Intro to Bozeman

Cross Country Skiing In and Around Bozeman

by Liz Nitz

 

Cross Country Skiing In and Around Bozeman

Did you know Bozeman has some of the most amazing cross country skiing in the U.S? There are approximately 70 kilometers of groomed ski trails—including a loop with snowmaking capabilities in downtown Bozeman. The Bridger Ski Foundation added snowmaking to Sunset Hills this winter, which will help extend the winter season. “It’s a big deal and really puts Bozeman on the map for Nordic enthusiasts,” says BSF’s Communications and Marketing Director Jenny White.

Bozeman is a special place for so many reasons. As a resident, I love the dedication that the community puts into getting people out and active. The Bridger Ski Foundation grooms and maintains the trails with no daily fee to ski. Instead, trail users are encouraged to purchase a voluntary trails pass online or at many of the local outdoor retailers in Bozeman or make donations to the trails program. This is a special and unique system that ensures open access for all.

 

Cross Country Skiing In and Around Bozeman

Highland Glen (10 km): Rolling terrain through fields, sagebrush and low hills.

Sunset Hills (5 km): Nestled in an open field between downtown’s Lindley Park and the hospital. Snowmaking allows for a long season from Thanksgiving to March.

Bozeman Creek/Sourdough Canyon (23 km): This one’s a serious workout and busy, with lots of dogs, walkers, and skiers. It’s also seriously beautiful as you climb up the canyon towards Mystic Lake.

Bridger Creek Golf Course (7 km): Great for beginners and it’s in town! No dogs, pedestrians  or bikes here, though.

Hyalite (30+ km): Hyalite Canyon is a popular destination spot for outdoor recreation close to town. Trail is narrow and less frequently groomed, but gorgeous!

Sacajawea Middle School (1 km): Great for beginners and public is welcome after school hours.

 

Things to Remember On the Community Nordic Trails

  • Dogs Allowed: Bozeman Creek/Sourdough, and Hyalite
  • No Dogs: at Highland Glen, Sunset Hills, and Bridger Creek Golf Course
  • Please slow down when passing and follow proper trail etiquette to ensure everyone has an enjoyable day out. Brush up on trail etiquette here .
  • Get maps here and grooming conditions here.

 

Cross Country Ski Centers In and Near Bozeman

  • Crosscut Mountain Sports Center– 45 km of skate and classic skiing, snowshoeing and fatbiking terrain; 25 minutes from downtown Bozeman
  • Lone Mountain Ranch– 85 km of woodland trails and mountain terrain; 57 minutes from Bozeman in Big Sky
  • Homestake Lodge– 35+ km of trails, with 15 of those dog-friendly; 1 hour and 20 minutes from Bozeman
  • Rendezvous Trails– 35 km at the edge of Yellowstone Park; 1 hour and 20 minutes from Bozeman

 

Come see what Bozeman has to offer. If you’re planning a visit and have any questions, feel free to contact me at liz@windermere.com. You can check out my previous posts on where to stay, the best ski resorts and how to survive a winter in Bozeman.

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