18292
Wyoming

Winter Adventures in Jackson Hole: Dog Sleds, Snowshoes and Sleighs

Discover the beauty of Jackson Hole in winter by ski, snowshoe, dogsled and horse-drawn sleigh as you learn the story of this unique region. Plus, soak in a natural hot spring!
Program No. 18292RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.

At a Glance

Experience the best of Jackson Hole, cloaked in the beauty of winter and situated on the edge of the breathtaking Grand Tetons. Spend an unforgettable week with Teton Science Schools snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on scenic trails with the Tetons as your backdrop, mushing a dog-sled team to a natural hot spring and riding in a horse-drawn sleigh among thousands of wild elk. This is a special opportunity to experience a legendary wilderness destination in all her winter glory.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Varies by date. Outdoor: Spirited: Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing up to four miles on groomed, well-packed trails with some moderate inclines. Outdoor: No Sweat: Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing 1-2 miles on groomed, well-packed trails with some moderate inclines. Dog sledding involves standing on sleigh runners and stepping on a brake to slow the eager team of dogs. Elevations up to 8,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn to mush a dog sled through Granite Canyon, and enjoy a soak in a natural hot spring at the halfway point.
  • Venture to the National Elk Refuge and board a horse-drawn sleigh that will take you amongst thousands of wintering elk.
  • Learn to cross-country ski and snowshoe, or improve your skills, as you explore a pristine winter landscape.

General Notes

In keeping with the communal nature of the school, guests are asked to perform light chores during their stay.
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Group Leader
Your Group Leader will be a Teton Science Schools Instructor who has diverse experience working with the flora and fauna of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The group leader is yet to be assigned; the assignment will be announced during Orientation on Day 1 of your program.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Peaks, Politics & Passion
by Robert W. Righter
Environmental historian Robert Righter tells the story of the preservation of the Teton Mountains and the surrounding areas. In this book, Righter adds to his previous works that chronicled the creation of Grand Teton National Park, bringing us up to date with the regions challenges in the decades since, including private land inholdings, fire and wildlife management, and preservation of local history.
Along the Ramparts of the Tetons: The Saga of Jackson Hole, Wyoming
by Robert E. Betts
The magnificent valley of Jackson Hole at the base of the soaring Teton Range has long been a stage on which a remarkable series of events has been acted out by an equally remarkable cast of characters. This is that story, told with a verve and excitement which brings the past alive.
Wapiti Wilderness
by Olaus and Margaret Murie
Margaret and Olaus Murie made their home in the Tetons for over thirty-seven years. During this time, Olaus Murie conducted studies of the American elk, the wapiti, and both he and Mardy worked tirelessly for conservation efforts and the preservation of wilderness. Wapiti Wilderness tells the story of their adventurous life raising children while conducting research in the Tetons. This book is available at the Teton Science Schools gift shop.
Winter World
by Bernd Heinrick
Heinrick is an eminent naturalist whose insatiable curiosity leads him to investigate the wonders of the world, including how animals survive winter. While not specific to the Tetons or even the West, Winter World introduces you to adaptations animals have to survive winter, and may lead you to look more closely at your own surroundings.
The Creation of the Teton Landscape: The Geologic Story of Grand Teton National Park
by Love, Reed and Pierce
This book outlines the earliest history of the area and delves deep into the extensive geology of the region.





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