3 Best Places to Ski Near East Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park might start closing as the leaves turn brown and the nights grow cold, but that only means it’s ski weather! Several ski slopes near East Yellowstone, cater 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!

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The Best Places to Ski Near East Yellowstone

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.

Red Lodge Mountain

Tucked away in the Beartooth Mountain range, Red Lodge Mountain offers an expansive array of runs in an expanded season. Thanks to an extensive network of snowmaking machines, Red Lodge provides snowmaking coverage on 28% of their trails (most significant in Montana). Red Lodge features 70 runs with a marked choice of Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert to choose from. At 1,635 acres, Red Lodge has the space to deliver a considerable mountain experience with six chair lifts and one surface lift. The season starts Thanksgiving weekend and stays open until mid-April, and is even open during the Christmas/New Years’ season!

Antelope Butte Mountain

A non-profit, Antelope Butte Mountain Foundation, services the Bighorn National Forest, focusing on outreach to the local community. The Recreation area provides 225 skiable acres and a 1,000-foot vertical drop with a summit elevation of 9,400 feet. There are three lifts that service 28 runs, but not all of the runs are currently named. The Area also provides rentals for Nordic skiing, fat biking, and snowshoeing. You can even rent the entire (!) mountain for a private ski day. With that, you receive a yurt, event tent, rental equipment, and use of the lifts.

While it is not as polished or fancy as Red Lodge, Antelope has an austere beauty if you want to spend some time in the Bighorn Basin.

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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!