February 2015

All Week • Feb 2015
Open Daily West Yellowstone Library. Featuring various Local Artist exhibits throughout the Season.
Library Hours: Tues/ Thurs am 9-5pm, Wed/Fri 10am-5pm Sat: 9am-1 pm (Closed Sunday/Monday)
Open Daily
until 8:30 PM

West Yellowstone Ice Skating Rink & Sledding Hill. Skate rentals are available at Westmart (open 8:00AM-5:00 PM). The rink is located at Pioneer Park at the corner of Gibbon Ave. & Dunraven St. (Westmart is closed on Sundays. Please rent skates Friday or Saturday before noon for the weekend.)

Open Daily Scavenger Hunt Pick up your clues at the KNS Headquarters at the West Yellowstone Visitor Center at 30 Yellowstone Avenue and venture around the town to find the hidden treasures. Take pictures of what you find and show them to the coordinator at the headquarters by 2pm Sunday for your prize!
Open Daily Local Shops for daily Snow Shoe / Ski Rentals:
Bud Lily's: 406-646-7801
Alpen Guides: 406-646-9591
Free Heel and Wheel: 406-646-7744
Snowshoes only: Back Country Adventures: 406-646-9317
Saturday • Feb 7 2015
10:00AM "Birds of Prey" Presentation - FREE
Join a naturalist from the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center for a presentation featuring live raptors! Meet some of our resident, non-releasable raptors and discover the adaptations that help them to survive our Yellowstone winters. Located at the West Yellowstone Visitor Center, 30 Yellowstone Avenue.
10:00AM Spam Cup #2 (registration fee)
Skiers of all ages and abilities are invited to compete for the coveted Spam trophy. Spectators are welcome at the Rendezvous Trailhead Building. Registration for SPAM Cups happens on race day from 9:00am-9:45am. Races start at 10:00am. To register visit Skiwestyellowstone.com
10:00AM Snowshoe Walk with a NPS Ranger - FREE
Discover Yellowstone’s fascinating winter ecology while wearing snowshoes. Join a ranger for a 2-mile walk into Yellowstone National Park along the Riverside Trail. Meet at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center at the corner of Yellowstone Avenue and Canyon Street in West Yellowstone, Montana. Bring snowshoes—no experience necessary. Also bring water and a snack. For information, please call 307-344-2876. Allow 2 hours for the program. A limited number of snowshoes are available free of charge from the Chamber or others can be rented at: Freeheel & Wheel, Bud Lilly’s and Yellowstone Alpen Guides. Please pre-register to reserve your snowshoes on the Contact Page.
11:00AM-noon M120 Kids Snowmobile Rides -FREE
Kids from 6 - 11 years old can try out a child-sized Arctic Cat M120 Snowmobile setup for a slow, safe ride. All children must be accompanied by an adult and the adult must sign a release of liability. Recommend snow boots and gloves. Helmets provided. New Location: Pioneer Park at the corner of Gibbon Ave. & Dunraven St.
12:00PM Kids Ice Fishing Camp - FREE
Kids Ice Fishing Camp – FREE Ice Camp consists of in-class and on-ice fishing tutorials delivered by experienced, Pro and local fisherman. The curriculum promotes safety, conservation and environmental stewardship. Sponsors provide equipment for the activity, and kids who sign up and participate receive complimentary ice rods and tackle. Children should be accompanied by an adult and be dressed for an outside adventure. Only 25 slots are available. Pre-register on the Contact Page on the website. Free Chili and Hot Chocolate for the kids after on-ice activities. Location: Kirkwood Resort & Marina Boathouse. (Directions from West Yellowstone: Travel North on US 191/US 287 8.2 miles, turn left - west onto US 287/Hebgen Lake Rd and travel 10.8 miles. Kirkwood Resort & Marina Boathouse will be on the left. Follow signs.) Families do not need to check in at the Visitor Center before arriving.
1:00PM Taste of the Trails (registration fee)
