Grand Teton and Yellowstone Winter Expedition 2024

December 7, 2024


December 18, 2024
Grand Teton and Yellowstone Winter Expedition
Sharing - US $USD 8,495 pp
Single - US $USD 9,995 pp
Deposit - US $USD 1500 pp


12 days / 11 nights

United States

Key Areas Visited

Grand Teton National Park
National Elk Refuge
Yellowstone National Park

Group Size
  • All meals from lunch on December 7 – dinner on December 18. We typically buy food at the local market when in Gardiner and cook our own meals. Lunch in the field. Drinking water
  • 11 nights lodging
  • Parks passes
  • Transportation
  • Photography instruction
  • The use of binoculars, spotting scopes
Not Included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Souvenirs
  • Flights
Grand Teton and Yellowstone Winter Expedition 2023 FAQ’s

Q: What wildlife will I see on a tour?

Wildlife is, well, wild. We know the specific area and movement patterns of wildlife in Yellowstone and Grand Teton, but we can’t make wildlife appear. An entire herd of bison can pick up and move a mile or more in 30 minutes. Bears often move in and out of timber several times a day and so forth. The seasons are also a consideration. Contact us if you have specific questions.

Q: What will the weather be like?
Winter is never far away in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. We are at higher altitude where 50 – 60 degree temperature swings are not uncommon in the summer. You can get frostbite and sunburned on the same day. We will check the weather before your tour and give specific recommendations.

Q: How cold does it get in winter?
We have seen it get down in to the negative 40 degree Fahrenheit range in recent years. If it gets that cold we will not be very far from the vehicle at any time and we will recommend that you bring the warmest clothes you can find.

Q: What should I wear?
We recommend dressing in layers. Long pants, long sleeved shirts and headwear will help protect you from the sun. It is not much above freezing most mornings so a fleece or coat is a good idea. We recommend waterproof footwear. Light hiking boots are great, but closed-toe shoes are a must. Avoid cotton socks if you can.

Q: Where will you pick us up?
We will pick you up at your lodging in the Jackson area, further north in the Teton Valley as far as Colter Bay, Victor, Idaho, and can talk about special arrangements if you are staying elsewhere. On occasion, we have picked up in Island Park and West Yellowstone for a Yellowstone Tour.

Q: Are your tours open to non-photographers?
Yes, you don’t need to own a camera to enjoy one of our tours. Smartphones are fine as well. With two guides on most tours, we are perfect for couples where one person is a photographer and one is not. We will give you as much or as little photographic instruction as you need.

Q: Do we need bear spray?
You will not need bear spray on one of our tours.

Q: Can we bring small children on your tours?
You may bring children of any age you are comfortable with, but we do not provide or install a child safety seat so you must bring yours.

Q: How much hiking will we do on one of your tours?
Our permit specifically prohibits us from going more than 1/2 mile on a trail. We may walk a few hundred yards in places over mostly level ground, but this all of our tours are road-based.

Q: Do I have to worry about snakes?
There are no poisonous snakes in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Q: Can I bring marijuana on a tour if it is prescribed?
Marijuana possession remains illegal at the federal level. It is not allowed in the national parks.

Booking Terms & Conditions
Grand Teton and Yellowstone Winter Expedition 2023 Booking Terms & Conditions
  • $1500 USD deposit required to hold a seat unless tour is booked within 90 days of departure in which case the full amount is due upon booking.
  • Balance is due 90 days from departure
  • Cancellation 90 or more days before departure results in 90% refund of payments made
  • Cancellation 45 – 90 days before departure results in 50% refund of payments made unless we can rebook the seats. In that case there will be a 90% refund.
  • Cancellation 0 – 45 days before departure or no shows results in 0% refund of payments made unless we can rebook the seats. In that case there will be a 75% refund.

There are several potential situations beyond our control: Weather, pandemics, individual medical situations, etc. Please purchase trip insurance if you are concerned about any of these.

Weather: Weather is beyond our control. In the event of weather-related flight problems, road closures, etc., we will make every effort to work around the weather so that you still enjoy your tour.