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Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Mammoth Area

Yellowstone National Park

Two skiers traveling in front of a orange-colored hot spring terrace.
Topic(s) Trails
Activities Skiing
Type Kid Friendly, Active, Solitary/Remote, Outdoors, Group Friendly
Parks Yellowstone National Park

Mammoth Hot Springs is accessible year-round from US 89 and provides a wonderful home away from home to enjoy Yellowstone National Park in the wintertime. The Upper Terrace Loop Ski Trail can be reached via a personal vehicle, while the rest of these ski trails can be reached via a skier shuttle.

Skier Shuttle services are available from Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel to the Swan Lake and Indian Creek areas on a prearranged basis only. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Yellowstone Park Lodges. Arrangements need to be made for pickup ahead of time. If you miss your shuttle pickup, notify the front desk upon your return to prevent initiation of a search.

Ski Trails in the Mammoth Hot Springs Area
    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Mammoth Hot Springs
    • Duration: 30–60 Minutes
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day, Night
    Two skiers glide by Orange Spring Mound along the Upper Terrace Ski Loop.

    The Upper Terrace Loop Ski Trail is a groomed 1.5 mile (2.4 km) loop that ranges from easy to more difficult due to a steep downhill section if traveled to the right from the trailhead. This trail takes you around the Upper Terrace Drive to views of impressive thermal features, the Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District, and distant snow-covered mountain ranges.

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    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Mammoth Hot Springs
    • Duration: 2–3 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    A skier makes their way along the forested section of the Bunsen Peak Road.

    The Bunsen Peak Road Ski Trail is a one-way skier-tracked easiest to most-difficult trail with two trailhead options. This ski affords views of Swan Lake Flats, the Gardner Canyon, and the Gallatin Mountains.

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    Sheepeater Ski Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Mammoth Hot Springs
    • Duration: 2–3 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    Two skiers ski toward a forested section of the Sheepeater Ski Trail near Bunsen Peak.

    The Sheepeater Ski Trail is a skier-tracked, easy, one-way 5 mile (8 km) trail that provides scenic views of Swan Lake Flats.

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    Snow Pass Ski Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Mammoth Hot Springs
    • Duration: 2–3 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    Two skiers make their way on a slight incline through a lodgepole pine forest.

    The Snow Pass Ski Trail is a 4.2 mile (6.76 km), skier-tracked, one-way, easiest to most-difficult, ski that takes skiers through a steep heavily forested area to a semi-flat wide open area with views of Swan Lake Flats.

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    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Mammoth Hot Springs
    • Duration: 1–2 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    The Indian Creek Loop Ski Trail follows campground roads taking skiers by the registration building.

    The Indian Creek Loop Ski Trail is a skier-tracked, easy, 2.2 mile (3.5 km) ski trail suitable for any ability level.

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    Bighorn Loop Ski Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Mammoth Hot Springs
    • Duration: 2–3 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    Two skiers make their way on a slight incline through a lodgepole pine forest.

    The Bighorn Loop Ski Trail is a 5.5 mile (8.85 km), easy to more difficult trail taking skiers on a loop through rolling terrain with outstanding winter landscape views.

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Last updated: January 26, 2018