CBS Sunday Morning (December 2022) – We leave you this morning amid the Aspens of autumn, in south-central Montana. Videographer: Brad Markel.
Relatively pristine, south-central Montana is a world-class playground for the outdoor recreation enthusiast. Its biggest draws are the mountains that are a haven for hikers and campers, and the fly-fishing waters of the four major rivers that run through its valleys — the Madison, Jefferson, Gallatin, and Yellowstone.
During the winter, downhill skiing takes over at Bridger Bowl, Big Sky, which boasts the largest vertical drop of any hill in the United States (4,350 ft.), and the relatively new Moonlight Basin resort. The region is also excellent for cross-country skiing — Lone Mountain Ranch and Bohart Ranch are two of the best Nordic skiing facilities in the state.