You love Bozeman during wintertime for the deep powder at nearby Bridger Bowl Ski Area and Big Sky Resort. You love Bozeman during summertime for the extensive trail systems and rivers teeming with blue-ribbon fish. But here’s a secret: spring is amazing too. “Shoulder season,” as we call it, doesn’t get as much hype as its more popular sister seasons, but that’s part of what makes it special. Quiet, beautiful, and flourishing, Bozeman is a can’t-miss come springtime — after all, the Gallatin is known as the “Valley of Flowers.” And with Bozeman MT Property, it’s easy to make the most of it.
Don’t believe us? Here’s five of our favorite activities that are just that much easier to enjoy with fewer crowds and the sweet smell of spring in the air.
Ski the spring corn Sure, the resorts may have closed, but for a skier with some tenacity and a can-do attitude, there’s still so many slushy turns ahead. Try your hand in the higher elevations of Hyalite Canyon, just to the south, where creamy, spring snow blankets the ground. As we say, spring here is only valley deep.
Get pruny fingers in the hot springs What better way to nurse those tired ski muscles and get revived than a soak in the hot springs? With fewer tourists in town, the Bozeman Hot Springs (which are just 8 miles west of downtown!) feel like your own private spa.
Live music and trivia night Don’t forget about your favorite watering holes. This weekend, there’s a handful of live shows. It’s time to get groovy to some funky blues or stomp your feet to some wild bluegrass—or both! Any you can always test your smarts at the Zebra Cocktail Lounge’s Thursday night trivia.
Swap your bike The Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club’s biggest event of the year, the Bicycle Swap, is a nearly 50-year-old tradition in Bozeman. Hundreds of bikes pass hands every April. Find your new ride, then get ready to explore miles of remote singletrack or cruise around farmers markets this summer.
Visit Yellowstone National Park Around this time of year, crews finish clearing many park roads of snow. Be among the first in 2017 to travel the scenic byways in the heart of Yellowstone! It’s the best time of year spot a bison calf, and, if you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of a grizzly, a brave few have already come out of hibernation. Don’t forget to look up. During April, the Milky Way is on prime display in the few hours before sunrise.
These adventures are either walkable, or just a short drive away, from Bozeman MT property. If you haven’t made this beautiful city home yet, give us a call today, or browse Bozeman real estate online. Don’t miss out on spring here!