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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
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

OK for Lunch
Rated: Level 2

Only reliable cell phone service in town

Bar-N Ranch
Open Wednesday thru Saturday, by reservation

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
P.O. Box 74293
Fairbanks, AK 99707

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!]