Beartooth Powder Guides, led by Ben Zavora, runs trips out of Cooke City. Their two lodging options are the Woody Creek Cabin and the Mount Zimmer Yurt. We opted for the combo package and stayed two nights at Woody and three night at Zimmer. This seemed like a good idea at the time but, if I go again—and I hope I do—I’d probably opt to go for one or the other.
I’ll take you on a chronological tour, here:
The Woody Creek Cabin, pictured below, sleeps up to ten people and is an open concept, very comfortable spot. The skin-in is a little more than 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) in, and features a pretty mellow grade. Some in our party pulled sleds with extra luxury items. The cabin sits at 2650m (8,700’) at the confluence of the Woody and Hayden Creeks. Wood heat and snow melt for water.
Is this an ad for DPS or a photo of Woody Creek Cabin? Maybe Both… Hi Wimbo.
The approach to Hayden and High Hayden, where the best skiing was, took about an hour. Here, below, is the High Hayden zone—where we enjoyed some of the best skiing of the trip. There were a couple really fun shots looker’s right of this photo too. Depending on conditions, there are some options closer to the cabin as well.
Speaking of options, here is a shot we did into Zimmer Creek; more specifically, Blue ice Bowl. We didn't see any blue ice. Scha-weet.
Price: Guided/catered (includes lodging, porter/transportation and food): $260 USD PP/PD. Hut rental for cabin/yurt= $280 USD/$260 USD per night.
Location: Staging is out of Cooke City on the western edge of Yellowstone Park.
More info: https://www.beartoothpowder.com
Quality/Price: 1/2 (guided)
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