ENVIRONMENT YUKON






Winter Recreation in Tombstone

skiing with dogs in Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon

Skiing in Tombstone Territorial Park / Cathie Findlay-Brook Photo

Though park services and facilities close during the winter, there are many ways to enjoy Tombstone Territorial Park when it's covered in a blanket of snow. Whether you're snowshoeing, dog sledding, skiing, snowmobiling or viewing wildlife – and with proper planning and self-sufficiency – the experience can be magical.


Avalanche Safety

Cover image of avalanche terrain map brochure for Tombstone Territorial Park
Avalanches occur regularly in the park. Know the conditions before you go. View the park avalanche terrain map here, and check weather and snow conditions for the period leading up to your trip. There is no substitute for good training and good judgement. Visit Yukon Avalanche Association for more information.


Check the weather


Yukon Parks maintains two weather stations in the park. View the current and previous week of weather here:

See also Environment Canada's current weather, warnings and forecast for the Dempster Highway.

Know where you can go


Most of the park is managed as Wildland Zone for non-motorized recreation to preserve its undisturbed natural landscape and offer peaceful backcountry experiences. During winter however, and when snow is deep enough to protect the fragile ground cover, recreational snowmobiling is allowed in the ‘Recreational Snowmobile Use’ sub-zone (North Klondike River basin & an area south of the Hart River Winter Road) as well as along specific winter travel routes.


Snowmobile use is restricted to this zone and travel routes in order to protect winter sheep, raptor, ptarmigan and their sensitive habitats.

For details, see the Tombstone Territorial Park Management Plan icon image - this is a pdf file8.7 MB.


map showing snowmobile recreation zone, Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon

Additional Resources

 

Contact Yukon Parks

North Region

Phone: 867-993-7714 (Tuesday to Friday, April to October only)

Park Officers: 867-993-7899

Fax: 867-993-6548

Address: Box 600, Dawson City, Yukon

Canada, Y0B 1G0

Tombstone Interpretive Centre

Email: tombstonecentre@gmail.com

Whitehorse Main Office

Phone: 867-667-5648
Park Officers: 867-456-3974

Toll-free (in Yukon, NWT & Nunavut):

1-800-661-0408 ext. 5648 or 3974

Fax: 867-393-6223

Email: yukon.parks@gov.yk.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/getoutyukon

www.facebook.com/TombstoneTerritorialPark

Address: Box 2703 (V-4), Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6