BOZEMAN: Bozeman is a premier travel destination for any season. In the warmer, summer months get out on the trails for a day hike or backpacking trip in the Gallatin or Bridger mountains, enjoy some of the wests best fly-fishing on the Madison River, or raft the Gallatin River. In the snowy months, hit the slopes at Bridger Bowl to ski the cold smoke, or take the short drive to Big Sky. Any time of year, relax in historic downtown Bozeman, taking in the local culture: grab dinner at Open Range, coffee at Wild Joes, or simply walk Main Street, wandering the local bookstores and shops. For a good burger and great, local beer, stop in Bacchus Pub beneath the historic Hotel Baxter. Also, for a night out, the Ellen Theatre in downtown Bozeman is the perfect spot to catch the latest independent film or documentary. Ninety miles from Yellowstone National Park, Bozeman is southwest Montanas prime gateway to hiking, fishing, climbing, and skiing. Come any time of year for a balanced blend of the outdoors and local food and drinks. BRIDGER BOWL: Bridger Bowl is a locally owned, non-profit ski area, fifteen miles from Bozeman, with some of Montanas best skiing. A great mountain with diverse terrain, Bridger Bowl is home to the famous, light and fluffy cold smoke snow. Bridger has a variety of slopes, from beginner and novice to advanced and expert. Bridger is twenty minutes from downtown Bozeman, the perfect spot to spend the evenings with local food and drinks. While in town, be sure to watch for the famous blue light above the Hotel Baxter, signaling to residents that Bridger Bowl has received two or more inches of fresh snow. Located on the eastern slope of the Bridger Range, Bridger Bowl is open mid-December to early April.