West Yellowstone, MT, November 14, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- On December 15th, 20009 the west entrance to Yellowstone Park will re-open for a unique way to see the interior of Yellowstone Park this winter. Only oversnow vehicles are allowed to travel into Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon areas of Yellowstone Park during the winter. “Oversnow” vehicles are either snowcoaches (vans or small buses equipped with huge skis and/or tracks) or snowmobiles. Oversnow travel continues through March 15, 2010.
Commercially guided snowcoach or snowmobile trips travel over snow covered, groomed roads to popular destinations including Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. These vehicles travel on the same roads that you do in the summer over snow prepared by groomers. The groomers work to smooth and pack the snow ensuring that the roads are adequately covered and making for a much smoother ride for visitors.
Both snowmobile and snowcoach tours stop along their routes for a chance to see winter wildlife, experience the smells and sounds of a rushing, icy river, or grab the perfect photo opportunity. Snowmobiles (like snowcoaches) must be guided by an approved Yellowstone park concessionaire. These guides not only ensure your safety, but also enhance the overall experience.
Cross country skiers can also access Yellowstone’s ski trails via snowcoach tours or snowcoach drop-off. Contact the West Yellowstone Visitor Center, 406-646-7701, or go to www.destinationyellowstone.com.
Room and tour packages are available from lodging properties in West Yellowstone. Lodging properties will assist in making Yellowstone tour arrangements. For winter booking specials, visit http://www.destinationyellowstone.com/specials/.