Ski and stay packages have become standard fare at hotel and motel properties in ski towns all over the country. Full service resorts as well also offer the consumer a stay and ski package option at their on-mountain properties, whether the particular choice is a rustic hostel type lodge or something more deluxe such as the coveted 4 or 5 star accommodations. A ski package stay with lift tickets, lodging, and other components included is both a convenience and normally a more affordable way to enjoy a ski or snowboard trip. It’s also comforting to know most details are handled when you arrive at your destination.
Teton Springs Lodge & Spa offers a variety of ski and stay packages with resort partner Grand Targhee
It’s easy to understand why skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels flock to this powder Mecca area in western Wyoming. Skiing and snowboarding come in virtually every flavor at this resort and Targhee is well known for the copious amounts of snow that drops here every winter. You won’t find many ski resorts in North America that can claim bragging rights, year after year, to 500 plus inches of nature’s finest. It’s also a terrific area for families given its size and scope. There is something to be said of the smaller, cozier ski destination.
Ski and stay packages in the Tetons also opens up other winter fun opportunities for everyone in the group
Teton Valley, Idaho, home to Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, is a virtual Disneyland of winter adventure. The entire winter season, from November through April, truly does sizzle in these parts. The beauty and tranquility of Nordic skiing is available outside your lodge or cabin door and you have a choice of gliding effortlessly on the groomed Nordic track at Teton Springs or venture into the Caribou-Targhee National Forest which surrounds this gorgeous property. Or, take a wildlife viewing snowshoe tour and don’t forget your camera, you simply never know what you’ll see.
A day tour and adventure through Yellowstone National Park
Another adventure not available on the typical ski package at resorts across North America is a day tour through Yellowstone National Park. Our country’s first national park draws visitors from around the world in spring, summer and fall. Tour buses filled with foreign travelers, coupled with vacationers cruising the park in their personal autos, head to Yellowstone during peak periods. Everyone is enamored with Yellowstone and its many attractions, and with good reasons. Probably the most visited site in the entire park is the geyser at Old Faithful.
Watching Old Faithful erupt is a thrill, regardless of how many times it’s viewed. Old Faithful is obviously the most famous geyser in Yellowstone, but there are well over a thousand geyers park wide, approximately half of which are considered active. It’s wise to follow the geyser trail while in the park and not limit yourself to this one key thermal feature. Old Faithful is located in the southwest section of the park. A common misconception is that Old Faithful erupts on basically the same schedule every day. This isn’t exactly true, but it is “faithful” in many ways. It does indeed erupt every 60 to 100 minutes faithfully. As it turns out, guests can usually count on this magnificent eruption to happen about every 90 minutes.
Park Naturalists have made it convenient for park visitors to gauge how long they will have to wait for the next eruption. Park staff place signs around the entire Old Faithful area alerting anxious park goers to an “estimated” time. Apparently they can fairly accurately predict the next eruption based on the prior gushing. This helps folks tremendously, as guests are huddled around, afraid to leave for missing the next eruption, and winter temps can be challenging. Most folks visiting Yellowstone during the winter season are adequately prepared to fight the crisp, cold temps. Yellowstone in winter, there’s nothing quite like it in the world!