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The ice is right.Hardwater fishing has come a long way since the days of hacking holes with axes, lowering lead weights to check depth, and willow-branch rods. Nowadays there are specific ice-fishing rods, lures, shelters, electronics, and gas-powered augers. There aren’t many better places to give this a try than at trout-rich Hebgen Lake.The...
My Alpine Education, Part 3: Gearing Up.Editor’s note: This is part three of a six-part series on learning about avalanches and how to keep oneself—and one’s partners—safe while ski-touring in the backcountry. Read part two here.Getting properly outfitted for backcountry touring is no mean feat. Sorting through all the available equipment and...
Small-town skiing Outside Bozeman
Take a road trip to one of Montana’s hidden gems.No sane skier would complain about the alpine opportunities we have here in Bozeman. But sometimes, we find ourselves longing for a more Old Montana experience: short lift lines, homestyle grub that doesn’t break the bank, and cozy, laid-back lodges with ample room to kick off our boots and après by...


Jan 03rd, Jan 10th, Jan 17th, Jan 24th, Jan 31st
Location: 605 N. Wallace #2, BozemanCost: FREEDetails: Grab a free pint and talk shop at Alter Cycles with other mountain-bike community members. Details here. 
Jan 18th, Jan 25th
Location: Big SkyCost: $15 at the doorDetails: For some reason, partying and skiing come hand-in-hand—and we’re not complaining. This wild party is a scene that’ll have you dancing in your boots, so head down to Big Sky and boogie down. Details here. 
Jan 11th, Jan 25th
Location: Emerson Center for the Arts and CultureCost: FREEDetails: Spend a Saturday stocking up for the week with locally produced food, or just grab a morning snack, hot coffee, and more. Details here. 


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