WINTER in YELLOWSTONE TOUR
February 11 - 17, 2018 Register now »
If you haven't experienced winter in Yellowstone National Park, it's a bucket list item for the landscape/wildlife photographer. First, it's pretty quiet; no big summertime crowds.
The landscape is spectacular and the wildlife plentiful minus any bears who are napping away. One year we photographed moose, coyote, bobcat, bison, elk, otter and red fox in just the first day-and-a-half and we didn't need an 800mm f/5.6 to get them. Most photo tours begin at the north entrance to the park. We have always preferred the south entrance to give you an opportunity to photograph the Teton Range in winter, So, we'll start our adventure in Grand Teton National Park where we'll photograph a mind-blowing sunrise - red against snow covered peaks - then stop at Oxbow Bend for a beautiful clean, white landscape photo with Mount Moran in the background. Later that day, we'll arrive at our Yellowstone lodging in time for dinner.
For the next three days, we'll be out shooting all day covering a wide swath of the park from Old Faithful to Yellowstone Canyon. Conditions permitting, we'll schedule a light-painting/star shoot at Old Faithful while it's erupting. Finally, we'll return to the Tetons for a wildlife hunt and one final sunrise.
Our lodging in Yellowstone will be at Old Faithful Snow Lodge: quiet, clean and first rate with a first class restaurant. Transportation will be by comfortable "Vanterra"snow coaches with a capacity of 14.
Here's what our tentative schedule looks like:
Day 1 Meet in our Jackson hotel for a couple of lectures and introductions
Day 2 Leave for our sunrise and early morning shoot in Grand Teton National Park
Meet our Snow Lodge transportation at Flagg Ranch
Day 3-5 Shooting all day at various locations thoughout the park.
Day 6 After breakfast, return to Grand Teton for a wildlife hunt - moose, bighorn sheep
Day 7 One more shot at a Teton Sunrise - end of tour.
This will be our eleventh tour over the past twelve years and most have been sell-outs even with as many as 15 participants.
What's included: All lodging (Jackson & Yellowstone), all meals in Yellowstone (from dinner on our arrival to lunch on our final day), all transporation in Yellowstone, the Flagg Ranch-Yellowstone round trip, all gratuities for Yellowstone - snow coach drivers, luggage handling, meals.
What's not: Travel home to/from Jackson WY, transportation while in Jackson and Jackson-Flagg Ranch round trip (we'll help to arrange car-pooling), meals in Jackson.
PRICE: $3795 from Jackson WY Double Occupancy Single Supplement: $810 additional
PLEASE USE REGISTRATION FORM B (see Registration page or click here)
Payment terms: Non-refundable deposit of $795 at registration; two equal payments of $750 due May 30 and August 30, 2017 and a final payment of $1500 due November 30, 2017. For Single Supplement, include an additional $270 on each of those three dates. Deposit and first two payments may be by credit card. Final payment by check only.
refund policy: 100% between registration and August 30, 2017 (not including deposit)
60% between August 30 and November 30, 2017 (not including deposit)
No refunds after November 30, 2017.
Please purchase travel insurance (see squaremouth.com)
maximum participants: 8
Closest Airport: Jackson Hole
Lodging: Yellowstone - Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Jackson - 49er Inn