Explore Jackson Hole - its craggy peaks, its cowboy chic, its abundance of snow and sophistication - from the home base of a Jackson Hole Resort Lodging property. Roam the valley as though you live here, immersed in nature and culture. From athletes to aesthetes, the Tetons appeal to all. Whether carving turns or casting flies, traipsing through snow or trotting on horseback, cruising the bike path or canvassing art galleries, the Tetons come alive through exploration. When you leave Jackson Hole, you leave treasuring unforgettable experiences and thirsting for more adventures.
Recreation in Jackson Hole is as wide and wild as the terrain itself. Rugged creativity infuses every endeavor, from a trek to the top of a mountain to a gourmand meal featuring local flora and fauna. The panoply of indoor and outdoor diversions means there is never a dull moment in Jackson Hole.
Within the slope side hamlet of Teton Village are nestled locally-owned stores stocking top trends in gear and fashion - from whimsical handmade wares to runway styles sold out in cities to expertly tuned skis and snowboards. Restaurants abound as well, from an Italian trattoria to a brand-new gastro pub and a legendary saloon. A bike path connects Teton Village to its neighbors - the Aspens, Teton Pines and Wilson - communities clustered along the western flank of the Teton Range.
Head east and find downtown Jackson. Galleries, restaurants and boutiques ring Town Square, while nearby trails into the Bridger Teton National Forest make tromping through the snow possible within town limits. Snow King - locals call it the Town Hill - hosts steep skiing, ice skating and hockey games. A short drive north of town, the National Museum of Wildlife Art displays the definitive collection of wildlife art in the U.S. Across the highway, some 10,000 elk winter on the National Elk Refuge, the feeding ground for the Jackson Hole herd. Grand Teton National Park, a mere 15 minutes away, spans 96,000 acres of pristine wilderness waiting to be explored by foot, cross-country ski or snowshoe. Travel north an hour more and reach Yellowstone National Park - a vast, otherworldly expanse rife with bison herds, wolf packs and gurgling geothermal accessible by snowshoe, snowcoach or snowmobile.
Adventures abound in Jackson Hole, so let Jackson Hole Resort Lodging help you plan your perfect Teton itinerary. To book any of the activities listed below, please contact our concierge desk at (307) 732-3618.
Health Club/Pool:Teton Sports Club
State of the art athletic club, personal trainers, massage therapy, outdoor hot tub, and outdoor swimming pool (summer only)
*Enterprise at Jackson Hole Airport: (307) 733-7066
*Dollar Rental in Jackson: (307) 733-9224
Car rentals, special offers for clients of Jackson Hole Resort Lodging. *For a 10% discount on your car rental from Enterprise or Dollar, please use the promotion code JHRLGUEST during booking.
Snake River Trips:Solitude Float Trips
Scenic raft trips in Grand Teton National Park from Deadmans Bar to Moose
Whitewater raft trips down the Snake River Canyon
Dave Hansen Whitewater
Come face to face with the power and beauty of the Snake River on Class 3 whitewater with a knowledgeable, experienced guide.
Grand Fishing Adventures
Jackson Hole is home to some of the best trout water in the U.S. Take a float with an expert fly fishing guide and learn as you go.
Guided Park Tours & Sightseeing:
Eco Tour Adventures
JH Wildlife Safari's
Explore the secrets of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with an experienced guide on an unforgettable wildlife tour.
Bike Rentals:Jackson Hole Sports
Located in Teton Village, JH Sports rents full suspension, hybrid, road and junior bikes. Check out Jackson Hole Mountain Resorts new bike park! http://www.jacksonhole.com/mountainbiking.html
Aerial Sightseeing:Jackson Hole Aerial Tram
Up, up and away! Ride the Tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. From your vantage point at 10,450 feet, you see the summit of the Grand Teton and the valley that is Jackson Hole.
Guided Hiking:Hole Hiking Experience
Whether you are looking for a moderate hike or something more strenuous let these guides help you plan the perfect hike.
Wild West Adventures:
Travel by horse drawn wagon to a Dutch oven dinner in Cache Creek Canyon. The Bar-T 5 Band will take the stage to entertain you with jokes and singing while you dine.
