YNP Snowmobile Lottery Opens Tomorrow
Written by andrew-rossi on July 31, 2019
It’s a different kind of lottery.
Rather than the chance to win some cash, Yellowstone National Park officials are offering people a chance to snowmobile in the Park without a commercial guide.
Beginning tomorrow, people may apply to the 2019-2020 winter lottery that allows one group of up to five snowmobiles to enter Yellowstone from each of its four winter entrances per day.
This year’s lottery will be open on www.recreation.gov from August 1st through the 31st. Successful applicants will be notified in mid-September. Unclaimed or cancelled permits will be made available via the website on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning October 1st. There is no waiting list.
All snowmobile operators must possess a state-issued driver’s license and successfully complete the free online Yellowstone Snowmobile Education Certification program. All snowmobiles must meet the park’s New Best Available Technology standard.
– Yellowstone National Park photo