Divide Ski Trail

Views of mountain ranges in the distance from a snow-covered Divide Ski Trail.
Take in snow-covered mountain views from the Divide Ski Trail.

NPS / Diane Renkin

The Divide Ski Trail is a 2.8 mile (4.5 km) round trip, more difficult, skier-tracked trail. Begin at Spring Creek Trail junction. The trail climbs up to a saddle on the Continental Divide. On a clear day, you may have views of Shoshone Lake and Mt. Sheridan. Return to Old Faithful via the Spring Creek Trail.

Notes: CAUTION: recommended for advanced skiers only due to steep terrain. Bison and elk frequent this trail. Federal regulations require you to stay at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards (23 m) away from bison and all other wild animals.

Check out the ski trail details and accessibility information at the bottom of this page.

Mountain views from the saddle at the top of the Divide Ski Trail.

Ski Trails in the Old Faithful Area

The Old Faithful area offers a variety of ski and snowshoe trails suitable for all ages, abilities, and interests.

Two backcountry skiers look onward with mountain views in the background.

Skiing & Snowshoeing

Make tracks in a winter wonderland.

Qualified service animals are welcome throughout the park and in all park facilities. However, they must be leashed and under your control at all times. This trail requires a backcountry access permit for service animals.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

The trail can be accessed from the Divide Trailhead at the junction with Spring Creek Trail.

Accessibility Information

This skier-tracked more difficult trail includes steep terrain. The trail elevation gain/loss is 546 feet. Service dogs allowed with backcountry access permit.

Last updated: January 29, 2018