Yellowstone Updates

Snowmobiling is a wonderful and totally unique way to experience Yellowstone in the winter. Technology allows us to have that experience and minimize impacts. Guides ensure compliance with all Park Service rules. Just like in Canyonlands and Lake Powell, The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) fights to protect snowmobiling in Yellowstone because it’s the right thing to do. This section contains alerts and articles specific to Yellowstone National Park.

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2022/01/05 at 8:30 pm
Yellowstone National Park Winter Season Update
YNP Announces Update to Their Winter Use Plan

On December 14, 2021, the National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park sent out a news release (see release below) announcing a minor change to this year’s winter use program. As clarified by Ivan Kowski, Backcountry Program Manager & Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program Manager for Yellowstone National Park, the only change is to wildlife monitoring. The decision does not affect snowmobile or snowcoach use in the park or Commercial Use Authorizations (CUAs) or permits for non-commercial groups…MORE


2021/12/15 at 5:50 pm
YNP Winter Season Update – Winter Season Begins Dec. 15
NPS Announces Lottery for 2021-2022 Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program

Here are some highlights of the Yellowstone Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program for this coming winter season (2021-2022). First, each day during the coming winter season, there will be up to five snowmobiles in each of four Non-Commercially Guided Transportation Snowmobile Events/trips, one from each of the four Yellowstone Park Gates…MORE


2021/07/14 at 4:52 am
Yellowstone National Park Winter Season Update 2021
NPS Announces Lottery for 2021-2022 Non-commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program

Here are some highlights of the Yellowstone Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program for this coming winter season (2021-2022). First, each day during the coming winter season, there will be up to five snowmobiles in each of four Non-Commercially Guided Transportation Snowmobile Events/trips, one from each of the four Yellowstone Park Gates…MORE


2020/12/15 at 4:47 pm
Yellowstone National Park Winter Season Update
December 15th Yellowstone National Park will open to Snowmobiles and Non-commercially Guide Snowmobile Access will be available!

On December 15, 2020, all the main South, West, Northeast, and East gates will open to another season of snowmobile access to Yellowstone National Park. This access will be regulated by the “Yellowstone Winter Use” final Regulation to implement the Record of Decision (ROD) which was approved in the fall of 2013. According to the Park Service, the ROD provides a framework for more effectively managed access for snowmobiles and snow coaches in Yellowstone National Park…MORE