Hall and Hall Partner Bill McDavid’s Weekend at Yellowstone Club


When I moved to Montana nearly 20 years ago I took a job at Big Sky Ski Resort while studying for the bar exam. Next door there was a nondescript parcel of Montana real estate owned by a timber company destined for big things. This past weekend, a good friend and client invited me there, and I saw firsthand what became of that snowy piece of mountain ground.  It is now Yellowstone Club, the “world’s only private ski and golf community”, and my client/friend has been a member there since its inception in 2001. This Rocky Mountain ski and golf club is located just west of Big Sky, Montana, south of Bozeman and northwest of Yellowstone National Park. It is no secret that its membership, reputed to be less than 350 very lucky individuals, includes the likes of Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake.

With several high speed quads and seemingly far less than one hundred people on the mountain each day, a “lift line” is not in the Yellowstone Club vocabulary. On a powder day, one can literally make an infinite number of fresh tracks. The service at Warren Miller Lodge was incredible. Upon arrival our skis/snowboards were unloaded for us, and after a delicious breakfast buffet, we put on our boots and found our snowboards lying on the snow next to the lift ready for us. Bluebird skies and sunshine made it a perfect weekend that I will never forget.  My son Parker had a fantastic time. You can see him out-snowboarding his old man in the video posted here.

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