Yellowstone Country: Snowmobile capital of the world

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 18, 2011 12:21 pm

Yellowstone Country is, “America’s First Playground!” Located in south central Montana, Yellowstone Country offers three entrances to Yellowstone Park, the incredible Beartooth Highway, four destination ski resorts, world-class fishing, and an unbeatable combination of rugged mountains and large, open spaces. And, don’t miss out on the unique, individual communities in the area.  One of my favorite activities in winter is snowmobiling and Yellowstone Country offers plenty of options for that.

Sled West Yellowstone Area

West Yellowstone Area

Known as the Snowmobile Capitol of the World, West Yellowstone is a main gateway into a winter wonderland of snow sledding. The nearly 200 miles of groomed trails within Yellowstone National Park provide opportunities to see our First National Park in its best season. Still to be explored are the hundreds of miles of trails groomed by West Yellowstone and the State of Idaho in the surrounding National Forests. And, don’t forget all the acres of wide-open spaces for the powder hounds to challenge. So come explore this amazing winter wonderland of America’s First Playground and beyond!

Sled Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone National Park

Come see the magic of Yellowstone National Park in the winter time – see Americas First National Park in its best season! Yellowstone National Park is a wonderful place to see year round, but the winter time is truely a magic time to visit the park. To see the park in this magic season, there are three options: cross-country skis and snow shoes, snow coach tours, or guided snowmobile tours – where you get an up-close and open-air park experience.

Sled Cooke City

Cooke City Area

Rated #1 for Snowmobiling by SnoWest Magizine in 2004, Cooke City provides everything a winter explorer needs for an outstanding snow sledding experience. From Cooke City, access over 60 miles of groomed trails that are maintained by the local volunteer snowmobile club, along with back-country deep powder that gives new meaning to DEEP, all in the spectacular setting of the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains. This small alpine village receives an average of over 500 inches of snow per year, making Cooke City a paradise for sledding enthusiasts the world over.


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