A new tour includes Yellowstone’s geysers // c 2011 Austin-Lehman Adventures
Austin-Lehman Adventures has announced three new Yellowstone in Winter programs for February 2012.
Each five-day, four-night adventure includes a range of snow-based activities, such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating and dog sledding. In addition, guests will hear ranger talks and be treated to hot chocolate by the fireside. Participants will have the unique opportunity to snowshoe the Upper Basin Geyser Trail, the home of Old Faithful, an approximately two-square-mile area that includes nearly one-quarter of all geysers in the world.
The programs also include accommodations and meals at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Chico Hot Springs Resort and Spa, which features pools fed by mineral hot springs and a spa. The per person, double occupancy rate of $2,198 also provides guests with intra-lodge and activity snowcoach transfers, sporting equipment and more.
“Devoid of crowds, winter in Yellowstone is an amazing time,” said Dan Austin, founding director. “The cold temperatures make even more dramatic the thermal activity — geysers, bubbling mud pots, hot spring pools and steam vents — and wildlife is concentrated in the warmer, snow-free geyser basins for easier viewing.”