Are you ready to put a winter’s worth of training to the test while you enjoy the beauty of the Yellowstone region? You are invited to participate in the 37th annual Yellowstone Rendezvous Race on  March 5th, 2016 in West Yellowstone, Montana. There are six different races to choose from depending on your age and ability:  2K, 5K, 10K, 25K classic, 25K and 50K. The six races are run concurrently and skiers of all ages and abilities participate every year. The Rendezvous Race is the culmination of cross country ski racing in our region and, as the name implies, it is a reunion of old timers and new comers alike who have trained and skied on our trail system for years or who are skiing here for the first time.  Run on the beautifully groomed, rolling terrain of the Rendezvous Ski Trails, there is no better way to celebrate the end of the winter season than to ski in the Yellowstone Rendezvous Race!

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NEW for 2016!     An Elite group start for the 25k and 50k has been added for Wave 1.  To qualify for this group, the skier must have a Top 30 finish in any 2014/15 or 2015/16 ASMS race.  Skier must provide proof of qualifying place at time of registration.

The 2016 Yellowstone Rendezvous Race will once again be part of the American Ski Marathon Series – North America’s longest-running and largest citizen’s racing and touring series – that highlights long distance ski events throughout the country. In the past, the race has attracted over 800 skiers and we are hoping to top that this coming year. For a complete set of results, click on the “Results” tab at the top of the page. We hope that you will register for this season’s race today and come see all that West Yellowstone has to offer.

Back this year:  Montana Stars event photographers will be taking photos of all race participants. Action photos from the 2014 race will be available for viewing and purchase online at

The Yellowstone Rendezvous Race organizers and volunteers thank you for your participation in this outstanding cross country ski event. Race organizers would also like to thank Holiday Inn West Yellowstone and the other generous sponsors and supporters that help make the event possible. During the week before the race, skiers flock to West Yellowstone to scope out the race course and to take advantage of the race’s proximity to Yellowstone National Park. Although spring is on the horizon, March is still wintertime in the high country. Envision images of bison and elk afloat in misty snowscapes painted with steamy hot springs and glistening white powder.

Put the Yellowstone Rendezvous Race on your calendar – Saturday March 5, 2016 – and get ready for another great race!

Family fun all weekend in West Yellowstone:

From 6:00 to 9:00 PM Saturday 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! The rink is located at Pioneer Park, just 3 blocks north of Yellowstone Avenue.

* A limited number of ice skates will be available at the rink that night for free use. Please come early for the best selection.

And check out the Youth Ski Festival on Sunday! ​


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