With 11 inches of snow on the South Plateau, we were able to groom 5-6k of out and back trails this morning (10-12k total). There is a classic track and skate lane and we anticipate grooming up to 20k of trails over the next few days. The South Plateau can be reached by driving south out of town on Iris Street, going past the junction of the Rendezvous Ski Trails, and heading 6 miles up a snow covered forest service road. Please drive slow. Four wheel drive is recommended. The road will be graded/plowed on Sunday mid-morning. We will have shuttle service available on Tuesday. Trail passes are now required on the South Plateau trails. We have no plans to cancel any the Yellowstone Ski Festival activities. Races, clinics, and the on-snow demo can be held on the South Plateau. We hope to see you on the snow in West Yellowstone soon!
For over 29 years, cross country skiers from acrossNorth America and around the world have traveled to West Yellowstone, Montana’s Yellowstone Ski Festival to begin their Nordic ski season on the Rendezvous Ski Trails. Traditionally, the Yellowstone Ski Festival takes place during Thanksgiving week and this year will be no different. The dates for this year’s Yellowstone Ski Festival are November 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2008. The event's highlights include a series of Nordic skiing clinics, the SuperTour races, the Try It and Buy It Gear Demo (the largest public gear demo of its type) and an Indoor Ski Show.