Yellowstone Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing
Do you want to get outside the vehicle, off the road and explore the wonders of winter in Yellowstone National Park? Choose the Yellowstone snowshoeing or cross country skiing adventure duration of your choice below to find out more!
Enjoy the sights and splendor of winter! We will venture out to a scenic destination in Yellowstone's snowy expanses, exploring varied terrain, searching for fresh animal tracks, and taking in stellar views. We have several routes to choose from depending on your tour choice, abilities, snow conditions, and weather. We could take in geothermal features and quiet forests near Mammoth Hot Springs, or a section on the Blacktail Plateau, where we may get to see wildlife.
All trips include XC-Ski or Snowshoe Equipment & hot drinks on the trail, and your knowledgeable guide. Snacks are provided on half day trips.
Options and Prices
Departing from Gardiner MT (Yellowstone's North Entrance)
- Cross-country ski or snowshoe in view of the geothermal wonders at Mammoth Hot Springs on a 2-3 hour trip.
Price: $350 + $35/person after the first. Start time: between 9 AM and noon.
- Head deeper into Yellowstone to check out the varied, beautiful views around Tower Falls and the Yellowstone River Canyon on a half day XC ski or snowshoe trip.
Price: $500 + $50/person after the first; includes snacks. Start time: between 9 AM and 10:30 AM
- Go big on a full-day XC ski or snowshoe to the wildlife-rich Lamar Valley or the snowy, incredibly scenic Northeast.
Price: $700 + $60/person after the first; includes lunch. Start time: 9 AM
Transportation from Gardiner is included. *Please contact us directly for groups larger than 6
- Bacon Rind Trailhead (West side of Yellowstone on Hwy 191)
We snowshoe the Bacon Rind, Fan Creek or Bighorn trails (though we often enjoy an off-trail adventure). These trailheads are conveniently accessed via highway 191 (south of Big Sky) on Yellowstone's west side. This higher elevation area of Yellowstone gets a lot of snow and is convenient for those who arrive in or depart from Bozeman or are looking to take a break from downhill skiing in Big Sky. Price: $600 + $50/person after the first, up to 5 hours of snowshoeing. Start time: between 9 AM and 10 AM. Includes snacks. We meet at the trailhead.
If you would like to combine a morning of wildlife watching with a little bit of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, please contact us and we can customize a tour for your group.
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For winter 2023/2024 bookings, you can use the form below, or contact us directly.
Please remember to bring clothing layers! It is not uncommon to have 60 degree (F) temperature changes in one day. In the winter, that could mean a change from -20 to +40 degrees (F). Be prepared!
Yellowstone has dry, high-elevation climate, where it is difficult to stay hydrated at any time of year. It is important to drink lots of water in this environment.
Park entrance fees are not included. Entrance fees are $20 per person or $35 per family, and are good for one week. Annual passes are also available. Please see Yellowstone's website: https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/fees.htm or a park entrance kiosk for more information.
Gratuity is not included.