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We Rank the West Yellowstone Establishments for You!

Yellowstone Ski Festival

Mon, Oct  30, 2006 - By Toby Markowitz

Jake and Toby rated establishments based on their 2005 experience. The rating system is similar to the training zones we know and love. Level 1 is tolerable; 2 is OK; 3 is Good; 4 is excellent; We have not yet come across any MAX's.

Spotted Horse Coffee Co.
Belgrade MT Rated: Level 4

Rendezvous Ski Trails
West Yellowstone MT http://www.rendezvousskitrails.com/
Rated: Level 4+
3 day pass $20 Windy Ridge, Deja View are highlights

Holiday Inn
2 block walk to ski trails, convenient to downtown.
Ask about meal plans.
Waxing benches w/heated tent. Bring iron, wax, brushes, fluro paste wax
Spacious, microwaves, refrigerators, wireless.
Expo held here.
Check on availability of meal plans.

TJ's Bettola
At the Yellowstone Airport a few miles out of town Airport
Closed for the winter but restaurant open.
Trish (owner) serves up great Italian food and humor.
Rated: Level 4

Canyon St. Grill
50's theme, good chicken sandwiches, malts
Rated: Level 3

Ernie's Deli
Say Hi to Dawn Sandwiches, light breakfast, wine beer offsale
Rated: Level 3
Worth the walk

Wild West Pizza
Lasagne (overrated), also sold at Freeheel & Wheel
Rated: Level 1

Bullwinkle's
OK for Lunch
Rated: Level 2

Verizon
Only reliable cell phone service in town

Bar-N Ranch
Open Wednesday thru Saturday, by reservation
Unrated

Massage in Holiday Inn
$25/hour, $20/hour if reserved in block of 2 or more
Will check to see if Jim will be present in 2006
Jim Kimbal, LMT, ATC, CSCS j
kimbal@excite.com
P.O. Box 74293
Fairbanks, AK 99707
907-479-2526

Freeheel and Wheel website
Interesting shop with skis, coffee and lunch
Suggest you come with ski stuff you need.
They do not carry Rode kick wax.
 
[Also see Jamie Greene's 2006 review of West Yellowstone locations! And read Toby's West Yellowstone 2005: An Excursion to the Rendezvous Ski Trails!]