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Winter Adventure – Day One

Dec 19, 2020 | Itineraries, Winter Itinerary

Discover three unforgetable winter days right here with our Three Day Winter Itinerary series. From skiing to ice fishing to ice climbing, day one will get you set and ready to get the most out of your Winter Adventure in the Bighorns.

You can move straight to Day Two by clicking the link at the bottom or download the complete 3 day itinerary. Enjoy our winter wonderland.

Family Friendly Downhill

Strap on those ski boots and hit the slopes at Meadowlark Ski Resort. A family friendly slope and lodge, Meadowlark sits nestled on Meadowlark Lake, near Powder River Pass, just 45 miles from Buffalo.

Offering a variety of runs, including a bunny slope, and even a chair lift, it’s a place the whole family can enjoy together.

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Equipment rentals available downtown at the Sports Lure as well.


Come inside and warm up with hot cocoa and lunch, and sit by the cozy fireplace complete with picture windows overlooking the lake.

Half day and full day passes and equipment rentals available.

Toss In A Line

Not much for skiing? Hit the ice, while the rest of your party skis. Meadowlark Ski Lodge sits right on Meadowlark Lake, a popular ice fishing destination for locals and visitors alike.

Load up your sled and pull your gear out to your location of choice, set up camp and watch the skiiers between bites.

Ice Fishing Options Close to Town:

Lake DeSmet – 12 miles North of Buffalo
Healy Reservior – East of Town on Highway 16 E
Buffalo Wildlife Preserve – South of Hart St on Stockyard Road
Ask about these places and more, while you gear up at The Sports Lure, downtown Buffalo.


Climb Some Ice

Into Ice Climbing? Look no further than Ten Sleep Canyon, just a few miles from Meadowlark Lake, for some awesome Ice Climbing opportunities.

Growing in popularity, this area offers 3 established climb areas, with multiple pitches. There are even guide services available. Head over the hill for some amazing views as you come down the canyon, and when you come back up, stop at Deer Haven or Meadowlark to warm up with drinks and dinner.



Dining & Lodging Options

Stay on the hill, or head down the mountain for dining and lodging options from ranging from rustic cabins to high-end hotels.

Meadowlark Lake Lodge – Weekend lodging available, Dining-
Deer Haven Lodge – Lodging – check online for more info
Downtown Buffalo & Kaycee – View a full list of restaurants & lodging options.

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