Yellowstone National Park’s winter season begins on Thursday, Dec. 15.
With conditions permitting, most park roads will be open to over-snow travel by snowmobile and snowcoach. Between mid-December to mid-March, most visitors see the park by commercially guided snowmobiles, snow coaches, and the non-commercially guided snowmobile access program.
YNP shares a list of top things to know in the winter:
- Most park roads are closed to automobiles
- Guided trips are available
- Services are limited
- The Old Faithful Snow Lodgeis the only winter lodging in the park
- Prepare for winter conditions and review winter safety tips
- Do not approach or feed wildlife
- Stay on boardwalks
- Download the free National Park Service App
- Connectivity is limited
Winter travel ends mid-March as plowing crews begin to clear snow. Roads will begin to re-open to automobiles in mid-April.