When you live in Wyoming, you get to experience the magic of all four seasons… even if one of them is a whole lot longer than the others. Spring brings a thaw, plenty of mud, and the beginning of the warmer weather. Summer would be a great time to explore the national parks, but the crowds make it kind of a disaster. Instead, most Wyomingites spend summer in the forests and state parks closer to home. Fall is when we do our traveling to Grand Teton or Yellowstone, or just when we head out on a drive to find the gorgeous colors of the season in aspen forests. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in appreciating all that fall has to offer, we forget that the leaves turning stunning shades of red and gold are actually reminders that winter is coming. Even though folks in Wyoming know how to make the best of the winter season, you have to admit it can get pretty cold here – and it seems like winter in Wyoming lasts forever.

Even though it can be a little inconvenient at times, you have to admit Wyoming does have some lovely scenery during the winter months.

How do you handle living in the 5th coldest state? Do you enjoy winter in Wyoming?

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Can I take a sleigh ride in Wyoming in the winter?

You absolutely can! The National Elk Refuge offers sleigh rides that are truly magnificent and take you through pristine landscapes with Teton views. Other ranch outfitters, like Mill Iron Ranch and Spring Creek Ranch, offer sleigh rides, too. Mill Iron Ranch will even take you to a steakhouse dinner via horse drawn sleigh.

Is Wyoming a good place to visit in the winter?

Wyoming is an amazing place to visit in the winter if you love the cold, and the snow! It's among the coldest places in the nation, which is great if you like to ride snowmobiles, go ice fishing, and hit the slopes.

Where can I go skiing in Wyoming?

Wyoming is home to a whole lot of ski areas! Grand Targhee was one of the country's first ski resorts, and remains a top destination for skiers and snowboarders. In Jackson, Snow King Mountain and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offer world-class skiing, amenities and accommodations. If you prefer a quieter place to ski, check out White Pine in Pinedale, Antelope Butte in Shell, or Sleeping Giant Ski Area in Cody.