Come seek refuge at YurtSki this winter


Get your Avalanche Education


Unforgettable Montana backcountry lodging & skiing experience.

At Yurtski we pride ourselves in providing unforgettable backcountry skiing experiences. Our goal is for people to enjoy the beauty of the Swan Range safely and in comfort while getting some incredible powder turns.

Our yurts lie deep in the Montana backcountry and offer unparalleled access to some of Montana’s best powder skiing. Our immediate terrain is situated off a large horseshoe shaped ridge with finger ramps that separate the area into three main bowls which funnel back down to the yurts. The skiing ranges from mellow glades to steep wide open bowls. The area offers exceptional views of the Missions, Swans, and the Bob Marshall/Scapegoat Wilderness and has endless potential.

So get a group together and come on up to Yurtski for an experience that will last a life time!

YurtSki is permitted by the Lolo National Forest, Seeley Ranger Station



Check out a day in the life at YURTSKI

Avalanche Classes

Yurtski offers two Avalanche Level 1 classes in the Swan Mountains.  An evening classroom session in Missoula is followed by a 2 night/3 day field session at Yurtski.  At Yurtski our Avalanche education happens right outside our front door.  We are in avalanche terrain once we leave the trailhead and our classroom consists of a vast amount of terrain and aspects. We spend our time on the snow and we strive to have people learning in a hands on environment.

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Women's Clinic & Avy 1 Class

Yurtski offers a Women’s Only Backcountry Ski Clinic where we cover the basics.  We also offer an all women's Avalanche Level 1 class.  Our instructors are hard working women who love to spend time in the snow.  They have experience in Avalanche Instruction, backcountry medicine, women's studies, guiding Alpine climbs in the Tetons for Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, instructing for NOLS, and directing the outdoor program at the University of Montana.  Our class is designed to give you all the information you need to start getting out into the backcountry. 

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