Gneiss Creek Ski Trail

Glimpses of mountain views can be seen through the trees along the Divide Ski Trail.

The Gneiss Creek Ski Trail is a 14-mile (23-km) one-way lightly-used ski trail that takes skiers across rolling meadows and open forests. The trailhead is 9.5 miles (15.2 km) north of West Yellowstone along US Highway-191. Trail crosses several creeks – use caution. Return the same way or ski back along the snow road from Seven Mile Bridge to West Yellowstone (7 miles /11.3 km). Be sure to arrange for a shuttle back to your car.

Notes: CAUTION: Trail crosses several creeks - use caution. 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.

The duration will vary depending on fitness level, snow conditions, and length of time spent along the trail.
Easiest to more difficult
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. 
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The trailhead is 9.5 miles (15.2 km) north of West Yellowstone along US Highway 191.
Accessibility Information

This skier-tracked easiest to more difficult trail includes steep terrain. Service dogs allowed.

Skiers make their way toward a forested section of the Fawn Pass Ski Trail.

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

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Last updated: February 18, 2021