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Great Winter Outdoor Get-Together in the Tetons and Jackson Hole

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Program #21417RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
The town of Jackson sits at 6,200 feet. Program activities will visit up to 10,450 feet

Itinerary for Mar 1 — Mar 8, 2015

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Day One: Sunday, March 01 - Arrival in Jackson, shuttle transfers from airpor...
Arrival in Jackson, shuttle transfers from airport, registration with program’s group leaders, orientation meeting and dinner.

Note: The large group will be split into field groups with a maximum of 14 participants. The order of the daily schedule will vary per group.

Afternoon: Arrival and check in

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools by our executive chef. The menu varies greatly and is always healthy and balanced. Shuttles will be provided from Snow King Hotel to the TSS Jackson Campus.

Evening: The evening will give us a chance to get to know each other as we prepare for our week ahead. This is also a time in which the group will be brought up to date on the developments of the schedule, changes due to opportunity, need and weather. Shuttles will be provided from TSS Jackson Campus to Snow King Hotel,

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools or Snow King Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Day Two: Monday, March 02 - Introduction to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem...
Introduction to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Craig Thomas Discovery Center, Snowshoe Hike in Grand Teton National Park, Introduction to Wildlife Issues in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Note: Activity today will be a 2-5 mile snowshoe hike (depending on the desires of each group) with elevation gains of up to 500 feet. Participants will also navigate snow and ice covered parking lots and walkways.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet with cereals, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc. Breakfast buffets at TSS Jackson Campus and at Snow King Hotel.

Morning: We’ll start our day at the Craig Thomas Discovery Center at the southern end of Grand Teton National Park. Opened in 2007, this impressive center has 22,000 feet dedicated to education. Interpretive displays focus on people, place, and protection and provide an excellent educational overview of the natural and cultural resource of Grand Teton National Park. Upon leaving the visitor center, we will begin a snowshoe hike in the Park, exploring firsthand the effects of glaciation, fire and more recent human influences.

Lunch: Lunch will be a packed field lunch.

Afternoon: Participants can decide on an all-day snowshoe hike or a shorter tour of Menor's Ferry Historic District or the banks of the Snake River.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools by our executive chef. The menu varies greatly and is always healthy and balanced.

Evening: This evening will be an introduction to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Participants will become familiar with the various challenges that face land and wildlife managers in and around Jackson Hole as well as learn facts about wildlife and how difficult it can be to manage populations across government borders.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools or Snow King Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Three: Tuesday, March 03 - Elk lecture and discussion. Sleigh ride on the Na...
Elk lecture and discussion. Sleigh ride on the National Elk Refuge. National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Note: Participants will need to navigate snow and ice covered parking lots and walkways.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet with cereals, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc. Breakfast buffets at TSS Jackson Campus and at Snow King Hotel.

Morning: The morning will feature a lecture and discussion about elk behavior and biology. We will then venture to the National Elk Refuge and will board a sleigh that will take us among hundreds of wintering elk. Get close to the elk, observe their behavior and witness them feeding, socializing and resting. The sleigh ride will also provides the potential to see wolves, coyotes, mule deer, bald eagles, hawks and big horn sheep.

Lunch: Today we will eat lunch at the Rising Sage Cafe at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

Afternoon: The National Museum of Wildlife Art is home to the largest collection of wildlife art in the country. The collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, focusing primarily on European and American painting and sculpture. Participants will be treated to a docent tour and then be given time to explore the museum on their own.

Dinner: Dinner will be on your own, with the chance to choose from one of the many restaurants in downtown Jackson.

Evening: Free evening to explore the town of Jackson or relax and spend time with new friends. Shuttles will be provided to/from lodging.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools or Snow King Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Four: Wednesday, March 04 - Cross-country skiing in Grand Teton National Park...
Cross-country skiing in Grand Teton National Park. Dinner at the historic Wort Hotel.

Note: Activity today will be a 1-5 mile cross-country ski (depending on the desires of each group) with elevation gains of up to 400 feet. Participants will also navigate snow and ice covered parking lots and walkways

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet with cereals, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc. Breakfast buffets at TSS Jackson Campus and at Snow King Hotel.

Morning: We will explore Grand Teton National Park on cross-country skis. The morning will include a quick tutorial on the fundamentals of cross-country skiing. All levels of skiing will be accommodated.

