October 22, 2009
During winter, two to six feet of snow blanket the Tom Miner Basin and surrounding mountainsides. Winter reservations are available from mid-December through February. We offer our guests numerous opportunities to participate in the winter activities of the ranch. We hope you’ll join us.
Ecological activities such as viewing and photographing birdlife, wildlife tracking (wolves, moose, elk, wolverine) and observing the marvels of winter night skies ensure enduring memories.
Snow Season Sports
We groom 20–30 kilometers of trails for cross-country ski and snowshoe enthusiasts. Both skate-ski lanes and classic tracks are maintained daily. Our conditions predictably offer blue wax conditions much of the winter. With advanced notice and an additional charge, we are happy to arrange guided ski and snowshoe tours, and provide ski lessons on the ranch.
Yellowstone Excursions from B Bar
Many of our guests choose to ski, snowshoe or scout for wildlife – including wolves – in neighboring Yellowstone National Park. We share a boundary line with Yellowstone but no road; it is 26 road miles from the ranch to the park entrance station in Gardiner. The park road between Gardiner, Mammoth and Cooke City remains open through the winter.
Dog-sledding up one of the old logging roads adjacent to the ranch is another popular excursion, as is soaking in the natural hot spring pools or pampering yourself with a decadent massage or other spa treatment at nearby Chico Hot Springs & Day Spa.