Katie Jackson

Ironically, one of the most accessible and affordable winter activities to do in Yellowstone comes via the Vikings. Also known as Nordic skiing (the Vikings invented the sport), cross-country skiing is a great calorie-burner, and with abundant snow and miles of scenic trails, Yellowstone is the perfect place to whip out the poles. Park at one of Yellowstone’s trailheads and go solo, or sign up for a guided tour and ski with a group.  Ski rentals are available for about $15 per day at Parks’ Fly Shop in Gardiner.