W. YELLOWSTONE – Each year, an estimated 3,500 skiers from around the U.S. and Canada travel to the Yellowstone Ski Festival to kick off the winter season.

Held at the Rendezvous Ski Trails in West Yellowstone during Thanksgiving week, this year’s event will be Nov. 26-30. The festival offers activities for a wide range of abilities, from novice to expert.

Participants can look forward to Nordic skiing clinics coached by former Olympic athletes, SuperTour and biathlon races, an on-snow gear demo, an indoor ski show, and various other presentations, clinics and classes.

Find registration details and a complete schedule at yellowstoneskifestival.com.