MONTANA DINNER YURT
Tripadvisor.com: 5 stars
Reviewed March 2019
Located at Big Sky Resort, The Montana Dinner Yurt offers an intimate and unique backcountry dining experience you will not soon forget. Nestled in the woods on the flanks of Lone Peak, our warm and cozy candlelit dinner yurt is accessed by snowcat and serves an indulging and savory meal in a casually elegant atmosphere.
Your evening begins at the meeting area upstairs in the Snowcrest Building at Big Sky Resort's Mountain Village. Check-in begins at 6:30pm. Once guests are accounted for and signed in, Rosie and Ginger, our Pisten Bully passenger snowcats, will depart the Snowcrest and head up the mountain on a 15-minute ride to our private backcountry location.
Upon arrival to the yurt, a torch-lit sledding run and campfire lights up the scene outside, while inside candles flicker and the wood stove crackles, keeping the yurt toasty warm. Long tables covered with linens and candles give the opportunity to socialize, while our talented musicians play acoustic guitar, setting the mood for the evening.
When the dinner bell rings, an exquisite dinner is served in courses, starting with hearty baked French onion soup and warm bread, followed by a tender filet mignon with peppercorn sauce (most say it cuts with a spoon!), garlic mashed potatoes, and fresh sautéed veggies, and finishes with warm Toblerone chocolate fondue with fruit and pound cake for dessert.
The accommodating staff and relaxed atmosphere of the Dinner Yurt allows guests time for sledding, stargazing, and socializing by the fire, and will normally last three-and-a-half hours. A return ride back to the Summit Hotel ends your evening around 10pm.
The Montana Dinner Yurt is located at our secret on-mountain spot at Big Sky Resort. Parking is available at the base of Big Sky in the Mountain Village. Check-in is located upstairs in the Snowcrest Building near the Snowsports School at 6:30pm sharp.
WHAT TO BRING
Dress: Dress warm! We recommend layering up-- the yurt is toasty but the snowcat ride and sledding hill require layers.
Alcohol: Once again, though we do not provide alcohol for purchase, you may bring your own wine or beer.
Rates start at $189 for adults and $149 for children.
A credit card is required to hold your reservation and will be charged one week before your reserved date. Cancellations must be made one week in advance.
For groups of 20 or more, A 50%, non-refundable deposit is required upon booking.
A confirmation email will be sent at time of booking and once again one week prior to your reservation.
We recommend you make reservations as soon as your vacation plans are finalized because our seating is limited and fills up quick. Last minute reservations are possible on a space-available basis. We are open every evening during the Big Sky Resort Winter Ski Season.
GROUPS & PARTIES
Call 406.995.3880 For Details
Montana Backcountry Adventures offers a group rate and can accommodate your guests for a business retreat or private party. With its intimate setting and removed location, the Montana Dinner Yurt experience is a unique offering for your group or special event.
A credit card number is required to hold a reservation; one week's notice is required to cancel; any cancellation request after the deadline will be charged in full with the credit card given. Deposits will not be refunded for large groups who have paid a prior deposit. Prices subject to change without notice.
*To avoid a timing conflict, we recommend you do not book on your travel day or in conjunction with a Yellowstone Park tour.
We meet upstairs in the Snowcrest building in Big Sky Resort's Mountain Village, right by the Ski School Office. The snowcats will be parked outside on the slopes. Check-in begins at 6:30pm. At the night's end, the cats leave the yurt at 9:45pm.
It is a 15 min snowcat ride to the yurt.
Yes, but dress warm for the snowcat ride. Some folks wear snowpants.
Yes, we have a small supply of plastic sleds. You are free to bring your own.
We have long tables and big rounds, and seat groups family style, so get to know your neighbor!
Yes, but the Montana Dinner Yurt is a group adventure; the snowcats leave and return on the same schedule; make sure your young ones are rested up.
Yes, we ask for your credit card info to hold your reservation, and will run your card one week prior to your reservation date.
Off the Middle Road, up the Moose Tracks Trail, skier's left of Siberia, tucked into the trees. You can't ski to it.
We cook everything on site in our cook tent, bringing up the ingredients via sled.
Popular holiday dates typically sell out by Thanksgiving.
We meet upstairs in the Snowcrest building in Big Sky Resort's Mountain Village, right by the Ski School office. The snowcats will be parked outside. Meet time is 7pm sharp, (unless instructed otherwise) and returning to the base by 10pm.