West Yellowstone Weather and Roads (Monday, November 24, 2014): Today, partly sunny with a chance of morning snow showers, a high near 26F and low tonight near 14F. Similiar weather pattern Tuesday and Wednesday with highs warming into the mid-30s (F). Thanksgiving Day, partly sunny with temps remaining around 33F.
Welcome to West Yellowstone, Montana!!
Christmas Stroll, Kids’N’Snow and Sled Dog Races Dec. 18-21, 2014
2006 Olympic Gold Medalist, Chandra Crawford, will be the keynote speaker in West Yellowstone, Montana, Wednesday, November 26 at 7:30pm at the Holiday Inn.
Retired from competitive skiing in March 2014, Chandra now focuses her boundless energy on the program she founded in 2005, Fast and Female, travels for speaking engagements, all while working on her MBA!
Bozeman and Billings, MT – Christmas tree permits are now available across all seven districts on the Custer Gallatin National Forest. Forest Service offices in Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Livingston, Gardiner, Big Timber, Red Lodge, Billings, Ashland, MT and Camp Crook, SD will have permits available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
West Yellowstone’s Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center has been awarded $50,000 to help build a new exhibit focusing on river otters. The new exhibit in will be called the “Banks of the Madison Riparian Exhibit.” The estimated cost of the project is $518,900, and grant recipients are required to raise a percentage of matching funds.
Bear activity continues in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, areas surrounding West Yellowstone, Montana, making it very important for visitors to be diligent about being Bear Aware and following the Food Storage Order. Areas of heightened bear activity in particular include the Tom Miner and Rock Creek drainages in the Paradise Valley and in Gardiner Basin.
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Prepaid trail passes are now available for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Passes are valid from November 1-30. Passes can be purchased through the mail or online.
For coaches, clubs, and teams-
It takes a village and West Yellowstone, MT embodies what it takes to run an international growing venue, the Rendezvous Ski Trails. Known as cross country ski and summer trails, Rendezvous Ski Trails were recently recognized by the Northern Regional Forester Faye Krueger for promoting recreation on National Forest System lands.
This is the time of year when elk dominate Yellowstone Park and put on a great show for visitors. There is always something going on, whether it is a bull constantly gathering his cows, bugling and chattering, or a male bull doing his best to demonstrate his absolute dominance. In most years, the peak of elk breeding occurs around mid-September, although it can start up to three weeks earlier in higher elevations.