What could be better than escaping into the outdoors on a day colored by wintry mountain landscapes and blue skies with glimpses of wildlife? You can’t go wrong skiing and snowshoeing with over 50 kilometers of groomed trails accessed right from the edge of West Yellowstone or some of the biggest skiing in America 45 minutes north at Big Sky Resort. The Rendezvous Ski Trails offer great trails and scenery for skiers of all abilities, as well as a biathlon course.
The pet-friendly Boundary Ski and Snowshoe Trail offers 7.9 kilometers of trail that parallels Yellowstone’s western border. Ski or snowshoe straight into Yellowstone National Park on the Riverside Trail. Which glides along the Madison River where you can catch a glimpse of bald eagles soaring, frosty bison grazing, or trumpeter swans swimming by. Equipment rentals and local expertise are available at area businesses. You can also take a snowcoach excursion into Yellowstone National Park to access trails near Old Faithful.