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Snowmobile registration, user fees increase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming State Trails Program is reminding snowmobilers that registration fees have increased to help pay for the increased costs to groom and develop snowmobile trails.

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Report: Snowmobilers big contributors to Montana's winter economy

Report: Snowmobilers big contributors to Montana's winter economy

MISSOULA — A recent report by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana indicates that about 8 percent of the state’s households include snowmobile recreationists. With an average household size of about 2.5, perhaps as many as 100,000 Montanans participate in…

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Guided snowmobiling

Guided snowmobiling

Winter visitors to Yellowstone can apply now to guide a group of friends or family into the park on snowmobiles.

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Time to apply for permit to snowmobile in Yellowstone

Time to apply for permit to snowmobile in Yellowstone

There’s another option this winter for those who want to snowmobile into Yellowstone National Park but don’t want to pay the extra expense of a required guide.

September 03, 2014 3:26 pmLoading…
Snowmobile crash

Snowmobile crash

Rescuers responded to the site of a snowmobile crash that injured an Ohio woman on Thursday west of West Yellowstone. The wreck was the fifth this month in the area.

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Snowmobile crash, injury 5th this month near West Yellowstone

Snowmobile crash, injury 5th this month near West Yellowstone

Snowmobile crashes and injuries have been keeping the West Yellowstone branch of the Gallatin County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team busy this month, with five so far.

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Report reveals details of Cooke City avalanche death

Report reveals details of Cooke City avalanche death

The mountains around Cooke City were lethal last week.

March 18, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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Debris field

Debris field

The debris field from this fatal avalanche was roughly 900 feet by 400 feet, about 8 acres. This photo shows about one-third of the debris.

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500-foot drop

500-foot drop

The snowmobiler was recovered here near the toe of the debris. Crown Butte mountain is in the background. The rider was not wearing a beacon and was found with a probe strike more than an hour after being buried.

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Mountain fatal

Mountain fatal

The locations of the three riders when the avalanche released are shown by the red Xs. Dashed lines with arrows show the direction of travel and the escape route used by the two riders who were climbing when the avalanche occurred. The victim, Zach Junkermeier, was stopped and unable to escape.

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Man identified in fatal snowmobile accident

A man who died Thursday in a snowmobile accident near Cooke City has been identified as Brian MacPherson, 48, of Martensville, Saskatchewan, Canada, said Scott Hamilton, Park County undersheriff, on Friday.

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Snowmobiler dies in crash near Cooke City

A man in his 40s died on Thursday in the Gallatin National Forest when he attempted to jump a creek with his snowmobile at high speed and crashed.

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N.D. snowmobilers survive 'bad situation' in Wyoming mountains

BISMARCK, N.D. — Five North Dakota snowmobilers are glad to be home after getting lost in the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming over the weekend.

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Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling

Snowmobilers ride through Beartrap Meadow on Saturday on Casper Mountain.

January 26, 2014 4:37 pm

5 snowmobilers lost on Two Top Mountain rescued

WEST YELLOWSTONE — The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says rescuers guided to safety five snowmobilers lost on Two Top Mountain along the Idaho-Montana border.

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Snowmobile rules in effect on Bighorn National Forest

Snowmobilers are being reminded of the rules to recreate on the Bighorn National Forest.

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Yellowstone winter-use plan approved

Yellowstone winter-use plan approved

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The National Park Service adopted a winter-use plan for Yellowstone National Park on Thursday that focuses more on controlling the effects of snowmobiles rather than strictly limiting their numbers.

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Yellowstone winter

Yellowstone winter

The National Park Service has approved a new winter-use plan for Yellowstone National Park, which will be implemented next season.

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Man recovering after falling from snowmobile

WORLAND — A 34-year-old man is recovering after falling from his snowmobile in heavy, deep snow in the Big Horn Mountains near Ten Sleep.

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