Yellowstone National Park might start closing as the leaves turn brown and the nights grow cold, but that only means it’s ski weather! The closest ski paradise Sleeping Giant Ski Area caters to beginners, pros, and those looking for a true challenge. Stay in the perfect cabin, lodge, or home so that you can take a short, leisurely trip to and from the slopes!
For more ways to make the most of your time in Yellowstone, be sure to request access to our complimentary Area Guide.
Sleeping Giant Ski Area
The closest attraction to Cody, Wyoming proper, Sleeping Giant Ski Area is a 120-acre polar paradise. The ski area offers a great range of beginner and expert slopes and provides classes to help beginners learn the art of skiing. Sleeping Giant delivers a wide variety of rental equipment for Nordic Skiing, tubing, snowboarding, and night skiing.
Established in 1936, the Sleeping Giant ski hill has kept its small-town roots intact into the modern-day. The best place for aspiring skiers in East Yellowstone, Sleeping Giant fosters a vibrant community of local enthusiasts. Make sure to check their website before planning your trip in case you wanted to get lessons, looking for a discount, or wanted to check the condition of the slopes!
Things to Do on Your Ski-Trip
Shopping in Downtown Cody
There is nothing quite like walking through a downtown area in a small, historic city. Cody’s downtown is home to a variety of gift shops, restaurants, bookstores, and boutiques like Mtn Girl Wyoming. Spend your afternoon taking a stroll downtown before you decide on where you want to eat after a hard day’s fun!
Eating Before (or after) Your Big Trip Down the Mountain
You can eat at Sleeping Giant (you can even order ahead), but if you want to plan out eating before or after your big snow day, we would like to make a few recommendations! If you want a big breakfast (home fries, sausage, gravy, the works) we really like Muddy Moose Cafe in downtown Cody. If the wilderness of Wyoming reminds you of why you want a good steak, then we really like Cody Steak House also in downtown Cody.
Yellowstone Snowcoach Tour
During the wintertime, Yellowstone is essentially closed to the big crowds but is still accessible by dogsled, skiing, snowmobile, or snowcoach. Since you are already skiing at Sleeping Giant, plan a Snowcoach tour to see the majestic beauty of Yellowstone under a cover of white.
Book Your Yellowstone Trip
Cody Lodging Co. is your key to the ultimate ski trip experience! Our collection of rentals in a half-dozen locations around Cody features various unique amenities that you won’t find with any other vacation rental company in the East Yellowstone area. Our spread allows you to stay closest to your preferred ski destination and ensure your trip to the area is as memorable as possible! If you ever need anything while staying with us, we have complimentary Concierge Services to make your stay stress-free!
Start planning your vacation to Cody by booking one of our properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the Cowboy State!