Jackson Hole Insider’s Guide to Winter

Jackson Hole Insider's Guide to WinterDownload a copy of my Jackson Hole Insider’s Guide to Winter. Designed to help those coming to ski at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort get the most out of their winter vacation.

Featuring insider’s recommendations on what to wear, how to check the local weather, what to eat, where to stay and things to do.

It’s an interactive travel guide, just click on the items of interest for more information.

 

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

GET THE JH INSIDER APP
Check the weather & snow reports, webcams, trail conditions and lift status. Track your vertical and use quick connect button to reach ski patrol for emergencies.

WEATHER FORECASTS
Don’t use the weather app on your phone. You’ll need our local Mountain Weather forecast. Pair that with the Teton Forecast from Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center, and you’ll be in the know.

SKI GUIDES
Make the most of a powder day and hire a ski guide for early tram privileges, or go further and explore the backcountry with a guide. Either way, both will give a great perspective on where to ski. Book at (307) 739-2779.

WAFFLES AT CORBET’S CABIN
(TOP OF THE TRAM) Beloved and yummy for all ages. Served until 2:30 pm.

LUNCH AT PISTE
Enjoy a seated lunch at the top of the Bridger Gondola. Book early on OpenTable or you might not get a table!

WHAT’S IN YOUR SKI JACKET?
As the safety message reads on the tram dock, “Give this mountain the respect it demands!” Click here.

HELI & CAT SKIING
Take it up a few notches and have an epic day either heli-skiing or cat-skiing at Grand Targhee.

APRÈS-SKI
Go old-school at the Mangy Moose, still my favorite. Enjoy sunny days on the deck at the Handle Bar, partake in fondue at the Alpenhof, where the ski-schoolers hang out. The Spur offers a laid-back, family-oriented setting, while the new Bar at Continuum is more contemporary.

Things to Do in Winter in Jackson Hole

SNOWMOBILING
See Yellowstone or take a half-day trip to Granite Hot Springs (my favorite).

ELK SLEIGH RIDE
Experience the largest elk herd in North America up close.

WILDLIFE TOURS
Take a morning off from skiing, rest the legs.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WILDLIFE ART
This is our nation’s wildlife museum, thus it deserves a visit.

PARAGLIDING
Tandem paraglide off Rendezvous Mountain, great for all ages.

SLEIGH RIDES
Have an authentic experience with AJ DeRosa’s Vintage Sleigh Rides and dinner in his Teepee Camp along the banks of the Snake River. Alternatively, take the family for a Western steak dinner with Mill Iron Ranch.

LEARN TO NORDIC SKI
Perhaps downhill skiing is behind you now; move on to learning how to cross-country and skate ski at Teton Pines. A perfect way to spend part of your day while others are on the ski hill.

EXPLORE THE TOWN SQUARE
Experience the elk antler arches, wooden boardwalks, restaurants and shops.

ICE SKATING
Skate on the Teton Village commons, the Town Square or at Snow King Sports & Event Center.

DOG SLEDDING
This is the place to do it; with veteran mushers from Alaska’s Iditarod race, you’ll have a once a lifetime experience!

TUBING & MOUNTAIN COASTER
The kids love both the tubing and mountain coaster at Snow King.

What to Eat in Jackson Hole

SNAKE RIVER GRILL
My favorite for fine dining. Book early or you won’t get in.

BLUE LION
It’s a holdover classic, serving a rack of lamb to die for.

SNAKE RIVER BREWING
Jackson’s first brewpub, with something for everyone on the menu. My kids’ favorite place to eat.

TETON THAI
Small venue and big on taste. Get takeout if they are too crowded.

THE BUNNERY
Best breakfast in town; take a pie to go. Housemade granolas, including their signature OSM (oatmeal, sunflower and millet) blend.

IL VILLAGGIO ‘OSTERIA’
Cozy, casual and family-friendly; house-made pastas to fish.

PERSEPHONE
French-style bakery and coffee shop. Serving breakfast and lunch.

PISTE MOUNTAIN BISTRO
Table-service lunch at 9,095’, top of the Gondola. Make a reservation.

PERSEPHONE – ASPENS
French bistro whose dishes are infused with Mediterranean accents.

NIGHTLIFE
Two-step the night away at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and/or the Silver Dollar Bar (close enough to walk from one to the other). Don’t miss “Church” on Sunday night (6-10 pm) at the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson.

Where to Stay in Jackson Hole

FOUR SEASONS JACKSON HOLE
Premium slopeside accommodations

SNAKE RIVER LODGE
Older value-based property that offers ski-in/ski-out with a great pool that kids love.

HOTEL TERRA
Upscale property, in-room kitchens and multi-room suites at the base

TETON MOUNTAIN LODGE
Classic ski hotel at the base with room combinations that sleep from 2 to 14.

CONTINUUM
Newly remodeled with contemporary decor.

HOME + CONDO

THE CLEAR CREEK GROUP
Portfolio of luxury villa rentals

RENDEZVOUS MOUNTAIN RENTALS
Broad range of ski properties

OUTPOST
Broad range of ski properties

JACKSON HOLE RESORT LODGING
Broad range of ski properties. Check for combination deals with lift tickets, as they are owned by the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. If you are coming to ski, make the most of it by staying in Teton Village or just south in the Aspens.

Planning your Jackson Hole Ski Vacation

GETTING HERE
Fodor’s Travel named Jackson Hole Airport the “Best Tiny Airport” in the world. Serviced by Delta, United and American Airlines. Direct winter flights from 12 major cities. Click here to learn more.

HOW TO DRESS FOR SKIING
Layer up and click here to read this article on how to dress.

BABYSITTERS
Contact Jackson Hole Babysitting or Jackson Hole Nannies.

GET A COPY OF MY TRAVEL GUIDE
Use this link for a free copy of my visitors guide, the Jackson Hole Traveler.

February 20, 2020

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