There is no better way to see, sense and enjoy the world’s first national park in winter than on cross country skis. Yellowstone Vacations specializes in facilitating ski trips to a wide variety of Yellowstone attractions, offering packages that combine ski adventures with snowcoach tours and lodging. Come learn about the Park’s wildlife, history, and thermal features while trekking in the breathtaking splendor of America’s most famous sanctuary. Enjoy the world class Rendezvous ski trails (30K+) at West Yellowstone, or spend a couple of days exploring the many trails in the Yellowstone’s quiet northwest corner.
Our Brandin’ Iron Inn (across the street from Yellowstone Park) is centrally located for easy access to these natural retreats, offering WIFI, free hot breakfast, and hot tubs. Perfect for a long weekend or full week of skiing exploration! (A recent customer posted this review: "Some times my lodging choice leaves me wondering if I could of done better, not this time. What a pleasent surprise. Clean rooms, great customer service (they really knew the area) and a killer breakfast. WIFI and a business center. We see they do Yellowstone snowbuggy and ski tours in the winter, we will return!").
Flexibility is paramount in our ski trip scheduling. Many factors help decide each day’s adventure and your professional guide will evaluate conditions to ensure a safe and memorable day of skiing. Weather conditions, wildlife protection, skier abilities and other considerations all play a role in trip planning. You and the guide will work together in planning your Yellowstone ski adventure!
Yellowstone Ski Tours
We offer a variety of trips on groomed and skier-groomed trails. You should be prepared to break trails. Skinny skis (race skis) are not recommended. Yellowstone National Park sets a ski track on each side of the groomed snowcoach/snowmobile trails offering us interesting opportunities for ski drops and long distance touring. Most of our ski tours include segments of our regular interpretive snowcoach tours with guided walks to geysers, mud pots and hot springs. Wildlife…of course!
West Yellowstone to
Old Faithful Area
These trailheads are on Highway 191 north of West Yellowstone in the pristine and less-visited northwest corner of the national park. We use a wheeled vehicle to transfer you to these trails. They are more mountainous and offer great vistas.
Our “local” trails are suggested for your “open” days when our guided ski tours are not scheduled, usually Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.
Our “ski coach” is a specially adapted hi-top touring van converted to tracks, with ski rack, and coolers to transport your skis and sack lunches. We usually cap trips on this coach to 10 skiers. We do have much larger coaches available for ski clubs or large groups. Please call for details.
Prices do not include Yellowstone Park entry fees, tax, food, Rendezvous Ski Trail fees or gratuities.
Want to maximize your limited ski time in Yellowstone? We provide drops and pickups as part of our daily snowcoach service on specific routes. Visit with our guest service representative or your tour guide to discuss options.
Private Ski Tours
Charter one of our warm and comfortable snowcoaches for a full day of skiing with one of our Park ski guides or go on your own and we’ll transport you to and from your trailhead. Your trip will be carefully designed to match your areas of interest and skill level.
Yellowstone is such a wonderful, unforgettable place. We look forward to helping you visit and appreciate it as much as we do!
Ski Rental and Fashion
Freeheel and Wheel in West Yellowstone offers a complete line of rental gear including classic touring skis, rugged touring skis, performance skis, race skis, and snowshoes. All rental packages include skis, boots, and poles.
Buffalo Bus Tours
415 Yellowstone Avenue
West Yellowstone, Montana 59758
West Yellowstone is 90 miles south of Bozeman, Montana via Highway 191. Bozeman's Gallatin Field Airport is serviced by Allegiant, Delta/NWA, Frontier, Horizon, and United Airlines. WiFi (Wireless Internet) service is available for a fee throughout the terminal building through Boingo. Access Information is available at the Information Counter next to baggage claim.