Old Faithful Winter Excursion 19 – 21 Jan, 2013 After arriving at Old Faithful, you’ll settle into your Hi-Range room in the Snow Lodge or your Western Cabin. Both accommodations have 2 queen beds, hot showers, toilets and lounging room. The Snow Lodge has the advantage of not having to get bundled up to walk to the Obsidian Dining Room, Geyser Grill or the cozy lounges. Western Cabins are less expensive
You’ll have time to explore the Old Faithful Geyser basin and surrounding trails.Some trails require snowshoes or cross country skis, which will be provided as part of the trip equipment. However, the main walkway to Morning Glory Spring is plowed daily. You can also take a snow coach ride to a trailhead and ski back to the Snow Lodge (additional charge). Destinations include Fairy Falls, Mystic Falls and the Continental Divide Trail. The cross country (XC) ski trip to Lone Star Geyser is spectacular! There are too many sights to see on this trip so you’ll have to come back another year too!
Other options for your days at Old Faithful (book through Xanterra) http://www.travelyellowstone.com/winter-things-to-do-1366.html
- Have a snow coach "drop" you at a trailhead & ski back to Old Faithful
- XC Ski tour of Canyon (includes a snow coach ride to Canyon)
Here's more on activities: http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/old-faithful-snow-lodge-cabins-1700.html
You also can choose to experience Yellowstone’s winter through the window of the Snow Lodge. The Snow Lodge fireplaces and lounges are great spots to watch the snow fall, read a book and chat. Massage therapy sessions are also available to help you relax.
A note on snowshoeing and cross country skiing. You do not have to be experienced in either of these to have a great time on this trip. Instruction will be available and you’ll gain confidence as you use skis and/or snow shoes. Prior to the Old Faithful Winter Excursion, there will be ODR ski and snowshoe trips that you can begin getting comfortable before your Old Faithful trip.
TRIP CANCELLATION: This trip will be cancelled if the minimum number of participants have not paid their deposit by 4 Jan 13. If the trip is canceled, 100% of deposits are refunded to participant. Individuals cancelling prior to 4 Jan 13 may receive a full refund. Individuals cancelling after 4 Jan 13, forfeit their deposit and will owe the remainder of lodging expenses.
If you have further questions, Call Jim at Outdoor Rec, 731-4202