There’s a reason Bozeman has been dubbed a “dream town” by Bizjournal.com and lauded for offering high quality of life by National Geographic Adventure. When you fly in over the Bridger Range or drive into the valley and find yourself surrounded by mountains, it’s easy to understand why people want to live, work and play here. Add the cultural amenities of a local symphony and ballet, the vibrancy of a college community, and an energetic downtown-Bozeman is the complete package.
Population: 38,000 people
Average daytime high: January 32ºF / July 82ºF
Annual Snowfall: 86 inches in town
Bozeman averages 300 days of sunshine. Due to the dry climate, summers are pleasant with warm days and cool nights. Mild winter weather is not unusual, and more than a week of consistently frigid weather is infrequent.
Bozeman was listed on Bloomberg Businessweek ‘s list of “The Best Places to Raise Your Kids 2012.”
Q: What outdoor activity—other than skiing– draws hundreds of people to Bozeman, Montana in March?
A: Runner’s World magazine recently named Bozeman’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Run to the Pub the No. 2 “must-run” half marathon in the nation. Started by an MSU graduate, the spirited run has gained tremendous popularity since your costume may just be more important than your time.
Ski Town Throwdown
Bozeman was the top U.S. finisher in Powder magazine’s “Ski Town Throwdown.” The tournament, which took place in November and December of 2012, involved a March Madness-style bracket of the top 32 ski towns in North America and was decided on by Facebook votes. Bozeman was second only to Rossland/Nelson in Canada, the overall winner, and in its route to the final matchup, Bozeman advanced beyond other competitors from the Rocky Mountain West including Park City, Truckee, Telluride and Colorado’s Summit County.
Happy Trails Jean!