Frequently Asked Questions

Location Comparison

We've put together the following table for a quick comparison of the amenities and activities available at each of our locations to help you plan your next trip.

Amenities

Alpine Yurt Lupine Yurt Big Belt Hut
Location Southern Swan Range Southern Swan Range Big Belt Mountains
Size 24' Yurt 20' Yurt 40' longhouse yurt
# Beds 2 full size bunk beds + 2 cots 2 full size bunk beds 3 full size bunk beds +
2 twin bunk beds
Sleeps 10 8 15
Miles in via snowmobile 10 miles 9 miles 7 miles snowmobile + 3 mile ski
Miles in (ski only) 8 miles 7 miles 10 miles
Summer Access No No Yes!
1 mile with 4x4 or 3 mile hike (2wd)
Wood Burning Sauna No No Oh Yeah!

Terrain, Weather, & Snow

Alpine YurtLupine YurtBig Belt Hut
Location Southern Swan Range Southern Swan Range Big Belt Mountains
Lower Angle Skiing ★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★
Glade Skiing ★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★
Big Mountain Terrain ★★★★ ★★★ ★★★★★
Snowfall ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★
Views/ Ridgeline Touring ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
Mountain Biking Hiking/Trail Running ★★★★★
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Booking Cancellation Policy

Montana Backcountry Yurts requires a 50% nonrefundable deposit at the time of booking. You can choose to use the "Pay Now" in your invoice to pay the remaining 50% any time before your trip. We will charge any outstanding balance to your credit card 30 days prior to your trip. If booking less than 30 days in advance, we require you to pay in full.

You can cancel your trip up to 30 days prior to your start date online at yurtski.checkfront.com, by email: info@montanabackcountryyurts.com, or by phone: (406) ‪848-4232‬. Your deposit will not be refunded, but we will not charge you the remaining balance.

Trips canceled less than 1 month prior to the start date are still required to be paid in full and are nonrefundable.

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Gear Rental Opportunities

Missoula

Last Best Ski & Paddle has Black Crow AT skis or Weston Splitboards with Spark bindings (beacons, shovels, probes also available).
MT Ski Tech has a package of Skis, boots, beacon, shovel, and probe @ $229 for a four day trip when you mention YurtSki.

Bozeman

Uphill Pursuits can put together a backcountry ski set up for rent.
World Boards can set you up with a splitboard.

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Transportation Options around Helena

Thinking about organizing a mountain bike shuttle at the Big Belt Hut or have other transportation requests? Check out Vigilante Shuttles & Tours:

From Helena's renowned trails and historic downtown to her surrounding mountain ranges, Vigilante Shuttles will help you maximize your western Montana adventures. They can shuttle for winter sports, water sports, film crews, hunting and fishing outfitters and more! Find them at vigilantetours.com

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