Cross Country Ski Tours in Yellowstone National Park
Ski Trails from the Canyon Skier's Camp...
Yellowstone Expeditions offers guided cross country ski trips into the Yellowstone Backcountry. Many of our ski trips start from the Canyon Skier's Yurt Camp while other trail heads are accessed by a short snowvan ride. We typically have a ratio of 1 guide to 4 guests so that each day we can offer a variety of guided trips for different skiing abilities. Depending on your skills, stamina, or your desires and expectations for the day, you can pick an easier or more difficult trail. With our high guide to guest ratio we can offer a couple of guided trips each day and tailor the skiing to your ability.
The following descriptions are just a sample of some of the typical full day back country - cross country skiing excursion routes that we explore from the Skier's Yurt Camp. Most of our skiing is moderate backcountry skiing on rolling terrain, and is at 8,000 feet elevation or a little bit higher, as noted. We generally ski backcountry routes that range from five to ten miles per day. (We have some longer trails for those of you who would like more distance.) Skiers should be in good physical condition and ready for adventure. Unless otherwise noted, each of the following trips takes a full day and, depending on snow conditions, has the potential to be strenuous, especially when breaking trail in fresh snow.
Most of our ski trips are covered in the following four 7-1/2 minute series topographic maps: Canyon Village, WY, Cook Peak, WY, Crystal Falls, WY, and Mount Washburn, WY.