The northwest Rocky Mountains can be a challenge to endure if you are not overly excited about winter, the snow and cold, and dark gray days. The mountains tend to be more like 6 seasons as opposed to 4. We add falter between fall and winter, and sprinter between spring and winter. Many who like the snow and enjoy spring skiing or elk hunter before full on winter appreciate the early and late snow, but for those who do not, it adds to the long months of winter. If the cold and snow is not your favorite thing but you are living here in Bozeman anyway, there are a few things that you can do to help survive the winter and not get depressed.