A Winter Playground
At Yellowstone Country
All of that winter snow – often exceeding 1,000 centimeters per season, much of it dry, light powder – is perfect for world-class alpine skiing, phenomenal cross-country skiing and epic snowmobiling. Yellowstone Country is home to three of Montana’s four largest ski areas, including Big Sky Resort, known as “The Biggest Skiing in America.” It’s also where you’ll find some of the
nation’s best cross-country ski resorts and hundreds of kilometers of
snowmobiling trails, both within Yellowstone National Park, as well as
outside the park boundaries and across much of south-central Montana.
An Abundance of Seasonal
In Yellowstone Country’s warm season, the adventures continue and include hiking, climbing, camping, whitewater rafting, kayaking, float trips and blue-ribbon fly fishing. Options include horseback riding, rodeo, ATV excursions and some of the most scenic drives in North America. Yellowstone Country’s famous mountain ranges to explore are Beartooths, Absarokas, Crazies, Bridgers, Gallatins and Spanish Peaks. For water pursuits, the more popular rivers are the Gallatin, the Madison and, of course, the Yellowstone, all of which flow north out of the region’s namesake, Yellowstone National Park. In between, Yellowstone Country is sprinkled with quaint, charming, authentic mountain towns and outdoor-oriented cities with cultural and culinary surprises.
In the shoulder seasons of spring and fall, Yellowstone Country is alive with change and activity. From newborn wildlife and the blooming of alpine valleys filled with wildflowers, to the largest golden eagle migration in North America and the turning of the autumn colors, Yellowstone Country is a visually dramatic cacophony of color.