Winter In Yellowstone February 6th – 12th 2021

Itinerary:

Day 1, Saturday, February 6th: We will arrive in Bozeman Montana. Those who arrive early enough can take the shuttle to West Yellowstone, Montana either from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at 2pm. Check into our hotel. At 6 pm we’ll have a welcoming dinner together and get to bed early in preparation for our journey into the interior of Yellowstone on a Snowcoach on Sunday morning.

Days 2-6, Sunday February 7th – Thursday February 11th: We will rise early each morning and after breakfast we will board our private snowcoach and head into Yellowstone NP in search of wildlife. We’ll be looking for Bison, Fox, Elk, Bobcat, Wolves, Coyotes, Eagles, Otters, Trumpeter Swans and other species that are known to spend their winter in Yellowstone.

Deep winter snow pushes the Yellowstone wildlife down to the valleys and along the Madison River and Yellowstone River providing unique opportunities for spectacular wildlife imagery. Each day we will mainly focus on the active wildlife areas of the park that can change on a moment’s notice. 

If the light presents the opportunity for scenic images we will stop and photograph those scenes. Our main goal is to seek out wildlife in their winter habitat and patiently capture their behavior as we tour the interior of Yellowstone NP.  

Lunch will be provided during each of the 5 days on the snowcoach. 

We will return to our lodge in the early evening daily from our long day of photographing the interior of Yellowstone NP. 

Day 7, Friday February12th: After our morning breakfast we will check out of our hotel. We will then depart for Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport via the arranged shuttle (9am) preparing for our return flight home.  

What is included:

6 nights accommodations double occupancy in West Yellowstone, Montana.

($500.00 additional for single occupancy) 

Welcoming Dinner on the first night. 

Round trip shuttle bus to and from Bozeman Int Airport. 

The shuttle bus departs for West Yellowstone at 2pm daily so you should be in line by 1:30pm. Book your flights accordingly. On the return from West Yellowstone the shuttle leaves the Hotel at 9am and arrives at the airport at 12:30pm so your earliest flight out of Bozeman would be 2pm.

Five Days on the Snowcoach with box lunch. 

Breakfast each day in West Yellowstone. 

What’s not included:

Flights to and from Bozeman MT. 

We recommend flying into/out of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. 

Dinner from (Sunday February 7th- Thursday February 11th.) There are a number of restaurants within walking distance of the lodge if you prefer not to dine in at the lodge. 

Any gratuities for the Lodge, Restaurant and Snowcoach drivers. 

National Park entry fees. A National Park pass is necessary for entry into YSNP.  We should have enough passes to cover everyone if not the cost is $20.00 for the week per person.

We recommend that you arrive in Bozeman, MT on Friday February 5th and stay overnight in Bozeman. This allows for possible weather delays and gives you the opportunity to relax and see the city of Bozeman before leaving for West Yellowstone, MT the following morning or afternoon. 

Trip Insurance is also recommended due to unforeseen weather conditions that could possibly delay or cancel your trip. 

Trip Cost: $4,600.00 

Deposit: $2,000.000 Payable by check or money order non-refundable due at time of  registration. Registration by email at Chris@Chrisnorcott.com (see Cancellations and refunds below). A balance of $2,600.00 will be due by November 15th 2020 payable by check or money order.

Payments mailed to: 

Chris Norcott

PO BOX 582

Townsend, TN 37882

Cancellations and refunds: No refunds will be made for cancellations. All payments and deposits to Chris Norcott are non- refundable unless the workshop sells out and we are able to fill your spot. If the workshop sells out and your spot if filled we will refund any payments and deposits paid to Chris Norcott

We reserve the right to cancel this workshop for lack of participants up to 60 days prior to the workshop date. In this case your payments or deposits will be returned. However, Chris Norcott does not assume responsibility for any other costs incurred by any client as a result of the cancellation. 

Delays or cancellations due to weather, flights, or other reasons before arriving or during the workshop or tour will not be refundable. Chris Norcott will not be responsible for any costs incurred by the client for any delays or cancellations. 

We highly recommend purchasing trip insurance. Our workshops and tours are for small groups and custom designed. Many of the costs are non-recoverable and therefore deposits and most fees are non-refundable. We recommend InsureMyTrip.com which gives you a selection of plans from major travel insurance companies at excellent prices. Additional information will be provided through email upon registration with trip details as well as gear and clothing recommendations. 

COVID 19 

In the event that YNP  closes due to Covid 19 all of your money will be refunded or you have the option to use it for the 2022 Yellowstone In Winter Tour. 

Optional Snowmobile tour. 

If you can arrive on the 4th or 5th of February you are welcome to join me for 1 or 2 days of sightseeing while traveling through the 400+ miles of National Forest lands on a Snowmobile. The cost of the snowmobile rental per day is around 150-170 including fuel. This is a leisurely tour through the snow covered groomed backcountry designated trails. This isn’t a ride so much for photography but for fun and scenery.

Again, this is optional for those interested in joining me. I’ll be arriving on Thursday the 4th and plan on renting a snowmobile on the 5th and 6th. 

If you have any questions or would like to register please send me an email at: chris@chrisnorcott.com