Ski or snowshoe around a short course and delight in a progressive meal with friends and family. All ages and abilities of skiers and snowshoers welcome. $20 per person.  Includes food and drink at 4 stops along the course. Please bring your Rendezvous Trail season pass with you.  Day passes are also available at the trailhead for $8, cash or check. Pre-register by 1/28 by emailing info@rendezvousskitrails.com, or stop by Freeheel & Wheel in West Yellowstone, so that they can prepare enough food. Location: Rendezvous Ski Trails. 
2:00PM "Yellowstone" Movie at the Yellowstone Giant Screen
"Yellowstone" Movie at the Yellowstone Giant Screen Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery, magestic wildlife, and vivid color and sounds of Yellowstone. See Yellowstone National Park: Grizzlies, geysers, rivers, canyons and, of course, moose. 3 Showings: 2pm, 4pm & 6pm. FREE for kids 12 & Under, with reduced admission for adults when you show your KidsNSnow passport (passports are available at the Chamber). Located at 101 South Canyon, next to the Visitor Center.
2:00PM Afternoon Talk with a Park Ranger FREE
Join a ranger for a 45 minute program highlighting a fascinating aspect of Yellowstone’s natural, cultural, or scenic wonders. Program descriptions will be posted in the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center (corner of Yellowstone Ave. and Canyon St.), and at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center at 201 South Canyon Street. Talks are free and open to the public. There is a fee to visit the rest of the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.
2:30PM Owl Pellets – GWDC FREE - NEW
Dissect real owl pellets and learn about what these native predators eat during the winter months.  We will have limited amounts of owl pellets, but families can work together for this hands-on exploratory program. Location: Visitor Information Center, 30 Yellowstone Ave.
2:30PM Let’s Dress a Snowman. FREE - NEW
Kids will enjoy their snowshoeing skills and participate in outdoor games.   Show off your artist talent as we will decorate snowmen. Program lasts 1 hour.  Please dress for the outdoors and wear a snow type boot.  Lead by a Forest Service Snow Ranger. Meet at Pioneer Park - corner of Gibbon & Dunraven @ 2:30 p.m. A limited number of snowshoes are available free of charge from the Chamber or others can be rented at: Freeheel & Wheel, Bud Lilly’s and Yellowstone Alpen Guides.pickup snowshoes at Chamber and meet at Pioneer Park by ice rink. Please pre-register to reserve your snowshoes on the Contact Page
4:00PM "Yellowstone" Movie at the Yellowstone Giant Screen
"Yellowstone" Movie at the Yellowstone Giant Screen Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery, magestic wildlife, and vivid color and sounds of Yellowstone. See Yellowstone National Park: Grizzlies, geysers, rivers, canyons and, of course, moose. 3 Showings: 2pm, 4pm & 6pm. FREE for kids 12 & Under, with reduced admission for adults when you show your KidsNSnow passport (passports are available at the Chamber). Located at 101 South Canyon, next to the Visitor Center.
6:00PM "Yellowstone" Movie at the Yellowstone Giant Screen
"Yellowstone" Movie at the Yellowstone Giant Screen Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery, magestic wildlife, and vivid color and sounds of Yellowstone. See Yellowstone National Park: Grizzlies, geysers, rivers, canyons and, of course, moose. 3 Showings: 2pm, 4pm & 6pm. FREE for kids 12 & Under, with reduced admission for adults when you show your KidsNSnow passport (passports are available at the Chamber). Located at 101 South Canyon, next to the Visitor Center.
6:00PM “Smores and Skating” - FREE** Join the fun from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the West Yellowstone Ice Rink. Warm-up with hot beverages, toast some marshmallows, and make your own S' more. All the fixings provided. Bring your own sled for our Kid's Sledding Hill. Or, try out West Yellowstone's ice skating rink. Skates available. Old-fashioned family fun for everyone of every age. New Location: Pioneer Park at the corner of Gibbon Ave. & Dunraven St.

