There’s No Place Like Afton in Winter
Once the snow begins to fall, Star Valley begins to change into a winter wonderland! The dynamic, snowy landscape is the ultimate destination for every type of snowy activity. Take a calming trip to see the frozen Cottonwood Lake, get your adrenaline pumping on a sled and cozy up for the night in one of our top-rated hotels. Whether your ideal winter trip is a serene getaway or an exhilarating excursion, Afton is the perfect cold-weather oasis for your next adventure.
Star Valley Wyoming provides access to hundreds of miles of groomed snowmobile trails that in turn open up access to countless high country open bowls and mountain vistas in both Wyoming and Idaho. The Greys River drains the Wyoming Range and is the area between Alpine and Kemmerer.
Sledding is at the top of most people’s list of classic winter activities. Star Valley has countless hills, big and small, ready to be trekked up and sledded down! Sledding is a perfect family activity, sure to bring hours of enjoyment to the young and young at heart. Bring your sled, tube or toboggan for a day of classic winter fun.
Experience the magical winter season with a serene walk in the woods — on snowshoes. Some of the most picturesque landscapes in the area can only be seen on foot. Afton is home to miles and miles of gorgeous hikes and trails. Photographers will fall in love with the winter scenery and explorers will love the thrill of discovering untouched nature. Once the snow falls, these trails become the perfect snowshoe experience.
Incredible Ice Skating
Lace up your skates and spend some quality time on the ice this winter. Whether you're a hockey star or still getting your bearings, there’s no better place to skate than surrounded by the natural beauty of the Afton scenery. At Star View Park, you'll find a quaint ice skating rink and ice skates are available for checkout at no cost from the Afton Town Hall.
Captivating Cross-Country Skiing
There’s nothing better than a day consisting of you, your skis and the beautiful winter scenery. Take it slow and relish in the gorgeous scenery or take it fast and feel the wind rushing through your hair. During the winter months, The Star Valley View Golf Course has groomed trails for cross-country skiing. The trails are open all day so grab your skis and hit the trail!