Southwest of Billings & Red Lodge deep in the Absaroka Beartooth Range, the backcountry around Cooke City offers plenty of snowmobile accessed backcountry snowboarding. Theres plenty of deep powder in the glacial carved cirques, but watch out for avalanches.
Overall, Cooke City Backcountry is the 2nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 11 snowboarding resorts in Montana.
Local Contacts: Montana Visitors (800) 847-4868; Cooke City Bike Shack (406) 838-2412; Avalanche Report (406) 838-2341
Best Season: Dec. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Difficult
Base Camp: Yellowstone Hostel; Big Bear Inn (406) 838-2267
Luxury Loding: Soda Butte Lodge (406) 838-2231
Breakfast Restaurant: Stella's Kitchen, Billings
Reference Source: click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/custer
Date Published: 12/31/2015
Date Updated: 8/6/2016
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