Guidebook

Best Ski Tours in America's Yellowstone National Park

The world's first national park is home to bears, wolves, bison, elk, deer, moose, coyotes and a load more wildlife. Ski touring around Yellowstone is a far-out adventure!

Description

There are many reasons that Yellowstone National Park is an alpine wonderland for backcountry skiers, including 2 million acres of diverse terrain, deep snowpack, hot springs, gushing geysers, and fantastic wildlife situated in the Rocky Mountains.

It's relatively easy to access, and being so enormous, there are five entrances, so it’s good to decide which area of the park you want to focus on before you get there. The sheer scale of the park and magnitude of the landscape makes it hard to know where to begin, so we have curated a list of 9 great ski tours to point you in the right direction.

Northeast Bowl Henderson Mountain

Northeast Bowl Henderson Mountain

Yellowstone National Park
0 - 1 hrs
1.5 km
3 m
374 m
40 °
NE
A large, wide open bowl
Difficult
Private
Submarine Trees

Submarine Trees

Yellowstone National Park
0 - 1 hrs
1.7 km
12 m
563 m
37 °
W
A 2000 feet tree gully
Difficult
Private
North Couloir Ampitheater Mountain

North Couloir Ampitheater Mountain

Yellowstone National Park
2 - 3 hrs
3.1 km
687 m
687 m
70 °
A beautiful, steep, 1000 feet chute
Extreme
Private
Rob's Knob

Rob's Knob

Yellowstone National Park
0 - 1 hrs
1.0 km
25 m
220 m
36 °
N
A fun zone to lap when avalanche danger is elevated
Difficult
Private
Republic Spines

Republic Spines

Yellowstone National Park
0 - 1 hrs
0.3 km
0 m
198 m
45 °
E
Short, but very technical spines
Extreme
Private
East Face Fisher Peak

East Face Fisher Peak

Yellowstone National Park
0 - 1 hrs
0.7 km
0 m
223 m
37 °
E
A short, but steep open face
Difficult
Private
West gully of the Fin

West gully of the Fin

Yellowstone National Park
0 - 1 hrs
1.0 km
0 m
532 m
39 °
W
A 1600 feet, open gully
Difficult
Private
Abiathar Couloir

Abiathar Couloir

Yellowstone National Park
3 - 4 hrs
6.6 km
938 m
938 m
65 °
One of the most iconic lines around Cooke City
Extreme
Private
West gully Mount Republic

West gully Mount Republic

Yellowstone National Park
0 - 1 hrs
1.2 km
2 m
541 m
40 °
W
Long , open gully form the summit of Mount Republic
Difficult
Private