Yellowstone National Park says they will open to the public for the winter season as scheduled, this Thursday, December 15th. As of Thursday morning, find out where you'll be able to travel on commercially guided snowmobiles or snowcoaches. Details here.

On Thursday, December 15th visitors will be able to travel on commercially guided snowmobiles or rubber-tracked snowcoaches between the park's South Entrance and Old Faithful. Commercial snowmobile and snowcoach tours will transport visitors from West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful. Rubber-tracked snowcoaches will be permitted to travel between Norris and Canyon.

Yellowstone staff members will be closely monitoring conditions in the park, as well as weather forecasts. Additional sections of the park will be opened to commercially guided snowmobile and snowcoach travel as soon as enough snow falls to permit the roads to be packed and groomed. For online updates go to www.nps.gov/yell/parknews/index.htm