TRIP IDEA

Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Northeast Area

Yellowstone National Park

Skier crossing a meadow as snow falls.
Topic(s) Trails
Activities Skiing
Type Kid Friendly, Active, Solitary/Remote, Outdoors, Group Friendly
Parks Yellowstone National Park

The northeast section of Yellowstone National Park is accessible year-round via US 89 to Mammoth Hot Springs. Beartooth Highway is closed during the winter season. This part of the park provides skiing and snowshoeing trails with spectacular views of snow-covered mountains and forests.

Besides the three trails listed below, the northeast section of Yellowstone and the Cooke City area offer unlimited possibilities for telemark and cross-country downhill experiences. Inquire locally for ski and avalanche conditions.
Ski Trails in the Northeast Area
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Bannock Ski Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Northeast Area
    • Duration: 1–2 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    Two skiers make their way on a slight incline through a lodgepole pine forest.

    The Bannock Ski Trail is a 2 mile (3.2 km) easy ski that follows the old road bed that once used to supply the mining town of Cooke City, Montana.

    View Details
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Barronette Ski Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Northeast Area
    • Duration: 1–2 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    Two skiers make their way on a slight incline through a lodgepole pine forest.

    The Barronette Trail is an easy 3.5 mile (5.6 km) one-way section of the Old Cooke City road and winds through conifer forest.

    View Details
  • Yellowstone National Park

    Pebble Creek Ski Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Northeast Area
    • Duration: 8–10 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    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, round-trip ski that offers skilled backcountry skiers challenging terrain and beautiful views.

    View Details

Last updated: January 26, 2018