February 4, 2011
Snowmobile Heaven in West Yellowstone, Montana
For the past twelve years, SnoWest Magazine has awarded West Yellowstone with a top position in the Top 15 Trails in the West. The Chicago Tribune has also rated West Yellowstone as the #1 Snowmobile Heaven location in the U.S. And, for good reason!
Situated high in the mountains, at an elevation of 6,667 feet, West Yellowstone has earned the reputation as one of the best of the best snowmobiling locations in North America. Here, the season starts early and ends late, averaging 143” of dry, powdery snow each year. So, whether you prefer steady, mellow cruising with few elevation changes, or you’re craving the powdery steeps, West Yellowstone is a snowmobiler’s heaven.
West Yellowstone is at the center of a 400-mile inter-connected snowmobile trail system that spans three National Forests and three states. Beginning December 1st, groomers head out nightly in all directions to smooth trails for the next day’s riding.
Have you always wanted to try snowmobiling? West Yellowstone is the perfect place to start. We have everything you need to match you with the right snowmobile and show you how to operate it.
You can snowmobile right from your lodging or snowmobile rental on most West Yellowstone roads to groomed snowmobile trails. The trails are also clearly marked with information and directional signs that also match an easy-to-read trail map. Expert guides can also be booked for a day to assist with riding and the trail system.
Many riders bring their own personal snowmobiles and equipment. (There is ample parking at most lodging properties.) On any given day, you might meet fellow riders from as far away as California or New York, or as close as your neighborhood back home. It’s fun to sit back after an exciting ride up Two Top Mountain and chat with fellow riders.
There are a variety of trails to choose ranging from easier rides to more challenging ones. Details of these can be found on our snowmobile site www.yellowstonearcticyamaha.com/items-of-interest/trails/
We also offer daily trips over the snow into Yellowstone via snowmobile or snowcoach. Snowmobile tours also include all the equipment and clothing you will need for a day in the park. Over the snow tours of Yellowstone begin on December 15th and run through March 15th, 2010.
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