Wintertime in Yellowstone National Park is something special. Due to the cold temperatures, fewer crowds visit the popular site making it a more secluded vacation spot. If you’re looking for a luxury getaway with fun-filled activities this season, Yellowstone is the place to be. Check out all the things to do at Yellowstone in the winter.
- Cross-Country Skiing
Yellowstone is home to an array of ski trails that are perfect for visitors of all levels and capabilities. If you’re looking to explore off the beaten path, skiing is also allowed on all the unplowed roads and throughout the backcountry.
- Ice Skating
One of the most popular winter activities is ice skating at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rink. Rent a pair of skates and experience the great outdoors in one of the most scenic spots of the park.
This is a fun and practical way to explore the park’s backcountry. While there are tours available, feel free to go off on your own. Snowshoeing is perfect for those who want to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
- Sleigh Rides
There are a few different sleigh ride adventures to choose from, but our favorite is the National Elk Refuge Ride. The refuge is home to thousands of elk—visitors get to spend time among the herd and get up close with these beautiful creatures.
- Snowcoach Tours
A quicker way to see the sites of Yellowstone, snowcoach tours are available to carry you across the frigid terrain while keeping warm. Tours are available from December 15 to March 15, and you can even customize your own private tour to make the most of the experience.
Mushing your way through Yellowstone is one of the best (and cutest) ways to see the park. Let a team of Alaskan huskies whisk you through the tundra on one of the most exhilarating journeys of a lifetime.
- Hot Springs
The idea of taking a dip in the middle of winter sounds crazy, but we promise it’s one of the best experiences you can find within Yellowstone. The Boiling River is the perfect place to warm up and take in the scenery this winter season.
- Tram Ride
Let the Jackson Hole Tram carry you to one of the highest points within Yellowstone. A little more than a ten-minute journey drops you off at the summit—and right outside Corbet’s Cabin. At Corbet’s, you can take in the views while indulging in gourmet waffles.
It may not be the first place that comes to mind, but Yellowstone is a great winter vacation spot. Hopefully this list of things to do at Yellowstone in the winter has sparked your interest. If so, it’s time to book your private jet aircraft and plan your dream vacation at Yellowstone National Park.
- Ice Skating