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Your workshop guide(s) will meet you in the destination city (in this case West Yellowstone, MT) at the prearranged accommodations (both of which are listed below and have corresponding Google Maps links provided), at the time listed in the itinerary. You are responsible for transportation to the destination city from wherever you might be coming from. We find that most of our destinations offer a variety of airport and transportation options (ranging from shuttle service, to taxi, to rental car). We have listed some of those options below for your convenience.

Typically our workshop guide(s) has / have arrived at the destination in advance to get things set up for the workshop, as well as do a little pre-workshop scouting, assessment of local weather forecasts and other factors that might affect the itinerary. This may or may not make the guide(s) available for airport pickups, especially when the airport is located some distance from the destination city.

Most typically our workshop participants want the flexibility of their own rental car and naturally this offers the most amount of freedom in planning your schedule outside of the workshop itinerary. At the same time, many participants will want to car pool, to keep rental costs down and we are happy to connect workshop participants so that they may work out the sharing of transportation and associated fees.

The following information should prove to be useful in planning your travel to this workshop:

Where You Want To End Up (Destination City)!:

West Yellowstone, MT 59758,+MT+59758/@44.6639016,-111.1139838,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x5351b9c07a322b03:0xdd639df748902010!8m2!3d44.6621493!4d-111.1041092

Our Accommodations While In West Yellowstone:

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
315 Yellowstone Avenue
West Yellowstone, MT 59758
1 (406) 646-7365
During the winter months the hotel is accessible via Highways 191, 287, and 20. Montana Road Conditions can be reached at 800-226-ROAD.,-111.106697,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x5351b9be02f6708b:0x1e0cebd615f04470!8m2!3d44.6590715!4d-111.1045083

Driving Directions From Major Cities Nearby:

From Salt Lake City, Utah:

  • Take I-15 north to Idaho Falls, Idaho (119 miles)
  • At exit 119, take ramp RIGHT to US-20
  • Then just follow the next set of directions

From Idaho Falls, Idaho:

  • Take US-20 north to West Yellowstone, Montana approximately 110 miles

From Bozeman, Montana:

  • Head south on Hwy 191 (90 miles) to West Yellowstone

From Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park:

  • Head North on WY-22 (17.1 miles) over Teton Pass and into Idaho
  • Stay on SR-33 heading Northwest (23.9 miles)
  • Turn RIGHT (North) onto SR-32 (28.4 miles) towards Ashton
  • Remain on SR-32/SR-47 for one mile through the town of Ashton
  • Then turn RIGHT (North) onto US-20 (37 miles) to West Yellowstone (50 miles)

Airports In The Vicinity Of Our Accommodations

West Yellowstone Airport (code: WYS)
WYS hosts private and commercial service, as well as acts as one of the ten smokejump bases for USFS Interagency Fire Control. The West Yellowstone Airport operates seasonally June 1st through September 30th
Served by Delta/SkyWest

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (code: BZN)
Location: Belgrade, Montana, 90 miles from West Yellowstone
Served by: Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, Delta/SkyWest, Frontier, United, US Airways

Billings, Montana (code: BIL)
Location: 236 miles from West Yellowstone
Served by: Allegiant, Frontier Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta/SkyWest, Gulfstream International Airlines, United

Idaho Falls, Idaho (code: IDA)
Location: 110 miles from West Yellowstone
Served by: Delta/SkyWest, Allegiant Airlines, United
Taxi service is available from West Yellowstone

Jackson Hole Airport (code: JAC)
Location: 133 miles from West Yellowstone
Served by: American Airlines, Delta/SkyWest, United

Salt Lake City, Utah (code: SLC)
Location: 322 miles from West Yellowstone
Served by: All major airlines and a number of regional airlines