Fall Swan Songs

November brings a change to Yellowstone.  If you sit quietly, everything sounds so different than in other seasons. The rivers seem quieter as they sedately move along. An occasional ice chunk floats by on shallow water. The wind moving through river canyons and frost bit valleys seems to have an edge of melancholy. The breath-stopping sight of sun shining against distant peaks and a wintry chill to the air signals winter is just around the corner.

Montana from the Sky!

If you love Montana, big skies, majestic mountains, glaciers, views of cityscapes, even the west entrance of Yellowstone from a unique perspective, you might enjoy this video. Skyworks filmed over 45 hours of Montana aerial video footage 2012. Using a specially equipped helicopter, Skyworks captured the spirit of our truly awesome state in full HD.

Comment on Yellowstone Winter Access Plan

A proposed rule to extend the existing “one-year rule” regarding the management of snowmobiles and snowcoach activity in Yellowstone National Park for the upcoming 2012-2013 winter season has been released for public review and comment. The National Park Service is proposing to amend the Record of Decision for the 2011 Environmental Impact Statement and to issue a rule authorizing oversnow vehicles use during the 2012-2013 winter season.

Yellowstone is paradise for cross country skiers

BY DAVID MCKAY WILSON — Yellowstone National Park has emerged as a world class destination for cross-country skiers who yearn for high-altitude touring in and around the world's first national park.

On a visit in mid-February, the powder was dry and light – the kind that provides cross-country skiers with plenty of grab for their kick and a surface of silky smoothness for their glide. I'd come to Yellowstone hoping to rediscover the sport I'd learned 40 years ago in Norway. But it had been more than 20 years since I'd done any serious touring on the skinny skis.

"Earth Day is a Celebrated Success in West Yellowstone"

Building a jetpack using recycled plastic bottles and cardboard, getting your face painted like a cat and visiting with live birds were just a few of the cost-free, eco-conscious activities at the third annual Earth Day celebration held in West Yellowstone last weekend. (more)