Weather and Roads Update

West Yellowstone Weather and Roads (Monday, November 24, 2014): Today, partly sunny with a chance of morning snow showers, a high near 26F and low tonight near 14F. Similiar weather pattern Tuesday and Wednesday with highs warming into the mid-30s (F). Thanksgiving Day, partly sunny with temps remaining around 33F.

Christmas Tree Permits now on sale in West Yellowstone

Bozeman and Billings, MT – Christmas tree permits are now available across all seven districts on the Custer Gallatin National Forest.  Forest Service offices in Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Livingston, Gardiner, Big Timber, Red Lodge, Billings, Ashland, MT and Camp Crook, SD will have permits available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Staying Safe in Bear Country

Bear activity continues in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, areas surrounding West Yellowstone, Montana, making it very important for visitors to be diligent about being Bear Aware and following the Food Storage Order.  Areas of heightened bear activity in particular include the Tom Miner and Rock Creek drainages in the Paradise Valley and in Gardiner Basin.

Rendezvous Ski Trails, West Yellowstone Recognized for Excellence

It takes a village and West Yellowstone, MT embodies what it takes to run an international growing venue, the Rendezvous Ski Trails.  Known as cross country ski and summer trails, Rendezvous Ski Trails were recently recognized by the Northern Regional Forester Faye Krueger for promoting recreation on National Forest System lands.

Bugling, Battling Elk

This is the time of year when elk dominate Yellowstone Park and put on a great show for visitors. There is always something going on, whether it is a bull constantly gathering his cows, bugling and chattering, or a male bull doing his best to demonstrate his absolute dominance. In most years, the peak of elk breeding occurs around mid-September, although it can start up to three weeks earlier in higher elevations.