Who We Are
Welcome to Bohart!
THE MISSION OF BOHART RANCH
- To provide the highest quality Nordic skiing
- To promote healthy lifestyles
- To foster environmental awareness and responsibility
- To support the Nordic community at all ability levels
- To preserve the property’s accessibility and environmental quality
Bohart Ranch, named for the former owners Seth and Vavene Bohart, is located in the beautiful Bridger Mountains in the heart of the Rockies near Bozeman, Montana. The Ranch was purchased from their estate in October 1980. Bohart Ranch Cross Country Ski Center was founded in 1987 by Jean MacInnes and her son Christopher Myers. It is still owned and operated by Jean and Chris. Over the years, new trails and improvements, such as the Trail Shelter, have been added. A special emphasis is placed on service to the Nordic community. There is a full calendar of events and programs happening at Bohart year around.
Scenic Beauty & Old West Feeling
A feeling of the Old West awaits Nordic skiers at the day- use ski center located a scenic 16.6 mile drive up Bridger Canyon from Bozeman. Skiers at Bohart Ranch experience scenic beauty and solitude and are often treated to wildlife sightings from squirrels, ermine, rabbits and birds to larger animals such as moose and deer. To preserve the quality of the property for skiing and non-motorized recreation and limit development, a conservation easement has been placed on the property with the Gallatin Valley Land Trust.
Predictably Perfect Grooming
The Ski Center is well known for having impeccably groomed trails. Our 30k of trails are groomed on a regular basis to provide smooth and consistent skiing. We use the latest in grooming technology. Currently Bohart trails are groomed with a Prinoth Husky-196hp. In addition snowmobiles with specialized attachments are used for supplemental grooming. Trails are 15 feet wide and set with classic tracks and a skate lane. The base area of Bohart is located at 6,100 feet. Our plentiful cold snow conditions and grooming perfection make us known for the best Nordic skiing this side of Norway!
Bohart Ranch has built a national and international reputation for quality skiing and has hosted numerous competitions, including the 2002 U S National Championships Olympic Qualifier and regional and national NCAA events. A Biathlon Range was constructed in 1989 for year-round training and competition and Bohart Ranch hosted the Summer Biathlon National Championships in 1995.
Bohart Ranch is open for winter use from December through March from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. From mid June through mid October enjoy the trails at Bohart Ranch during daylight hours for walking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding, Summer Biathlon and Frisbee Golf. Bohart Ranch provides the perfect scenic backdrop for your family reunion or business retreat.