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Bozeman’s 6 months of winter legendary trail systems, ski resorts and famous “cold smoke” powder provide limitless winter skiing opportunities for half of the year and more in the high-country. Hand-drawn maps and GPS tracks for the best Nordic, Alpine and Backcountry ski routes in this illustrated guide of the Bridgers, Bozeman, Gallatin Gateway, Big Sky and Yellowstone.
There is unlimited skiing in this area. We just scratch the surface with these: 2 Down Hill Ski Resorts, 3 Cross Country Nordic Centers, and 30+ ungroomed backcountry routes.
Expert advice from a dozen local skiers where to bring your dog, ski a peak, learn how to ski where to eat and soak and more brought to life in over 50 hand drawn illustrations.
Loads of interactive content; audio interviews, animated videos and GPS tracks accessible from the book.
Let’s go explore the last best place of skiing!
Bryan was born in Bozeman, MT. Son of a Forest Ranger and English Teacher - Growing up he was always curious about what may be lurking around the next switchback, mountain pass or pitch.
Bryan learned to ski on trails his dad build in the Pioneers near Dillon. As an adult he trains with the Bridger Ski Foundation Master Skiers Training Groups and aspires to "participate" in more AXCS Masters World Cup Events.
He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington state with a BFA degree in graphic design.
Bryan owns the award-winning creative studio SINTR®, based in Bozeman where he lives with his wife and three daughters. Along with his family and an-eager-to-adventure golden doodle, he enjoys recreating on Montana's public lands.
He is the creator of Best of the Northwest, a video and GPS resource for hiking and skiing trails in western Washington which includes over 227 trail videos with affiliated GPS tracks and helpful details about the trails.
Thank you to all of you working on and around The Last Best Ski:
Alex van Gelder - Cartographer
Kelsey Dzintars - Graphic Design/Layout
Kevin Hilton - Animator
Tom McGurk - Composer
Bill McBride - Legal
Katie Smith - Marketing
Andy Newell - Nordic Team Solutions
Erika Flowers - North Face Athlete
Laurie Spence - Lone Mountain Ranch
Cliff Montagne - Bozeman Nordic
Heidi Makoutz - Bridger Ski Foundation
Fay Johnson - Crosscut Nordic
Seth Hubbard - Crosscut Biathlon
Ben Werner - Backcountry Skiing Book
Justin Bigart - SkiMo
Jason Lunden - Excel PT
Jim & Claudia Schaeffer - Yellowstone
Simon Peterson - Outside Bozeman
Karl Birkeland - National Avalanche Center
Doug Chabot - Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
Bob Allen - Photography
Cory Birkenbuel - Montana's Sweet 16
TBA - Freestyle
TBA- Big Sky
TBA - Yellowstone Club
TBD - Beartooth Basin