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Wyoming

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

Program No. 18292RJ
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!

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DATES & starting prices
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Jan 7 - Jan 12, 2024
Starting at
2,149
Jan 14 - Jan 19, 2024
Starting at
2,149
Jan 21 - Jan 26, 2024
Starting at
2,149
Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2024
Starting at
2,149
Feb 4 - Feb 9, 2024
Starting at
2,249
Feb 18 - Feb 23, 2024
Starting at
2,249
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 7 - Jan 12, 2024
Starting at
2,489
Jan 14 - Jan 19, 2024
Starting at
2,489
Jan 21 - Jan 26, 2024
Starting at
2,489
Jan 28 - Feb 2, 2024
Starting at
2,489
Feb 4 - Feb 9, 2024
Starting at
2,679
Feb 18 - Feb 23, 2024
Starting at
2,679

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
Outdoor: Spirited
Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing up to four 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 13 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Letters from Yellowstone
by Diane Smith
At the end of the 19th century, an intrepid young woman joins a scientific research team in Yellowstone National Park, to the surprise of the other members of the expedition. This historical fiction brings Yellowstone and the surrounding region at the turn of the 19th century to life.
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.
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.
Meals
13 Meals
5 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
4 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Low Fat, Low Salt, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Feb 18, 2024 - Feb 23, 2024
  • Jan 07, 2024 - Jan 12, 2024
  • Jan 14, 2024 - Jan 19, 2024
  • Jan 21, 2024 - Jan 26, 2024
  • Jan 28, 2024 - Feb 02, 2024
  • Feb 04, 2024 - Feb 09, 2024
  • Feb 18, 2024 - Feb 23, 2024
5 nights
Jackson
From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Residential lodges are dormitory-style, clean, and basic. Each room has enough beds to sleep four or five people, including bunk beds in the rooms, though top bunks are only used for youth. Rooms contain a reading lamp, small table and chair, and private bathroom. All of the buildings have free wifi access; cell phone service is limited. 20 years ago, Teton Science Schools adopted the Shaker philosophy of hands-to-work which has served the school very well. We believe that if everyone cleans up after themselves as part of a community, people will have more respect for each other and the world around them. Hands to work also helps build a sense of community and rapport amongst participants. Youth participants help clean their rooms with the assistance of staff. Staff then check all the rooms for cleanliness after the participants have moved out of their rooms, helping to ensure all rooms are spotless upon move-in for the next group. For adult programs such as this, we ask that participants help wipe down dining room tables after meals and pull linens from their beds at the end of the program.
5 nights
Jackson
From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Residential lodges are dormitory-style, clean, and basic. Each room has enough beds to sleep four or five people, including bunk beds in the rooms, though top bunks are only used for youth. Rooms contain a reading lamp, small table and chair, and private bathroom. All of the buildings have free wifi access; cell phone service is limited. 20 years ago, Teton Science Schools adopted the Shaker philosophy of hands-to-work which has served the school very well. We believe that if everyone cleans up after themselves as part of a community, people will have more respect for each other and the world around them. Hands to work also helps build a sense of community and rapport amongst participants. Youth participants help clean their rooms with the assistance of staff. Staff then check all the rooms for cleanliness after the participants have moved out of their rooms, helping to ensure all rooms are spotless upon move-in for the next group. For adult programs such as this, we ask that participants help wipe down dining room tables after meals and pull linens from their beds at the end of the program.
5 nights
Jackson
From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Residential lodges are dormitory-style, clean, and basic. Each room has enough beds to sleep four or five people, including bunk beds in the rooms, though top bunks are only used for youth. Rooms contain a reading lamp, small table and chair, and private bathroom. All of the buildings have free wifi access; cell phone service is limited. 20 years ago, Teton Science Schools adopted the Shaker philosophy of hands-to-work which has served the school very well. We believe that if everyone cleans up after themselves as part of a community, people will have more respect for each other and the world around them. Hands to work also helps build a sense of community and rapport amongst participants. Youth participants help clean their rooms with the assistance of staff. Staff then check all the rooms for cleanliness after the participants have moved out of their rooms, helping to ensure all rooms are spotless upon move-in for the next group. For adult programs such as this, we ask that participants help wipe down dining room tables after meals and pull linens from their beds at the end of the program.
5 nights
Jackson
From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Residential lodges are dormitory-style, clean, and basic. Each room has enough beds to sleep four or five people, including bunk beds in the rooms, though top bunks are only used for youth. Rooms contain a reading lamp, small table and chair, and private bathroom. All of the buildings have free wifi access; cell phone service is limited. 20 years ago, Teton Science Schools adopted the Shaker philosophy of hands-to-work which has served the school very well. We believe that if everyone cleans up after themselves as part of a community, people will have more respect for each other and the world around them. Hands to work also helps build a sense of community and rapport amongst participants. Youth participants help clean their rooms with the assistance of staff. Staff then check all the rooms for cleanliness after the participants have moved out of their rooms, helping to ensure all rooms are spotless upon move-in for the next group. For adult programs such as this, we ask that participants help wipe down dining room tables after meals and pull linens from their beds at the end of the program.
5 nights
Jackson
From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Residential lodges are dormitory-style, clean, and basic. Each room has enough beds to sleep four or five people, including bunk beds in the rooms, though top bunks are only used for youth. Rooms contain a reading lamp, small table and chair, and private bathroom. All of the buildings have free wifi access; cell phone service is limited. 20 years ago, Teton Science Schools adopted the Shaker philosophy of hands-to-work which has served the school very well. We believe that if everyone cleans up after themselves as part of a community, people will have more respect for each other and the world around them. Hands to work also helps build a sense of community and rapport amongst participants. Youth participants help clean their rooms with the assistance of staff. Staff then check all the rooms for cleanliness after the participants have moved out of their rooms, helping to ensure all rooms are spotless upon move-in for the next group. For adult programs such as this, we ask that participants help wipe down dining room tables after meals and pull linens from their beds at the end of the program.
5 nights
Jackson
From the highway at the base of Vogel's Hill, all you can see is a road disappearing into the contour of the land. But beyond that lies so much more: The Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools is busy servicing the educational needs of school children, teachers-in-learning and students of nature young and old, while maintaining and enhancing conservation easements on all but two percent of nearly 900 acres. Carefully integrated into the landscape are two residential lodges, five educational buildings, dining hall, maintenance building and welcome center. Built in 2004, all buildings were designed from a green perspective, using high-performance materials with low-level organic compounds and using minimal resources. Natural lighting and innovation in space design have resulted in an environment that benefits all who live, work and visit here. Residential lodges are dormitory-style, clean, and basic. Each room has enough beds to sleep four or five people, including bunk beds in the rooms, though top bunks are only used for youth. Rooms contain a reading lamp, small table and chair, and private bathroom. All of the buildings have free wifi access; cell phone service is limited. 20 years ago, Teton Science Schools adopted the Shaker philosophy of hands-to-work which has served the school very well. We believe that if everyone cleans up after themselves as part of a community, people will have more respect for each other and the world around them. Hands to work also helps build a sense of community and rapport amongst participants. Youth participants help clean their rooms with the assistance of staff. Staff then check all the rooms for cleanliness after the participants have moved out of their rooms, helping to ensure all rooms are spotless upon move-in for the next group. For adult programs such as this, we ask that participants help wipe down dining room tables after meals and pull linens from their beds at the end of the program.





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