By Allison Isaacs
Yellowstone Club, the world’s only private ski and golf community, offers exclusive access to the good life. Situated on 13,600 of the most pristine acreage near Big Sky, Montana, and Yellowstone National Park, this high-end luxury resort is unmet in its amenities.
Membership is held by some of the biggest names in Hollywood and the business world. The fact that several can be checked off Forbes’ billionaire list, as well as yearly Oscar nominees, is testimony to the YC’s exclusive accommodations.
Membership is attained only through real estate ownership and a buy-in of $300,000, as well as annual dues of $39,500. This rate buys you privacy, exclusivity, and high-level security to a wonderland for your entire family.
Yellowstone Club offers 2,200 acres of groomed ski trails and pristine powder. Even at the busiest times, members have the mountain to themselves, to carve perfect lines on 60 runs of pure white corduroy, not to mention acres upon acres of cross-county ski trails winding in and out of pine groves, jutting into picturesque gullies and peaking along breathtaking mountain vistas. No lift lines, just direct access to high-speed quads, warming huts and numerous ski-in/ski-out eateries, add to the posh atmosphere of this exclusive getaway.
Bored of your private powder? Ski over to the 5,800 acres of trails at Big Sky Resort. This access plus YC’s terrain is truly the biggest skiing in North America.
Looking to relax, but in the mood for some outdoor adventure? Enjoy a snowcat ride to the Timberline Cafe for dinner atop Pioneer Mountain with magnificent views of peaks. Yellowstone Club has seven dining establishments offering upscale services with down-home hospitality.
Premier real estate is the only option — from luxury condos above the Warren Miller Lodge to dream-view building sites to 160-plus-acre ranches. All homes are designed to accentuate the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountain skyline and accommodate a family of adventure enthusiasts in style.
Summertime offers as much grandeur, relaxation, and adventure. Tom Weiskopf designed an 18-hole golf course that offers stunning views from fairways situated over 7,000 feet above sea level. Enjoy dinner at the mountain contemporary Club House or easy access from your Alpine Greens condo while enjoying one-of-a-kind views christened by the ever-magnificent backdrop of Lone Peak.
Yellowstone Club is a premier location within a premier location. Nestled within the Gallatin and Yellowstone River valleys, it offers an ultimate fly-fishing experience in some of the world’s best waters.
If you’re looking for relaxation, check out one of three spa and fitness centers, complete with a 75-foot heated pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi, as well as therapeutic massage and a full line of pampering services.
Yellowstone Club is all about family. It offers candy stashes in every warming hut, a smoothie dreamland at Lakeside and the fantastical world of the youth center, 20 Below. It’s a fun land of never-ending possibilities that sports a theater, retro diner, basketball court, arcades, Ping-Pong, air hockey, and much more. You know where the kids will be.
Yellowstone Club is growing every year. What started as a single family ski hill 20 years ago has rapidly grown to 580 families this year. But don’t worry; it’s not getting crowded. As the membership grows, so do the options. Privacy and exclusivity remain the name of the YC game.
Additional acreage of ski-able terrain will be opened by 2018, with the development of Eglise Mountain and the addition of a new fine-dining option mid-mountain, accessible via gondola.
The most magnificent addition will be The Village. Adjacent to the Warren Miller Lodge — the hub and heart of the club — the Village will create a whole new level of community by providing retail shopping, two new dining establishments, a spa and fitness area, extensive member services, expanded ski and snow sports accommodations, underground parking and 48 new contemporary condominiums.
As if the YC world is not enough, explore the area. The mountain town of Big Sky offers shopping, art galleries, adorable eateries and a movie theater, as well as the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center, presenting regular symphonies and theatrical performances.
Just an hour’s drive down the canyon is Bozeman, known for titles such as “ski town of the year,” and “best place to live.” It’s hip, eclectic, full of culture and home to Montana’s best mountain hospitality. E
Visit yellowstoneclub.com for more information.