"An Experience Not to be Missed." 5 stars
Reviewed April 19, 2022

Located at Big Sky Resort, The Montana Dinner Yurt offers an intimate and unique backcountry dining experience you will not soon forget. Nestled in the woods on the flanks of Lone Peak, our warm and cozy candlelit dinner yurt is accessed by snowcat and serves an indulging and savory meal in a casually elegant atmosphere.



Your evening begins at the meeting area upstairs in the Snowcrest Building at Big Sky Resort's Mountain Village.  Check-in begins at 6:30pm.  Once guests are accounted for and signed in, Rosie and Ginger, our Pisten Bully passenger snowcats, will depart the Snowcrest and head up the mountain on a 15-minute ride to our private backcountry location.

Upon entering the yurt, a cozy ambience welcomes; soft light and the crackle of the wood stove flickers, with table linens and rustic flair.  Our talented musicians set the mood with acoustic guitar.

When the dinner bell rings, an exquisite dinner is served in courses, starting with hearty baked French onion soup and warm bread, followed by a tender filet mignon with peppercorn sauce (most say it cuts with a spoon!), garlic mashed potatoes, and fresh sautéed veggies, and finishes with warm Toblerone chocolate fondue with fruit and pound cake for dessert.

The accommodating staff and relaxed atmosphere of the Dinner Yurt allows guests time for stargazing and socializing by the fire, and will normally last three-and-a-half hours. A return ride back to the Summit Hotel ends your evening between 9:30 and 10pm.


The Montana Dinner Yurt is located at our secret on-mountain spot at Big Sky Resort. Parking is available at the base of Big Sky in the Mountain Village. Check-in is located upstairs in the Snowcrest Building near the Snowsports School at 6:30pm sharp.


Our chef has perfected a delicious three-course meal cooked in our kitchen tent located adjacent to the yurt. The exquisite dinner is served in courses and starts with a hearty baked French onion soup with fresh warm bread, followed by our main course consisting of a tender filet mignon with peppercorn sauce (some say it cuts with a spoon!), garlic mashed potatoes, and sautéed veggies (main course served family-style), and finishes with warm Toblerone chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and pound cake for dessert.

We are happy to provide a vegetarian substitute or wild caught Alaskan salmon filet in lieu of the beef tenderloin filet with prior notice.

A kids menu is also available offering chicken tenders and fries, buttered pasta, and a cheeseburger or local wagyu beef burger with fries.

Advance notice for seafood, vegetarian or child plates is required at the time of booking.

Refreshments include hot chocolate, hot apple cider, coffee, and a variety of select teas and sodas.

Although alcohol is not provided or available for purchase, please feel free to bring your own. If you choose to bring beer or wine, it is at your own risk and you must be 21 or older to drink. We have wine openers at the yurt.


Dress: Dress warm! We recommend layering up-- the yurt is toasty but the snowcat ride requires layers.

Alcohol: Once again, though we do not provide alcohol for purchase, you may bring your own wine or beer.



Or feel free to call us at 406.995.3880 to make your reservation.

Rates start at $229 for adults and $189 for children.

A credit card is required to hold your reservation and will be charged one week before your reserved date.  Cancellations must be made one week in advance.

For groups of 20 or more, A 50%, non-refundable deposit is required upon booking.

A confirmation email will be sent at time of booking and once again one week prior to your reservation.

We recommend you make reservations as soon as your vacation plans are finalized because our seating is limited and fills up quick. Last minute reservations are possible on a space-available basis. We are open every evening during the Big Sky Resort Winter Ski Season.

If you find the date you desire is booked, you may add yourself to the waitlist by emailing us at


Call 406.995.3880 For Details

Montana Backcountry Adventures offers a group rate and can accommodate your guests for a business retreat or private party. With its intimate setting and removed location, the Montana Dinner Yurt experience is a unique offering for your group or special event.


A credit card number is required to hold a reservation; one week's notice is required to cancel; any cancellation request after the deadline will be charged in full with the credit card given. Deposits will not be refunded for large groups who have paid a prior deposit. Prices subject to change without notice.

*To avoid a timing conflict, we recommend you do not book on your travel day or in conjunction with a Yellowstone Park tour.


We meet upstairs in the Snowcrest building in Big Sky Resort's Mountain Village, right by the Ski School Office. The snowcats will be parked outside on the slopes.  Check-in begins at 6:30pm.  At the night's end, the cats leave the yurt between 9:15-9:30pm

It is a 15 min snowcat ride to the yurt.

Yes!  Please email using the subject line for your dates requested and number in your party, with a phone number.

Yes, but dress warm for the snowcat ride. Some folks wear snowpants.

We have long tables and big rounds, and seat groups family style, so get to know your neighbor!

Yes, but the Montana Dinner Yurt is a group adventure; the snowcats leave and return on the same schedule; make sure your young ones are rested up.

Yes, we ask for your credit card info to hold your reservation, and will run your card one week prior to your reservation date.

Off the Middle Road, up the Moose Tracks Trail, skier's left of Siberia, tucked into the trees. You can't ski to it.

We cook everything on site in our cook shack, bringing up the ingredients via snowmobile shed.

Popular holiday dates typically sell out by Thanksgiving.

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