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Skiing and Snowshoeing in the West Yellowstone & Gallatin Area

Yellowstone National Park

Ski trail winding across a snow-covered, hilly landscape.
Topic(s) Trails
Activities Skiing
Type Kid Friendly, Active, Solitary/Remote, Outdoors, Group Friendly
Parks Yellowstone National Park

The West Yellowstone & Gallatin Area of Yellowstone National Park is a skiing paradise, with a variety of different ski trails and types of skiing available for all ranges of skiing expertise. Most of these trails start easy, and get more challenging the farther along the trail you go.

All trailheads are acessible along US 191, which is open year-round between West Yellowstone and Bozeman, Montana.

Ski Trails in the West Yellowstone & Gallatin Area
    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: West Yellowstone Area/Hwy 191
    • Duration: 10–12 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    Two skiers make their way on a slight incline through a lodgepole pine forest.

    The Daly Creek Ski Trail is a 12 mile (19.2 km) round-trip ski that takes skiers to the Sky Rim Trail and park boundary.

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    Fawn Pass Ski Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: West Yellowstone Area/Hwy 191
    • Duration: 6–8 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    Two skiers skiing toward a forested section of Fawn Pass Ski Trail.

    The Fawn Pass Ski Trail is an 11 mile (17.7 km), one-way, more difficult ski trail that provides skiers with wide open views of the Gallatin Range.

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    Black Butte Ski Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: West Yellowstone Area/Hwy 191
    • Duration: 10–14 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    Glimpses of mountain views can be seen through the trees along the Divide Ski Trail.

    The Black Butte Ski Trail is a 14 mile (22.6 km) roundtrip ski that follows Black Butte Creek and offers mountain views.

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    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: West Yellowstone Area/Hwy 191
    • Duration: 5–7 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    Two skiers make their way on a slight incline through a lodgepole pine forest.

    The Specimen Creek Ski Trail is an 8 mile (12.9 km) one-way trail that takes skiers through rolling forests.

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    Bighorn Pass Ski Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: West Yellowstone Area/Hwy 191
    • Duration: 8–10 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    Two skiers make their way on a slight incline through a lodgepole pine forest.

    The Bighorn Pass Ski Trail provides a variety of options for skiers to experience the northwest area of Yellowstone National Park.

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    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: West Yellowstone Area/Hwy 191
    • Duration: 10–12 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    Two skiers make their way on a slight incline through a lodgepole pine forest.

    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.

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    Riverside Ski Trail

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Skiing
    • Pets: No
    • Location: West Yellowstone Area
    • Duration: 1–3 Hours
    • Season: Winter
    • Time of Day: Day
    A lone skier makes her way along the Madison River on the Riverside Ski Trail.

    The Riverside Ski Trail provides several easy options to ski along the Madison River and enjoy views of both the Gallatin and Madison mountain ranges.

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Last updated: January 29, 2018