WPR News
6:10 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Snowmobile season starts slow for Yellowstone

Laramie, WY – The National Park Service reports that an average of 190 snowmobiles and 36 snowcoaches operated in the park each day last month.
Yellowstone opened for the winter season on Dec. 15.
Yellowstone is limiting snowmobile traffic to 318 machines a day for this winter season and the next season. That is less than half the number allowed in the past few years.
The state of Wyoming and Park County are challenging the restriction on snowmobile traffic in federal court. They claim the restriction hurts tourism.