Hammock naps and summer hikes may be hard to come by in Yellowstone in January, but don’t rule out this national park as one of the best destinations in the West—even at ten degrees below freezing. Grab your mittens, furry boots and earmuffs, because a Yellowstone winter getaway is closer than you think. 

Sure it may be sunny now, but you don’t want to get stuck in hibernation in the dead of winter with no plan for activity. Ensure your winter getaway now to the nation’s first national park, Yellowstone. 

Xanterra Parks & Resorts is offering great deals on amazing winter packages that include unlimited ice skating, round-trip snow coach transportation, cross country skiing and use of the snowshoeing and snowmobile trails. 

With the Mammoth resort, you can enjoy a luxurious stay at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel with a week filled with ice skating and snow exploration. But then again, if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you can invest in the Old Faithful package that includes lodging at Old Faithful Snow Lodge and unlimited ice skating and round-trip snow coach transportation around the park. 

If you were to try to buy all these activities separately along with food and lodging, you would be spending 20 percent more on them than if you were to buy them in a package deal.

The deals go on sale at the beginning of 2013, so stick to your budget and start saving for an anti-hibernation winter trip at Yellowstone. Only a few hours’ drive from Salt Lake City and you’re smack dab in a winter wonderland of your very own.