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Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski Excursion

Quick Details


  • Snowshoes and poles provided (if snowshoeing)
  • Private & Customizable
  • Bring your own skis/boots/poles or pick up a rental pair in Gardiner, MT or Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Your own local naturalist guide
  • Fully custom-designed snowshoe hike or cross country ski
  • Difficulty level matched to your fitness level
  • Away from the crowds and into the wild
  • Vast wide open spaces and clean mountain air
  • Breakfast and lunch – picnic style
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If spending the whole day on the road isn’t your thing, our ski or snowshoe tour will take you into Yellowstone’s backcountry winter wonderland. The Northern Range of Yellowstone offers a variety of options, including well-groomed trails for a more accessible experience, or the opportunity to venture off on our own and blaze trails through less-visited landscapes!

Never snowshoed before? That’s ok! If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Do you prefer the thrill of gliding on skis? We can do that too! Either way, our experienced Naturalist Guides will work with you to customize the day, including working with your group to determine what kind of conditions and mileage you are interested in.

We might kick off the day with a wildlife sighting, and depending on your interests and the temperature, we could embark on a longer snowshoe/ski or a couple of shorter ones. We might explore with our snowshoes overlooking the Yellowstone River, or enjoy the thermals of Mammoth Hot Springs, or through the forests and meadows around Lamar Valley. If skiing is your preference, we may head out for a groomed trail at Tower Fall, Blacktail Plateau Drive, or the Upper Terrace Loop. Or anything in between!

Regardless of your mode of backcountry transportation, we will examine animal tracks and signs, learn to understand the geology that has created the incredible diversity of the Northern Range, and tell stories of past winter explorers in Yellowstone. Exploring the backcountry with a guide ensures a safe and comfortable experience, allowing you to fully immerse in the magic of winter in Yellowstone. We always prioritize the safety and comfort of our guests, and strive to unveil the hidden gems of the park that you might not discover on your own. Let us show you the park in our favorite season!

Still have questions?  Check out our FAQ’s page!

See what our guests are saying!

They were amazing!

I took two tours with Yellowstone Wild while I was in Montana. I did a wildlife photography tour with Rob and a snowshoeing tour with Laura. They were amazing! Rob taught me a ton about my camera, composition, and the subject of the photo. He was patient and kind as we stood in the freezing cold explaining things so I could better understand and get a great shot! In these tours (March 2024), I saw bison, elk, a pygmy owl, wolves, a mountain lion, big horn sheep, a fox, a coyote, and pronghorn. I learned about the geology, animal migration patterns, vegetation, and history of Yellowstone National Park from both my spectacular guides. We also shared some laughs! Long story long, if you want to see cool stuff, meet cool people, and learn cool things, book a trip with Yellowstone Wild. You won't regret it.

– Jasmine S., Google Reviews