Laramie, Wy – Tourist visits to Yellowstone National Park remained steady during the traditionally busy Christmas season, compared to 2005.
However, the 2005 season was one day shorter, making the daily averages comparable.
A Yellowstone spokeswoman says there were six-thousand-49 snowmobile riders in December 2006; and four-thousand-106 coach riders.
As is traditional, the entrance at West Yellowstone was the busiest, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the traffic, with just over 64-hundred visitors -- more than 36-hundred on snowmobiles and 27-hundred in snowcoaches.
Environmental groups have been touting snowcoaches as the preferred way to see the park in winter.