Winter Tours at Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Opens: December 18, 2013 | Closes: March 2, 2014
Located in the park’s interior, and accessible only by over-snow transportation (snowmobiles and snowcoaches), the Snow Lodge provides a warm and cozy base for amazing winter adventures. Just out the door is a great trail and boardwalk system through the Upper Geyser Basin, home to Old Faithful Geyser and many others. Also just out the door are cross-country ski trails, snowshoe opportunities, and a world class NPS Visitor Education Center.
For reservations and lodging information, visit the lodging page. When visiting Old Faithful Snow Lodge in the winter, we suggest you enjoy the following activities:
Regularly scheduled snowcoach transportation is available to bring guests, and their luggage, to/from the Old Faithful Snow Lodge from the South and North entrances to Yellowstone Park and can be reserved through the reservation office toll-free 866-GEYSERLAND (866-439-7375) or 307-344-7311. While the snowcoaches are heated, sightseeing stops, where passengers leave the coach, necessitate warm footwear and warm layered clothing. Guests going to Old Faithful Snow Lodge to stay overnight are restricted to two pieces of luggage plus cross-country ski equipment. Hard-sided luggage is advised.
Winter in Yellowstone brings new adventures, and new challenges. To make sure our guests can explore the park all year round, many Yellowstone tours are available via Snowcoach. Our heated Bombardier Snowcoaches will transport guests throughout the park, enabling all Yellowstone guests to view the unique winter landscape.
While the snowcoaches are heated, sightseeing stops, where passengers leave the coach, necessitate warm footwear and warm layered clothing.
Guided Snowmobile Tours
Snowmobile rentals are available for guided touring only. To reserve a snowmobile complete the online activity form or call our reservations office toll free at 866-439-7375. Children must be 8 years old in order to participate on snowmobile activities. Children 8-11 ride for free. You must have a valid drivers license in your possession to operate a snowmobile. Under National Park Service regulations, learner permits do not qualify as valid driver licenses.
Skiing & Snowshoeing
Get out in the fresh air and explore Yellowstone. Winter provides an entirely different experience in the park and it is not to be missed. Whether you’re practicing your triple axle on the Snow Lodge skating rink, or observing a pack of bison while skiing the fairy falls trail, Yellowstone can help create a winter adventure for you to create a truly memorable vacation.
- Skier Shuttles
- Grand Canyon Ski Tour
- Lone Star Excursion
- Grand Canyon Snowshoe Tour
- Guided Snowshoe Tour
- Ski Rental, Instruction & Repair
The Bear Den Ski Shop
If you are planning a winter visit be sure to visit the Bear Den Gift Shop at either Mammoth Hot Springs or Old Faithful Snow Lodge for ski and snowshoe rental and instruction, clothing, sundries and information. The expert staff can help you plan your day on the trails. Information on snow conditions, ski shuttles, and tours is available at the Bear Den Ski Shop.
Special Winter Dining Events
Join us during one of our Winter Special Dining Events being held at Old Faithful Snow Lodge.
An ice skating rink is open depending on weather. No reservations taken. Skate rentals are free and available through the Front Desk.
More Winter Fun in Yellowstone
For further information on winter use and the latest information on snowmobile use, please visit National Park Services.
Severe winter weather can occasionally cause the National Park Service to temporarily close park entrances and/or roads. This may result in delays or cancellations of in-park transportation. While every effort will be made to meet our transportation schedules, there may be times when closures prevent us from doing so. Guests are responsible for any costs (including but not limited to additional lodging, transportation, meals and airline fees) related to such delays. NPS road information is available online or 307-344-2117.