Skiing, Hunting & Community Events
Winter is much the same as the summer, though you’ll need some warmer clothes. Hiking becomes snow shoeing or x-country skiing, and substitute boating for downhill skiing or snowboarding. Yellowstone in the winter is also a spectacle to experience at least once, and several guide services specialize in winter trips to the Park.
Holiday Stroll in downtown Livingston – similar to the gallery walks of the summer, but now with all the holiday fanfare.
Art & Cafes – Participate in the arts scene of Livingston. Readings by some of the area’s notable writers, plays, concerts and shows. Cozy up in local cafes. You’ll find the galleries, shops and restaurants open during the summer and winter.
Dog Sledding – increasingly popular, and with daily and overnight trips available, starting just up the road from Livingston. Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures.
Snowcoach Rides – a wonderful way to see the backcountry in the winter. Travel with your group on back roads to areas that would otherwise be difficult to access during the winter. See the beauty of Yellowstone. Snowcoach Yellowstone.
Winter Photography Expeditions with National Geographic photographer, Tom Murphy.
Downhill skiing at Bridger Bowl Ski Resort – less than 30 minutes away, and the downhill skiing destination for locals and tourists, alike. Bunny hills, beginner, intermediate, through super-advanced. Restaurants, shops, day care, full services.
Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing – endless miles of trails, many of which require no more than a fifteen or twenty minute drive from the comfort of the Guest House. Suce Creek, Livingston Peak, Snowbank Road, Big Creek, Pine Creek and Yellowstone National Park, just to name a few. You will find Ski Trails of Southwest Montana Guidebook at the Guest House for your use.
Hunting – the region around Livingston is top-notch for big game and bird hunting.
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks provides full information, including season regulations and licensing fees.
Chop your own Holiday Tree for the Guest House. Permits for chopping a tree are only $5 are easy to acquire through the Forest Service office.