Kids’N’Snow Weekends in West Yellowstone, Montana!
Looking for a family-friendly winter destination, filled with events and activities for everyone? West Yellowstone, Montana is the place for you and the kids.
The Kids’N’Snow program is offered one weekend each month during the winter from December through March. Through Kids’N’Snow, we offer an opportunity for all kids, both from our community and winter visitors, the chance to try new things in a safe and fun hands-on learning environment. Hopefully, they develop lifelong, healthy habits along the way.
Imagine snowshoeing through the snow covered forest with a Park Ranger, meeting a live raptor, or learning to ice fish. Find animal tracks in the snow, go sledding, ride a snowmobile, or make a s’more over the fire. Each weekend varies by activities and schedule so many families come for multiple weekends. Most of the activities are free, and some activities have limited space so pre-registration is offered.
This season’s dates:
- December 16-17, 2017
- January 13-14, 2018
- February 3-4, 2018
- March 3-4, 2018
Kids’N’Snow headquarters will be located at the West Yellowstone Visitor Center, 30 Yellowstone Avenue. Families can register and pick up their supplies for the weekend here.
Join us on Facebook to stay up to date at “Kids’NSnow.” As events grow and more activities are solidified, they will be added to www.kidsnsnow.org
These events would not be possible without the support of our partners, community businesses; weekend sponsors WestMart, Debbie Griffin, Broker at MT Territorial Land Co.; Three Bear Lodge; Blackfoot Communications, Republic Services, Yelowstone Wildlife Cabins, Stagecoach Inn, QuickPrint, Yellowstone Vacations, Custer-Gallatin Forest Service/Hebgen Ranger District, Yellowstone National Park, Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, West Yellowstone Chamber, TBID and West Yellowstone Marketing and Promotions Fund.
After six years, the program has expanded to over 1,000 participants spanning more than ten states and several countries over the four weekends each winter. In 2012, the program received the “Tourism Event of the Year” from the Montana Office of Tourism and in 2014, we were awarded an AZA Nature Grant, recognizing us as an AZA Nature Play Site. The event is a public private partnership with local businesses and non-profit organizations, Yellowstone Park, Custer-Gallatin National Forest, the Town of West Yellowstone and the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce.