Montana Yurt Camp Travel & FAQsRegister


Backcountry Boot Rental:

  • Unless you have your own boots, you will be invoiced based on the rental cost of the boots you rent through Keely’s Camp.
  • AT boot rentals are supplied through Grizzly Outfitters in Big Sky, MT or your local dealer. Before camp send us your daughter’s size and we will rent the boots and bring them to camp for you.
  • AT boots need to be compatible with Marker Kingpin bindings.


Travel to and from the Montana Backcountry Camp is on your own. Please click schedule and getting there directions below  for details.

Backcountry Camp Schedule




  • Girls who are interested in learning avalanche and backcountry safety
  • Girls who can ski a black diamond off piste and/or can ski all mountain terrain
  • Girls who feel comfortable being outside hiking and have at least average fitness (we will be skinning at least 3 miles and climbing 2,000 vertical feet per day)
  • Girls who have little, to no experience with backcountry equipment
  • Girls who are comfortable with changing weather conditions
  • Girls who are excited to be out in the mountains

*Email us at about any ability questions. 

Backcountry Ski Camp FAQ’s:

What is the guide to camper ratio?

Guide to Camper Ratio is 1:3. We have 8 camper spots available in the yurt.

What if I don’t have a backcountry setup?

Keely’s Camp is partnered with Blizzard Skis which are available for demo at no cost (skins included). If your daughter likes the backcountry set up they will be available for sale at the end of the camp.

How far is the hike into the yurt?

From the Bell Lake trailhead, it’s roughly 2.5 miles and 1,600 vertical feet. The skin track from the trailhead is moderately pitched, and takes between 2-4 hours for most groups, with average fitness and reasonable loads. 

How do you handle food allergies in the yurt?

We do our very best to accommodate your daughter’s food specific requests. That said, if she has food allergies that are very severe we ask that she pre-packs her own snacks and meals. The guides will carry her food into the yurt for her. 

Are drop off and pickup in the same place?

Yes. We will meet at 7am at the Pony Rd. turnoff in Harrison, MT and drive the girls to the trailhead from there. On Sunday we will drop the girls off in the same spot at 5pm.

What should I bring to camp?

Click for the Packing List

Do you celebrate birthdays at camp?

Let us know if your daughter has a birthday during the yurt camp and we will pack something special into the yurt for her!