• Dates: Feb 26 - Mar 2 2018
  • Trip Length: 5 Days & 4 Nights
  • Activities: Snowshoeing & Cross-country Skiing
  • Guides: Kris

Other Info: THIS TRIP IS LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS
$250 - $350 (estimated) additional private Snowcoach Transportation (round trip)
$125 XC Ski & Snow Shoe Rental (optional)

“Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.” – Andy Goldsworthy

While many people curse the winter and the snow, here in Montana and Wyoming snow is a reason to celebrate! On our Yellowstone Winter Multisport Adventure we visit two world-class cross-country ski areas – the trails of Lone Mountain Ranch and the trails surrounding the town of West Yellowstone – where we glide along frozen creeks, through groves of Aspen trees, and with a clear blue “Big Sky” above.
We also spend two days in Yellowstone, the world’s first national park. This tourist destination has millions of visitors in the summer, but in the winter it is home for only the hearty (like us!) and it is truly magical. The Park’s 2.2 million acres offer some of the best skiing and snowshoeing terrain you’ll find anywhere. Experiencing the steamy geothermal features, the abundant wildlife, and perhaps an eruption of Old Faithful by the light of the stars or moon are all bonuses that you will never forget.
Learn more about this tour from a guest’s perspective in our Don’t Ski Too Close to Sleeping Bison blog post, or about the wildlife you can expect to encounter in our Big Animals in Big Sky Country blog post.

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1: Your guides will meet you this morning in Bozeman, Montana, where we begin and end our adventure. We shuttle to Big Sky, 45 minutes away, and will spend the better part of our day at Lone Mountain Ranch, consistently voted one of the top cross-country areas in the entire country!  Here we will become acquainted with one another and our cross-country ski equipment.  If you like, we can arrange a refresher Nordic skiing lesson for you with Lone Mountain’s top-notch instructors.  Otherwise, the miles of trails (ranging from beginner to expert) are yours to explore!  When you are ready for…SEE FULL ITINERARY


Real People, Real Experiences – What To Expect On This Trip

As on all of our adventures, we want to ensure you have the best experience possible – which is why we like to set expectations appropriately for every trip. Check out What To Expect On This Trip.


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  • INTERESTED IN JOINING US? Call us at 888.758.8687 or email us to check availability, or to ask any questions you may have regarding this trip or any other travel ideas you may be considering.
  • TO BOOK YOUR ADVENTURE: You can book online or by calling us at 888.758.8687. Zephyr Adventures requires a 500 deposit (payable by check or credit card) at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable by check or credit card no later than 60 days prior to the start of the trip.

  • WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? We will send you a confirmation email after we receive your booking, as well as a link to detailed printer-friendly pre-departure documents: arrival and departure information, suggestions for making travel arrangements, a packing list, an invoice, information about your trip location and guides. It will also include a link to an information form and liability waiver. We will also provide you with a link to information about travel insurance. We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance because it protects you if you have an unexpected change in travel plans.  Please do not purchase airfare until you have received your pre-departure documents.

“From being with those who enjoy XC skiing, snowshoeing & ice skating in one of the most beautiful places on the planet with perfect snow, breathtaking thermal features and amazing wild bison, elk, bald eagles, trumpeter swans and even moose to see… what’s not to like?” – Cindy A.

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6 comments on “Yellowstone Winter Multisport Adventure

  1. Just curious…I have some snowshoes (LLB Winter Walkers) would these be fine for this activity? And what would the cost be to just rent the X-country Skiis..I have my deposit in for the summer Wyoming trip, but I’m looking at possibly doing this one as well next year.

  2. Hi Karen!

    Your snowshoes will work just fine for this trip — our snowshoeing is not extreme on this trip. :) I will likely be guiding this trip and it is an outstanding place to visit in the winter — one of my favorites! Renting skis only will be $40. Let me know if you have any other questions!

    KT

  3. Yes, you can use skate skis the majority of the days, however there is one day that we’ll be on an ungroomed trail where you will not be able to skate. We will email you with additional information.

  4. is the snowshoeing still in thin-air? (i’m still a survivor of 4 lung surgeries). are the snowshoe trails groomed or would we be (aaaagghhh) breaking snow?
    ann

    1. Hi Ann,

      We are above 6000 feet in altitude the entire trip, so it would probably be a factor for your lungs, unfortunately. While many of the trails are groomed, if we get fresh snow, we will likely have to break trail before the groomers arrive. :)

      Kris

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Trip Highlights

>> Experiencing a national treasure – Yellowstone National Park – in a season where there are few other visitors

>> Seeing wildlife from the trail and from the snowcoach

>> Visiting two world-class cross-country ski areas (West Yellowstone and Lone Mountain Ranch)

>> Snowshoeing through one of the most scenic stretches of Yellowstone – the Firehole River Canyon

>> Watching Old Faithful erupt in the moon light

Trip Accommodations

Night 1 >> Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone / West Yellowstone, Montana

Located right outside the entrance of Yellowstone Park, these brand new cabins are cozy and upscale.

Nights 2 & 3 >> Old Faithful Snow Lodge / Yellowstone National Park

From our snowy haven, we can set out on a variety of adventures, including a three-minute walk to watch Old Faithful erupt! You can also borrow a pair of ice skates and take a spin around their outdoor rink. This elegant craftsman style lodge is the newest in the park and was designed to mimic the natural beauty surrounding it.

Night 4 >> 320 Guest Ranch / Big Sky, Montana

This 110-year-old homestead has been lovingly reshaped into a Montana guest ranch. We relive the early western atmosphere and down-home hospitality of this beautiful, historic property by staying in their intimate log cabins.

Travel Details

Your guides meet you in the cool mountain town of Bozeman, Montana the morning of the first day of the trip. If it’s possible for you to fly and arrive that morning before 9 AM, we will meet you at the airport. Otherwise, you can arrive any time the day before the trip begins.

We’ll return to Bozeman’s airport the last afternoon of the trip by 12:15 PM, allowing you to fly out by 1:00 PM or so. We can also leave you in Big Sky or Bozeman so you can extend your stay.
Bozeman (airport code BZN) is served by many major airlines: Alaska Air, Allegient, Delta, Frontier, and United.

What's Included

>> A local Zephyr guide will be joined by another Zephyr guide when group reaches 7 participants.

>> Double occupancy lodging is included. If you are traveling solo, we will match you with another traveler of the same gender. However, you may pay a single supplement to have your own room.

>> All of your dinners and breakfasts are included, as well as two trail lunches. Gratuity for these meals is also included. We leave two lunches open so that you have a little flexibility and time to explore.

>> All your transportation is included once you meet your guides on the first day. Cost for a private snowcoach into and out of Yellowstone National Park is not included, but we will book this for you and add this cost to your invoice.

>> NOT INCLUDED: Equipment rental, beverages, desserts, some lunches, optional gratuities to your guides, personal expenses and travel to and from the destination.