The Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program (N-CGSAP) will permit authorized parties to enter Yellowstone National Park without the presence of a commercial guide, and to instead travel with a non-commercial guide. Permits will be allocated via lottery and then on a first-come, first-served basis.
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:
Please see the Know Before You Go guide for more detailed information.
Contact Ivan Kowski at e-mail us with any questions.
Last updated: September 26, 2016