Welcome to the Rendezvous Ski Trails! Where Gold Medal grooming and Reliable Snow come together to create a Nordic skier’s dream. Easily accessible from the town of West Yellowstone, Montana, the Rendezvous Ski Trails consist of over 35 kilometers of gently rolling, beautifully groomed trails that wind through tall stands of lodgepole pine and open meadows. The trail system is located entirely on U.S. Forest Service land and it is managed through a cooperative partnership between the Forest Service, the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce and the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation (WYSEF). We hope that you will visit West Yellowstone and ski the Rendezvous Ski Trails soon!
The Rendezvous Ski Trails are a tremendous asset to the community of West Yellowstone. The distinctive Trailhead Archway and Trailhead Building are located at the south end of Geyser Street. Though the trails are a short walk from just about anywhere in town, there is plenty of parking available across the street from the Archway. The Trailhead Building – built with funds provided by the Town of West Yellowstone, the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce, a USFS Rural Community Assistance grant and money raised by the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation – provides restrooms and a communal area for skiers to change clothes, rest or warm up before and after skiing.
Ideally situated at just over 6800 feet (2000 meters), the Rendezvous Ski Trails provide perfect conditions for high altitude training or recreation at any time of the year. The altitude and location adjacent to the Continental Divide also mean that snow comes early and stays late. The Rendezvous Ski Trails are groomed on an as needed basis. Click here to see the latest grooming report and trail condition information.
Trail passes are required when using the Rendezvous Ski Trails between November 1 and March 31. During the month of November, there is a special trail fee schedule in place. From December 1 through March 31, the cost share agreement between the USFS, the Chamber of Commerce and the Ski Education Foundation is in effect and season passes can be purchased at the trailhead, the USFS, the Chamber of Commerce and from several local merchants including Freeheel and Wheel and Bud Lilly’s Trout Shop.
If you happen to visit West Yellowstone during the warmer months of the year, the Rendezvous Ski Trails are a great place to hike, run or mountain bike. There is always a good chance that you will encounter wildlife on the trail system. Elk, moose, pine marten and bear sightings are not uncommon so stay alert and be prepared.