Here are the results for Winter 2018-19 Employee Photo Contest winners! Thank you to all the participants who entered photos as well as those who voted for their favorites.
Photo Entry Deadline is February 12 by 5:00 pm
The Winter Employee Photo Contest is back! Whether you’re new to the contest or a veteran winner, turn your photos into the Snow Lodge or Parkwide Recreation Office by February 12 for a chance to win. There are three categories: Wildlife, Scenic, and People. The prizes for the top three in each category are: $75, $50, and $35.
Photos will be displayed for judging on these dates:
February 15 – Mammoth Xanterra Employee Dining Room 11 am – 1 pm
February 19 – Old Faithful Paintbrush Dorm Lobby 3 pm – 9 pm
As with all YCERP events, employees (and their immediate family members) of NPS, YPSS, DNC, Medcor, Yellowstone Forever and Xanterra are welcome to participate in both entries and judging!
Print an entry form here. You must submit one entry per photo.
The three day/two night trip on February 5, 6 and 7 is the perfect way to get out of the park and hit the slopes. From Mammoth and Snow Lodge, we meet in West Yellowstone and then head to the resort. At the cozy resort you’ll find an outdoor hot tub and heated swimming pool, an exercise facility, several different dining options and of course some of the best powder in the Lower 48!
The trip cost includes transportation from your location, two nights lodging in the Teewinot Lodge and a full day ski pass on the 6th. Ski/snowboard rentals are not included.
For more information and a list of prices, click here.
Be sure to commemorate your winter season with YNP Staff items! Pictured is the 2018-19 design available on hoodies. It will be custom order so you can choose what color you would like. There will be two order deadlines – January 10 and February 21 – throughout the season. You must place your order and pay before either deadline. The hoodies will come approximately 10 days after the deadline. We also have sweatpants in the rec offices for $30, beanies for $25, Nalgenes for $10 and soon we will have hats and fanny packs. Click on the picture for more information and click here for color options.
No artistic ability needed. The artist will give you step by step instructions in order to create your masterpiece. Participants over the age of 21 years old can bring your own alcohol to sip while painting. Spots are very limited. You must sign up and pay in advance at your location recreation office during office hours. Sponsored by Blue Bison Art.
Snow Lodge Conference Room
Tuesday, January 29 at 8:00 pm or
Wednesday, January 30 at 8:00 pm
Mammoth / Gardiner
Jupiter Conference Room next to the Recreation Hall
Monday, February 11 at 7:00 pm
We’ll be offering winter seminars for the employees again this year! These seminars are completely free and give invaluable information to what’s going on in the park. Click on the link below to see seminar dates for your location. We might add more seminars throughout the season so check back regularly!
One of the biggest perks of being a Yellowstone winter employee is having the privilege of exploring the park in a way that very few people have – COACH TRIPS!
MAMMOTH COACH TRIPS
Signups for Mammoth Coach Trips will begin on Monday, Dec 17 at 9:00 am. You will have to come into the Mammoth Rec Office to sign up. We will not be allowing anyone to sign up via email or phone on the 17th.
You will be able to sign up for two trips on the 17th. We will assess if individuals can sign up for more beyond that.
The main focus of the Divide/Spring Creek trips out of Mammoth will be Divide, Spring Creek and Lone Star trails. These trips are for advanced skiers only.
|CANYON SKI||SAT, DEC 29||$20|
|CANYON SKI||WED, JAN 9||$20|
|CANYON SKI||SUN, JAN 13||$20|
|CANYON SKI||SAT, JAN 19||$20|
|CANYON SKI||FRI, JAN 25||$20|
|CANYON SKI||SAT, FEB 2||$20|
|CANYON SKI||SAT, FEB 23||$20|
|DIVIDE / SPRING CREEK SKI *ADVANCED SKIERS ONLY||SAT, JAN 5||$20|
|DIVIDE / SPRING CREEK SKI *ADVANCED SKIERS ONLY||WED, JAN 16||$20|
|DIVIDE / SPRING CREEK SKI *ADVANCED SKIERS ONLY||SAT, FEB 16||$20|
|CANYON SIGHTSEE||SAT, JAN 12||$20|
|CANYON SIGHTSEE||SUN, JAN 20||$20|
|CANYON SIGHTSEE||SAT, FEB 16||$20|
SNOW LODGE COACH TRIPS
Signups for Snow Lodge Coach Trips will begin on Monday, Dec 17 at 2:00 pm. Stop by the Snow Lodge Recreation Office in Paintbrush 102 to sign up with Austin.
|CANYON SKI||THU, JAN 3||$20||7:45 AM|
|CANYON SKI||WED, JAN 16||$20||7:45 AM|
|WED, FEB 13||$20||7:45 AM|
|LAKE SKI||TUE, JAN 22||$20||7:45 AM|
|CANYON SIGHTSEE||MON, FEB 11||$20||7 :45 AM|
|DELACY DAY SKI||THU, DEC 27||$10||12:45 PM|
|DELACY DAY SKI||MON, JAN 14||$10||12:45 PM|
|DELACY DAY SKI||WED, FEB 6||$10||12:45 PM|
|FULL MOON – FAIRY FALLS||FRI, DEC 21||$5||4:00 PM|
|FULL MOON – LONE STAR||MON, JAN 21||$5||4:45 PM|
|FULL MOON – FAIRY FALLS||MON, FEB 18||$5||4:00 PM|
|FULL MOON – DELACY||WED, FEB 20||$5||4:00 PM|
We will soon begin the hiring process for 2019 summer positions but you can apply now! Click here for more information.
Here are the winners of the 2018 Summer Employee Photo Contest! As always, we thank everyone who entered photos as well as those who came out to vote on your favorites. We had over 330 entries this summer and over 300 employees came out to vote on their favorites. There are so many talented people in the park and we love being able to showcase a very small slice of that talent.
It would be next to impossible to entertain each of Yellowstone’s 4,300 employees with the story of the grizzly you saw cross the Grand Loop Road, or the owl that perched in your camp, but through the Summer Photo Contest you can do just that! After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.
This peer-judged event is our way of sharing and showcasing the spectacular images we’ve caught on film this spring and summer. The contest has five categories: Landscape, Wildlife, Close Up, People, and Thermal Features (new category!). Each contestant may enter one submission per category. Judging will be held August 21, 22 and 23 to coincide with Xanterra Job Fairs.
Submit entries to a location recreation office by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 13 for a chance to win money for a top three placing in each of the five categories.
Recreation offices will have limited printing supplies.
|Mammoth Recreation Hall||August 21||11 am – 2 pm|
|Lake Recreation Hall||August 22||11 am – 2 pm|
|Canyon Xanterra Employee Dining Room||August 22||5 pm – 7 pm|
|Old Faithful Recreation Hall||August 23||11 am – 2 pm|
|Grayling Dorm Lobby (Grant Village)||August 23||6 pm – 9 pm|
For entry forms visit a recreation office or print one here:
Photo Contest Entry Form – Summer 2018