Jackson Hole, Wyoming is all about adventure in the great outdoors. By day, prepare to be astonished by breathtaking 360º vistas of majestic mountains, wilderness and wildlife under the canopy of a vast blue sky. By night, get ready to be dazzled by the magical black velvet sky filled glittering stars usually obscured by bright city lights. Exhilarating experiences fill Jackson Hole days and hot nightlife warms frigid Wyoming nights.
Jackson Hole is a winter wonderland. Over 500 inches of snowfall each year ensure a memorable ski experience at three area ski resorts. Snow King Resort features alpine, telemark, and Nordic skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing and a top-notch ski school and over 2,500 in-bound acres of bowls, groomers, steeps and deeps at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offer on-slope adventures for beginners to advanced skiers. Nearby, The Grand Targhee Resort is a full-service year-round resort in the heart of Wyoming’s majestic Teton Mountains. Not into skiing? Bundle up or snuggle up and get the feel of Jackson Hole with a winter sleigh ride amidst 10,000 elk on the National Elk Refuge. Rev up a snowmobile and skim across pristine trails. Learn to “mush” your own dog sled team. Enjoy the beauty of Yellowstone Park, the thrill of Old Faithful and wildlife sightings from the warmth of an elegant snowcoach with Yellowstone Explorers, Triangle C Ranch, Goosewing Ranch or Rocky Mountain Snowcoach Tours.
Summer brings a host of new and exciting adventures. Enjoy summer days hiking, biking, climbing, kayaking or canoeing, horseback riding, camping at Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Try your hand at fly-fishing in clear rivers and creeks teeming cutthroat trout. Get “wet and wild” whitewater rafting down the Snake River or opt for scenic float trip in calmer waters.
Travel back to the days of westward bound pioneers with an authentic covered wagon train trip complete with cookouts around the campfire. A day in the Old West was never complete without a shoot-out and The Shoot Out Gang has been staging nightly mayhem in downtown Jackson Hole for fifty years. Meanwhile, Jackson Hole’s New West holds modern day luxuries like chic boutiques, pampering day spas, fine art galleries and international haute cuisine.
Written by: Lynne Christen