The popular ranger-led snowshoe walks will again be offered from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center near the park's southwest entrance beginning Dec. 26.

Bring your holiday guests to the park and experience the fun of snowshoeing through a red fir forest blanketed in deep snow, said Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz.

Other activities to enjoy include cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snow play, sledding, snow camping, or just sitting by the fireplace in the visitor center with a cup of hot chocolate after viewing the park film.

Snowshoe walks are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center from Dec. 26 through April 4. Programs last 11/2 to 2 hours and are open to individuals and families with children age 8 and older. For safety reasons, infants and children in carriers are not permitted. Rangers provide participants with proper snowshoeing techniques, outdoor survival tips and winter mountain travel safety information. The National Park Service provides snowshoes for the walks. A $1 donation is suggested for their use and maintenance.

Be prepared for winter conditions. Dress in layers for winter conditions and wear warm boots. Carry extra blankets, food, drinking water, a shovel and tire chains in your vehicle.

The park is always open throughout the winter. The road is plowed to the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center on the south side, which is open daily except Dec. 25.