Mt Zimmer Yurt Beartooth Mountains



Located 7 miles Northeast of Cooke City, the Mt Zimmer Yurt is a 20′ hut 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. The Mt Zimmer Yurt is available for nightly rentals from December 1 to May 1.

Mt Zimmer Yurt Cooke City MT

The yurt amenities include:

  • Full furnishings
  • Cooking utensils and cookware
  • 6 Mattresses
  • Lighting
  • Wood burning stove and firewood
  • A relaxing atmosphere and amazing views!
  • Water is provided by melting snow in our specially designed snow melt tanks on the wood burning stove.


Mt Zimmer Yurt Cooke City

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

Access to the Yurt

The Mount Zimmer Yurt is accessible by snowmobile or a 7 mile ski tour from Cooke City via the Lady of the Lake trail. Beartooth Powder Guides can provide a snowmobile shuttle service at an additional cost to get you and your gear to the Yurt.

Private Rental – Whole Yurt

Reserve the Yurt for your entire group which can sleep as many as 6 people. (see calendar below for availability)

Cost is $250 per night. (See Policies)

First Time Hut User Orientation

This is required for any group who has not previously been to the Yurt, so your group can be oriented with cabin procedures and policies.

Cost is $140 per group (Price includes towing 3 guests to the Yurt)

Transportation to Yurt

Beartooth Powder Guides offers transportation to the Yurt for those that choose not to ski tour to the yurt site. This includes towing up to 3 people per trip to the yurt behind our snowmobile.

Cost per 3 person trip or tobaggan for gear and one person = $100

Guiding Services

Route finding in the Mount Zimmer Yurt area can be tricky. To maximize your skiing time while staying at the yurt and reduce the amount of time you spend route finding, hire a Beartooth Powder Guide to show you around the first day of your stay. We offer special guiding rates for groups staying at the Yurt, so contact Beartooth Powder Guides to find out more about the special rates and packages we can offer you. Enjoy your stay even more and have your trip fully guided and catered for just $240 a day per person (Includes lodging, porter/transportation services and food. Minimum 4 guests in group)

Making a Reservation

See calendar for availability and contact Beartooth Powder Guides:

406.838.2097 (office) |

Reservations for the Mt. Zimmer Yurt

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  • First time visitors to the Mt. Zimmer Yurt will be required to hire Beartooth Powder Guides for the “First Time Hut User Orientation.”
  • Users are required to have a Group Leader. The Group Leader is required to have completed a minimum Level 1 Avalanche Course and also have taken a basic First Aid Course.
  • 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. Trips departing within 30 days from the reservation date must be paid 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. A $80 administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds.
  • Payments may be made via MasterCard, Visa, cash, or check.
  • Sorry, no dogs.
  • A 3% Cooke City/Park County “resort” tax is applied to all trips.
  • A 7% Montana State Accommodations Tax is applied to the Yurt.