Hyalite Canyon provides quick easy access to some of Southwest Montana’s best backcountry skiing. There are parking areas at Lick Creek, History Rock, Blackmore Trailhead, the East Fork, and the Grotto Falls trailhead. You can find steep ski-mountaineering to long low-angle ski tours. Please be aware of current avalanche conditions before you plan your trip. The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center (406-587-6981) issues daily advisories during the winter.
The Bozeman And Big Sky Backcountry Ski Guide includes 4 routes in Hyalite and is good starting point for ideas of where to go.
There are two SNOTEL sites located in Hyalite Canyon: Shower Falls and Lick Creek. You can check the SNOTEL website before driving up the canyon to get up-to-the-hour information on temperature, snow accumulation, and more.
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