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Bozeman Chamber of Commerce expects a record breaking winter

Posted at 3:08 PM, Nov 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-11 17:08:34-05

BOZEMAN, Mont. – The Chamber of Commerce in Bozeman is expecting to set tourism records for this winter season.

With the addition of more direct flights to and from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Bozeman is projected to have a record number of people hitting the slopes and exploring southwest Montana this winter.

Record snowfall last season has sparked interest in Big Sky and Bridger Bowl from skiers and tourists across the country. Both ski areas have added additional events and amenities to attract more people.

“Now working with those organizations to find out how we get more tournaments and how do we get more people across the state of Montana and the five surrounding states to come and attend those events that are happening,” said Daryl Schliem, President and CEO of the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce.

“So you will see us participating more and more this year and into the future with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, with several different events that aren’t marketed very well for our region,” Schliem said.

Bozeman has added 400 new hotel rooms for the upcoming year and plans to add seven new hotels in the next 18 months.