Laramie, WY – Visitation to Yellowstone by people traveling on the snow increased slightly in December from the year before.
The National Park Service says the number of people who entered the park on guided snowmobile and snowcoach trips was just over 9,400, up 1.2 percent from December 2009.
The number of snowcoach passengers entering the park was a little over 5,000, up 5.7 percent from December 2009. The number of people entering the park on guided snowmobile tours dropped 3.6 percent from about 4,500 in December 2009 to 4,350 last month.
An average of 181 snowmobiles and 41 snowcoaches a day operated in the park from the Dec. 15 start of the winter season to the end of the month.