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Yellowstone offers lots of different ways to enjoy winter. Learn more and start planning your next winter adventure right here!
Winter in Yellowstone means fewer crowds, frigid temperatures, and steaming geyser basins. Skis, snowshoes, snowcoaches, and snowmobiles become the primary modes of transportation as most park roads close, rivers and lakes freeze, and winter storms blanket the park with fluffy, white snow.
Top Things to Know in Winter
1. Most Park Roads Closed to Automobiles
2. Want to See Old Faithful?
3. Services are Limited
The only campground in the park open year-round is in Mammoth Hot Springs, located 5 miles south of the park's North Entrance.
5. Prepare for Winter Conditions
6. Do Not Approach or Feed Wildlife
7. Stay on Boardwalks
8. Protect Yourself and Others
9. Enhance Your Experience
10. Connectivity is Limited
2021–2022 Winter Facilities and Services
All opening and closing dates are subject to change based on future conditions, staffing levels, or public health guidance.
These are still tentative, and may change as the season approaches. Anything not included in this list is closed during the winter.
Shelter for skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobilers.
Mammoth Hot Springs to the Northeast Entrance
This is the only part of the park open to wheeled vehicles. The road is open up to Cooke City, Montana, after which the road is closed (no through-traffic to Red Lodge, Montana or Cody, Wyoming). Services are very limited between Mammoth Hot Springs and Cooke City, Montana.
1 - Closed Thanksgiving
Plan Your Visit
Yellowstone is seasonal. Plan your visit by learning about current conditions, seasons, road conditions, services, activities, and more.
Last updated: March 9, 2022