Yellowstone Ski Safari

This is the most exciting ski safari I’ve done. It combines two of the best ski resorts in North America, Big Sky and Jackson Hole, with an easy four-hour drive through Yellowstone National Park.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA
This is the most exciting ski safari I’ve done. It combines two of the best ski resorts in North America, Big Sky and Jackson Hole, with an easy four-hour drive through Yellowstone National Park.
James Rivers
Product Manager - USA

Driving Times

Bozeman Airport - Big Sky 1 hour
Big Sky - Grand Targhee 3 hours
Grand Targhee - Jackson Hole 1 hour

Summary

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. Accessible from West Yellowstone town, you can enter the park by snowcoach, or the snowmobile tours are even better.

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 full account on our blog.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Suggested Itinerary

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.

Big Sky

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. 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 via the town of West Yellowstone – this is the best base to organise a snowcoach or snowmobile trip into Yellowstone National Park. The town is also arguably one of the best snowmobiling destinations in the world, and there are self-guiding trails right outside your hotel - they even groom the snow on the streets here! Keep your eyes peeled for buffalo, moose, elk and geo-thermal geysers.

Grand Targhee

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.  

Jackson Hole

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.

Price Guide

From £1,750pp for a 14-day Yellowstone Ski Safari including flights, 3-4* accommodation and SUV hire based on 4 adults.

All our holidays are tailor-made. This gives you complete flexibility and allows us to negotiate the best prices for you. With so many potential options, we don’t publish set prices for our ski safaris.

Request a quotation or call 01273 224060 for a tailored price with your choice of resorts, activities and accommodation.

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23/02/2016 Jan Clifford

This was the most perfect road trip from start to finish. A fantastic start to the holiday was a 3 hour flight to Reykjavik where we spent 4 nights at the Hotel Marina, a lovely hotel in a great position from where we were able to do a Northern Lights Tour compliments of Ski Safari, a trip to the blue Lagoon and also a Golden Circle Tour. A great start to the ski trip which then involved a flight to Denver and a good recommendation from Ski Safari to stay overnight in the Cambria Suites at the airport before flying to Bozeman the next day. Bozeman is a beautiful little airport - more like a ski lodge and the car rental pick up SO easy, all done in the airport. We had a beautiful 4 hour drive to Jackson Hole, miles and miles of snow covered prairie in Montana and Wyoming with the stunning mountain backdrop. Just before Jackson Hole, travelling through the Teton Pass is amazing - whatever the weather. We stayed in a condo in Downtown Jackson which was brilliant for walking access to very good restaurants, the best steak we have EVER had in the White Buffalo Club, a meal in the incredible Wort Hotel, a not to be missed drink in their bar and the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and a visit to the Antler adorned main square. It was an easy trip to the slopes, about 15 minutes with free parking and shuttle access. The skiing in Jackson Hole is great and good for all abilities. The view from the top of the tramway is amazing, as is the food at the top of the gondola.Jackson Hole is quite an upmarket resort and not cheap but worth every penny for value for money.We drove one hour on one day to Grand Targhee which is a lovely, quite quaint resort to ski and well worth the trip.We had the most fantastic day trip to Yellowstone in a snowcoach. Picked up from our condo at 7am in a mini bus we saw the sun rise over the Tetons on our way there. Full breakfast on arrival at Yellowstone then transfer to a 9 seater snowcoach to see the amazing Old Faithful Geyser, bison so close you could almost touch them, coyote, waterfalls and an excellent history from the guide. Lunch also included and a return to Jackson at 5pm. On leaving Jackson after 5 great days skiing we followed Andy's excellent advice to visit the Elk Refuge on the edge of town where you go on a horse drawn sleigh with a very informative guide who tells you about the habits of the elk. Then a lovely 4 hour drive to Big Sky in Montana. We stayed slopeside at the Village Centre which was brilliant for ski in ski out and a nice contrast after driving to the slopes in Jackson Hole.We were in the Village Centre in studios with Murphy beds which worked really well. The service at the Village Centre and Huntley Lodge was excellent. The outdoor hot tub was great too. Once again the skiing at Big Sky was great, lots of wide open pistes for all abilities with plenty of difficult stuff for the "professionals". THe terrain is vast. We were very lucky on our trip in January/February to have had winter snow with beautiful bluebird spring sunshine.I used the free Mountain Host service on 3 occasions in Jackson Hole and Big Sky which was really good in both resorts especially as I managed to be 1 to 1 on all 3 occasions! I learnt as much about the resorts as I did about the slopes .The ski valet service at The Village Centre is excellent. THe choice of dining limited but enough for a 4 night stay. An excellent full buffet breakfast was included in the stay. Leaving Big Sky was an easy drive to Bozeman airport and a quick and easy flight to Denver. Once again it was worth another overnight stay in the Cambria suites before the long journey home; a 7 hour flight to Reykjavik and a change of plane there because of the stopover on the way out, but that was really easy, even though at 6.30am. Off one plane, in through a door, time for a coffee, out through the next door and on to the next plane for the final 3 hour flight to Gatwick. Icelandair were very good. No food is provided on the flights (although there are snacks you can buy) but that is easy to provide for with forward planning, there is plenty of leg room on the plane and the entertainment system is first class. We would never have thought of this road trip ourselves and cannot thank Andy Knights enough for suggesting it and for planning it with us.

07/04/2015 Jennifer Pinder

This is one of the most scenic and enjoyable trips I have ever done. The ski areas are amazing and the views are breath taking! I would really recommend this trip. If you want to get into Yellowstone, however, check the dates as it closes for Spring break.

16/03/2015 Laura Blackwood

We have not 'safaried' before, as we usually stay in one place and ski multiple areas if we can. It was really easy to do, and we didn't really lose any ski time (we left Big Sky at 3pm to drive to Grand Targhee). It made it more of an adventure, we saw some incredible scenery, and we loved all three resorts. A fantastic holiday.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

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