris Hot Springs. 685-3303; norrishotsprings.com Chico Hot Springs. 333-4933; chicohotsprings.com Undeveloped: Boiling River. Mammoth, YNP Read more >>Montague, AdaAfter a hard day outside, when you feel so sore you can barely move or so cold your toes might snap off, just head to one of our nearby hot springs and melt your discomforts away. Read more >>
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