Rendezvous Ski Trails

West Yellowstone, Montana

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Since the establishment of the Rendezvous Ski Trails about 1980, the system has gradually gained a well-deserved national reputation for excellence in trail design, grooming, and ski testing. On some winter days, the trails can provide a feeling of solitude, while at other times special events draw hundred of skiers. The annual Fall Camp Thanksgiving weekend turns the Rendezvous Trails into the training site for the U.S. Nordic and Biathlon Ski Teams. While the fastest U.S. skiers skate and glide the forested trails, many other ski teams train alongside racers in red, white, and blue. Spring’s Rendezvous Ski Race also draws hundreds of racers for the 50-kilometer and shorter-distance races. Springtime “crust cruising”—skiing on early-morning, hard-pack snow—is a locally favorite tour. Surface quality: Machine-groomed daily for classic and skate skiing.
Winter Trails: Montana

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Winter Trails: Montana

by Jean Arthur (The Globe Pequot Press)

Since the establishment of the Rendezvous Ski Trails about 1980, the system has gradually gained a well-deserved national reputation for excellence in trail design, grooming, and ski testing. On some winter days, the trails can provide a feeling of solitude, while at other times special events draw hundred of skiers. The annual Fall Camp Thanksgiving weekend turns the Rendezvous Trails into the training site for the U.S. Nordic and Biathlon Ski Teams. While the fastest U.S. skiers skate and glide the forested trails, many other ski teams train alongside racers in red, white, and blue.

Spring’s Rendezvous Ski Race also draws hundreds of racers for the 50-kilometer and shorter-distance races. Springtime “crust cruising”—skiing on early-morning, hard-pack snow—is a locally favorite tour. Surface quality: Machine-groomed daily for classic and skate skiing.

©  Jean Arthur/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing
Nearby City: West Yellowstone
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: Day use
Trailhead Elevation: 6,666 feet
Top Elevation: 6,850 feet
Local Contacts: Hebgen Lake Ranger District; Avalanche info (406)-646-7912
Driving Directions: Directions to Rendezvous Ski Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

1/28/2007
1

Visited in late January. These are the best groomed trails that I've encountered in the last few years x-country skiing various places primarily through Idaho. Trails are wide and the signage is excellent. A warming hut in the northern part of the trail system would be a fine addition. No signs of large wildlife the day I was out. Best to go into the park if you would like that as part of your ski touring experience.


12/20/2006
1

GREAT TRAIL SYSTEM; MUST SKI. All trails nice and fast, great for recreation, or race training..



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