Winter Adventure in Cody, WY

Winter in Yellowstone | Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing

While many attractions bring travelers in the summertime, that doesn’t mean you should rule out the beautiful season of winter in Yellowstone. Winter in Yellowstone National Park offers fewer crowds and features a breathtaking winter wonderland scenery. There’s a variety of wintertime things to do in Yellowstone that the outdoor enthusiast may decide to embark upon while staying at The Cody Hotel. You can enjoy a snowmobile and snow coach tour, but you can also set out by foot. Continue reading to learn more about snowshoeing and cross-country skiing during your Yellowstone National Park vacation.

Outfitters and Trails

One of the best ways to experience winter in Yellowstone is through the act of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Winter brings glistening snowy landscapes that sparkle against the sunlight, and spending your time in the natural wonderland will be a magical experience. When you’re looking for things to do in Yellowstone Park, there are a variety of outfitters that will help you prepare for your wintertime activities by renting out gear as well as offering guided trips. Since cross-country skiing has become such a popular way to view Yellowstone throughout the winter, you’ll find miles of open trails throughout winter. The Yellowstone National Park services website has compiled a list of all of the open winter ski and snowshoe trails, find them here!  

How to Prepare

It’s best to be prepared for anything during winter in Yellowstone as the conditions tend to shift throughout the day. A lot of adjustable layers will not only allow you to shed gear as needed but also prevents chilling and overheating when you can remove clothing. Windproof clothing, sunglasses, wool mittens, synthetic socks, wool pants, and a balaclava will provide the utmost protection to your body during the winter season. Winter can be the best time to visit Yellowstone when you’re adequately prepared to read more about winter clothing and equipment here!

Escape on a Winter Yellowstone National Park Vacation

After exploring the fun activities and things to do in Yellowstone Park during winter, come back to a cozy stay at The Cody Hotel. We feature an indoor hot tub where you can warm up and unwind from your daily outdoor adventures. When you want to take relaxation to another level, opt for a Jacuzzi or Fireplace Suite where you can indulge in privacy in your own carefree space. To learn more about our amenities and the accommodation that will best suit your stay, please visit us online. Our friendly staff is standing by and can help answer any questions about your upcoming trip during winter in Yellowstone. Please call 1-307-587-5915.