Make Your

I have an Interagency Access Pass/Senior Pass   [ ? ]

*Do not check this box if you have an Annual Pass.

NOW BOOKING Winter 2024/25 packages

To make your package reservation online, complete this form or call us at 307-344-7311.

Discover the Magic of a Yellowstone Winter

Yellowstone Forever Logo

The Old Faithful Winter Expedition Lodging & Learning package is designed for those who want to explore the heart of Yellowstone’s winter wilderness with an expert field educator. The serenity and beauty of Yellowstone in winter is truly one-of-a-kind, and this will provide the setting for discovery, reflection, and fascination. Wildlife, history, ecology, and geology will be incorporated into daily activities, additionally the group will discuss a variety of issues that affect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The Yellowstone Forever field educator will lead you through the most scenic and awe-inspiring features in the park and share stories behind the rare magic of Yellowstone National Park.

This program begins at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, where a field educator will deliver an informative evening orientation. The following three days will be based out of the Old Faithful Snow Lodge. Days will be spent visiting some of Yellowstone National Park’s most iconic interior-based locations, such as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. The final day of programming will be spent traveling back to Mammoth Hot Springs where participants will spend their final night, before departing the next morning.

Most sightings of wildlife occur at a distance; the field educator will provide high-powered spotting scopes and binoculars for group use.

Activity Level – Hiking or snowshoeing on snow-packed trails, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.

Lodging & Learning programs are offered in partnership with Yellowstone Forever.

Package Includes:

  • Two nights lodging Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, three nights at Old Faithful Snow Lodge
  • Five breakfasts, four lunches, and five dinners
  • Expert instruction provided by Yellowstone Forever Field Educator
  • Snowshoe rental
  • In-park transportation for field trips and to lodging sites
  • One welcome gift per person
  • One Snow Card discount card per person, good for an 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

Download the Old Faithful Expedition Itinerary

Participants are welcome to check into the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel beginning at 4:00 p.m. After checking in guests will meet a Yellowstone Forever field educator for an orientation. Education staff will go over the program itinerary, discuss clothing and equipment needed for daily outings, and answer any questions participants may have. After the orientation, guests will have dinner at the Mammoth Hot Springs Dining Room.

  • Dinner at Mammoth Hotel Dining Room
  • Overnight at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel


The group will board a chartered snow coach for a scenic trip to the Old Faithful Snow Lodge. The group will explore points of interest along the way, such as Norris Geyser Basin and Madison Junction, and stop to enjoy wildlife sightings. The group will settle into the Old Faithful Snow Lodge to finish up the day.

  • Breakfast at Mammoth Hot Springs Dining Room
  • Deli lunch in the field
  • Dinner at Obsidian Dining Room
  • Overnight at Old Faithful Snow Lodge


On the first full day at Old Faithful, participants will venture out into the nearby geyser basins, forests, and riparian habitats on snowshoe, while taking in fascinating sights and sounds of the surrounding thermal features. The Yellowstone Forever field educator will interpret wildlife tracks and signs found in the snow and explain the science behind the survival of these hardy animals.

  • Breakfast at Obsidian Dining Room
  • Deli lunch in the field
  • Dinner at Obsidian Dining Room
  • Overnight at Old Faithful Snow Lodge


Participants will board a chartered snow coach for a full day excursion to the spectacular Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Along the way, a field educator will provide stories and information about Yellowstone’s vast natural and cultural history. Once at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, visitors will experience the incredible views of the famed waterfall and canyon while snowshoeing.

  • Breakfast at Obsidian Dining Room
  • Deli lunch in the field
  • Dinner at Obsidian Dining Room
  • Overnight at Old Faithful Snow Lodge


This is the last full day on the program. For this final program day, the group will return to Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel via snowcoach with sightseeing stops along the way.

  • Breakfast at Obsidian Dining Room
  • Deli lunch in the field
  • Dinner at Mammoth Hotel Dining Room
  • Overnight at Mammoth Hot Spring Hotel


Enjoy breakfast at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel Dining Room before checking out by 11:00 am.


2024 - 2025 Sessions & Pricing*
Session Start DatesSingle Occupancy RateDouble Occupancy Rate -
Per Person
2024 -12/15, 12/17, 12/19$4,185$3,415
2024 - 12/22, 12/24, 12/26, 12/29, 12/31$4,675$3,659
January - 1/2, 1/5, 1/7, 1/9, 1/12, 1/14, 1/16, 1/19, 1/21, 1/23, 1/26, 1/28, 1/30
February - 2/2, 2/4, 2/6, 2/9, 2/11, 2/13, 2/16, 2/18, 2/20, 2/23, 2/25

Each session is limited to a maximum of 10 participants. A minimum of 4 participants is required for session to operate. Participants will be advised no later than 30 days prior to package start date if package minimum is not met. Minimum age to participate is 12 years old.

Airport Shuttle from Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport
We 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. Please note: NPS entrance fee is not included in the price. Guests who are booked on one of our winter packages receive a 10% discount on the published shuttle rate.

Terms & Conditions
*Rates include taxes, fees and gratuity. (Exception: The NPS Entrance fee is not included and Lodging & Learning packages do not include gratuity for Yellowstone Forever Field Educator and are at the discretion of the participants.) Rates, taxes and fees subject to change and based on approved local, state, and NPS fees at the time of the session date. Rates higher during Christmas/New Year’s holiday season. Package is available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays starting December 15, 2024 with the last session starting February 25, 2025. Session dates are subject to change.

What Guests Are Saying...

“This was our first time to Yellowstone National Park. The description of this package is what drew us into going. Turned out that the description was not adequate. What Sam provided in his explanations and talks along with the scenery cannot be put in words. Magical, Outstanding, Exceptional!!
Once in a life time trip that begs to be experienced again.” – Miles, CA

“The expertise provided by the guide and driver was spectacular. The knowledge of these two complimented each other and made the experience great for everyone, whether they were thermal feature lovers or birding aficionados.” – Dale & Charla, OH

“What a wonderful experience for myself, daughter, and grand daughter. The small group and the complete lack of other vacationers was a bonus. It was like having the park all to ourselves.” – Mary, CA