Delaware North Parks & Resorts at Yellowstone Welcomes You to the
2013 Yellowstone Ski Festival!
We are excited and proud to be the corporate sponsor for this annual event and wish all of the participants great health and epic skiing conditions! We would also like to welcome you to the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, your hub for registration, many meetings, events, clinics, and tasty vittles and drinks in The Branch Restaurant & Bar.
A Great Collection of West Yellowstone Accommodations
When you think about Yellowstone lodging options, proximity to the great outdoors is just as important as what your hotel has indoors. You may ask, “Why stay in West Yellowstone?” Well, the answer is an easy choice, really. Our clean and comfortable lodges, cabins and hotels are located only a couple of blocks from the park’s west entrance, and only a quarter mile from the Rendezvous Ski Trails, where your Nordic ski season begins. Our West Yellowstone lodging options – collectively known as the Park Gate Lodges – range from family-style to cozy enough for couples, and are simply the most convenient places to stay during your expedition.
Holiday Inn® West Yellowstone
The Holiday Inn West Yellowstone® is the epicenter of activity and your official headquarters for the 2013 Yellowstone Ski Festival. Here you will enjoy award-winning customer service, spacious and well-appointed guest rooms, a casino, restaurant, saloon and all the great amenities you’d expect from a Holiday Inn. In addition to race headquarters, waxing clinics, expo, and awards ceremonies, guests may enjoy high-speed Internet access, free breakfast for kids, an indoor heated pool, fitness center, concierge desk and of course waxing benches.
Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone
Situated in the heart of rural West Yellowstone is a new and unique 50-cabin vacation property, opened in July 2013; the Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone! Families, couples and groups will have a one-of-a-kind vacation experience in a casual setting. Enjoy stylish décor, a cozy fireplace and all the comforts of home in your own private cabin, plus fun communal fire pits where you can gather after a long day of skating or classic and replenish those carbohydrates with some good old-fashioned S'mores (kits provided free of charge to all Explorer Cabin guests!)
Gray Wolf Inn & Suites
Gray Wolf Inn and Suites is conveniently located just two blocks from Yellowstone Park's West Entrance, and right across the street from the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (open year-round). Our variety of rooms support the needs and budgets of all our travelers, and as an added perk, this property features heated underground parking. So you won’t have to de-ice your vehicle during your stay! The underground parking area is also where we provide waxing benches and plenty of space to set up your own wax station. Once you’re skis are ready to go it’s a short double-pole to the Rendezvous trailhead
The Branch Restaurant, Bar, and Casino
Relax and unwind with a hearty meal and a round (or two!) of drinks at The Branch Restaurant, Bar, and Casino, located next to the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone. This wildly popular West Yellowstone restaurant and bar is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long day on the ski trails, and features great food and local microbrews like Moose Drool, Trout Slayer, and Old Faithful Pale Ale. The bar features daily happy hour specials and the restaurant frequently offers a delicious dinner special. Eat, drink, and be merry!
Celebrate Thanksgiving in Style at The Branch Restaurant
The 2013 Yellowstone Ski Festival may be happening over Thanksgiving week, but that’s no reason to have to miss out on gathering with family and friends over the traditional Thanksgiving feast! We will be serving a Thanksgiving Buffet at The Branch Restaurant (located at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone) on Thursday November 28 from 3pm to 8pm. Leave the cooking to us this year and indulge your taste buds with such delectable offerings as Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy, Maple Roasted Pork Loin, Cornbread Dressing with Country Ham, Whiskey Glazed Sweet Potatoes, and much more. Reservations are recommended, but not required. Make your reservation today by calling (406) 646-7365.
Holiday Inn West Yellowstone welcomes the Yellowstone Ski Festival and is proud to be this year’s corporate sponsor. Each year, as the Festival Headquarters, we look forward to seeing our Nordic friends, from athletes and manufacturers to clinic attendees, friends and families. Our staff enjoys being a part of the camaraderie and sharing the stories of the day with our guests. And, we hope everyone will enjoy our new lobby as they gather to learn, relax and share.
The Holiday Inn and the Festival have grown up together and this year promises to be even more exciting as the community works to draw families and first time skiers to West Yellowstone. Many new fun activities have been added, including the Branch Beer Bash tasting of micro and crafted beers on Wednesday. Friday and Saturday nights will have great entertainment in the bar area!