Yurt Can too at the Mt. Zimmer Yurt!

Any level
3 days
All ages
4–6 people

Welcome to Cooke City, Montana and beautiful Beartooth Mountains. The snowfall is reliable and the options for various objectives are extensive! Did you know that Cooke City gets the most snow in southwest Montana, making it perfect for any winter adventure? Not only is the powder awesome, but we also offer choice lodging with powder just outside your door at the Mount Zimmer Yurt. Come on and check it out!

Beartooth Powder Guides operates and runs this program
Spend a week at the Mount Zimmer Yurt!

Just outside of Cooke City, Montana, the Mt. Zimmer Yurt awaits you and up to five of your friends this winter. The hut is a hidden gem located at an elevation of 9500′ next to Companion Lake, near the Zimmer Creek Wilderness Boundary.

This area is notorious for having copious amounts of POWDER and provides easy access to the heart of the Beartooth Mountains. Day trips from the Yurt include skiing trees and pillow lines right out the front door. Longer ski touring options include peaks such as Mt. Zimmer, Mt. Wilse, Glacier Peak and the mountains surrounding Goose Lake including Sawtooth, Wolf and Fox Peaks.

Here’s the some more details about renting out the Yurt
  • The Yurt can sleep up to 6 people
Prerequisites for the Yurt
  • All groups must have a Group Leader. The Group Leader needs to have completed at least a Level 1 Avalanche Course AND a basic First Aid Course
This trip is fully guided and catered for three days. It also includes first time user orientation

406.838.2097 (office) | info@beartoothpowder.com

Where we are
Class Location
Cooke City, Montana
Meeting Location
Beartooth Powder Guides

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

What's included
  • Full furnishings
  • Cooking utensils, coffee making devices and cookware
  • 6 mattresses
  • Lighting
  • Super efficient Pellet stove
  • A relaxing atmosphere and amazing views!
  • Water is provided by melting snow

All you need to bring is a sleeping bag and a willingness to have a good time! See the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center for avalanche conditions

Transportation to the Yurt
  • Your guides offer snowmobile transportation to the Yurt if you don't have your own
  • Your guides can help get part or all of your group in, as well as haul gear/food in with our large toboggan. We can also haul gear/trash out on your day of departure
Yurt fine print
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation for all Beartooth Powder Guides reservations. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the start of the activity
  • For trips departing within 30 days from the reservation date, guests must pay in full at the time of reservation
  • Deposits are non refundable, unless the Yurt can be re-booked for the cancelled days or your position in the class can be filled. Beartooth Powder Guides assess an $80 administrative fee to all refunds
  • We factored a 3% resort tax into the price
  • A 7% Montana State Accommodations Tax applies to the Yurt
  • Sorry, no dogs
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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 info@beartoothpowder.com.

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.