Top 10 Winter Activities in Yellowstone

Top Ten Winter Activities

No matter what the temperature is outside, there is endless fun to be had in West Yellowstone. Here are our top 10 things to do during the winter months in West Yellowstone! Check them out!
Yellowstone Winter Snowcoach Tours

1) Yellowstone National Park Snowcoach Tour

See Yellowstone like never before from the comforts of a snowcoach. Let us do the driving while you sit back and enjoy all of the beautiful scenery!
Yellowstone Winter Snowmobile Tours

2) Snowmobile Tour through Yellowstone National Park

If you want to try something more hands-on, take one of our Snowmobile Tours! Enjoy a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable guides or go exploring on your own! Take in the winter wonderland of Yellowstone and get the thrill of your trip out on the sled!!
Yellowstone Winter Cabin Get-Togethers

3) Get Together at our Cabins

Our Explorer Cabins play the perfect host for family/friend gatherings! Cozy up by our outdoor community fire pits (they are open year-round, and a complimentary S'mores kit is provided to all Explorer Cabin overnight guests) while staying just blocks from the Park's West Entrance. They are the perfect location and space for any occasion.
Yellowstone Winter Snowshoeing and Skiing

4) Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing offer a fun and easy way to see the Park in the winter. You are able to see parts of Yellowstone that you would not be able to from the road, and when you stay at our hotels and cabins you can hop on a groomed trail system (Rendezvous Ski Trails) that will give you access to gorgeous terrain. The trail system winds 35km through the Gallatin National Forest and offers easy to difficult tracks. This is an activity that is fun for the whole family!
Yellowstone Winter Dining at The Branch

5) Warm Up at The Branch

After a long, cold day exploring, this is the perfect way to end your adventure: dinner and drinks at The Branch. The Branch Restaurant and Bar provides you with great meal and drink options located right in one of our hotels, the Holiday Inn® West Yellowstone.
Yellowstone Winter Fat Biking

6) Fat Biking

Fat biking... What is it? A fat bike is an off-road bicycle with oversized tires designed for low ground pressure to allow riding on soft unstable terrain like snow. With so much to see in and around West Yellowstone, a bike ride is an enjoyable way to get out and about. If you know how to ride a bicycle, you can ride a fat bike! This is a fun, adventurous way to explore this area!
Yellowstone Winter Ice Fishing

7) Ice Fishing

Hebgen Lake, just north of West Yellowstone, offers some of the best ice fishing spots around. Make sure to check out a fishing report before you head out!
Yellowstone Winter Dog Sledding

8) Dog Sledding

If this is something you have always wanted to try, now is your chance! For a truly memorable experience, book a dog sled tour! There are many options as far as tours go, so make sure to check out what is being offered at the time of your trip.
Yellowstone Grizzly Wolf Discover Center

9) Visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

If the weather outside is too cold, then head on over to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. This place is interactive and fun for the whole family! Located right in West Yellowstone, you are guaranteed to see animals.
Yellowstone Winter Sledding

10) Sledding

Always a winter favorite among kids and adults! Grab a sled and enjoy a day on the hills sledding! For families, make sure to check out Kids N' Snow in West Yellowstone. This happens one time every month during the winter months and provides fun activities your kids will enjoy!


These are our Top 10 reasons to come to West Yellowstone this winter. There are many more, so make sure to book a room today to discover all that West Yellowstone has to offer.

Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone


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