Grand Teton Park opens for winter on Dec. 21
Snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping
December 12, 2005
(Jackson) Activities for the 2005–06 winter season begin on Wednesday, December 21 in Grand Teton National Park. All park entrance gates and the Flagg Ranch Information Station in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway will reopen for winter operations. Winter activities include snowmobiling; backcountry mountaineering, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing; sled dog use; and winter car camping.
An entrance pass must be purchased at the park’s entrance stations, which range in price from $5 to $40, depending on the permit type. Grand Teton Park permits and passes are NOT valid for admission to Yellowstone National Park. Visitor Centers will be closed on December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
Snowmobilers may use the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail (CDST) –when conditions permit. Snowmobile operation hours are from 7 am to 9 pm. The CDST will open once enough snow has accumulated to allow grooming for safe passage along the trail route. Trail information is available through a recorded message by calling (307) 739-3683. Snowmobilers are required to use only approved best available technology (BAT) machines on the CDST and on Jackson Lake. Before operating a snowmobile in Grand Teton, check on current snowmobile regulations and approved BAT machines by visiting the park’s website.
Grand Teton National Park