Yellowstone National Park will open for the winter season on Thursday but a lack of snow will limit where snowmobiles can go for now.

Commercially-guided snowmobiles or snowcoaches will only be allowed to travel between the park's South Entrance and Old Faithful.

Park officials say roads in the rest of the park have too much snow and ice for regular vehicles but not enough for snowmobiles or snowcoaches.

Commercial snowmobile and snowcoach operators will be able to use snowcoaches or regular vehicles to transport visitors from West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful.

Snowcoaches can also travel between Norris and Canyon.

Associated Press