Lunch: Lunch will be a packed field lunch.

Afternoon: Participants can choose either half or full day ski tours in Grand Teton National Park. Groups who ski only in the morning will also visit the Jackson Hole Historical Society Museum and learn how skiing was an essential form of transportation and recreation for early Jackson Hole residents.

Dinner: Dinner for the whole group will be at the historic Wort Hotel in downtown Jackson.

Evening: Free evening to relax or enjoy the town of Jackson. For those who feel like a night on the town, the Wort Hotel offers live music in the famous Silver Dollar Bar on most evenings.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools or Snow King Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Thursday, March 05 - Dog Sledding and hot spring soak in Granite Hot S...
Note: Dog sledding includes sitting still while riding in the sled, standing and steering while driving the team.

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet with cereals, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc. Breakfast buffets at TSS Jackson Campus and at Snow King Hotel.

Morning: After breakfast, participants will be whisked away to a full day dog sled adventure with Jackson Hole Iditarod. Each trip with Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours is a scenic ride in a modern sled. The musher-guides are always alert, willing and eager to point out wildlife: deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, and points of interest. You can relive the old days of mushing by running a team yourself.

Lunch: Lunch will be on the dog sledding adventure today. The hearty lunch will include hot soups and beverages.

Afternoon: Relax and soothe sore muscles in Granite Hot Springs, the turnaround point for the dog sledding adventure. Soak in the 104 degree water while gazing at the granite cliffs surrounding you. Turn the dog team around and head back toward civilization!

Dinner: Dinner will be on your own, with the chance to choose from one of the many restaurants in downtown Jackson. Shuttles will be provided between accommodations and downtown Jackson.

Evening: Free evening to explore the town of Jackson or relax and spend time with new friends. Shuttles will be provided to/from lodging.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools or Snow King Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Six: Friday, March 06 - Snow science. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Aerial...
Snow science. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Aerial Tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain.

Note: Participants will walk up to 2 miles (depending on the desires of the group) to their snow pit. The top of Rendezvous Mountain can be very windy with deep snow after storms.

Breakfast: Hot breakfast with cereals, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc. Breakfast buffets at TSS Jackson Campus and at Snow King Hotel.

Morning: Participants will begin the day by delving into the fascinating field of snow science. We will start with a short lecture on the science of reading snow, how it's done in mountain regions and why it's so important to communities like Jackson Hole. Groups will then do their own snow science research and closely examine the local snowpack.

Lunch: Lunch will be a packed field lunch.

Afternoon: In the afternoon, participants will have the chance to ride the Aerial Tram at Jackson hole Mountain Resort over 4,000 feet to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. Participants will get a glimpse into the world of winter recreation at of the most famous ski resorts in the country. Time will also be provided to visit the shops and cafes at Teton Village.

Dinner: Dinner will be on your own, with the chance to choose from one of the many restaurants in downtown Jackson. Shuttles will be provided between accommodations and downtown Jackson.

Evening: Free evening to explore the town of Jackson or relax and spend time with new friends. Shuttles will be provided to/from lodging.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools or Snow King Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Seven: Saturday, March 07 - Free day to enjoy Jackson Hole at your own pace. ...
Breakfast: Hot breakfast with cereals, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc. Breakfast buffets at TSS Jackson Campus and at Snow King Hotel.

Morning: Enjoy an unstructured free day to explore Jackson Hole at your leisure. Visit art galleries, shops, or hit the slopes at Snow King Mountain or Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Lunch: Lunch will be on your own, with the chance to choose from one of the many restaurants in Jackson Hole.

Afternoon: Continue exploring Jackson Hole at your leisure or catch up on some rest, relaxing at your accommodations.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools by our executive chef. The menu varies greatly and is always healthy and balanced.

Evening: The evening will conclude with a celebration including live local musician and slideshow with photos of the week.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools or Snow King Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Eight: Sunday, March 08 - Farewell and departure. Morning shuttles to airpo...
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet with cereals, granola, oatmeal, fresh fruit, etc. Breakfast buffets at TSS Jackson Campus and at Snow King Hotel.

Morning: Shuttles will depart for the airport from the Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools.

Lodging: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools or Snow King Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast


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8 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Performances

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