Cross country skiing, back country skiing, and snowshoeing.
It's been said that there is only snowmobiling in the Cooke City, Colter Pass and the Silver Gate area. Not true! You can ski right from your front door. The decision you have to make is which way do you want to go.
You can head east from Cooke City to Silver Gate and enjoy the Historic Bannock Trail*. Keep going and head on into the park towards Warm Creek. *
Go west from Silver Gate towards Cooke City take the Bannock Trail* into town. Keep heading west out of town on a trail which is shared with snowmobiles or go off trail and find your own way.
*The condition of the Bannock Trail is dependent on the depth of snow and spring weather conditions. Please call ahead if you want to know the condition of the trail.
This area is a special place offering any type of skier lots of space, quietness and a beautiful place to begin a new sport or challenge the most extreme experts.
Ski and snowshoe rentals and repairs are available in Silver Gate.
Pick up trail maps at the Chamber.
BE AWARE of the snow conditions before going out. Check out the website www.mtavalanche.com for current conditions. Or check out the link www.mtavalanche.com/sidecountry for more information.