The Black Sand Basin Ski Trail is a groomed 4 mile (6.4 km) round trip, easiest trail that takes you from the Upper Geyser Basin to Black Sand Basin. Begin in front of the Old Faithful Visitor Center and take the Upper Geyser Basin Trail past Castle Geyser. Turn left onto the skier-tracked trail to Daisy Geyser, stay to the left and continue to the snow vehicle road. Black Sand Basin is across the snow vehicle road.
Notes: Stay on boardwalks and designated ski trails. The ground is unstable in hydrothermal areas.
Check out the ski trail details and accessibility information at the bottom of this page.
This machine groomed easiest trail provides flat terrain. The trail elevation gain/loss is 80 feet. Service dogs allowed.
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Ski Trail Information
With miles of ski trails to enjoy, start your trip planning here and confirm conditions at the Mammoth or Old Faithful Bear Den Ski Shop.
Prepare for cold air, deep snow, and slippery boardwalks.
Ready to brave the cold? Check out our tips for enjoying Yellowstone in winter.
Last updated: February 24, 2020