January 22, 2018

Snowplow Progress in Yellowstone and Glacier National Park

Every spring, locals look forward to the “full opening” of Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park.  What I mean is, when the snow has melted enough that the snowplows are able to get through the parks and clear the roads (such as the Going-to-the-Sun Highway in Glacier National Park).

I believe most locals (or am I the only one?!) keep track of the snowplows progress.  Not only is it exciting to hear when the park will be open for the summer, but the pictures that the national parks share are amazing.  I find this especially true for Glacier National Park, for the snowplows have to plow through the snow on the side of the mountain.  I don’t always like driving that road in summer, let alone with a snowplow in the spring!

Here is a video that describes the snowplow progress in Glacier National Park: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWo7sZoMk6U.  You can view Glacier National Park’s spectacular snowplow pictures from 2012 here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/glaciernps/sets/72157629725011599/.

Here are the links you need to follow the snowplow progress:

Glacier National Park – http://home.nps.gov/applications/glac/gttsroadplow/gttsroadplowstatus.cfm

Yellowstone National Park – http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/plowing.htm

Yellowstone National Park 2008 snowplow progress; Photo Credit Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park 2008 snowplow progress; Photo Credit Yellowstone National Park

The national park snowplow updates should start for the season in April, so start clicking on the links soon!!

Warmest Wishes from Big Sky Country,

Alex Neill

Montana Vacation Blog


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