Sixteen miles up Bridger Canyon from Bozeman, Bohart Ranch offers quite the nordic ski center. The ranch, open from 9am to 4pm daily from December to March, grooms 30 kilometers of trail regularly using a snowcat and snow mobiles. Trails are 15 feet wide, set with both classic tracks and a skate lane. Of the 25 trails, six are easiest, six are more difficult, and 13 are most difficult terrain. The Kiddy Kilometer Trail (a signed interpretive trail) and the I-Spy Trail are favorites among kids and families.
The base of Bohart sits at 6,100 feet, giving plentiful cold snow conditions. Skiing along, you might just catch a glimpse of wildlife, from squirrels and rabbits to moose and deer. But please do not bring your dogs. Bohart Ranch has hosted many competitions such as the 2002 US National Championships Olympic Qualifie and regional/national NCAA events. There’s even a biathlon range available for year-round training.
An adult day pass to Bohart Ranch runs at $15. Kids 7-12 cost $8, and children six or younger ski free. Bohart does offer rental equipment as well as season passes for $195 per adult. Grooming conditions are updated here.
During the summer and fall, Bohart Ranch trails can be used for walking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding, folf, and summer biathlon training.