Last updated: February 18, 2021
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.
This skier-tracked easiest to more difficult trail includes steep terrain. Service dogs allowed.
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Ski Trail Information
With miles of ski trails to enjoy, start your trip planning here and confirm conditions at the Mammoth or Old Faithful Bear Den Ski Shop.
Prepare for cold air, deep snow, and slippery boardwalks.
Ready to brave the cold? Check out our tips for enjoying Yellowstone in winter.