While Jackson Hole has made a name for itself as a winter destination with world-class skiing, there’s much more to this mountain town than its snowy slopes. Whether you need a break from the champagne powder or just aren’t that into downhill skiing, here are seven other awesome things to do on your winter vacation in Jackson Hole. A vacation to Jackson Hole doesn’t always have to be about skiing.
HOP ON A FAT TIRE BIKE
Spend a day taking in the surrounding beauty by pedal power on a fat bike. In town the trails at Cache Creek Canyone are easy to access or head up to Grand Teton National Park for a ride under the Tetons.
RACE THROUGH THE SNOW BY DOG SLED
Let a team of dogs pull you through the snow, It’s exhilarating, exciting, and often called a one-in-a-lifetime experience. Take an expedition into our glorious Wyoming backcountry or travel to Granite Hot Springs. A local favorite for relaxing, Granite Hot Springs is a natural hot spring nestled in the Gros Ventre Mountains.
STRAP ON CROSS-COUNTRY SKIS OR SNOWSHOES
While still technically skiing, the cross-country version of the sport lets you enjoy Jackson Hole at a more relaxed pace. Beginners and experts alike can glide through miles of snow-blanketed trails. Much of this terrain also makes for great snowshoeing.
TOUR THE NATIONAL PARKS
Take a guided tour through Yellowstone National Park or a snowshoe adventure in Grand Teton National Park. Our parks are a popular place to explore, though there are also a number of trails near town that are regularly maintained and groomed such as Cache Creek Canyon.
GET CLOSE TO ELK
Get up close and personal with Jackson Hole’s resident herd of elk, numbering in the thousands, in a cozy, horse-drawn sleigh ride. After the sleigh ride, visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art across the street, representing more than 5,000 wildlife works of art.
FLY ABOVE JACKSON HOLE
Bring the whole family along for a thrilling adventure. While experiencing Jackson Hole, nothing quite compares to seeing the breath-taking natural beauty from the sky. From the air, learn about the legendary fur trappers and Native Americans who unlocked this Dynamic Landscape.
ENJOY SHOPPING DOWNTOWN
There is nothing quite so fun as strolling through our downtown, under the elk arches, with a variety of shops to find that perfect gift for yourself or someone close. And, you definitely want to stroll downtown at night, the town square lighting is magical.
*Images courtesy of Visit Jackson Hole.