Ski Season in Yellowstone Country

Embrace the thrill of winter in Yellowstone Country, where adventure awaits the daring. Boasting some of the world’s premier ski resorts, it’s no surprise that Yellowstone Country remains a popular destination throughout the winter season. Ski hills are gearing up, and fervent ski bums eagerly anticipate the moment they can hit the slopes once more. The excitement is palpable—let the season unfold! 

November 17 — Grand Targhee Resort 

The earliest ski resort to open this season is none other than Grand Targhee Resort, famous for its abundance of untouched powder in the Teton Mountains of Alta, Wyoming. Grand Targhee welcomes snow enthusiasts to explore pristine trails and breathtaking vistas. From groomed cruisers to challenging glades, the diverse terrain suits all skill levels. The resort's welcoming atmosphere and community spirit make it a beloved destination for families and thrill-seekers alike. Save the date for a November 17th opening.

Grand Targhee Chair Lift

November 22 — Big Sky Resort

For those seeking unparalleled skiing amidst the breathtaking beauty of the greater Yellowstone region, look no further than Big Sky Resort. Located an hour from Bozeman, Montana, this expansive resort features over 150 runs spanning 3,800 acres, with an annual snowfall averaging 400 inches. Offering mesmerizing views of Lone Peak in the Gallatin National Forest, Big Sky Resort promises a transformational experience that engages all your senses. The season kicks off on Wednesday, November 22nd.

Downhill Skier at Big Sky Resort

November 24 — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort & Red Lodge Mountain 

Arguably the most well known ski resort in the country is Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jackson Hole is just south of both Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, making this resort town a hub for adventure all year round. However, skiing put Jackson Hole on the map. Touted as having to be skied to be believed, this Mountain Resort is like nothing you have ever skied before. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opens on November 24th.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Tram

Red Lodge Mountain offers an authentic Montana ski experience and a diverse mix of terrain.  Nestled within the Beartooth Mountains just outside of Red Lodge, Montana, this ski hill delivers big mountain fun minus the crowds. Red Lodge Mountain prides itself on being family friendly with small town personality and exceptional service. Mark your calendars for opening day on November 24th.

Skier atop Red Lodge Mountain

December 2 — Sleeping Giant Ski Area

Tucked in the Absaroka Mountains at the East entrance of Yellowstone National Park, you’ll discover the hidden gem that is Sleeping Giant Ski Area. Rooted in the community of Cody, Wyoming, this ski hill embodies a welcoming culture for skiers of all ages and levels. Whether you’re skiing with small children or in blue jeans, Sleeping Giant is a place for everyone.  Opening day is scheduled for December 2nd.

Mother and Daughter Skiing at Sleeping Giant Ski Area

December 8 (tentatively) — Bridger Bowl Ski Resort

Last but certainly not least, Bridger Bowl Ski Resort—located outside of Bozeman, Montana—accommodates beginners and extreme experts alike. With a robust local following and a reputation for light and fluffy “cold smoke” snow along with steep terrain, Bridger Bowl remains one of North America’s best ski resorts. Bridger Bowl Ski Resort’s projected opening day is December 8th.

Snowboarder on top of the ridge at Bridger Bowl

As ski season unfolds, Yellowstone Country invites snow enthusiasts to embrace the magic of winter, with powder-covered slopes, stunning vistas, welcoming gateway communities, and the shared joy of alpine pursuits. Revel in the spirit of the mountains and create lasting memories in this extraordinary region.



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