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Fly Fishing Poindexter Slough – Dillion, MT

There is something about fishing a creek no wider than an S-10 Blazer is long and seeing brown trout come out of it that are so big they literally scare you.   I had two days off work with some nice mild weather projected, low to mid-forties with lots of sunshine and supposedly low winds. […]

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Snow reports!

So far, it has started out as a good year for snowfall. With backcountry avalanche conditions being considerable to high risk this season, more skiers are choosing to spend their time in-bounds for fun. The past few weeks have produced frigid temperatures, but along with that have come some awesome snow storms. The Bozeman area […]

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Fish on the brain

This time of year it is hard to not occasionally have your mind be other places. The temperature seems like it will never be above 20° again and the snow flies constantly. The days it does manage to get above freezing feel like a blessing and remind you of a warmer place and time. Peoples […]

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Valley of Snow Tires

It didn’t necessarily happen soon or happen fast, but good news for you ski bums, it is officially winter time here in Montana and we couldn’t be more stoked!!!! The past two weeks we have seen seasonably cooler temperatures and snow working its way down into the valleys more and more often. With big game […]

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Exploring Around Home – 6/21

What can I say, business has really started to pick up around here and unfortunately the blog updates had to take a backseat for a few weeks. That being said, I am back!!! Instead of profiling a single location like I usually do I decided to do something a little bit different with this post […]

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Spring R-Pod camping in Moose Creek campground

During closing ski weekend at Big Sky, I was able to test out the R-Pod to see what she had to offer. The towing and setup were quite easy for a first-time user of the trailer. The weather was beautiful during the weekend but, in typical Montana fashion, when the sun goes down, the temperature […]

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Snow tires on Bozeman rental cars

Rental snow tires

The Ultimate in Winter Driving Safety Since 2016, Explore Rentals has equipped all of our rental Subaru Outbacks with premium snow tires. All of our Mercedes Benz Sprinter van rentals also have dedicated snow tires. Our Chevrolet Suburban rentals have vastly upgraded Michelin MS (Mud + Snow) tires. And of course being who we are, […]

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Big Sky is Open!

It is a little warm up there, but the resort is open. Here are some tips from the guys at the Unnoffical Networks on how to get ready for the season.

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Annual price gouging has begun.

Yellowstone Golden Eagles

It is officially that time of year. Fresh snow on the mountains. Christmas stuff being sold in stores. And when the franchise rental car companies figure that if visitors have enough money to come to Montana over Christmas, they can afford to pay obscene rates for a rental car. The last couple of days we have had numerous […]

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Big Sky Transportation Options

How to get from the Bozeman Airport to Big Sky Without a doubt, the most commonly received inquiry we get in the winter is “How do I get to Big Sky,” from incoming winter visitors. Those new to Bozeman and Big Sky often assume that transportation from the Bozeman Airport (BZN) to the resort/ mountain is straightforward, easy, […]

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Our favorite dining spots in and around Bozeman

Stockyard Calfe Bozeman

RECOMMENDED DINING IN BOZEMAN Best Cup Of Joe 1.The Leaf & Bean 2.Rockey Mountain Roasters 3.International Coffee Traders   Breakfast Stockyard Café Street Address:                                                                                                                                                                         1018 E Griffin Dr. Bozeman, MT 59715                                                                                                                                     Phone: (406) 586-9728                                                                                                                                                           Website: Description: The Stockyard focuses on creating a basic simple breakfast. They seat you on a bar wrapped around the kitchen, so you feel like you’re […]

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Yellowstone National Park Road Blocks

No rental car insurance = big problem with Yellowstone road block Got a frantic call from a visitor in Big Sky tonight, Sunday, at about 9:30pm desperately seeking a rental car. Turns out the VRBO house owner in Big Sky provided their Suburban for the rental guests to use, unfortunately they did not provide proof of vehicle insurance. […]

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Big Sky renames run

The world’s real, live, super-villain is immortalized at the Big Sky Resort. Here is the article from the Daily Telegraph. The Vladimir Putin run unveiled by US ski resort Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has had a ski run named after him in the “Dictators” ski area of the Big Sky resort in Montana Putin […]

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Winter Driving Tips

Here are some great tips from the Guys at Car Talk, and one of my sister’s friends from her Alta skiing days. The full article can be found here. Driving conditions in Montana are rarely as bad as they are in Cottonwood Canyon/ Alta. The key thing is to never lock up the breaks, keep […]

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Number 2: The Service

Bozeman car rentals with superior service

Passionate about Montana and your Experience. Phasmid is founded on two primary principles: 1) Creating a better car rental experience. 2) Sharing and preparing visitors to get the most out of their Montana Experience. Phasmid is a small, independently-owned car rental agency. The founder of Phasmid, Will Casella, hails from a prior life in the […]

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Navigating the Bozeman Airport, BZN

Best BZN Car Rental Agency

Getting the most out of the best little airport in Montana, part 1. Having now owned two businesses that service the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at Gallatin Field, AKA Bozeman Airport, AKA BZN I have learned a couple of tips and tricks that friends often ask that we pass on to the consumer. In this […]

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How to get from BZN to Big Sky?

What is the easiest and most economical solution to get From Bozeman Airport to Big Sky? As winter approaches and folks are starting to think skiing, check out the following in regards to the most economical and easiest way to get from the Bozeman Airport to Big Sky. Here is the answer: rent a car. […]

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Spanish Peaks- Beehive Basin

Rachel and I hiked the Spanish Peaks up to Beehive Basin this past Sunday. The hike was approximately 6.4 miles (round trip) with moderate hiking conditions. Once we reached the Basin we hiked and climbed up to the peaks to see the whole view of the valley, peaks, and Big Sky Mountain. We hung out […]

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Bozeman Interactive Map

Bozeman, the start of your Montana Adventure The number one question we receive is, how do we get from Bozeman to Yellowstone. First step is to ‘supply-up’ and frequent the wonderful locally owned restaurants and businesses in down town Bozeman and then start heading south through Big Sky and West Yellowstone or Livingston and Gardiner. […]

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Arriving At BZN

Arrivals at Bozeman Airport

Shared with us from the unofficial Bozeman Airport website,   Welcome to Bozeman, Montana We find that many travelers arriving and departing Bozeman Airport (BZN) are not adjusted/ used to using such a small and personable airport. Arrival to BZN is very straight forward; follow the signs and head towards baggage claim and ‘Arrivals’.  […]

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Winter is knocking on the door.

Late fall fishing on Madison

So far this autumn we have been experiencing very mild weather with only a nominal amount of snow accumulation in the mountains. As I write this, it is a balmy 45° outside – a little ridiculous for the end of December in Montana. Some of the lifts are operational at Big Sky but no reports […]

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