Backcountry Skiing and Splitboarding in Cooke City

Any level
1 day
All ages
1–5 people

Welcome to Cooke City, Montana and beautiful Beartooth Mountains. The snowfall is reliable and the options for various objectives are extensive! All abilities of skiers are welcome. Cooke City gets the most snow in southwest Montana, making perfect for any winter adventure. Come check it. We're just past Yellowstone.

Pick a tour, any tour.


There are plenty of ski tour options from downtown Cooke City. Explore some of the great POWDER STASHES throughout the area. Ski tours of Republic, Hayden and Sheep Creek provide many options for every ability level. From low angle tree skiing, to steeper bowl and couloir skiing, there’s something for everyone.


The Beartooth Mountains that surround Cooke City are loaded with High Alpine tour options. Whether leaving from town on skis or by snowmobile to the North and East Wilderness boundaries, Beartooth Powder Guides can show more advanced skiers and riders the numerous High Alpine options that surround Goose Lake, Mount Zimmer and the Aero Lakes area. This is some of the most scenic ski touring in the Untied States. Bring your camera!

When you book your trip, let us know which you’d like to pursue. We’re happy to help you plan your day in the backcountry.

A 3% resort tax is factored into the price.


Where we are
Class Location
Cooke City, Montana
Meeting Location
Woody Creek Cabin

Once you book your course, we'll contact you about what else you need to bring.

Why book through 57hours?

We’re an adventure loving, rock climbing, tech company that loves all things outdoors-y. Why spend days looking for the right guide and adrenaline rush, when we can (and already did) do it for you? Want a serious guide for a challenging backcountry tour? We know a bunch. How about a guide to show you around the Alps? Check. Maybe your kids want to ski and won’t stop going on about it until you book them a trip. Yes, we know guides who are great for beginners, too. Oh, yeah, every guide we know prioritizes SAFETY and FUN. Book with 57hours, we’ve done your work for you. You’re welcome.

Guides running this program

Ben Zavora

Owner of Beartooth Powder, Ben Zavora has been leading his friends, family and clients around the mountains for the last 20 years. He turned his passion into a profession by founding Beartooth Powder Guides in 2012. He has volunteered and been a board member for the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center for the last 13 years, which includes assisting in field sessions on avalanche awareness courses for snowmobilers. Ben has completed a Level 3 Avalanche course and spends time every year in pursuing Avalanche Education events to stay current with the most recent Avalanche research.

Ben has completed his AMGA Aspirant Exam and is looking forward to completing his AMGA Ski Exam in the near future. Ben has skied extensively in Southwest Montana, the Sawtooths, the Eastern Sierras and in Europe, New Zealand and South America. Ben is eager to share his enthusiasm for the mountains around Cooke City with you, contact him to discuss your Cooke City POWDER experience! Ben is available at

Nina Hance

Nina was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, and is an AMGA certified ski guide. She grew up chasing her parents around the mountains of Montana and Alaska. She spent the first three years of her career guiding for a heli and snowcat-skiing operation in Alaska. She has also worked as an intern for the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center for two seasons. In summers, Nina teaches horseback riding and enjoys rock climbing and mountain biking.

Alan Oram

Alan is a Bozeman, Montana, local and is an IFMGA/AMGA certified Mountain Guide AND a Physician board certified in Emergency Medicine. He has skied and climbed extensively throughout the Western US, Canada, Alaska and Europe. The Beartooth Range and Cooke City are his local place and one of those areas that though little known, have some of the best skiing in the world.