Winter Adventure in Jackson Hole, WY

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Experience the winter wonderland of Jackson Hole, nestled in the heart of the majestic Teton Range. Blanketed in pristine snow, this charming town transforms into a snowy paradise, offering world-class skiing and snowboarding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Embrace the cozy atmosphere, enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and indulge in après-ski delights in this picturesque destination for winter enthusiasts.

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Where to stay

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole

All the style and service you’d expect, plus knockout Rocky Mountain views.

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Amangani

Private resort near Jackson Hole with contemporary rustic architecture and a proposal to discover outdoor adventure and the extraordinary natural beauty of Wyoming.

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Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa at Jackson Hole

Upmarket property nearby the National Elk Refuge with warm, inviting rooms and cabins.

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Day 1: Arrive and Check-In

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Afternoon Arrival:

Arriving at Jackson Hole Airport is a breathtaking experience as the plane descends amidst the towering peaks of the Teton Range. The airport's unique location provides you with panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, setting the stage for an unforgettable mountain adventure right from the moment you step off the plane. After you land, head to your hotel to check in to your stay for the trip.

Hotel Check-In:

Take the time to check in to your hotel and explore all the accommodation has to offer. Get yourself settled and freshened up before heading out for your first night in Jackson Hole Town.

Night: Stroll through town and Dinner at Orsetta

As night falls, strolling through Jackson Town Square becomes a magical experience, with the iconic elk antler arches adorned in soft lights, creating a captivating atmosphere that perfectly complements the charming boutiques and lively ambiance of this picturesque Western town. Walk through town to Orsetto Italian Bar and Eatery. Orsetto transports diners to the heart of Italy with its authentic Italian cuisine, featuring handmade pasta and wood-fired pizzas in a chic, contemporary space.

Day 2: Wildlife Tour

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Morning: Persephone Bakery

Persephone Bakery in Jackson Hole is a true gem, combining rustic charm with delectable treats. The cozy ambiance, adorned with artisanal touches, creates the perfect setting for enjoying their exceptional pastries and savory delights. From the heavenly croissants to the expertly crafted coffee, every visit to Persephone is a delightful journey into the world of exquisite flavors.

Day: Sunset Wildlife Tour

Embark on a truly immersive wildlife experience with a private Teton wildlife tour. Led by knowledgeable guides, this exclusive adventure takes you deep into the heart of Grand Teton National Park, where you'll have the chance to encounter iconic species like moose, elk, bison, and even elusive predators like wolves and bears. Enjoy the flexibility and personalized attention of a private tour, allowing you to tailor the itinerary to your interests while gaining insights into the park's ecology, the behavior of its inhabitants, and the unique natural wonders that make the Teton Range a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.

Night: Dinner at Handfire Pizza

After a day of adventure head to a renovated old movie theater for a delicious meal. Handfire Pizza at Teton Pizza in Jackson Hole crafts a culinary masterpiece with its wood-fired pizzas, featuring a perfect balance of crispy crusts, high-quality ingredients, and a tantalizing array of toppings.

Day 3: Shopping Around Town

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Morning: Brunch @ Cafe Genevieve

Housed in a historic log cabin, Cafe Genevieve is a brunch hotspot known for its hearty Wyoming Breakfast, featuring favorites like bison Benedict and cast-iron cinnamon rolls, served in a charming, Western-inspired setting.

Day: Shopping around town

Jackson Hole offers a unique shopping experience, blending Western charm with upscale boutiques. Stroll through the town square and explore a curated selection of shops, showcasing everything from authentic cowboy boots and Western wear to high-end art galleries featuring local and international artists. Whether you're seeking outdoor gear, Native American crafts, or stylish souvenirs, Jackson Hole's diverse shopping scene ensures a delightful blend of rustic authenticity and sophisticated finds.

Night: Dinner at The Blue Lion and Dancing at The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

For dinner head over to one of the more iconic restaurants in town. A Jackson Hole institution, The Blue Lion serves up an eclectic menu featuring international flavors, providing a cozy and intimate dining experience in a historic log cabin setting. After dinner, swing by The Million Dollar Cowboy bar for games of pool and rounds of line dancing.

Day 4: Teton Village

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Morning: Breakfast at Cowboy Coffee

Begin your morning in the heart of Jackson Hole with a visit to Cowboy Coffee, where the rich aroma of freshly roasted beans welcomes you to a cozy Western-inspired space. Sip on a meticulously crafted cup of coffee or try their signature "Cowboy Cubano," and soak in the rustic charm while planning your day amidst the stunning Teton landscape.

Day: Skiing or Exploring Teton Village

Experience the thrill of skiing in Teton Village, where the world-renowned Jackson Hole Mountain Resort awaits with its challenging slopes and breathtaking mountain scenery. From the adrenaline-pumping runs of Corbet's Couloir to the vast groomed trails, Teton Village offers an unparalleled winter sports haven for both novice and expert skiers alike.
If you are not a skier, you can still head up the mountain to enjoy a sweet, warm waffle in the cabin at the top of the mountain. The aerial tram is a beautiful way to experience the mountain. Head to the Mangy Moose for lunch if you get hungry on the way down.

Night: Dinner at Snake River Brewing Company

After your long day in the snow, head to town for some beer and comfort food. Known for its craft beers and delicious pub fare, Snake River Brewing Company is a local favorite, offering a laid-back atmosphere where guests can savor handcrafted brews alongside gourmet pizzas and inventive appetizers.

Day 5: Yellowstone Snow Coach Tour

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Morning: Early Wake Up

Wake up bright and early to meet your guides for the day at the lobby of your hotel. They will provide you with snacks for the ride up to the lodge at the edge of Yellowstone National Park where you can purchase coffees and breakfast sandwiches as they prep the snow coach for the adventure of the day.

Day: Yellowstone Snow Coach Tour

From this lodge, you will begin the full-day Yellowstone snow coach tour, where the pristine winter landscape transforms the iconic national park into a snow-covered wonderland. Traverse through the glistening snow on a comfortable coach, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of geysers, hot springs, and wildlife against the backdrop of the park's majestic snowy peaks.

Night: Dinner @ The Kitchen

A culinary hotspot, The Kitchen showcases farm-to-table dining with a diverse menu emphasizing locally sourced ingredients, providing a sophisticated yet casual dining experience in the heart of Jackson. After dinner, hop around to some of the other local bars to experience live music and Wild West culture.

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Jackson Hole.

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