West Yellowstone -Rendezvous Trail
From Jackson, West Yellowstone is a 2 1/2 hr drive, across Teton Pass, north through Driggs, Ashton, Island Park, into West Yellowstone. Trailhead is 2 blocks south of the Holiday Inn. From the town West Yellowstone, offers a unique opportunity to access Yellowstone National Park via snowmobile and snow coach. The town provides ample accommodations, restaurants, and bars for a lively apres ski.
While not in the Greater Teton region, West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trails are a preferred early-season training and family ski destination, attracting visitors from Jackson Hole and Teton Valley. Explore the West Yellowstone Rendezvous Nordic Ski Trails, a groomed network spanning 35 to 50 kilometers of professionally maintained trails. Designed for both classic and skate skiing, the trail system is a focal point for the week-long Yellowstone Ski Festival, commencing the weekend before Thanksgiving. The trailhead offers access to various trails and loops, each presenting unique scenery and terrain:
- Windy Ridge Trail
- Dead Dog Loop
- Doug’s Doodle Trail
- Deja View Loop
- Purple Haze Trail
- Rendezvous Loop
- Jerry’s Journey Trail
The Town: West Yellowstone offers a unique opportunity to access Yellowstone National Park via snowmobile and snow coach. The town provides ample accommodations, restaurants, and bars for a lively apres ski.
Fee: To ski the Rendezvous Trail, purchase a daily pass for $15, a season pass for $100, or a family pass for $190. Children under 12 ski free, and passes are available at the trailhead, the USFS, the Chamber of Commerce, or local businesses in town.
Skiing Experience: Enjoy a well-groomed trail network catering to both classic and skate skiing, with options for all skill levels. Choose from multiple trails and loops to extend your skiing adventure and discover new scenery. Retrace your route or explore connecting trails to return to the trailhead.
Yellowstone Rendezvous Race: One notable event is the Yellowstone Rendezvous Race, held around the first week of March. Participants can compete in various categories, including the 50k freestyle, 25k classic, 25k freestyle, 10k, 5k, or 2k. Visit skirunbikemt.com/events.html for details.
Winter Grooming: Professionally groomed trails ensure optimal conditions for Nordic skiing throughout the season. Check trail conditions regularly.
Dog Owners: Sorry, no dogs are allowed on this trail.
Nordic Skiers: Take advantage of the groomed trails suitable for Nordic skiing, races, and training.
Fat Bikers: Explore trails on fat bikes when conditions permit, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable ride.