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All-Day Winter Tour of Grand Teton National Park & Sleigh Ride

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Private Tour Vehicles can seat up to 14 people. Pricing is for 4 people, each additional is $225
$1195

A Winter Wonderland Awaits You

Grand Teton National Park Sign

If you need a day off from the slopes or only have one day to explore the area, we invite you to join us on one of our family-friendly half-day private tours of Jackson Hole (or “the valley,” as locals like to say), the National Elk Refuge, and Grand Teton National Park.

We design our tours to help you experience the most iconic wildlife, scenic places, and cultural attractions from the comfort and safety of one of our four-wheel-drive Chevy Suburbans or high-roofed Ford Transit Vans.

  • Our fun, knowledgeable, and safe guides will reconstruct the valley’s human history dating from prehistoric life 12,000 years ago to the arrival of legendary fur trappers, mountain men, explorers, pioneers, and artists.
  • Our guides will also interpret the wide range of conservation and stewardship initiatives designed to protect the valley’s unique flora, fauna, and cultural resources for future generations.
  • Our guides are certified and well-trained in preventing cold-related injuries, navigating in winter, and avoiding avalanche terrain. Tours include light snacks, bottled water, and hot beverages. Let us know if you have special dietary requirements.

Tour Itinerary

a herd of sheep standing on top of a snow covered field

A typical tour starts with a search for wildlife, specifically, thriving herds of bighorn sheep, elk, and bison on the National Elk Refuge and the generally solitary moose, the largest and heaviest member of the deer family, in the Gros Ventre River and Antelope Flats areas. And if lucky, you may even have a chance to spot a wily coyote, a fox, or a wolf (Vortex binoculars and spotting scopes provided).

Next, we will focus on the rugged and picturesque peaks of the Teton Mountain Range, the so-called mountains of the imagination. Your guide will take you to the most picture-perfect spots to view the range’s major peaks, including The Grand, Mt. St. John, and Mt. Moran, as well as explain how earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, and oceans help build the mountains.

The day will end with a one-hour horse-drawn sleigh ride on the National Elk Refuge with our partners from Double H Bar, Inc.

Weather and time permitting, you may even have a chance to walk on a frozen Jackson Lake before returning to town to enjoy Jackson’s nightlife activities.

View of Mt. Moran at Colter Bay

Seasonal wildlife may include bald eagles, bighorn sheep, bison, coyotes, elk, moose, red tail foxes, trumpeter swans, and wolves. Tour routes may vary based on wildlife migrations, road closures, inclement weather, and guest requests.

 


Additional Notes

Tour Length: 7-8 hours
Start Time: 7:30 AM or 8:00 AM (start times adjusted seasonally)
Price: $1195 (for up to four (4) people). $225 for each additional person.
Size: Maximum of 6 people per vehicle. Call to discuss options for larger groups.

What’s Included

• Pick up at your hotel, Airbnb or VRBO
• Professional CPR/First Aid Certified guide (15% guide gratuity is NOT included)
• Private winter tour of Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge
• One-hour horse-drawn sleigh ride at the National Elk Refuge
• Breakfast, lunch, snacks, bottled water, and non-alcoholic beverages
• Use of our professional quality Vortex™ spotting scopes & binoculars
• Transportation in a spacious Chevy Suburban or Ford Transit Van

Weather

Winter temperatures in the Tetons can range from zero to 20°F (-18°C to -7°C) throughout the day. Sub-zero temperatures are common, especially at night and at higher elevations. The record low temperature is -66°F (-54°C). The first heavy snows fall by November 1 and continue through April. Annual snowfall averages nearly 150 inches in most of the park, and at higher elevations, 200–400 inches of snowfall have been recorded.

What to Bring

Winter weather in the Tetons can be severe, but it’s fun to brave the cold when you’re dressed appropriately. One of the most important tips for attire in this environment is: Wear layers.

Your layering lineup should include a windproof, hooded outer layer and base layers, like wool or synthetic long underwear, for your upper and lower body. Avoid cotton jeans andHandwarmers sweatshirts; these items lack wicking ability leaving you wet and cold. Choose thick socks and sturdy boots. Warm hats are a must since you lose most of your heat from your head, and don’t forget the gloves/mittens to keep those fingers warm.

Pro tip: Disposable hand-warmers stuffed into gloves or mittens can be a comfort saver for those who get cold easily or have poor hand circulation.

Exclusions

Optional guide gratuity (15% recommended)