When it comes to winter recreation, Wyoming has you covered. Whether your winter self begs for steep slopes, immense powder-filled meadows or unique experiences, Wyoming won’t disappoint. Wyoming’s untouched terrain attracts downhill and cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and fat tire bikers to destinations all over the state, from the Bighorn Mountains to the Snowy Range and everywhere in between.
If a unique experience is what you’re seeking, a dog sledding adventure will not disappoint. Mush your way across the pristine white landscapes with eight of your newest canine companions. The Teton and Shoshone national forests in northwest Wyoming are rich with trails and guide companies.
Gliding through the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh will forever be a fond family memory. You can personalize your experience with plenty of package options, such as a trip on the National Elk Refuge Range.
Wyoming has 11 resorts dedicated solely to cross-country skiing in addition to our state and national parks. Flat, open valleys are plentiful and great for beginners, while more difficult grades and gentle hills offer challenge for seasoned cross-country ski enthusiasts.
While this serene winter sport might seem intimidating to newbies, no training is necessary. Once you’ve stepped into a pair of snowshoes, you need nothing more than a trail map to get started on your adventure. Of course, there are also professional guides that will help you navigate if you prefer.
Jaunting from one rustic round cabin to the next amid knee-deep powder is an excursion you can’t find just anywhere. You’ll be busy for days in southwest Wyoming, where a well-developed trail system connects five yurts. Or, stay awhile in Sinks Canyon State Park in central Wyoming, where four yurts are available in the park year round.
When it comes to incredible powder, epic downhill terrain and sunshine-filled days, Wyoming is a destination unlike any other. Our 98,000 square miles include downhill ski areas that offer terrain for all levels, including world-class Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and family-friendly Snowy Range Ski Area.
Don’t limit your biking adventures to the warm summer months. The large tires on snow bikes make it possible to glide over the snow on two wheels. Trails for snow biking are abundant in the Jackson and Wind River areas, and many outfitters are ready to set you up with your wide tire transportation.
Outdoor swimming in the winter? Yes, this is a dream that can come true in the numerous hot springs around Wyoming. From Hot Springs State Park, to hidden gems like Granite Hot Springs, it is a great winter experience.
Saddle up on a 500-pound machine that will get your adrenaline pumping on more than 2,000 miles of groomed and ungroomed trails. Togwotee Pass, the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail and Medicine Bow National Forest are just a few parts of Wyoming that feature world-class snowmobiling terrain.
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