Thing to Do

Pebble Creek Ski Trail

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

The Pebble Creek Ski Trail is a 13 mile (21 km) most difficult, one-way ski that offers skilled backcountry skiers challenging terrain and beautiful views. This is a backcountry trail that is usually through unbroken snow. Although skied as a day trip in late winter and early spring by experienced parties, it normally requires a night out to complete. Check at the visitor center in Mammoth or the ranger stations at Tower or the Northeast Entrance for current conditions. Overnight camping requires a free backcountry use permit which must be obtained in person from the Mammoth or Old Faithful visitor centers, or West and South entrance stations.

Notes: CAUTION: recommended for skilled backcountry skiiers only due to stream crossings and 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.

The duration will vary depending on fitness level, snow conditions, and length of time spent along the trail.
Most 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 trail can be accessed at the trailhead north of Pebble Creek Campground along the Northeast Entrance Road, and the other is located across from the Warm Creek Picnic Area.
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Accessibility Information

This skier-tracked most difficult trail includes several stream crossings and steep terrain. The trail elevation gain/loss is 1357 feet. Service dogs allowed.

Yellowstone National Park

Pillows of snow top rocks and trees along Soda Butte Creek as seen from the Bannock ski trail.

Northeast Skiing & Snowshoeing

Discover skiing and snowshoeing opportunities in the northeast part of Yellowstone National Park.

  • Two cross country skiers glide on freshly groomed ski tracks near Old Faithful.

    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.

  • Two cross country skiers appear over a small hill during a snow storm.

    Winter Safety

    Prepare for cold air, deep snow, and slippery boardwalks.

  • A lone visitor enjoys castle geyser from a snowy boardwalk just before sunset.

    Winter Wonderland

    Ready to brave the cold? Check out our tips for enjoying Yellowstone in winter.

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

Skiing & Snowshoeing

Make tracks in a winter wonderland.

Last updated: February 18, 2021