Yellowstone Ski Festival

Yellowstone Vacations Calendar & Events

Plan Your Day at Yellowstone

When you visit Yellowstone National Park, just stepping outside presents an entire world of things to do. But if you're looking for something more structured, our properties offer their own brand of fun and adventure. Check below for upcoming events and start planning your day-to-day stay here at Yellowstone.

Yellowstone National Park Closes for Wheeled Vehicle Travel

November 4, 2019

The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is scheduled to close for wheeled vehicle travel at 8:00 AM on November 4, 2019, in preparation for the winter season. Seasonal closures are planned for the following dates:
  • October 15: Tower Fall to Canyon (Dunraven Pass), Beartooth Highway (US 212 to Red Lodge, MT)
  • November 4: All roads close at 8:00 AM except for the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast Entrance
Projected opening date for oversnow travel (conditions permitting) through the West Entrance is December 15, 2019.

Visit the National Park Service website for more details.

Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Yellowstone Ski Festival

November 26-30, 2019

Come to West Yellowstone and join us for this year's Yellowstone Ski Festival, taking place November 26-30, 2019. This event annually attracts over 3,500 skiers from across the United States and Canada, so don't miss your chance to join in the fun!

Returning this year, join us for FREE yoga classes each morning of Ski Week at the Holiday Inn® West Yellowstone from 7:30 to 8:15 am!

View our official Yellowstone Ski Week page for full event details

Date: November 26-30, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Thanksgiving at The Branch Restaurant

November 28, 2019

Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet at The Branch Restaurant & Bar in West Yellowstone, featuring Roasted Turkey with Gravy, Brown Sugar Dijon Pit Ham, Cornbread Stuffing, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce, Butternut Squash Bisque, and much more!

Leave the cooking and cleaning to us while you relax with your friends and family. Reservations recommended but not required.

Please call The Branch at 406-646-7365 to reserve your seats or for more information.

Price: Adults $28.00 / Children (ages 5-12) $12.00 / Children age 4 and under Eat Free
Date: November 28, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Thanksgiving at The Yellowstone Mine Restaurant

November 28, 2019

Celebrate Thanksgiving this year at The Yellowstone Mine Restaurant, located at The Best Western by Mammoth Hot Springs in Gardiner, MT! We will be serving a full Thanksgiving buffet featuring Roasted Turkey, Roasted Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Pumpkin, Apple, and Pecan Pie, and MUCH more!

Reservations recommended. Seating times available at 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM.

Please call The Yellowstone Mine at 406-223-0812 to reserve your seats or for more information.

Prices below include tax, but not gratuity

Price: Adults $40.00 / Children (ages 6-12) $25.00 / Children age 5 and under Eat Free
Date: November 28, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Annual Christmas Stroll and Parade of LIghts

December 14, 2019

It's a time of rosy cheeks and laughter. Join your friends and neighbors as we light the town tree, greet Santa, and stroll the shops seeking just the right gifts! The West Yellowstone Christmas Stroll and Parade of Lights has been a tradition of this small town for years, and is the perfect way to bring in the holiday season. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

Date: December 14, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Kids'N'Snow Weekend #1

December 14-15, 2019

Don't miss a special weekend in West Yellowstone filled with fun activities for kids (and families) both outdoors and inside. Practice snowshoeing and learn about nature with a Ranger. Ice skate, or have fun on cross-country skis. Meet a raptor, and other special kids programs at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

Join the fun at the West Yellowstone Ice Rink (Pioneer Park, corner of Gibbon Ave and Dunraven St). Warm up with hot beverages, toast some marshmallows, sled on the sledding hill, and make your own S'mores. All the fixings provided! Bring your own sled for the Kid's Sledding Hill. Or, try out West Yellowstone's ice skating rink. A limited number of ice skates will be available at no charge (come early for the best selection). Relax with music and conversation. Old-fashioned family fun for everyone of every age - all Yellowstone visitors welcome!

For full details and schedule information, please visit the official Kids'N'Snow website.

Date: December 14-15, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Yellowstone National Park Opens for Oversnow Travel

December 15, 2019

December 15, 2019 is the projected opening date for snowmobile and snowcoach travel for the winter season (weather permitting). The Park will be open until approximately March 15, 2020 when the roads close in preparation for spring.

