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    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    I know. it's an hour. but I'm alone and staying in big sky is prohibitively expensive, and staying in Bozeman is basically as far as west Yellowstone while being 2 hours further from my starting point in SLC. it's not ideal but I'm trying to make lemonade with this trip. if the weather forecasts are to be believed, I will have clear driving the entire trip
    That's not too bad. I also got 56 minutes when I just mapped it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcb890 View Post
    I think you'll wind up traveling 191, which was mostly flat from what I saw. Pretty dark, but flat. If no snow, it travels fast too.

    If you don't eat dinner at both Buck's T-4 Restaurant and Gallatin Riverhouse Grill, then you're fuckin' up. They're both on 191 also. Just posting about it makes me want to get a nice steak at Buck's.
    thanks, noted. I'm alone, so I doubt there will be very much restaurant dining. but maybe i'll treat myself one night and sit with a book.

    looking forward to more social airplane ski trips in January (Washington, visiting a buddy and travelling with another), and march (crested butte/copper/winter park with the big crew)
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    dang - a little bummed to just discover that the west yellowstone entrance to the park is closed to regular vehicles in the winter. only open to snowmobile and snowcoach. i wanted to get off the hill around lunchtime one day and take a drive thru the park and see some sights and wildlife. the only entrance that is open to cars in winter is south of Bozeman, which would be like 2+ hours from big sky, and then 3+ back to west yellowstone
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  4. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    thanks, noted. I'm alone, so I doubt there will be very much restaurant dining. but maybe i'll treat myself one night and sit with a book.

    looking forward to more social airplane ski trips in January (Washington, visiting a buddy and travelling with another), and march (crested butte/copper/winter park with the big crew)
    If you want to eat good, you can go alone. Buck's T-4 is much nicer, sit-down type of restaurant. Awesome steak though and would be nice to go and sit with a book.

    Gallatin Riverhouse Grill is kind of a typical BBQ place, nothing fine-dining or anything too crazy. Go and grab a rack of ribs and some beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    dang - a little bummed to just discover that the west yellowstone entrance to the park is closed to regular vehicles in the winter. only open to snowmobile and snowcoach. i wanted to get off the hill around lunchtime one day and take a drive thru the park and see some sights and wildlife. the only entrance that is open to cars in winter is south of Bozeman, which would be like 2+ hours from big sky, and then 3+ back to west yellowstone
    Right. Most of Yellowstone is closed in the winter.
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  6. #86
    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    That's not too bad. I also got 56 minutes when I just mapped it.
    56 minutes is not bad at all! I guess if you're going out west on a vacation you'd like to be right on the mountain, but when I'm staying somewhere overnight back east I consider it a win if I'm under an hour. For example I usually stay in Conway or Berlin NH to ski the River (if I'm not day tripping) and both those are about 60 minutes.

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    yup. i dont treat this so much as a vacation. its the same cracked out shit i do every weekend, complete with an overnight 6 hour drive. it just happens to be on bigger mountains.
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  8. #88
    confirmation from big sky social media that Madison side opens 12/15. that effectively will double terrain the day I show up, and that stuff is all untouched snow pretty much as it hasn't opened yet for the season. not for lack of snow. for lack of people. great news.
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  9. #89
    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    dang - a little bummed to just discover that the west yellowstone entrance to the park is closed to regular vehicles in the winter. only open to snowmobile and snowcoach. i wanted to get off the hill around lunchtime one day and take a drive thru the park and see some sights and wildlife. the only entrance that is open to cars in winter is south of Bozeman, which would be like 2+ hours from big sky, and then 3+ back to west yellowstone
    Yup, did the drive from Gardiner, MT (the North entrance of Yellowstone) on over to Big Sky in August of 2016, while we were out there. it's a solid 2 hrs.

    And if you did the driving portion of Yellowstone that is open in the winter, the ride out from Mammoth Hot Springs towards the East Entrance through the Lamar Valley while incredibly scenic and often filled with literally 1000's of bison in the Lamar Valley would add just in driving time in the park, about 3 hrs for the out and back loop, and that's not even taking into account the likely many, many times you'd just want to stop and stare at the scenery. It would be a full, LONG day trip from Big Sky to hit up that part of Yellowstone for sure....
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    Well, this is turning out way better than SLC for sure...
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