HELENA — It may get tougher for Yellowstone Club members like Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake to get a drink the next time they go skiing at the exclusive club in Montana.
The Montana Department of Revenue is threatening to revoke four liquor licenses issued for facilities on the Yellowstone Club's mountainside property for allegedly serving drinks in an unlicensed location and hiding the evidence from inspectors.
Revenue department officials received a tip that club officials were operating a full bar whose liquor license application was still pending. They say the club manager used U-Haul trucks to hide the alcohol during an inspection.
Officials seized 2,979 bottles of liquor, 3,108 bottles of wine, 2,954 bottles and cans of beer and 31 kegs of beer.
The owners of the liquor licenses are contesting the agency's plan to revoke them.