This winter, Yellowstone National Park is allowing noncommercially-guided snowmobile tours for the first time. The National Park Service is running a lottery to hand out a limited number of permits to allow snowmobilers to take self-guided trips.
Anyone chosen will have to take an online course to learn the safety and rules of snowmobiling in the park.
Park Spokesman Al Nash said he expects big demand for the private permits. The lottery runs through October 3, and costs $6 to enter.
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