This is the quiet time when the mountains are covered with snow, and ice forms along the river’s banks. Some people still run down to the spring creeks to try and find a willing trout, but most head into the mountains with their skinny skis or snowshoes. 

There are miles of wonderful ski trails up Mill Creek and in Yellowstone National Park. This is perhaps the best time of the year to experience the quiet solitude of the Park’s remarkable landscape and wildlife. Downhill skiers and snowboarders head over to Bridger Bowl (less than forty-five minutes drive) or up to Big Sky and Moonlight Basin (approximately ninety minutes drive).

For something a bit out of the ordinary, commercial dog sledding is available just across the valley, and the warm waters of Chico Hot Springs and the Boiling River hot springs are always open.