The program will allow up to four non-commercially guided groups – with up to 5 snowmobiles per group – to enter the park daily, one group event per entrance.
Before entering the park, all non-commercial groups must have a Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Permit and have Best Available Technology (BAT) snowmobiles.
All snowmobile operators in the group must have successfully completed the Yellowstone Snowmobile Education Certification Program and have a valid driver's license.
The non-commercial guide is responsible for managing his or her trip and the actions of all trip participants.
The N-CGSAP was authorized by the final Winter Use Rule, 36 CFR 7.13.
Non-commercially guided groups must obey all park rules and regulations, including:
- All snowmobiles must be certified BAT or NewBAT
- Groups must check in at the appropriate entrance station before 4pm on the first day of their trip. Please call ahead to schedule this check-in.
- The group leader (permit holder) must keep a copy of their signed permit with them at all times.
- Stay on groomed roads and parking areas
- Obey all posted speed limits
- Do not drink and drive (Group leaders have lower blood alcohol level limits of .04%. All other operators must be under .08%)
- No open alcoholic containers on snowmobiles
- Do not chase or harass wildlife
- All groups must stay together, within 1/3 mile of the lead snowmobile
- All groups must display a N-CGSAP placard
- Towing sleds is allowed with a rigid tow bar, but no people can be on the sleds
- Pets are not allowed into the park through this program
Please see the Know Before You Go guide for more detailed information.
Contact Ivan Kowski at e-mail us with any questions.