Winter Tours at Old Faithful Snow Lodge

Opens: December 20, 2015 | Closes: February 28, 2016

Located in the park’s interior, and accessible only by over-snow transportation (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:

Snowcoach Transportation

Round-trip snowcoach transportation is available daily from Mammoth to Old Faithful Snow Lodge and can be reserved through the reservation office by calling 307-344-7311. As space is limited on snowcoaches and the luggage coach, each guest going to Old Faithful Snow Lodge to stay overnight is limited to two pieces of luggage plus a small carry-on and cross-country ski/snowshoe equipment for each guest. The carry-on should be small enough to travel on the passenger’s lap (camera bag, purse, diaper bag, small daypack) as interior storage is not available on most snowcoaches. Hard-sided luggage is advised.

Per federal law, pets (with the exception of service dogs) are not allowed on buses or snowcoaches.

Beginning with the 2015/16 winter season, there will be a $25 fee for each bag exceeding 50 pounds and for each additional bag beyond two per snowcoach traveler.

While the snowcoaches are heated, sightseeing stops, where passengers leave the coach, necessitate warm footwear and warm layered clothing.

Snowcoach Transportation

Snowcoach Tours

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.

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.

The Bear Den Ski Shop
If you are planning a winter visit be sure to visit the Bear Den Gift Shop  for ski and snowshoe rental and instruction, clothing, sundries and information. The expert staff can help you plan your day on the trails with information on snow conditions, ski shuttles, and tours.

Special Winter Dining Events
Join us during one of our Winter Special Dining Events being held at Old Faithful Snow Lodge.

Ice Skating
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.

Winter Weather

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.