West Yellowstone, Montana: The Weekend Winter Wonderland

Once Yellowstone National Park ends its productive summer season, it prepares for its scenic winter tourism market. From December to March, twelve or more feet of snow is delivered to the park and surrounding areas. This transforms the region into a winter wonderland. During this time, Yellowstone National Park is only open to “oversnow” travel atop paved roadways that are buried under a deep frosty blanket. The best way for most of us to explore the park is with either a snowmobile or snowcoach tour.

Snowcoach tours have become the most popular way to discover Yellowstone’s expansive beauty. When launching your travels into the park from West Yellowstone, Montana, a variety of options and amenities will become available to meet your specific tour needs.

Snowcoach tours involve custom built snow-vehicles that can carry between eight to twelve passengers. Tours are typically about seven hours long. In addition to a specific itinerary, your snowcoach tour also sends along a specially trained interpretive guide. This guide will offer current information and interesting facts about Yellowstone Park’s history, geology, wildlife, and current events while guiding the snowcoach along a designated route. These guides are also very helpful in pointing out the best photo opportunities along the way.