Conditions permitting, roads are scheduled to re-open to oversnow travel at 8:00 AM on the following dates:
  • December 15: West Entrance to Old Faithful, Mammoth to Old Faithful, Canyon to Norris, Canyon to Lake, Old Faithful to West Thumb, South Entrance to Lake, Lake to Lake Butte Overlook
  • December 22: East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass)
Snowcoach Tours and Snowmobile Tours are offered daily through Yellowstone Vacation Tours in West Yellowstone, MT, and Snowcoach Tours leaving from Gardiner, MT are now available as well. Plan your winter getaway today!

Visit the National Park Service website for more details

Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Kids'N'Snow Weekend #2

January 11-12, 2020

Don't miss a special weekend in West Yellowstone filled with fun activities for kids (and families) both outdoors and inside. Practice snowshoeing and learn about nature with a Ranger. Ice skate, or have fun on cross-country skis. Meet a raptor, and other special kids programs at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

Join the fun at the West Yellowstone Ice Rink (Pioneer Park, corner of Gibbon Ave and Dunraven St). Warm up with hot beverages, toast some marshmallows, sled on the sledding hill, and make your own S'mores. All the fixings provided! Bring your own sled for the Kid's Sledding Hill. Or, try out West Yellowstone's ice skating rink. A limited number of ice skates will be available at no charge (come early for the best selection). Relax with music and conversation. Old-fashioned family fun for everyone of every age - all Yellowstone visitors welcome!

For full details and schedule information, please visit the official Kids'N'Snow website.

Date: January 11-12, 2020
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Kids'N'Snow Weekend #3

February 1-2, 2020

Don't miss a special weekend in West Yellowstone filled with fun activities for kids (and families) both outdoors and inside. Practice snowshoeing and learn about nature with a Ranger. Ice skate, or have fun on cross-country skis. Meet a raptor, and other special kids programs at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

Join the fun at the West Yellowstone Ice Rink (Pioneer Park, corner of Gibbon Ave and Dunraven St). Warm up with hot beverages, toast some marshmallows, sled on the sledding hill, and make your own S'mores. All the fixings provided! Bring your own sled for the Kid's Sledding Hill. Or, try out West Yellowstone's ice skating rink. A limited number of ice skates will be available at no charge (come early for the best selection). Relax with music and conversation. Old-fashioned family fun for everyone of every age - all Yellowstone visitors welcome!

For full details and schedule information, please visit the official Kids'N'Snow website.

Date: February 1-2, 2020
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Skijor USA National Finals

February 28 - March 1, 2020

Have you ever heard of Skijoring before? For many people, this is an unfamiliar term, but trust us when we say you will DEFINITELY want to mark your calendars for this event!

Skijoring is a competition where a horse and rider pulls a skier through a course that has gates, jumps, and rings. Skiers are timed through the course, and scores are based on how many gates or jumps were missed, and by missing or dropping the baton or any of the rings. The event is every bit as exciting as it sounds, but the best news of all is the 2020 Skijor USA National Finals will be held right here in West Yellowstone this year!

Join us on February 28-29 and March 1 for this thrilling spectator sport that's unlike anything you have ever seen!

For more information (and some incredible photos!) please visit the official Skijor International website.

Date: February 28-March 1, 2020
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Kids'N'Snow Weekend #4

March 7-8, 2020

Don't miss a special weekend in West Yellowstone filled with fun activities for kids (and families) both outdoors and inside. Practice snowshoeing and learn about nature with a Ranger. Ice skate, or have fun on cross-country skis. Meet a raptor, and other special kids programs at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

Join the fun at the West Yellowstone Ice Rink (Pioneer Park, corner of Gibbon Ave and Dunraven St). Warm up with hot beverages, toast some marshmallows, sled on the sledding hill, and make your own S'mores. All the fixings provided! Bring your own sled for the Kid's Sledding Hill. Or, try out West Yellowstone's ice skating rink. A limited number of ice skates will be available at no charge (come early for the best selection). Relax with music and conversation. Old-fashioned family fun for everyone of every age - all Yellowstone visitors welcome!

For full details and schedule information, please visit the official Kids'N'Snow website.

Date: March 7-8, 2020
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308