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What to Know About Yellowstone Snowmobile Tours

Snowmobiling is more than a hobby in Cooke City, it is one of the major methods of transportation! If you are planning to stay in the Antlers Lodge, you should become familiar with these mechanical steeds. If you do, you'll feel more comfortable on your Montana winter vacation.

We will go through the process of renting your snowmobile, talk about how to prepare for Cooke City, and highlight what the national park offers to its guests.


Snowmobile Rentals

While you're ready to get out onto the ‘white gold', you need to pick out your snowmobile. If you already have one, perfect! For those who don't, snowmobile rentals are available near Yellowstone National Park, including in Cooke City. Stop at Cooke City Motorsports for the closest snow sports rentals on the mountain.

Polaris snowmobiles, Yamaha snowmobiles, and Arctic Cat snowmobiles are all worthwhile investments. Some experts argue that Ski-Doo is the best brand of snowmobiles, but it is incredibly debatable.


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Snowmobile Gear

So let's say that you aren't concerned about getting the snowmobile. What gear should you bring for your alpine expedition? How do you prepare to take care of yourself on the slopes, and make sure you are safe throughout your adventure?

First, dress for the weather. It gets incredibly cold during the winter. Depending on the day you could be facing a maximum temperature of 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Since you'll be moving through the mountains at top speed, the frozen air will cut even deeper. For this reason, you need to wear proper winter gear. Avoid cotton material that can freeze when it gets cold. Stick to thermals and cover up as much as you can. If you plan on riding all day, you should invest in a snowmobiling suit.

It's worth mentioning that you should have a basic first aid kit on hand for any emergency situations. While it's unlikely that you'll face something too dangerous if you follow the rules, it's still a responsible thing to have on hand.


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Rules of the "Road"

When you are out on the snow, you need to treat other motorists with respect. Avoid getting into their path, and keep your eye out for other riders. Ignoring this rule can result in collision, and possibly death.

Whether you are carving your own path out of the mountain, or going on a snowmobile tour, it is important that you learn how to communicate with the people around you. Much like traffic signals on the highway, there are various hand signals you should learn for the benefit of the motorists around you.

Pay attention to signage in your area. Local experts of the area know which snowy regions are safe to snowmobile on and which aren't. Orange signs indicate you are in the right place. Blue signs indicate you are on a cross-country trail. No snowmobiling signs are self-explanatory.


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Yellowstone Snowmobile Tours

Tourists who aren't entirely confident in going it alone can ride with a guide on a Yellowstone tour. These aren't only for rookies, as the guides take you to some gorgeous vistas and sights you may not see on your own. Most guides will help you find local wildlife such as buffalo, coyotes, and possibly moose. If it's your first time at Yellowstone, this is an excellent resource to learn about the area.

These might be pricey, but they can be an amazing way to experience Yellowstone National Park. Most come with housing costs, food costs, and other deals included. Click here to find the perfect Yellowstone excursion.

Again, Yellowstone is one of the best places to go snowmobiling. You'll have plenty of land to make memories on, amazing geographical locations like Old Faithful to see, and miles of trails that will raise your adrenaline to new heights. The park is yours to explore!



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