A Beginner’s Experience In Yellowstone

Yellowstone is a magnificent natural wonder no matter what time of year you’re here. However, many people are intimidated by the thought of winter in this big wild place. While it is cold, and wild, and somewhat remote, it is those qualities that make winter such a special time to visit. Cold temperatures accentuate the other-world qualities of geyser basins. Some wildlife, like wolves, are much easier to observe during the winter months. And the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is warm, cozy bases, offering great dining and loads of things to do. But if you’re still not sure if a winter snow-based vacation is for you, we’ve got a package that’s built with you in mind.

Y Not Winter is our newest Lodging & Learning package. The experience is designed for the beginner winter visitor. We’ll take extra care to help you plan for the trip, prepare you for the daily explorations, provide easy and fun introductions to things like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter wildlife watching. It’s only three days and nights, basically a long weekend, with a beginner’s itinerary, so it’s easy on your schedule. We’ve even built in some big discounts to make this first winter experience easy on your wallet too.

Based entirely at Mammoth, with a field experience that includes wolf watching in the famed, Lamar Valley and a snowcoach tour to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and icy Lower Falls. The instructors/guides are from the Yellowstone Association Institute, the park’s non-profit educational partner, so you know you’re in good hands.

If there was ever a reason to try a winter vacation to Yellowstone, this is it. Y not give winter a try?

Activity Level – Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.

Lodging & Learning programs are offered in partnership with the Yellowstone Association Institute.

Program Includes:

  • Three nights at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
  • Breakfasts and lunches (restaurant and field meals)
  • Two breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner
  • Expert instruction provided by Yellowstone Association Institute naturalist guide
  • In-park transportation for field trips and to lodging sites
  • Ski/snowshoe rentals and lesson
  • One welcome gift per person
  • One Snow Card discount card per person, good for additional 10% discounts on select gift shop items, tours, rentals and meals (except designated special events.)
  • Unlimited ice skating
  • Optional evening programs with National Park Service & Yellowstone National Park Lodges

2015/2016 Winter Package Rates

  • $999 per person, double occupancy
  • $1,189 per person, single occupancy

Book this package online today! You may also call us toll-free at 866-GEYSERLAND (866-439-7375) or directly at 307-344-7311 to request additional information or to make your reservations. View the itinerary online

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Airport Shuttle from Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport
We now offer a daily shuttle (winter season only) from the Bozeman Airport to/from Yellowstone. You can reserve your seat(s) when making your lodging reservations by phone. More information is located here, or ask the reservations agent when you call to book your stay. Guests who are booked on one of our 2015/2016 winter packages receive a special package rate of $42 for adults, $21 for children (3-11)

Winter Packages Brochure
View available winter packages and easily compare which adventures peak your interests. Take a look, and then start planning your trip!

Terms & Conditions
These prices do not include tax or utility fee.  Minimum age of 12 years old. Minimum of 4 persons required for course to occur. Package is available on January 15, 2016.

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