Snowshoeing though the Winter Wonderland of West Yellowstone Montana

By Amy Freed There are many things that come to mind when you hear the word “winter” – chillier temperatures, warm drinks, and cozying up next to a fireplace. Winter can be very fierce at times, and yet gentle with fluffy, cotton-like snowflakes that you can catch on your tongue. Winter is all about making

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3 Ways to Have a Winter Adventure in West Yellowstone

Visitors flock to West Yellowstone during the winter months to experience the seasonal beauty of Yellowstone National Park and take advantage of world-class opportunities for winter recreation. With an average of more than 150 inches of snowfall each year, the Greater Yellowstone region transforms into a winter wonderland complete with snow-draped mountains, icy waters, and

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Why Winter Shouldn’t Stop You from Visiting West Yellowstone

During the summer, West Yellowstone, Montana, serves as the main gateway to the western entrance to one of the county’s most popular national parks. With far fewer crowds, it’s sometimes easy to overlook that winter is an amazing time to visit West Yellowstone. A thick layer of powdery snow transforms the terrain around town into

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400 Miles of Smiles: West Yellowstone – The ideal location for snowmobiling first-timers

Welcome to West Yellowstone! Grab your best friend and head to West Yellowstone for some snowy fun! That’s what I did! Winter is still in full swing at this gateway town to Yellowstone National Park with expectations of peak snowpack by early March. The national park is closed for the winter to traffic unless you

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What You Should Have in Your Vehicle Safety Kit When Traveling

While you’re traveling around The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with your family and friends, be sure to be prepared in case of roadside breakdown or a situation where you may be stuck or stranded. In this area, winter weather conditions can and do arise in every month of the year. You must be prepared for your

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Snowmobile “Rules of the Road” for Trail Use

Snowmobiling West Yellowstone Montana. Ken Takata photo. Snowmobiling is a fun and family-oriented activity. A vast amount of National Forest land is open for winter travel. In some areas those traveling by skis, snowshoes, dog sled teams and snowmobiles must share the same routes and areas. Common sense and courtesy will provide a safe and

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The 4 Best Places to Cross Country Ski near West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone, Montana, receives more than 150 inches of powdery snow each year, making it a veritable paradise for cross-country skiers. Take the opportunity to explore seemingly endless landscapes and the quiet of a mountain winter under Montana’s Big Sky-cross-country skiing near West Yellowstone is an unforgettable experience suitable for skiers of all levels. More

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Wildlife Safety

Wildlife Safety You’ve arrived and you’re ready to go into Yellowstone National Park for some adventures or perhaps start by doing some hikes in West Yellowstone. Let’s have a little chat about safety. In this area, you must be aware of possible wildlife encounters and of the dangers of the land itself. Yellowstone National Park

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Fall Adventures are Calling in West Yellowstone, Montana

Fall brings spectacular scenery and the annual elk mating season (rut) where huge bull elk battle for their harems with eerie echoing bugles across wide valleys. Cooler fall temperatures create spectacular photo opportunities at Old Faithful and other geysers in Yellowstone Park.  It’s the best time of the year for mountain biking, road cycling, hiking,

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