Yellowstone Snowshoe & XC Ski Tours

Yellowstone Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Experience Yellowstone's Winter Wonderland

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. 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. Please contact us directly for any groups larger than 6.

Expert Local Guide

We love using our expert local ecological knowledge to help you see and learn about the aspects of Yellowstone that you are interested in. We'll also help you stay safe while you go wild!

Equipment Included

All trips include XC-Ski or Snowshoe Equipment Rentals. Snowshoers will need to supply their own insulated waterproof boots. These are not available locally.

Weather and Elevation

Yellowstone has a dry, high-elevation climate. Weather varies A LOT! We can have 60 degree (F) temperature changes in a day. Bring clothing layers. In Winter, temperatures vary from just above freezing down to minus 40 degrees.

Food & Drinks

All trips include hot drinks on the trail. Snacks are provided on half day trips.

Family Friendly + Accessible

Tours can be adapted to accommodate most ages and abilities. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have specific needs.

Stay Hydrated!

BYO water bottle or hydration pack and drink plenty of water even though it is cold.

Sun Protection!

High Elevation + Snow = Intense UV Exposure. Please wear sunglasses, sunscreen and other sun protection, expecially in winter conditions.

Choose Your Snowshoe or XC Ski Adventure!

Private Mammoth Hot Springs Snowshoe or XC Ski Sampler
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.
Private Half Day Snowshoe or XC Ski Adventure
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
Private Full Day Snowshoe or XC Ski Expedition
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.

Snowshoe and XC Ski Tour Pricing

2-3 Hour Snow Sampler
Private Mammoth Hot Springs Snowshoe or XC Ski Sampler
  • + $35 per person, after the first
Half Day Adventure
Private Half Day Snowshoe or XC Ski Adventure near Tower Falls or Yellowstone River
  • + $50 per person, after the first
Full Day Expedition
Private Full Day Snowshoe or XC Ski Expedition in Lamar Valley
  • + $60 per person, after the first


Our 4 person group did a guided 1/2 day snowshoe tour led by Ben. We had a wonderful experience and Ben shared a lot of very interesting information about the area and the wildlife. His knowledge made our trip even more memorable. The trip was well-paced with enough active portions combined with breaks when he would share interesting facts. Highly recommend this group and Ben as a guide.
Sheryl S - TripAdvisor
Jan 2023
Cara was great!!! My wife and I hired Cara as a cross country skiing guide in Yellowstone but we got so much more than that. Cara knew were to find a trail with snow (which was surprisingly scarce during our trip) that matched my beginner skiing experience level, she gave great instructions, and she had a great sense of humor while helping me up when I fell. She stopped for some wildlife viewing on the way to the ski trail and we were able to see 4 moose and a coyote very clearly through her spotting scope. She even sent us pictures of the outing, including the wildlife, a day later. She was prepared with bear spray and an emergency beacon and she was very good at wearing a mask and social distancing. We even learned about some of the geology of the park and about a wolverine siting near where we skied. We left with great memories and with a new friend. Hire her. You won't regret it.
Brian R
Dec 2020 - TripAdvisor
Our family of six (parents and two young adult couples) spent three different days with Cara on a full-day wildlife tour, a half-day snowshoe tour, and a half-day cross-country ski tour. Having her as our guide made all the difference in our experience of Yellowstone. We had different levels of knowledge about the park, skills with the activities, etc., and she seamlessly adjusted herself to each person. She took us to the right spots, quickly set up and took down scopes, answered our many questions with knowledge and good humor, provided hot drinks and delicious snacks, helped us with rental equipment, was a kind and patient teacher, etc. Honestly, we cannot say enough good about Cara and highly recommend using her as a guide.
Marianna C - TripAdvisor
Jan 2021

$350-$700/day + $35-$60/person

What's Included

An experienced, local naturalist hiking guide or biologist with extensive knowledge of the area Snowshoe or XC Ski Equipment Snacks (half-day trips), lunch (full-day trips) Binoculars

What's Not Included

Gratuity National Park entrance fees: $20/person Weekly, annual, veteran, 4th grader & senior passes also accepted.

Payment Options

We will gladly accept online payment by credit card or by check if mailed in advance.

Have a Question?

Feel free to reach out and we're happy to answer any questions you may have.

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