** A limited number of ice skates will be available at the rink that night for free use. Please come early for the best selection.
6:30 - 8:30PM M120 Kids Snowmobile Rides -FREE
Kids from 6 - 11 years old can try out a child-sized Arctic Cat M120 Snowmobile setup for a slow, safe ride. All children must be accompanied by an adult and the adult must sign a release of liability. Recommend snow boots and gloves. Helmets provided. New Location: Pioneer Park at the corner of Gibbon Ave. & Dunraven St.
Sunday • Feb 8 2015
10:00AM Snowshoe Walk with a NPS Ranger - FREE
Discover Yellowstone’s fascinating winter ecology while wearing snowshoes. Join a ranger for a 2-mile walk into Yellowstone National Park along the Riverside Trail. Meet at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center at the corner of Yellowstone Avenue and Canyon Street in West Yellowstone, Montana. Bring snowshoes—no experience necessary. Also bring water and a snack. For information, please call 307-344-2876. Allow 2 hours for the program. Snowshoes are not provided. They can be rented at: Freeheel & Wheel, Bud Lilly’s and Yellowstone Alpen Guides.
9:30PM - 10:00 Kids/Novice Biathlon Clinic
10:30PM Biathlon Cup #2 (registration fee)
7.5k (13&Under/Novice), 12.5k (Women), or 15k (Men) Mass start to round out your biathlon season at the Rendezvous Ski Trails! Registration is from 9:00-10:00AM at the Trailhead Building. Novice clinic will be held from 9:30-10:00AM and the race starts at 11:00AM. Trail passes are required: daily passes are $8, cash or check. To register visit Skiwestyellowstone.com
10:30PM “Finding Animal Tracks: Snowshoe Adventure” - GWDC
Use snowshoes, GPS, and compasses to seek out animal tracks in the snow.  Dress to be outdoors! This is a guided program with a limited number of snowshoes available free of charge from the Chamber or others can be rented at: Freeheel & Wheel, Bud Lilly’s and Yellowstone Alpen Guides. Reserve snowshoes on the Contact Page.  Feel free to bring your own snowshoes as well or trek on foot.
11:30PM - 12:30 M120 Kids Snowmobile Rides -FREE
Kids from 6 - 11 years old can try out a child-sized Arctic Cat M120 Snowmobile setup for a slow, safe ride. All children must be accompanied by an adult and the adult must sign a release of liability. Recommend snow boots and gloves. Helmets provided. New Location: Pioneer Park at the corner of Gibbon Ave. & Dunraven St.
1:00PM Winter Games at the West Yellowstone Ice Rink – FREE - NEW
Join us for fun and games at the community ice rink. Children of all ages welcome. Come dressed for outdoor conditions. Ice Rink is located at Pioneer Park at the corner of Gibbon Ave. & Dunraven St.
2:00PM Afternoon Talk with a Park Ranger FREE
Join a ranger for a 45 minute program highlighting a fascinating aspect of Yellowstone’s natural, cultural, or scenic wonders. Program descriptions will be posted in the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center (corner of Yellowstone Ave. and Canyon St.), and at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center at 201 South Canyon Street. Talks are free and open to the public. There is a fee to visit the rest of the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.
2:00PM Ski Basics FREE
Wouldn't you love to learn a new winter sport? Children will learn basic skills from a local ski instructor that encourages them to try cross country and even downhill skiing. Children already skiing are welcome to attend to improve their skills and practice. The time will be spent on a groomed trail at Pioneer Park. Please pre-register on the Contact Page and indicate sizes if you need boots and skis.
2:30PM Snow Wall of Art – FREE - NEW
Break out your creativity and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on the snowy white canvas. Kids will be given a spray bottle full of water that is tinted with food coloring to decorate a snow wall. All ages welcome. Location: North east end of Pioneer Park near skating rink.


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