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Bozeman Schools’ 2012 Winter Break and How To Make the Most of It


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For all Bozeman Schools in District 7 the winter break will begin on Saturday December 22nd and the students will return on Monday January 7th. We are sure your kids have these dates memorized and are looking forward to it but what will they be doing all break?

Ice Skating

Bozeman has an indoor ice skating rink at the Gallatin County Fair Grounds and three outdoor rinks around town. The outdoor rinks are slated to open right around the same time winter break begins. Grab some skates and the kids and hit the ice!

See a list and map of ice rinks in Bozeman here


During the holiday season it’s always great to give back to your community. There are many opportunities to volunteer here in Bozeman.  You can volunteer at the Bozeman Youth InitiativeGallatin Valley Food Bank, Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter, become a CAP Mentor, Coordinate a blood drive or simply donate some blood (must be 16 years old or older)

Fun DIY Projects

Buzzfeed put together a great list of easy to do DIY projects that all look like lots of fun and are relatively quick. The list includes shelves, shoe hangers, workout clothing, lamps, chalk board signs and many many more. These are easy enough for the kids to do or work on together.

31 Insanely Easy and Clever DIY Projects


Everyone enjoys a good sledding outing. Be sure to bundle up before you go out and make sure you have all the fixing for hot cocoa when you return!

Top sledding hills in Bozeman

Skiing and Snowboarding

Take the entire family to the slopes! There are fun events and specials all break at Big Sky, Moonlight Basin and Bridger Bowl.

Kids Camp – December 22 – January 1st at Bridger Bowl. An all-day ski/ride camp for all ability levels. You’ll envy your children as they spend the day with one of our pros and kids of similar ability, exploring the best powder stashes on the hill, developing skills and learning new tricks.

Montana Appreciation Day – $20 lift tickets at Moonlight Basin for Montanans on January 4th

Fitness Weekend with Tony Horton – December 21st, 22nd and 23rd at Big Sky Resort. Train with P90X creator Tony Horton!

Ski With Santa – Join Santa on the slopes of Moonlight Basin on December 25th

Youth Avalanche Awareness Course – Learn the knowledge of avalanche safety at Big Sky on December 27th and 28th. For grades 7-12

Torchlight Parade and Firework Display – Live music, dinner, fireworks and more on Decemeber 30th at Bridger Bowl

Read, Read, Read

Not much beats snuggling under a warm blanket with a good book during a Bozeman winter. Whether you read with the kids or your kids read by themselves. Give them the encouragement and push they need to dive into a good book. Have your kids read The Hobbit yet? My favorite book as a kid was Ender’s Game. The Bozeman Public Library is a great venue to spend the day reading books, magazines, and newspapers!

Amazon’s list of Short Stories

Amazon’s list of Literature

Amazon’s list of Poetry

Movie Nights

Just as enjoyable as snuggling and reading is watching a good movie. It won’t be forever that your kids will enjoy sitting on the couch and watching the latest action adventures with you so take advantage of it!

Bozeman School District #7 includes:
Bozeman High School
Bridger Alternative
Chief Joseph
Emily Dickinson
Morning Star

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