Winter Safaris

Explore our list of premium Wildlife Safaris and Photography Tours in Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park.

Every species in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has adaptations to survive winter, whether it means seeking out less harsh climates, growing a thick winter coat or fattening up before winter so their fat stores can carry them through the cold months when their food might be scarce.

The arrival of winter signals change for all species of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). Some migrate, like pronghorn, that can travel up to 150 miles to the lower elevation, or ospreys, which fly to warm coastal areas. Elk migrate from higher elevations down to the valley floor and other animals, like the grizzly bears, head into hibernation. For some it’s a change in activity and diet, like the moose that tend to travel less to conserve energy and rely more on the woody vegetation while the aquatic vegetation is under ice. Others take advantage of it being difficult for prey species to move in deep snow, like wolves and mountain lions, which are often light and swift enough to move over the top of the snow to catch deer and elk.

The exact routes and itineraries we take will depend on a number of factors – the most important being your areas of interest, current wildlife sightings and road conditions. One of the great things about our safaris and expeditions is our ability to customize each safari for you. Our guides are all highly experienced with thousands of hours in the field, allowing them to make suggestions and calibrate the adventure to your experience level and desires. Every day in the field is different which makes our safaris more fun for both you and your guides. We hope that you’ll join us on a wildlife safari and walk away with an education and appreciation of this remarkable place we are privileged to call home.

Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris combines a love of adventure with a passion for wildlife and wild spaces to create a premium, once in a lifetime experience exploring the natural world. It is our belief that active stewardship is the only way to ensure the same experience for future generations. This is why Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris is committed to a culture of sustainability and is dedicated to purchasing products, establishing partnerships and educating the public in a way that values the protection and conservation of our most valuable resources.

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