Are you looking for a one of a kind western ski lifestyle for you and your family? Welcome to The Yellowstone Club, the world’s only private residential community with both a private ski-mountain and an eighteen-hole golf course.
The Yellowstone Club
The club’s 13,600 acres are tucked amongst three towering peaks in the Northern Rockies of Montana, better known as “The Treasure State”.
And treasure is exactly what you’ll find at The Yellowstone Club. It’s picturesque scenery, unspoiled rushing rivers and protected wilderness is an oasis to recharge your batteries and connect with family and friends.
Families are drawn to this place high up in the wilderness of the mountains because they love solitude and skiing against a bluebird sky.
But it’s the privacy and personal security that seals the deal for most residents. They covet the laidback western ski lifestyle, but don’t want to be affected by the social scene like you find in Aspen, CO.
It’s all at their fingertips at The Yellowstone Cub. Who wouldn’t be over-the-moon in a world without lift lines and fifteen chair lifts serviced by three ski lodges?
Tee it up on a moments notice on an eighteen-hole track designed by PGA Tour Champion Tom Weiskopf and be protected by a security team run by a former Secret Service officer. George Whackenhut would have enjoyed this place!
The World's Only Private Ski Resort
If you’ve reached that point in your life where hard work and a little lady luck have enabled you to save a few dollars, you’ll be in a position to become a member at The Yellowstone Club. The price of admission is $300,000 (plus you must own real estate), is as steep as some of the chutes Warren Miller liked to film in his ski movies. Only members, their families and guests are able to access this community and all its amazing outdoor lifestyle activities.
The club welcomes, on an average day, three- hundred skiers to the 140,000 square foot Warren Miller Lodge. Mr. Miller still lives here all winter long and invites people into his home every Saturday for stories and tea.
The lodge is family oriented and kids especially like the basketball court, game room and movie-theater complete with popcorn and all the latest Hollywood feature films.
The first time I was in this space the fifty-foot ceilings and the magnificent stone fireplace made it hard to leave the breakfast bar and hit the slopes. It was awe-inspiring to connect with architecture, which balanced the energy of the mountain with the massive timber frame beams and masonry stonework.
Looking out the floor-to-ceiling plate-glass windows the blue bird sky beckoned us to The Lodge lift for a swift ascent up to the top.
Getting off the chair was reassuring, since the lift operator was there to greet us with a smile and a helping hand. As we skied off he said, “Hey guys you’ve got an amazing day! Have a great run.”
Amazing Skiing For All Levels
I immediately found my groove on Heaven’s Gate. It’s rated on the map as a Blue, for intermediates. The terrain undulated with a roller cadence and had flat and steep sections mid-mountain, which suited intermediate skiers.
However, the mountain is not just for skiers who like corduroy groomers. Extreme skiers and snow boarders are delighted to access the most difficult chutes and gullies off Ridge Road and Pioneer Bowl. Here you’ll be able to also access some of the best glade skiing in Montana. Woo Hoo!
The mountain trail system naturally takes advantage of the stunning vistas of Lone Peak, which towers over the landscape at 11,600’. It’s impossible to get lost at The Yellowstone Club. Just look up from any vantage point and you’ll get your reference by locating the peak.
Lunch at The Rainbow Lodge
After taking several delightful runs, it was time to take a lunch break and check out the newly renovated Rainbow Lodge. It’s conveniently located mid-mountain.
The lodge is constructed with old growth whitewashed logs. It made me feel like an old western pioneer. This wooden cathedral seemed like it would be still standing in the next millennium. And you’ll not have to wait for your server or food to show up for that long. Service here is impeccable!
I ordered a fresh Feta and Cucumber salad with a Cappuccino and couldn’t resist sampling the Japanese Udon-Soba, which included your choice of small portions of tuna, chicken, shrimp or beef. Yum!
This is one of the most popular dishes on the menu with families. Leave your Black Card and cash at home because the mountain’s dinning experience is billed ....