Yellowstone National Park is now open to the public for motorized oversnow travel. Visitors will be able to travel the park’s interior roads on commercially-guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches from the North, West, and South Entrances.

If you have a permit, you can also participate in the Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program.

The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs to Cooke City, Montana, is open to wheeled vehicle travel all year.

Be advised that weather is extremely unpredictable in the Park during the winter and road closures or delays can occur with little or no warning. You are encouraged to be prepared and carry personal emergency survival equipment and dress appropriately for outside activities in extremely cold weather.

Most stores, restaurants, campgrounds, and lodges are closed during winter. The following list highlights when winter visitor services will open:

Old Faithful

  • December 15 - Old Faithful Visitor Education Center, Geyser Grill, and Bear Den Gift Shop (includes the ski shop)
  • December 16 - Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins and Obsidian Dining Room

Mammoth Hot Springs

  • December 16 - Terrace Grill, Ski Shop
  • Open Year-Round - Albright Visitor Center, Yellowstone General Store, 24-hour gasoline pumps, medical clinic, campground, and post office

Tower Junction

  • Open Year-Round - 24-hour gasoline pumps