Weather and Roads Update

West Yellowstone Weather and Roads (Monday, October 27, 2014): Today, a chance of rain/snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 38F and low around 19F. Back and forth weather pattern this week with sun Tuesday and Thursday, but another chance of rain/snow showers on Wednesday. Highs in the low 40s (F) and lows in the mid-20s (F).

West Yellowstone Annual Ski Swap

The West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation will hold their annual ski swap on November 15.  Used non-motorized gear and winter clothing are available at great prices.  Anyone can drop off items on Friday Nov 14 from 6-8pm at the Rendezvous trailhead building.  The sale starts at 8am on Saturday and lasts until noon.  Come early for the best selection!  Be tempted by the delicious aromas of the West Yellowstone Nordic Team’s bake sale and take home a treat.  Sellers must pick up their unsold items or a check from 12-1pm.  30% of each sale goes to support

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.

Fearless Fall Fishing!

With the cooler temperatures of September and October, come some of the best fishing in the areas surrounding West Yellowstone. The area is home to some of the country’s top trout streams including the Madison River, Gallatin River,Yellowstone River, and the Henrys Fork of the Snake River. The Gallatin River, one of Montana's most magnificent, offers blue-ribbon rainbow,Yellowstone cutthroat, and brown trout streams.

Public Invited To Help Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee Chart A Path To The Future

Federal land managers within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) are asking the public to help them assess the ecosystem issues they focus on, and to build stronger relationships in the future.

The Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee (GYCC) is a group of eleven federal land managers who work together to manage more than 15 million acres of public land in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.