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Nordic Skiing

Winter Road to Paradise

Recommended Length

3 Days

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Art and Culture Art and Culture
Hot Springs Hot Springs
Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park

Three Days in Livingston

Experience epic snow-season adventure and Yellowstone’s winter wonder in this mountain vacation destination.

Day 1

Arts and Culture in Livingston

Explore the vibrant arts and culture scene in downtown Livingston, including galleries and museums, literary adventures, culinary delights, live music and performing arts—and don’t miss the Yellowstone Gateway Museum. Lunch recommendations include Fainting Goat Pub for comfort food, and Stella's Gourmet Kitchen for a hearty house-made meal. For dinner, take your pick: Grab a beer at Katabatic Brewery with Mexican food from Fiesta En Jalisco, or try Montana’s Rib & Chop House, Neptune’s Eatery and Taphouse, or Rice Thai. Or, make reservations for destination fine dining at Campione, 2nd Street Bistro or Sage Lodge. End your day with live music at the historic Murray Hotel or The Mint Bar and Grill and then overnight at The Murray—one of Anthony Bourdain's “top ten hotels in the world” picks.

Day 2

Paradise Valley and Chico Hot Springs

Wake up in Livingston and grab breakfast at Faye’s Café, winner of the Best Breakfast in Montana. Don’t miss the huckleberry bacon. Make it a leisurely morning in downtown Livingston and then head to Chico Hot Springs Resort in the beautiful Paradise Valley. Spend the afternoon soaking in the hot springs and then choose your own dining adventure on-site at the Historic Dining Room, the Chico Saloon, the Poolside Grille, or the Tasting Room. You might even catch some live music, depending on the night.

Day 3

Nordic Skiing or Snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park

Grab breakfast on-site at Chico and treat yourself to the resort’s spa services. Then spend the day Nordic skiing or snowshoeing among a real winter wonderland. Chico’s Deep Creek Outdoor team works with the experts at Rockin’ HK Outfitters to rent equipment and arrange guided cross-country skiing and snowshoeing daytrips in Yellowstone National Park, giving you an intimate look at the park’s quietest and most surreal season.

Attractions and Alternate Adventures

More to do

  • Take the #LivingstonMuralTrail and share your photos with the 16 murals, sculptures, or selfie spots along the way.
  • Ice skating at Livingston’s indoor ice rink
  • Ax throwing at Sage Lodge
  • Cross country ski at Mill Creek, Trail Creek, or inside Yellowstone Park; rent skis at Dan Bailey's Outdoor Co.