West Yellowstone Activity Calendar
With no shortage of activities in West Yellowstone, your biggest problem will be deciding which pastimes you're going to enjoy the most! Whether you're exploring solo, traveling with your family, or visiting with a partner on a romantic vacation, there are dozens of year-round and seasonal activities to take part in. From hot rod shows to rodeos, fly-casting clinics to holiday celebrations, the West Yellowstone activities available to you go far beyond simply sightseeing. Visit famous landmarks, learn about the natural, historic, and cultural significance of the region, get physical with outdoor recreation activities, participate in contests and skills trainings, and more.
Browse upcoming events and activities below, and continue to check back as your West Yellowstone vacation approaches, as this page is continuously updated to reflect current and upcoming activities.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 877-600-4308 for more information about any West Yellowstone activities.
March 7: Rendezvous Ski Race
Held on the world-class Rendezvous Ski Trails, this event draws hundreds of enthusiastic cross-country skiers. With the blast of a black powder cannon, racers sprint out to compete in a variety of age classes and distances in both classic and freestyle of 2 to 50K lengths. With grooming provided by Yellowstone Track Systems, this is arguably the best track to be found all year. The camaraderie and festive atmosphere have kept this an annual event, now in its 35th year.
For more information, visit http://rendezvousrace.com
March 7-8: Kids'N'Snow Weekend
Through Kids'N'Snow, kids have a chance to try new things in a safe and fun hands-on learning environment. And, hopefully, to develop lifelong healthy habits along the way. Weekend activities include snowcoach samplers, dog sled rides, M120 snowmobile rides, ice fishing, "Lost in the Woods" search and rescue presentation, Birds of Prey presentation from the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, snowshoe hikes with Park Rangers, and S'mores/Skating/Sledding and more on Saturday evening at Pioneer Park.
For more information and registration, visit www.kidsnsnow.org
March 8: Yellowstone Youth Ski Festival
Only for kids and sponsored by the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation, the Youth Festival is an opportunity for pure fun on skis. Obstacle course, matched sprints, relay and speed trap are included.
March 11: Winter Snowshoe Programs at Refuge Point
Come join a Gallatin National Forest guide and learn about the great outdoors during the winter. Participants will learn why Refuge Point was a vital meeting place after the 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake. On Wednesday, March 11, meet at 1:00 PM at the Hebgen Lake Ranger Station on the northeast edge of West Yellowstone, and caravan to Refuge Point which located 8 miles north of West Yellowstone and 15 miles west on Highway 287. This program is geared for beginners and lasts 2 hours. Snowshoes are NOT provided. Please dress in layers and wear a snow-type boot. Bring along water, a snack and binoculars.
For more information, contact Joanne Girvin at 406-823-6965 or by email.
March 12-15: World Snowmobile EXPO
The World Snowmobile EXPO is recognized worldwide as the "Largest Snowmobile Event in the West", so don't miss your chance to join in the fun! Activities include exhibits, demonstrations, vintage racing, drag racing, casino night, live concerts, and much MUCH more.
March 15: Yellowstone West Entrance Closes to All Motorized Travel. The roads within Yellowstone National Park open on a staggered schedule each spring, weather permitting. Tentative opening date for the West Entrance is currently April 17, 2015.
March 20-22: Stage Sled Dog Races
Spectators are welcome to cheer on the teams as they start and finish the races. Come watch the mushers compete in the Musher Olympics after Stage 1 on March 20th and on March 21st spectators are welcome to compete against the mushers after Stage 2. For a complete schedule of events, visit wysleddograces.com.
April 17: Yellowstone National Park West Entrance opens to motorized travel (tentative). The roads within Yellowstone open on a staggered schedule each spring, weather permitting.
April 18-19: Fee-Free Entrance Days
April 18 and 19 will be fee-free entrance days to Yellowstone National Park in honor of the opening weekend of National Park Week.
August 25: Fee-Free Entrance Day
Happy Birthday to the National Park Service! In honor of the Park Service's birthday, entrance fees to Yellowstone National Park will be waived on August 25th.
September 26: Fee-Free Entrance Day
September 26th is National Public Lands Day! In honor of this event, entrance fees to Yellowstone National Park will be waived.
November 11: Fee-Free Entrance Day
Yellowstone National Park entrance fees will be waived on November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.