P.O. Box 7182 - Jackson,
307.733.9767 - email@example.com
WHY SHOULD I BOOK WITH OLD FAITHFUL TOURS INSTEAD OF ANOTHER OPERATOR?
WILL SNOWMOBILING CONTINUE IN YELLOWSTONE?
Old Faithful Tours has been in business for over 28 years and we are a small family operated business. 95% of our business is multi-day tours into Yellowstone National Park and the Continental Divide. We have a very high percentage of returning clients. Our guides represent third and fourth generation Jackson Hole natives. Combined, our 3 guides have over 40 years of experience guiding snowmobile trips to Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding national forests.
The Park Service is in the process of finalizing an Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision which will determine how winter recreation is managed in Yellowstone National Park. The Park Service’s preferred alternative allows for continued snowmobile use in Yellowstone, with the accompaniment of a professional guide.
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I HAVE NO PREVIOUS SNOWMOBILING EXPERIENCE; WILL I
FIND IT TO BE DIFFICULT?
Most of our guests have no prior experience. A complete safety orientation and instruction is provided prior to starting your tour. Operation of a snowmobile is not difficult and most of our guests become comfortable very quickly with the snowmobile.
I AM CONCERNED ABOUT GETTING COLD.
We provide a warm jacket and pants, boots, helmet and gloves. All of our equipment is specifically designed for snowmobiling and it will keep you warm. The snowmobiles handlebars are heated and you will feel heat blowing on you from the motor. Additionally, the four-stroke machines used on our Yellowstone tour have heated seats. If you dress in layers with the outerwear we provide, the cold should not be a concern.
ARE BATHROOMS AVAILABLE?
Bathrooms are available throughout the Park. Some are unheated outhouses but the longest distance between bathrooms is only 27 miles.
HOW LONG DO WE SNOWMOBILE EACH DAY?
The day starts at approximately 7:30 for breakfast and we are on the trail by 9:00. We arrive at your lodge for the evening by 4:00pm. Your guide will make frequent stops and there is ample opportunity for photos and exploring the hydrothermal areas Yellowstone is famous for. The days are relaxed and not strenuous. We want you to thoroughly experience Yellowstone while on the tour.
HOW MANY TOTAL MILES WILL WE TRAVEL?
Our Yellowstone multi-day tours travel a total of 250 miles.
WHAT IS THE LODGING LIKE?
We have been operating our multi day tours for 28 years. We have established relationships with the finest lodging facilities available at each stop. Both nights are at hotels, and all rooms have private baths.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN A GROUP?
You will never have more than 10 snowmobiles in your group and in most cases it is less than this.
WHAT IS A DOUBLE RIDER?
A double rider is a second person on a snowmobile.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO OPERATE A SNOWMOBILE?
Everyone must have a valid driver’s license to operate a snowmobile in Yellowstone. This is a Park Service requirement.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR COST?
We supply all outer clothing, lodging and meals while on the tour, transportation to Yellowstone, snowmobiles and gasoline. We do not provide alcohol but there is alcohol available at each nights lodging.
HOW DO I CARRY MY GEAR WHILE ON THE TOUR?
Pack in a gym style duffel bag, 30 X 12. This will be carried in a rack on your snowmobile. We ask that you limit your gear to about 20 pounds. We are happy to store in our office any extra gear you have while you are on the tour.
HOW DO I RESERVE A TOUR DATE?
A $550 deposit holds your reservation. A confirmation is sent upon receipt of the deposit. The balance of the tour cost is due 30 days prior to the date of the tour.
WILL I HAVE FUN?
Our goal is to provide a memorable experience for all of our guests. We believe we provide the finest multi day snowmobile tour available. Please call for a list of references if you would like to speak with prior guests.
WILL WE BE GOING TO PAHASKA TEPEE?
In 2006, the Park Service revised their avalanche control policy for Sylvan Pass. Under the new policy, the pass could be closed for days at a time. The closure of the pass resulted in lost income for Pahaska Tepee, and in January 2007, they decided to close for the remainder of the season. Sadly, we’ve had to omit Pahaska Tepee from our 2007/2008 trip agenda.