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Roads Close Ahead of Yellowstone Winter Season Prep

snowcoaches at mammoth hot spring hotel 2012

It’s official: the Yellowstone winter season has arrived, closing most of the park’s interior roads to wheeled vehicles.

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Stop the Car Trading Post A Must for Yellowstone Visitors

Stop the Car Trading Post

SILVER GATE, MT — When you decide to open a shop in a tourist town, is there a better name than “Stop the Car”?

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Irony: No Snow in Yellowstone Winter

yellowstone_snow

At a time when the East Coast is socked in with unseasonably high levels of snow, the western side of Yellowstone National Park is lacking the white stuff — leading to some changes in Yellowstone winter policies.

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Barrasso Urges Changes in Yellowstone Winter Use Plan

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Yellowstone National Park in Winter

Senator John Barrasso, a Republican from Wyoming, is urging Yellowstone National Park officials to allow more snowmobiles in the Park during winter months and do away with requirements that snowmobilers be accompanied by a guide.

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Comment on Yellowstone Winter Use Plan Via Webinar

Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone in Winter

Yellowstone National Park officials want to hear what you have to say about the draft Winter Use Plan currently under review -- so much that webinars have been scheduled to allow for remote access.

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Early Reaction to Proposed Yellowstone Winter Plan: Mixed

Winter in Yellowstone

Winter in Yellowstone

No one seems particularly happy with the proposed Winter Use Plan put forward by Yellowstone National Park officials earlier this month -- and that may be good news for those who actually want to see it implemented.

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NPS Unveils Draft Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone with Variable Daily Limits

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Call it the Yellowstone National Park equivalent of demand-based planning: a draft Winter Use Plan from the National Park Service has variable daily-use limits based on demand and overall usage numbers.

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Yellowstone Visitation Down in Winter 2010-2011

Yellowstone in Winter, Bombardier, snowcoach

Winter in Yellowstone

Visitation to Yellowstone National Park was down slightly this past winter, as heavy snows and bad weather deterred visitors from driving or busing to the North Entrance for day trips.

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Debate Over Winter Use Plan Basically Over: Snowmobile Lobby is Winner

Antelope Fire

Snowmobile-advocacy groups, concessionaires and regional outfitters have already won the battle over the next Winter Use Plan for Yellowstone National Park, as the National Park Service has distilled the many public comments into six proposed usage scenarios that would not really change much at all and continue the current ban on cars in the Park during winter months.

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NPS to Study Future of Old Faithful Area, But Only One Solution Exists: Open Access Year-Round

Old Faithful Inn

Old Faithful Inn

The National Park Service has announced plans for a new long-term management plan for the Old Faithful area. Given budget restrictions and other limitations on what can be done, there's only one realistic change that could increase access without impacting the natural resources in the area: Open access to the Old Faithful area year-round.

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