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Jackson Hole is in a class by itself. Whether you’re looking for some of the best skiing and riding in the country, world class dining, fun family activities, timeless cowboy saloons or wildlife that’s truly wild, you need to get out West to Jackson Hole.
Skiing You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
With three great ski resorts (Grand Targhee Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King Mountain Resort) nearby, there’s a lot to choose from. At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, you’ll enjoy some of the best terrain in the country. For more advanced skiers, the aerial tram ride to the top of Rendezvous Bowl leads to a powder-filled adventure. There aren’t many places you can take a lift over 4,000 vertical feet in only 9 minutes. And if you want to keep exploring, visit Grand Targhee Resort, about 75 minutes from Jackson on the western side of the Tetons. Targhee gets the most snowfall of the three and features gorgeous, not-too-steep powder runs. Or keep the party going with some night skiing at Snow King, the oldest ski resort in Wyoming. Whether you’re looking to lap black diamond runs all day or itching for a guided backcountry tour or even if you’re more into cross country Nordic terrain, nowhere else beats the options at Jackson Hole.
Discover Some Fun For The Whole Family
Jackson Hole truly is the perfect location for your family ski vacation. You’ll discover a great mix of activities and adventures to keep everyone happy. Discover national parks, historic sites and the best skiing around. Jackson Hole has terrain to suit the entire family. Whether you’re an expert skier, or getting the family to try for the first time, there is plenty of comfortable terrain and lessons for all ability levels. You can also mix it up by taking a snowmobile excursion to Granite Hot Springs or go tubing with the whole family at King Tubes located at the base of Snow King Mountain. Do some ice skating in the town square or go sledding in Teton Village. Ride the twists and turns on the Cowboy Coaster at Snow King Mountain or get some hands-on learning at the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum. And, if your legs are still fresh, crush some winter terrain on a Fat Bike Tour at Turpin Meadows Ranch on the edge of Grand Teton National Park.
Explore The Beautiful Town Of Jackson
Located in a gorgeous picture-perfect valley with the Teton Range to the West and the Gros Ventre Range to the East, Jackson Hole is right in the middle of where the Wild West meets world-renowned skiing. Marked by the four iconic Antler Arches, Jackson Hole’s historic town square is a great place to get a group photo. That’s also where you’ll find great dining, après-ski spots and one-of-a-kind boutique shopping. Visit MADE to pick up handmade items from local artists, browse toys from around the world at the Jackson Hole Toy Store, or check out Terra for contemporary clothing for women and children. Luxury hotels, hip boutiques, upscale restaurants and art galleries are all mixed with historic saloons and cowboy boot shops in Jackson. When you get hungry, grab a juicy burger at King’s Grill at the base of Snow King Mountain, or stop off at the historic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and saddle up to the bar for a handcrafted cocktail while enjoying Wild West memorabilia and entertainment. Or if you’re looking to satisfy a more sophisticated palate, take the Jackson Hole Foodie Tour and follow a local foodie through Jackson Hole’s dining scene sampling dishes from handpicked restaurants paired with the perfect drink. Or take it easy for a day and book an appointment at one of the area’s several highly rated spas such as the Wilderness Adventure Spa at Spring Creek Ranch and the Body Sage Spa.
Listen To Your Inner Wild With Local Wildlife
Head North out of town to visit Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first and oldest national park, and try to spot some moose, free-range bison or even a wolf, if you’re lucky. Along the way be inspired by the jaw-dropping views in Grand Teton National Park, including the Grand, which rises over 13,770 feet from the valley. Or visit the National Elk Refuge and take a sleigh ride through the 25,000-acre winter habitat of a protected local elk herd. The National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole was established in 1912 after the photography of Stephen Leek inspired public interest in preserving a part of the traditional winter range of the area elk. Today thousands of elk spend winter there. The elk begin their migration out of the high meadows in the fall, usually after the first snow storm, then stay in the refuge through the spring, when food becomes more abundant.