In this Sept. 23 photo, construction is wrapping up as the Yellowstone Club expands its ski terrain to 500 acres on Eglise Mountain. PHOTO BY DAVE PECUNIES

By Jessianne Wright EBS Contributor

BIG SKY – This winter the Yellowstone Club will expand skiing terrain for its members and their guests. Previously, the YC had 2,200 acres available for skiing and with a 500-acre expansion on Eglise Mountain, total skiable acreage will increase to 2,700 acres this winter.

The expansion to Eglise Mountain (elevation 9,573 feet) will add 17 groomed runs and access 2,104 vertical feet of terrain. Four lifts—a gondola, fixed grip triple lift, detachable quad and covered conveyor lift—will service the new area.

As a part of the Eglise Mountain expansion, YC will also open a family-friendly yurt, which will offer a creative soup and salad bar, as well as an à la carte menu.

An additional construction project that will reach completion this winter is a renovation to the Lake Lift Comfort Station. The new construction has added more space and restrooms to the building.

“YC is constantly making improvements to the mountain experience for our members and guests,” said YC General Manager Hans Williamson. “The new skiable terrain on Eglise Mountain is an amenity we have been looking forward to opening for years and we are thrilled to deliver it for this ski season, keeping the slopes uncrowded.”