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The winter season has begun in Yellowstone! The snow is falling, the animals are out and the majesty of the park is evident everywhere.  There are all kinds of things happening in Mammoth and Snow Lodge to keep you busy this winter.

Canyon Coach Trips
We will have several trips to Canyon throughout the season. These trips are $10 and are geared towards cross-country skiers but snowshoers and sightseers are welcome to sign up.  Xanterra Transportation is kind enough to lend us a coach and driver at a highly discounted price so due to the popularity of the trips, non-Xanterra employees are eligible on a space-available basis.  The dates are as follows:

Mammoth Hot Springs / Gardiner
*Signups begin Monday, December 28th at 8:00 am.  Please stop by the Parkwide Recreation Office in the Mammoth Recreation Hall or call Leigh Ann at 344-5225 to sign up.
Saturday, January 9th
Wednesday, January 20th
Saturday, February 6th
Sunday, February 21st – SIGHTSEEING ONLY TRIP

Snow Lodge
*You can sign up now for these trips! Please stop by the Snow Lodge Recreation Office in Larkspur 119.
Wednesday, January 6th
Wednesday, February 10th

Grand Targhee Employee Ski Trip
Sign up now for the annual employee ski trip!  It will be January 22 – 24. This is your chance to downhill ski at a resort known for its great powder (over 500 inches annually) and short lift lines.  The resort also has two restaurants, a hot tub, outdoor heated pool and just a general feeling of coziness in the mountains.  Your price includes transportation, your hotel room for both nights, a lift ticket for January 23rd, snacks and a $20 gift card for the resort.  Click here for prices.

Seminars
There are two seminars currently scheduled for this season. The first is a Birds of Winter talk presented by Katy Duffy.  Discover how adaptations enable birds like bald eagles, trumpeter swans and even tiny chickadees to survive winter in Yellowstone.

Snow Lodge:                                      Thursday, January 21st   7:00 pm                Employee Pub
Mammoth Hot Springs:                 Tuesday, January 26th     6:00 pm                Mammoth Conference Room

The second seminar is a literature talk presented by Jessi Gerdes titled “This ain’t Alice’s Park : true stories of living and working in Wonderland”. She will talk about several different accounts of literature from real park employees detailing their life while working in Yellowstone.

Snow Lodge:                                      Tuesday, February 2nd    7:00 pm                Employee Pub
Mammoth Hot Springs:                 Thursday, February 18th 6:00 pm               Mammoth Conference Room

There are all kinds of other things happening this winter! Click here for location Activity Calendars.