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Winter Wolf Discovery Package

NOW BOOKING Winter 2024/25 packages

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

Learn About Wolves in Yellowstone

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The Winter Wolf Discovery Lodging & Learning package focuses on learning about wolves and other exciting wildlife, along Yellowstone’s famous northern range. Winter is prime time to view wolves in Yellowstone, and this package is designed to take advantage of this rare opportunity. A Yellowstone Forever field educator will share up-to-date information about Yellowstone wolf biology, behavior, and ecology throughout daily outings. Each evening, participants will return to their comfortable accommodations at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Participants will likely encounter many other wildlife species during daily outings, where field educators will discuss the role these other species play in the ecosystem in relation to wolves.

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

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 Yellowstone Forever.

Package Includes:

  • Four nights lodging at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
  • Four breakfasts, three lunches, and one dinner
  • Expert instruction provided by Yellowstone Forever Field Educator
  • 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.)

Download the Winter Wolf Discovery 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


Each day begins early to catch morning wildlife activity. After viewing wildlife, participants will be led on a short snowshoe hike in search of tracks and signs while discussing ecology, behavior, recent research, and management. Guests are responsible for dinner on their own and will be spending the night at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel.

  • Hot beverages and box breakfast in the field
  • Deli lunch in the field
  • Overnight at Mammoth Hot Springs 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, 12/18$2,229$1,679
2024 - 12/22, 12/25, 12/29
2025 - 1/1
January - 1/5, 1/8, 1/12, 1/15, 1/19, 1/22, 1/26, 1/29
February - 2/2, 2/5, 2/9, 2/12, 2/16, 2/19, 2/23, 2/26

Each session is limited to a maximum of 13 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 select Wednesdays and Sundays starting December 15, 2024 with the last session starting February 26, 2025.

What guests are saying...

“We had a wonderful time! We’ve been on enough animal-based adventures that we know there are never any guarantees. Sam did an incredible job trying to make sure we all saw what we wanted to see and made the educational part engaging and thorough. Would definitely recommend YF to anyone else looking for a similar adventure.” – John & Linda, NY

“Sam was definitely a highlight: he was very knowledgeable and engaging. Watching all the animals – not just the wolves – and seeing the beauty of Yellowstone in the winter was great, and we very much enjoyed the snowshoe hikes, too. The relative lack of crowds was a bonus.” – Janet, MA

“Certainly the wildlife sightings were top-notch. We’ve been on African wildlife watching safaris multiple times and Yellowstone N.P. provides the same incredible opportunities. We’ve typically avoided guided excursions in the past, but this was the perfect blend of education, wildlife watching, and activity (snowshoeing). Sam, our program guide, provided numerous details about the wolves–their biology, behavior, and individual life histories–that greatly enriched our viewing experience.” – Scott, FL