Winter Activities in the Cooke City Area

Come enjoy some of the best powder in Montana. Snow West Magazine has rated our snowmobiling in the top 4 in the Western United States and says. In this article, we've listed some of our area's most popular winter activities...except snowmobiling. That's because we have an entire article devoted to the best snowmobile trails is our part of the country.  You can check it out, here.

 Back Country Skiing, Cross County Skiing and Snowshoeing

Cooke City is rapidly becoming a top location for backcountry skiing. From low angle tree skiing, to steeper bowl and couloir skiing, there are options for people of all skill levels. Goose Lake, Mount Zimmer, and Aero Lakes provide days of high-alpine options with some of the most scenic ski touring in the United States. Cross Country Skiing Trails are available in the Cooke City/Silver Gate Area and also Yellowstone National Park. For those looking to explore the area at a slower pace, snowshoeing is an easy and budget-friendly option. Snowshoeing in our area can be as simple as putting on your snowshoes and walking out the door.

Beartooth Powder Skiing

Guided powder skiing, hut trips, and avalanche education based in Cooke City, Montana
It's no secret that Cooke City gets the most snow out of any region in SW Montana. Storms sweep through the Snake River Basin and are channeled towards Cooke City. These frequent storms combined with the cold, high peaks means abundant, low density snow and reliably good ski quality. Ski with Beartooth Powder Guides and Stay with us at the Elk Horn Lodge.