Yellowstone National Park

The National Park Service offers some advice on its website to skiers in the park:

  • Talk with park rangers before you leave on any trip and get specific information on conditions. Some park areas could be closed to skiing or snowshoeing to protect wildlife.
  • Plan your time generously. Include allowances for limited daylight, snow conditions, temperature extremes, and the number of people in the group, their experience and physical condition.
  • Check out our maps and descriptions of ski trails in Yellowstone.
  • Read the daily ski trail status (courtesy of Yellowstone Park Lodges)
  • A permit is required for all overnight backcountry trips.