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top 6 winter adventures

West Yellowstone is not only brimming with heart-pumping winter recreation, but also unique entertainment for the entire family. Start your adventure with snowmobiling or snowshoeing through our picturesque corner of Montana. After a day of snow-filled fun, catch a guaranteed sighting of grizzlies and wolves at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. Wrap it all up with the monthly Kids’N’Snow event, sure to bring happy smiles to everyone in the family.

This list will make winter in West Yellowstone your favorite season!

6. Yellowstone National Park

Experience the park in a whole new way with a guided snowcoach or snowmobile tour to see popular park destinations, like Old Faithful.

5. Ice Fishing

In winter, Hebgen Lake becomes an ice fishing paradise. Visit the local marina to get a fishing report and then head out for a day on the ice.

4. Snowmobiling

A 400-mile groomed trail system winds through the southern reaches of Montana and into Island Park, Idaho. There are perfect trails for both first-timer and the experienced snowmobiler; groomed trails lead to backcountry adventures.

3. Cross-country Skiing

West Yellowstone is a cross-country ski mecca with over 20 miles of varied terrain, from gently rolling hills to more challenging climbs, in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Annual events happen throughout the winter season.

2. Family Fun

Kids’N’Snow takes place one weekend each month in West Yellowstone, and offers an assortment of options to introduce families to winter activities including ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, skiing, and winter learning programs. Saturday night S’mores & Skatin’ & Sleddin’ is everyone’s favorite way to wrap up the day!

1. See Grizzlies and Wolves

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center gives you guaranteed opportunities to see the animals and offers kid-friendly activities and presentations.

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