Take a trip with Jake as he enjoys backcountry skiing Montana. This 30 second video of powder skiing shows a trip through the trees along with some faceshots. Backcountry skiing Montana takes a little work, but it is well worth it when the reward is deep powder and perfectly spaced trees.
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Backcountry Skiing Montana Resources
If you are looking to start backcountry skiing Montana, your best bet would be to link up with one of your ski buddies that has deep knowledge of the various zones and snowpack. If you’ve never been to Montana and don’t have any personal connections that can show you around, your best bet may be to make your first trip via a reputable guiding service.
Yurtski is an operator that offers backcountry yurts that you can use as your base while backcountry skiing Montana. Â You also have the option to book a guided tour and there are catering options available too.
Beartooth Powder Guides is another operator that offers ski guiding services in the mountains that surround Cooke City. Their services include day trip powder tours, high alpine tours, full guided and catered hut trips, and Beartooth overnight trips.
If you are looking to do less work going uphill and get more runs skiing down, Great Northern Powder Guides is worth a look. Â They operate out of the Whitefish area and have a large catskiing tenure along with a yurt for those desiring overnight accommodations.
Other options for those that are properly educated for a self-guided trip include “The Montana Backcountry Ski Guide” ebook or the “Backcountry Skiing Bozeman and Big Sky” paperback/ebook/app.