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 $300 per night. (See Policies)

**EARLY SEASON SPECIAL- $250 a night  – From December 11-January 12th, 2018

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 $250 per group (Price includes taking the group leader and towing a large toboggan full of gear or 3 guests to the Yurt)

Transportation to Yurt

Beartooth Powder Guides offers transportation to the Yurt for those that do not have their own snowmobiles.

Typical 6 person group and a toboggan full of gear (3 trips) = $450 (or $500 with first time user orientation)

We can help get part or all of your group in, as well as haul gear/food in with our large toboggan We can also haul gear/trash out on your day of departure. Contact us for a transportation quote based on your specific needs @ 406.838.2097 |


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.

Fully Guided Trips with transportation included are $240 a person per day for a group of 4 or 6  

Enjoy your stay even more and have your trip fully guided and catered for just $285 a day per person (Includes lodging, porter/transportation services and food. Minimum 4 guests in group)

Guides can be hired on a daily basis as well and the rates are as follows:

  • Full Day Guiding for 1 Person $450 Total
  • Full Day Guiding for 2 People $240 each or $480 Total
  • Full Day Guiding for 3 People $180 each or $540 Total
  • Full Day Guiding for 4 People $150 each or $600 Total
  • Full Day Guiding for 5 People $140 each or $650 Total

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.