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09-14-2012, 07:33 AM #1
recommendations for around Bozeman (Bigsky)
I'm flying into Bozeman to meet up with a bunch of buddies in March, and have a little extra time to spend there. Looking to extend my stay at least 2 nights. I'm sure there are a bunch of inexpensive motels in town, just not sure if the logistics of getting around with a weeks work of gear is possible w/o a car rental. How's the transportation to Bigsky from the airport?
Any recommendations for places to stay in town, and is it more worth while to try and ski Bridger when staying in town then trekking out to Bigsky.
09-14-2012, 07:54 AM #2
Alot of ski and stay deals at Bridger and I think there may be a shuttle. BS is alot further.I need to go to Utah.
Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?
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09-14-2012, 08:17 AM #3
No idea on the shuttle scene. We stayed in Bozeman, but drove there and had a car. Was no issue at all if you have a car. We stayed at the Super 8 and it was cheap, clean, and reasonably spacious.
I'd recommend spending time at both Bridger and Big Sky/Moonlight. Totally different types of mountains, but both super fun. Definitely spring for the combined Big Sky/Moonlight ticket; you want to Big Sky pass to ride the tram, but there's sick terrain (with a better, north facing aspect) on the Moonlight side.
09-14-2012, 08:30 AM #4
If you rent, do the three-star option on Priceline, shooting for $55 -- it's most likely going to be the Holiday Inn. No breakfast, but a pretty nice room for the price. Then Bridger is like 15 minutes away.
09-14-2012, 08:59 AM #5
x2 on getting combined Moonlight/Big Sky ticket. You don't want to miss Moonlight Basin, cool terrain, north facing.
There is a shuttle from the airport direct to Big Sky. Not sure what it costs. Even better is the bus from Downtown and the university. It costs 2 bucks. I know most Bozeman hotels that have an airport shuttle will let you use their shuttle van to go meet this bus at it's stops in town. I know the Holiday Inn on 7th (mentioned above^^) does that.
Best bet, call Big Sky Central Reservation. Get a package deal at the Huntley Lodge that includes lift tickets. I know they do alot $99 a night deals for slopeside room, lift ticket, and huge breakfast buffet.
Bridger is cool too, but if you are coming from out of town you need to see Big Sky/Moonlight Basin."Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin
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09-15-2012, 08:16 AM #6
hit me up i gotta bridger condo, if it aint booked id consider maggot brobrah deal... stash that in yer mentals and we'll see what the snow looks like then......
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09-15-2012, 04:49 PM #10d00d
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09-16-2012, 07:16 AM #11
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09-16-2012, 10:03 PM #13
is there still a free bus to BS/MLB?
You should just hit up both Bridger and BS/MLB. You can stay in Bozeman. Look up where the bus stops. Don't know what BB does for a shuttle nowadays, but you could probably hitch a ride.
If cost isn't a problem, just rent a car.No longer stuck.
09-17-2012, 09:02 AM #14
09-18-2012, 10:46 PM #15'To quote my bro
"We're not K2. We're a bunch of maggots running one press at full steam building killer fukkin skis and putting smiles on our friends' faces." ' - skifishbum '08
09-19-2012, 10:29 AM #16
The Rockin R was rebuilt and has been open for about a year. I second the Montana Ale Works, great food and beer. I'm a huge Bridger Fan, nothing against BS/MB but I like the smaller resort with the local thing. That and Slushmans in hard to beat for "inbounds" skiing. On a completely different note, a tour of the Montana Roughstock Whiskey plant with tastings would be a great side trip.Five minutes into the drive and you're already driving me crazy...
09-19-2012, 11:24 AM #17Beartooth Jong
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They REALLY hooked me up last time I skied there. I called to make reservations at the Huntley, but they were all booked. SO they gave me a room at the Summit hotel next door (4-star digs) for a few bucks more than what I was quoted on the Huntley.
Staying at the mountain really is worth it. With some of the bargains you can swing going through Big Sky Central Reservations, it can be hard to justify staying in Bozeman, unless you're skiing Bridger Bowl.
09-19-2012, 03:57 PM #18
Free shuttle to and from Bozeman fairgrounds and McDonalds to Bridger...could work. Big Sky? Nah, Bridger.
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09-19-2012, 04:46 PM #19
we are thinking about being there after Christmas maybe New Years. Do I need to make reservations for a place to stay? Son is thinking MSU.off your knees Louie