Bozeman

Lately I’ve become a fan of skiing solo. Not only do I get to pick my own lines and do my own thing, but I also experience a novel social experience with every lift ride. Over the course of a morning, the soul of Bozeman reveals itself. My first chair of the day is with a breathlessly excited engineering student who arranged his class schedule to have mornings off three days a week. Then I queue up with a powder-loving, self-employed woodworker who balances his long summertime work hours by making skiing his winter priority. Next up, a wildlife biologist who sneaks in ski lessons during the week so she can keep up with her kids for a little while longer. In each case, we share thoughts on the weather and snow and then slip into a familiar conversation: all the things we love about Bozeman. Sure, it’s a ski town, but more than that, we’re a well-rounded community. Bozeman has a major university, a real airport (Eight gates! So metropolitan!), a full-scale hospital, and an economy that’s more diverse than your typical tourist hub. We ski our brains out, of course, but we’ve got depth, dammit. Read more here. —Karin Kirk

Girl, Skier

Girl, Skier

Touring the West to infiltrate the girl scene in Jackson, Big Sky, and Revelstoke

A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

Discovery Ski Area in Montana is relatively unknown. For the ski area's president, Ciche Pitcher, growth is a double-edged sword.

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Thirty years ago, Kevin and Nyla Taylor bought a small ski area in Montana and turned it into the pinnacle of the community. What happens wh

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Kevin and Nyla Taylor turned a small Montana ski area into the pinnacle of the community. What happens when they retire?

Girl, Skier

Girl, Skier

Touring the West to infiltrate the girl scene in Jackson, Big Sky, and Revelstoke

A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

Discovery Ski Area in Montana is relatively unknown. For the ski area's president, Ciche Pitcher, growth is a double-edged sword.

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Thirty years ago, Kevin and Nyla Taylor bought a small ski area in Montana and turned it into the pinnacle of the community. What happens wh

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Kevin and Nyla Taylor turned a small Montana ski area into the pinnacle of the community. What happens when they retire?

Girl, Skier

Girl, Skier

Touring the West to infiltrate the girl scene in Jackson, Big Sky, and Revelstoke

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Thirty years ago, Kevin and Nyla Taylor bought a small ski area in Montana and turned it into the pinnacle of the community. What happens wh

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Kevin and Nyla Taylor turned a small Montana ski area into the pinnacle of the community. What happens when they retire?

Girl, Skier

Girl, Skier

Touring the West to infiltrate the girl scene in Jackson, Big Sky, and Revelstoke

A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

Discovery Ski Area in Montana is relatively unknown. For the ski area's president, Ciche Pitcher, growth is a double-edged sword.

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Thirty years ago, Kevin and Nyla Taylor bought a small ski area in Montana and turned it into the pinnacle of the community. What happens wh

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Kevin and Nyla Taylor turned a small Montana ski area into the pinnacle of the community. What happens when they retire?