Yellowstone Ski Safari
A ski trip of epic proportions, with vast terrain, legendary couloirs, and the wintery wilderness of Yellowstone National Park.
An opportunity to tick two life-dreams off your bucket-list, this ski safari includes the cult-status resort of Jackson Hole and America’s oldest national park of Yellowstone - driving through this wilderness in winter, when few tourists are around, is stunning. It’s best explored by snowmobile.
Jackson Hole is the ultimate resort for experts, with its insanely steep couloirs and infectious cowboy vibe. An hour’s drive away is the powder mecca of Grand Targhee, where you’ll often have the snow to yourself - it’s well worth spending a few nights here but you could also visit on a daytrip.
North of Yellowstone and Jackson, Big Sky is one of America’s most iconic ski mountains yet it’s fairly unknown outside the US - this holiday is the perfect excuse to discover it. The road-trips are particularly easy on this ski safari and, with two airports near Jackson and Big Sky, there’s no need to backtrack. A hugely popular ski safari in our office, our USA specialist James loves it so much, he’s done it twice.
Ski Safari customer Jan Clifford described it as 'the most perfect road trip from start to finish'. Read her account of the trip on our blog.
This sample itinerary is our suggestion of how you could divide your time between the skiing, road-trips and Yellowstone National Park.
All our ski safaris are completely customisable, and you can adjust the itinerary to suit your preferences - whether that means more time in one of the resorts, or following our route in reverse.
After a connecting flight, you’ll land at Bozeman Yellowstone, an hour’s drive from Big Sky.
Enjoy five days’ of skiing in one of America’s biggest resorts, Big Sky. It’s worth hiring a guide to make the most of the great powder and couloirs on Lone Peak, while there’s a huge amount of mileage to clock-up on the quiet pistes.
Yellowstone National Park
Drive south towards Jackson Hole through Yellowstone, taking a few days off the slopes to experience this famous reserve without the summer crowds. West Yellowstone has arguably the best snowmobiling in the world, and you’ll see buffalo, moose and elk, as well as spectacular geo-thermal geysers.
Before you reach Jackson Hole, spend a day or two in this fantastic little resort. Set in the foothills of the Grand Teton Mountains, Grand Targhee receives more than 12 metres of snow each year.
With four or five days you can experience some of America’s steepest pistes, discover secret spots with a guide, and even ski down Corbet’s Couloir. Off the slopes, Jackson Hole's cowboy town vibe and local wildlife adds even more appeal.