Nat Geo Best Winter tours of 2013

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Montana in Nat Geo

Once again, Nat Geo is showing Montana some love. It started back a while ago with Bozeman being ranked as one of the world’s top ski towns, and now they have just ranked Yellowstone National Park as one of the best winter destinations for 2013. Check out the blurb: National Geographic Traveler

Yellowstone National Park, Montana

Mid-December to early March, Yellowstone is a winter wonderland best explored on foot, cross-country skis, or snowshoes. The park stays open year-round, but in winter most roads are closed to wheeled vehicles. “Lodging and Learning” packages offered by Yellowstone National Park Lodges and the Yellowstone Association Institute make it easy to stay and play in the park. Enter through the North Entrance in Gardiner, Montana (closest airport is 85 miles away in Bozeman), and travel by snow coach to either the Old Faithful Snow Lodge or Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Naturalist-guided winter programs offer wildlife expeditions (view bison, elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, coyotes, and wolves), cross-country-ski day treks to Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon, and Winter Wolf Discovery, a firsthand look at the reintroduction of wolves to the park. Packages include lodging, in-park transportation, some meals, and unlimited ice skating. Stay safe (and warm) by wearing insulated boots and layered winter gear. Winter temperatures can range from 20 to 30 degrees below zero F to the balmy 30s, with heavy snows possible daily.

Travel with National Geographic to Yellowstone in the winter.”


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