ZipClinic Urgent Care serves the Belgrade-Bozeman, Montana area with soon to be two walk-in medical clinics for your convenience. With its spectacular location in the Rockies, Bozeman is an outdoor lover’s paradise, renowned for its outstanding fly fishing, hiking and whitewater opportunities in the summer, but what is there do to in the winter?
Wintertime is one of the best times to be in this “dream town.” Step in and you’ll find yourself in the heart of a true winter wonderland, with lots to do both indoors and out.
Skiing and Snowboarding
The No. 1 reason visitors come to Bozeman in the winter is to enjoy access to world-class resorts that can be reached within an hour’s drive, like Bridger Bowl with its laid-back atmosphere and typically crowd-free slopes. This affordable, condo-free ski area with its outstanding terrain that averages about 350 inches of snowfall annually, features 2,000 acres of skiable terrain.
Ideal for everyone tiny tots who are just starting out to hardcore experts, advanced skiers are often drawn for its recent addition: Schlasman’s Lift, offering access to expert-only, backcountry-style terrain.
If shredding the slopes isn’t something you had in mind, how about a tranquil stroll through the pristine white blanketed landscape? It’s a fabulous way to soak up magnificent views and explore spots you might not be able to get to otherwise. The options are practically endless in nearby Bridger Canyon, with everything from Forest Service trails to the groomed Nordic Center.
Ice Skating is another popular winter pastime, and in and around Bozeman, you’ll find both indoor and outdoor rinks for gliding over the ice. If the weather is a bit too frightful for your liking, head to Haynes Pavilion indoor rink, which is open year-round. If you bundle up, you can enjoy one of the three outdoor rinks that are open to the public during the winter months free of charge, including Southside Park, Bogert Park and Beall Park ice rinks.
Embarking on a dog sled adventure is a once-in-a-lifetime experience offering the thrill of being pulled through snow-covered country by a team of canines. Just imagine soaring through the majestic winter wonderland where the only sounds you’ll hear are the swish of the sled runners.
After a day of play, there are few better ways to relax and soothe sore muscles than by soaking in the warmth of a hot spring. Immersing yourself in the geothermally heated steaming mineral waters at Bozeman Hot Springs, just 10 minutes west of town, while surrounded by snow and ice is absolutely unforgettable.
Less than an hour’s drive away, you can take advantage of the two mineral pools and spa services at Chico Hot Springs, and in under 45 minutes, you can be at Norris Hot Springs’ “Water of the Gods,” a series of artesian springs that are used to fill a 38,000-gallon pool with fresh, hot mineral waters.
Museum of the Rockies
While outdoor adventures abound, you’ll find plenty to do indoors too. Bozeman hosts the Museum of the Rockies, one of the most entertaining museums in Montana, boasting outstanding dinosaur exhibits, laser planetarium shows, early Native American art, and a living-history outdoors section.
If you like a good brew, you’re in one of the best towns to enjoy a few, with Bozeman’s brewing industry dating back nearly 150 years. There is no shortage of options, from Bozeman Brewing Company with its popular Bozeman Amber to MAP Brewing Company with its award-winning Northbound Ale.
Yellowstone National Park
Located about 90 miles south of Bozeman, Yellowstone is an especially popular place for a day trip. The North and Northeast entrances of the park are open year-round, and once inside, over-snow transportation, such as a snowcoach, snowmobile or cross-country skis, will get you around. You’ll be mesmerized by the sights of brilliantly colored mineral pools, erupting geysers and frozen falls that appear even more dramatic against the cool, crisp air and bright blue skies.
ZipClinic Urgent Care for Minor Illness and Injury
With locations in Belgrade (just minutes of the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport) and Bozeman, Montana (opening in February, 2017 across from Gallatin Valley Mall), ZipClinic is available should unexpected illness or injury strike during your winter vacation. Visits to ZipClinic are on a no appointment needed, walk-in basis and ZipClinic is open extended evening and weekend hours for conditions ranging from cough, cold and flu to sprains/strains to stomach ills. ZipClinic accepts most insurance plans and offers affordable cash pay pricing for the uninsured.