2020 Winter in Yellowstone - Jan 19 - Jan 25
Yellowstone is an amazing adventure in winter. Snow laden valleys and bright blue skies provide the perfect backdrop to search for wolves, bison, elk, coyotes, moose, foxes and big horn sheep. The park is quieter in winter and the animals are active. The dramatic landscapes of Yellowstone are enhanced by the rugged winter conditions creating unique photography opportunities. Our tour will focus on wildlife while also including some of the most pristine and photographic locations for landscapes as requested. Curt and Stacy Howell will be leading the tour, providing instruction in the field and photo processing in the evenings if wanted. We love Yellowstone and want to make sure you have the best experience possible. We will strive to set you up in the best possible locations for wildlife and landscapes while respecting the boundaries that wildlife deserves to not harass or encroach upon them. There are times we have waded through thigh high snow to get a picture, please be advised that this tour might include this sort of activity. If you are unable to do this type of activity, you will be able to remain on a packed surface as this is not a requirement.
Arrive Bozeman, MT via your own transportation prior to our shuttle service which leaves Bozeman Airport on Jan 19 at 1:45 pm.
Jan 19, Sunday – Shuttle to pick you up at 1:45 pm at the Bozeman Airport, tentatively arrive at 4:00 pm in Mammoth Hot Springs, check-in to hotel, and then an introductory dinner with everyone at 6:345 pm
Jan 20, Monday - leave early morning on a private snowcoach into North Yellowstone, sack breakfast and lunch included
Jan 21 - leave early morning on a private snowcoach into North Yellowstone, sack breakfast and lunch included
Jan 22 - leave early morning on a private snowcoach into Yellowstone, sack lunch included, drop off in West Yellowstone, luggage will be shuttled via this transportation
Jan 23 - leave early morning on a private snowcoach into West Yellowstone, sack lunch included
Jan 24 - leave early morning on a private snowcoach into West Yellowstone, sack lunch included
Jan 25, Saturday – leave 8:30 am for Bozeman Airport; tentatively arrive at 12:30 pm. Due to winter weather conditions, please do not schedule a flight out any sooner than 2:30 pm. Leave Bozeman, MT via your own transportation.
Included in this package:
Shuttle from Bozeman Airport and back to Bozeman Airport, lodging in Mammoth Hot Springs and West Yellowstone, daily shuttle into park and park entrance fee’s while on the tour are included in the package as well as dinner the first night. Water, soft drinks, hot drinks (coffee, tea, hot chocolate) and lunches will be provided daily.
Any other meals, beverages, alcohol, snacks, camera equipment, tips for drivers, and anything else not specified is not included. Accommodations in Bozeman and flights/travel into and out of Bozeman Airport to start and end your trip are not included. If you are flying in to join the tour, you will need to be in Bozeman, MT and ready to leave the airport by 1:45 pm on Jan 19, on a shuttle to Mammoth Hot Springs. If you need to arrive the night before, there are several hotels not too far from the airport; Grantree Best Western has a direct shuttle pickup at 1:00 pm from Mammoth Hotsprings Hotel. If you miss the shuttle into Mammoth Hot Springs you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to Mammoth Hot Springs before we start the tour on Jan 20th at 6:45 am.
This will be a small group tour.
Single occupancy is $4,375.00 per person.
Double occupancy is $3,875.00 per person.
These rates are if paid by check or Venmo. If you prefer to pay with a credit card, you can pay through PayPal with a 3% fee increase. To reserve your spot, a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. The remaining amount due will be required 75 days before the tour begins. As always with wildlife, there is no guarantee of wildlife sightings.
Starting at 120 before the tour begins: 25% of deposit is forfeited. 90 - 76 days before the tour begins: full deposit is forfeited. 75 - 0 days – 100% of the tour cost is forfeited. If we do not receive your final payment on or before 75 days before the tour begins, we will open up your spot to our waiting list and if we are able to resell the spot, you will forfeit your deposit and your spot on the tour.
We recommend travel insurance to safeguard your investment for this trip. Trip insurance can cover the cost of your tour and flight in the case of unforeseen circumstance. Due to the nature of this winter tour, full refunds are not given 75 days prior to tour regardless of the circumstances. Credits towards another tour are also not given. By booking this tour, you agree to this cancellation policy.
We will provide you with a suggested list of photo equipment and winter attire to make the most of the trip.