Let’s All Go To Yellowstone

HELL IT’S CHEAP AT TWICE THE PRICE

Straight from the “XANTERRA WINTER PACKAGE PAGE.”

“Trail of the Wolf
This package provides a mix of guided park interior touring (by snowmobile) and wildlife watching in the park’s premier Northern Range (with van transportation.) This package offers a minimum three-nights lodging at Old Faithful and Mammoth, a round-trip guided snowmobile tour between Old Faithful and Mammoth (with an hotel overnight in between),a Walk (sic) Up To Wildlife Tour of Lamar Valley and the additional components typically included in our Winter Getaway packages. Package can based from either Old Faithful Snow Lodge or Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel.
With Mammoth Hotel as a base, rates start at $349.25 plus tax per person double occupancy and include:
* Two nights Mammoth Hotel, one night Old Faithful Snow Lodge
* Round trip guided snowmobile tour to Old Faithful (snowmobile clothing included.)
* Wake Up to Wildlife Tour
* 2 breakfasts (in the dining room) per person
* 1 continental breakfast (as part of the Wake Up To Wildlife Tour)
* Snow Card discount card
* Welcome Gift
* Unlimited Ice Skating (skates included)
* One-hour hot tub rental

Old Faithful Snow Lodge as a base, rates start at $469.00 plus tax per person double occupancy and include:
Two nights Old Faithful Snow Lodge, one night Mammoth Hotel
* Round trip snowcoach transportation from gateway entrance to Old Faithful
* Round trip guided snowmobile tour to Mammoth (snowmobile clothing included)
* Wake Up to Wildlife Tour
* 2 breakfasts (in the dining room) per person
* 1 continental breakfast (as part of the Wake Up To Wildlife Tour)
* Snow Card discount card
* Welcome Gift
* Unlimited Ice Skating (skates included)
* One-hour hot tub rental

Frosty Fun
Frosty Fun at Mammoth: This package includes 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts per person, 1 welcome gift per person, unlimited ice skating, 1 hour hot tub use per room, unlimited ice skate rental and ice skating and 1 snow card (discount card) per person which is good for additional 10% discounts on certain gift shop items, additional meals (except designated special events) and any equipment rental. Starts at $99.00 per person double occupancy, $166.00 single occupancy. Frosty Fun at Old Faithful Snow Lodge includes snowcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts per person, 1 welcome gift per person, 1 snow card (discount card) per person which is good for additional 10% discounts on certain gift shop items, additional meals (except designated special events) and any equipment rental. Starts at $245.00 per person double occupancy, $375.00 single occupancy.

Nordic Heaven
Nordic Heaven at Mammoth includes at least 2 nights lodging, breakfast each day of stay per person, unlimited ice skating, 1 welcome gift per person, 1 hour hot tub use per room and unlimited ice skate rental and ice skating, 1 day ski rental per person, 1 ski drop per person and 1 snow card (discount card) per person which is good for additional 10% discounts on certain gift shop items, additional meals (except designated special events) and any equipment rental. Starts at $119.00 per person double occupancy, $186.00 single occupancy.

Nordic Heaven at Old Faithful Snow Lodge includes snowcoach transportation, at least 2 nights lodging, breakfast each day of stay per person, 1 welcome gift per person, 1 day ski rental per person, 1 ski drop per person and 1 snow card (discount card) per person which is good for additional 10% discounts on certain gift shop items, additional meals (except designated special events) and any equipment rental. Starts at $265.00 per person double occupancy, $395.00 single occupancy.

Snomo Deal
Guided Snowmo-Deal at Mammoth includes at least 2 nights lodging, breakfast each day of stay per person, 1 welcome gift per person, unlimited ice skating, 1 snow card per person discount card) per person which is good for additional 10% discounts on certain gift shop items, additional meals (except designated special events), any equipment rental, 1 hour hot tub use per room, unlimited ice skate rental and ice skating and 1 day guided snowmobile tour to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone or Old Faithful (snowmobile clothing included in the package). Starts at $199.00 per person double occupancy, $366.00 single occupancy.

Guided Snowmo-Deal at Old Faithful Snow Lodge includes at least 2 nights lodging, breakfast each day of stay per person, 1 welcome gift per person, 1 snow card per person discount card) per person which is good for additional 10% discounts on certain gift shop items, additional meals (except designated special events), any equipment rental and one guided snowmobile tour to either the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone or Mammoth. Starts at $345.00 per person double occupancy, $575.00 single occupancy with snowcoach transportation to Snow Lodge.”

Enjoy yourselves in your one hour free hot tub rental. Pluses not included: lunch, dinner, gratuities, viewing “another” attraction, entrance fees, etc. — OH! — Nearly forgot, these packages must be booked by telephone! And don’t forget to pay someone to watch your car. Or just charter a helicopter like Ted Turner and Mike Findley do. Check this!Or this.

Finally, read how over-the-snow travel disappointed this visitor to Yellowstone. Quotes to watch for:

“. . . this one ended up costing me plenty with hotel and restaurant expenses, not to mention a trip to the expedition store (where I bought my “Mad Bomber” fur artic explorer cap).”
“. . . there was no good way to get out to see Old Faithful, which was about 50 miles from Mammoth Lodge, where we were staying.”
“. . . disappointed visitors congregated, drank mulled cider and groused.”
“. . . So after traveling almost 2,000 miles, including the last leg on snowmobiles over mountain terrain, we left without ever seeing Old Faithful erupt.”

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