Experience Winter in Yellowstone
Winter in Yellowstone delivers a more intimate experience, fascinating snowy landscapes, and frosty animals. Geyser basins are magical when influenced by cold temperatures, becoming what one might call, canvases of fire and ice. The winter experience also offers incredible photography, skiing, snowshoeing and wildlife watching. Explore the winter experience through our lodging, snowcoach tours, skiing and snowshoeing, packages, and snowcoach transportation.
Old Faithful Snow Lodge
The only in-park lodging in the winter, the Old Faithful Snow Lodge will keep you plenty warm and comfortable when it’s time to be inside. You can tell by its name; the Snow Lodge was built to be an inviting home base from which to launch adventures deeper into the park’s interior. Nestled in the Upper Geyser Basin, the Snow Lodge is only accessible in winter via over-snow transportation.
A hub for snowy adventures, offering access to great wildlife watching, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and a launching point for over-snow explorations of the park’s interior.
Old Faithful Snow Lodge Obsidian Dining Room
Winter visitors to Old Faithful will also find a warm escape and great meal at the Obsidian Dining Room. In winter, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, with reservations required for dinner. The Firehole Lounge is open as well, and there are perfect seats for sitting back and propping up your feet in front of the fireplace.
Your day may be filled with adventure, but you need to take a little time to eat. The Geyser Grill is one of our quick-service outlets specializing in burgers, chicken sandwiches, value meals, deli sandwiches, salads and more. After you’ve ordered, take time to look overhead, as the Geyser Grill is adorned with whimsical character carvings.
The Mammoth Hotel Dining Room, the first four-star green restaurant in the National Parks, located directly across from the hotel, serves up a menu of value-priced entrees and our popular “Small Plate” selections.
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 Snowcoaches will transport guests throughout the park, enabling all Yellowstone guests to view the unique winter landscape.
Tours from Old Faithful
- Across the Great Divide
- Grand Canyon Day Tour
- Winter Photo Safari
- Firehole Basin Adventure
- Madison Wildlife Excursion
- Steam, Stars and Winter Soundscapes
Tours from Mammoth
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.