It is basically impossible to resist the holiday cheer and festive vibe that surrounds winter vacations in Jackson Hole. It doesn’t matter if you want to hit the slopes or enjoy other outdoor activities, if you want to check out the downtown lights and shops, if you want to get in on some good eats or the craft beer or wine scene, or if you just want to relax and cozy up by the fire—Jackson Hole is the ultimate holiday destination!
Jackson Hole is a ski town at heart and ski and snowboard enthusiasts have the option of hitting not one, but three local mountains all within close proximity. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King, and Grand Targhee play host to all skill levels and all lovers of outdoor fun! The King has a fun tubing park and a Cowboy Coaster if you and the family feel like giving your leg muscles a break but still having some outdoor fun. There’s also the option of backcountry ski touring, heli-skiing or snowmobile tours. If cold, crisp sunshine and endless stretches of pristine pow are calling to you, Jackson Hole has you covered.
Fun for the Kids, too
Kids will never be bored hanging out in the Hole! There are endless kid-friendly activities in and around the town. How about a horse-drawn sleigh ride with hot cocoa through where the elk winter at the National Elk Refuge? Or take a walk through downtown and watch the kids’ eyes light up with wonder at the magic of all the lighting displays. And, you can ice skate on the town square and in Teton Village. Watch Santa drop in on Christmas Eve at the base of the tram up at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. There is always fun for the kids throughout the valley.
Food and Libations
If fine wining and dining is up your alley, try the Snake River Grill (known for its fresh, chef-prepared, local favorites and wide selection of fine wines) or Bar Enoteca (which features a Mediterranean menu and a new, modern wine bar that’s definitely a local favorite).
If you are into craft beer, head to one of the local breweries, Roadhouse Brewing Co. Pub & Brewery and Snake River Brewing. With over 30 beers on tap, they have beers covering all palates surrounded with fun, friendly staff and locals. And, if you love the Apres-ski scene, take yourself to the Mangy Moose in Teton Village. The Moose is famous in The Hole and a must see stop on your downtown lights tour.
Time for Relaxing
Not everybody wants to run around from activity to activity or be out in the cold mountain air all day and night, so it’s a good thing that there are plenty of places to relax and roll with the flow around Jackson Hole this winter. There are plenty of cozy cabins, chalets, and suites available with wood fireplaces front and center where you can curl up with a book or close your eyes and listen to music while you warm your feet by the fire. If massages and manicures are your jam, checkout the Chill spa at Hotel Terra or the spa at the Four Seasons.
Ring in the New Year
We can’t forget the plethora of places to celebrate New Year’s around Jackson Hole with fireworks lighting up the sky. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King Mountain hold torchlight parades down the mountain. Each parade is followed by fireworks and then a variety of activities offered for individuals and families. For adults who are into the nightlife scene, the local hotspots, such as the The Mangy Moose and Million Dollar Cowboy Bar host parties with well-known live bands.
Whether you’re visiting Jackson Hole with friends or your family, you will always be able to find fun things to do this winter and holiday season! We can’t wait to see you! Have questions or looking to plan your winter vacation to Jackson Hole, contact the LPJH concierge team and view our portfolio of homes.