Go Skiing & Boarding Near Yellowstone

The greater Yellowstone region boasts several world-class mountain resorts.

Snowboarder near Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Jeff Vanuga

The greater Yellowstone region boasts several world-class mountain resorts. Skiers and snowboarders will find a variety of terrain for all skill levels at any of the outstanding large and small family resorts in the Greater Yellowstone Region.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village has 4,139 feet of vertical and 2,500 acres of in-bound skiing, with lots of expert, intermediate, and beginner terrain.

In Utah, the Ski Salt Lake resorts—Alta, Brighton, Snowbird, and Solitude—are known for their diverse terrain and abundant snowfall (more than 500 inches annually). All are just 40 minutes away from downtown Salt Lake City. From the 85 runs over 2,500 acres at Snowbird to the guided snowcat skiing at Alta, winter enthusiasts will find all they’re looking for in Utah’s resorts.

Immediately north of Salt Lake City, the Layton area offers some of the closest lodging to Snowbasin and Powder Mountain. Snowbasin also offers lift-served mountain biking on 25 miles of trails, and open-air concerts in the summer.

Big Sky Resort, just 44 miles from the Bozeman airport, is home to “America’s Biggest Skiing.” The Big Sky Resort-Moonlight Basin interconnect provides access to more skiable acres than anywhere else in the nation. With a Lone Peak Pass lift ticket, you’ll be able to ski or ride all of it. Enjoy a day skiing one of the country’s longest vertical drops—4,350 feet—and 3,812 acres of in-bounds terrain, including runs that stretch for six miles. Big Sky is also known for its 400 bowls, a summit elevation of more than 11,000 feet, and prolific powder. Open Thanksgiving weekend through mid-March.

Find America’s best skiing on America’s best snow when you visit any of 26 unique ski areas and resorts in Colorado.

The cozy lodges at Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming, offer comfortable, affordable rooms in a pristine, peaceful high-alpine environment. Enjoy complimentary wi-fi, pool and hot tub access with a variety of activities—including scenic chairlift rides, biking, and dining—right outside your door.



Go Climbing Near Yellowstone

Climbers won’t find any shortage of challenging walls in the greater Yellowstone region.

Dog sledding near Yellowstone

Go Dog-Sledding near Yellowstone

The Yellowstone region is fast becoming a dog-sledding destination for both recreational fun and serious racing.

Aspen in Shoshone National Forest

Explore a National Forest near Yellowstone

The greater Yellowstone Park region is home to 27 scenic national forests throughout Wyoming, Idaho and Montana including the Wind River Range.

Yellowstone Snowmobile Tour.

Go Snowmobiling in Yellowstone & Beyond

Where to snowmobile in Yellowstone Park and surrounding areas including West Yellowstone and Wind River Country. Find tours, rentals and snowmobiling trails.

Winter sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge. Photo by USFWS Lori Iverson

15 Things to Do in Winter in or near Yellowstone

Our list of top Yellowstone winter activities includes watching wildlife, swimming in hot springs, eating waffles and taking exhilarating rides.

Girl in a hot springs swimming pool

17 Best Hot Springs & Pools In and Near Yellowstone

The Yellowstone area has many places to go swimming and soak in the natural mineral hot springs.

Horseback Riding in Yellowstone

Go Horseback Riding near Yellowstone and in Grand Teton

No other activity fulfills the Western dream for families visiting this region like a horseback ride.

Mountain Man Rendezvous at Ft Laramie, Wyoming. Photo by Dennis McIntire

Attend a Mountain Man Rendezvous near Yellowstone

The first Yellowstone area inhabitants were mountain men who had gatherings to sell furs, trade and socialize. You can attend a rendezvous reenactment today.

The Milky Way over Castle Geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin. Photo by NPS Neal Herbert

4 Best Places to Gaze at Starry Night Skies in Yellowstone

The greater Yellowstone region is known for big skies, clean air and sunny days. What this means is that nighttime skies in the summer are filled with brilliant stars.