Jackson Hole is a winter-lover’s paradise. Any visitor will find more to do here than they can possibly fit into a single trip. Here are 10 of our favorite winter activities to get a running start of your vacation.
1. SKI JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT
There’s a reason Jackson Hole is frequently listed as one of the world’s top ski resorts. With terrain ranging from experts-only Corbet’s Couloir to family-friendly groomers, every skier or snowboarder can find a spot on the slopes. Take a ski lesson, ride the terrain parks, or hire a backcountry guide for a day to explore this legendary terrain.
2. RIDE THE TRAM
You don’t have to be a skier to ride the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Aerial Tram. Get a sightseeing ticket and ride up for spectacular views and to indulge in a Nutella-slathered waffle up top at Corbet’s Cabin.
3. WARM UP AT A SPA
Get toasty warm and pamper yourself after a day outside carving the slopes or taking in the scenery. Teton Village has an abundance of luxurious spas and a number also dot the town of Jackson.
4. TAKE AN ELK REFUGE SLEIGH RIDE
Sign up for a sleigh ride tour at the National Elk Refuge. Dress warmly and enjoy a ride out to see the elk and a chance to see other wildlife up close.
5. VISIT GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
Take a drive up to Grand Teton National Park and keep an eye out for wildlife. Look for moose, bison, wolves, elk, and other critters, or go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
6. HAVE AN EXTREME ADVENTURE
Adrenaline seekers will find plenty of good times by signing up for a winter ski mountaineering or ice climbing trip with a number of local
7. EXPLORE SNOW KING
Ski down the slopes, ride the terrain park, try the Cowboy Coaster, or take a ride on a snow tube at Snow King Mountain, which offers a plethora of outdoor activities.
8. WATCH A MOOSE HOCKEY GAME
Cheer for the Moose hockey team as they take on challengers from all around the country at the Snow King Sports and Events Center.
9. MUSEUM HOP
Spend the day enjoying an enormous collection of wildlife art at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and learn about local history at the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum.
10. GO SHOPPING
Whether you’re looking for the perfect scarf, a new pair of boots, or a bespoke statement piece, you’ll find it in Jackson Hole. Wander the shops and galleries in town, on the West Bank, and in Teton Village to find just what you desire.