SKI YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
“Three Rivers Ski Shuttle”, will drop you off and pick you up so you can ski along the Madison, Firehole and the Gibbon Rivers in Yellowstone from just $60 per person.
Now there is a less expensive way to ski and see the beauty of Yellowstone. This new concept allows for more skiing and less coach riding. By departing from West at 10AM and returning by 4PM, it maximizes solitude by propitiously placing you at areas and times when over snow traffic is at a minimum.
We pick up from THREE BEAR LODGE and FREEHEEL & WHEEL by 10:00AM in the morning.
In addition to the sights seen along the way in the shuttle, there are three ski drop and pickups.
- Drop off the main road and ski down along the Madison River. Water fowl, eagles, elk and buffalo frequent this area. The shuttle will be waiting for you. (3kms)
- Drop off at the vantage point overlooking Gibbon Falls. (Good photo op) Return traversing varying terrain, passing bison, the Gibbon River, hot springs and thermal pools near Madison.(up to 7kms)
- Drop off is along the Firehole River before it leaves the main road and enters the Firehole Falls Scenic loop. Ski along the river where it drops deep into the canyon and eventually plummets over the awesome Firehole Falls. Pass along the river and towering cliffs to where your shuttle will be waiting for you. (3kms)
There are varying lengths of ski options, depending on ability and desire. The accomplished skier may chose to skate ski 23kms to Madison Junction or back to West Yellowstone in addition to the designated trails. The ski shuttle will provide additional pick-ups at various locations if you want to ride to the next stop. Heated rest rooms are at Madison Junction and a lunch break will be taken along the way. (Bring your own lunch or we can order one for $10) After skiing along the three rivers you may enjoy a leisurely 14 mile ride back to West Yellowstone.
In addition, to our ski shuttle, you also have the option of bringing your skis on a regular tour to Old Faithful. Ski along the Firehole River, past the geysers, on your way to Old Faithful. Let us know when you book that you would like to ski.
SKI WEST YELLOWSTONE
WEST YELLOWSTONE IS A TRUE CROSS-COUNTRY SKIER’S PARADISE. SNOW COVERED TRAILS ENTICE DIE-HARDS AND BARELY BEGINNERS ALIKE. FAMILY FUN AND SCENIC WORKOUTS ARE FOUND ON THE RENDEZVOUS SKI TRAILS, THE INTERIOR OF YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, AND VEHICLE ACCESSIBLE TRAILHEADS TO YELLOWSTONE’S BACKCOUNTRY.
The Rendezvous Ski Trails are situated at the southwest corner of town. Over thirty-five kilometers of varied terrain from gently rolling hills to more challenging climbs, descents, and turns. The trail system is also incredibly user-friendly, with initial flat terrain great for beginners and a public building conveniently located at the trailhead area. A wide skate lane and classic tracks are groomed regularly from November to April. Trail passes are required when using the Rendezvous Ski Trails and range from $8-$10 per day. Season and family passes are also available at the trailhead, the USFS, the Chamber of Commerce, and several local merchants.
Check out the latest Grooming report.
DOWNHILL SKIING AROUND YELLOWSTONE
Big Sky Ski area is located just 45 miles north of West Yellowstone and offers some of the best downhill skiing in North America.
Moonlight Basin ski resort boasts a wide variety of sublime ski and snowboard terrain – 1,900 acres of pristine groomers, tree glades, and challenging steeps. (And there’s even more: Moonlight Basin’s and Big Sky’s combined Biggest Skiing in America, racks up a total of 5,512 acres!) Here, skiers and snowboarders dive into Moonlight Basin’s huge terrain park, join intimate ski and snowboard lessons, and enjoy affordable lift tickets, rentals, and season passes. This mountain resort creates an enchanting winter vacation – even just for one day.
Daily shuttles run between West Yellowstone & Big Sky
Didn’t bring your cross country gear or just in town for the day and want to hit the trails? No problem, Freeheel & Wheel have a complete line of rental gear. All rental packages include skis, boots, and poles.
For more details, contact Freeheel & Wheel shop at 33 Yellowstone Avenue, West Yellowstone. Call them at 406.646.7744 or check out their website – www.freeheelandwheel.com.