Horseback Riding:Heart Six Ranch
Take in the stunning beauty of the Teton Mountain Range on horseback. A day you will long remember. (2 hour to full day rides available)
The Grand Teton Music Festival has been bringing the finest in classical music to Jackson Hole since 1962. Please visit Festival Website for event dates. http://www.gtmf.org/
Teton Pines Golf Course
Snake River Sporting Club - Call 307.732.3618 for details
Health Club/Pool:Teton Sports Club
State of the art athletic club, personal trainers, massage therapy and outdoor hot tub
Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding:Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Enterprise at the Jackson Hole Airport: (307) 733-7066
Dollar Rental in Jackson: (307) 733-9224
*Use code JHRLGUEST for 10% off rental rates.
Guided Tour of Grand Teton National Park:Eco Tour Adventures
Dog Sledding:Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours
Guided Snowmobile Tours:Scenic Safaris
Sleigh Rides:Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides
Grocery Delivery:Mountains of Groceries
Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce
For more information on these activities or to build a customized package, please contact the Jackson Hole Resort Lodging concierge desk at (307) 732-3618.
Family time is fun in Jackson Hole. The gamut of age groups - from toddlers to teenagers and grandparents - can partake in Teton pastimes. Adventures are accessible to all.
Winter days spent outdoors stay merry with many hot chocolate breaks. "Skiing is really one of the best ways to spend the day together as a family," said Carrie Geraci, a local artist and mother of two skier sons.
Indoor amusements abound as well. From an art class at the National Museum of Wildlife Art to interactive playtime at the Jackson Hole Children's Museum Clubhouse, families can find myriad ways to spend time together.
Nights in Jackson Hole are as fun as the days. The census says Jackson Hole is a small town, but locals know otherwise. A city-like spate of culture makes every night a party at various venues valley-wide.
In Teton Village, apres-ski and apres-dark options abound. There's live music at the world-famous Mangy Moose Saloon, voted "one of the 10 hottest apres-ski bars in the world" by Forbes Magazine, and in the Lobby Lounge at the Four Seasons Resort. There's bar bites at Cascade in Teton Mountain Lodge, Nick Wilson's beside the Tram, and the Village Cafe, a locals' hangout. There's gastro-pub fare at the new Handle Bar in the Four Seasons, and creative Italian at Il Villaggio Osteria. There's high-concept, high-altitude cuisine at Couloir, the restaurant atop the Gondola. And, a short drive away, there's the Q Roadhouse, a barbecue-meets-brewery, and the hearty Austrian menu at Stiegler's Restaurant.
For more nocturnal tips, check out the After Dark features and weekly calendar of events at JacksonHole.com.
It's possible to pack a lifetime of play into a valley stay. Follow expert advice, like the pearls of wintry wisdom shared by Town of Jackson Mayor Mark Barron:
- Taking first Tram and cruising on fresh corduroy - top to bottom, no stopping - with only the sound of wind in your ears
- Sleigh ride on the National Elk Refuge into the herd of wild elk
- Mix it up with locals to super music on Tuesday nights at The Wort Hotel's Silver Dollar Bar
- Catch Snow King on a great powder morning: everyone's headed to the Village, so it's all yours!
- Enjoy the palette of delectable, world-class restaurants in downtown Jackson - do NOT miss out!
- Get lost for an afternoon in the amazing creations at the National Museum of Wildlife Art just north of town - unreal!
- For the ultimate rush, spend a once-in-a-lifetime day with High Mountain Heli-Skiing
- Don your dancing shoes and head to the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar on Town Square, where two-stepping and Western swing rock the night away.
- Catch a Moose Hockey game, Friday and Saturday nights at the Snow King Sports and Events Center. Full contact, all-action hockey!
- You're skiing Jackson Hole, so you have to take a ride into Corbett's Couloir, or at least, take a peak!
*Find more Don't Miss lists - compiled by Teton luminaries - on JacksonHole.com.
The numbers speak for themselves: 4,139 feet of vertical drop spread over 2,500 acres of in-bounds terrain across two mountains (plus the more than 3,000 acres of backcountry waiting just outside the resort gates). Jackson Hole Mountain Resort begins at 6,311 feet and soars to its summit of 10,450 feet. Some 16,733 guests per hour can glide up the dozen lifts, including the 100-passanger Aerial Tram. Of the 116 named trails, half are rated expert, 40 percent are intermediate and 10 percent, beginner. Both pros and beginners, families and first-timers can find terrain that suits their speed.
Most important of all is this number: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has averaged 459 inches of snow per year over the last decade.
Located 12 miles northwest of downtown Jackson - 40 minutes from Jackson Hole Airport - the mountain is more than accessible: it is access incarnate.