11 Apr 2019
Even though it is off-season here in Jackson Hole, there are still a number of activities to do and experiences to be had. JHRL vacation rental properties are still available at discounted rates with the early bird special, check out jhrl.com for lodging options that give you a cozy spot to enjoy spring. Don’t forget promo code JHEARLY10. The snow is melting surprisingly quickly opening the ground for the first flowers to bloom while wildlife is on the move bustling in the valley after one of our biggest snow years on record.
Wildlife tours in Grand Teton National Park and surrounding areas are among activities you can do in the area right now. It is a wonderful time of year to see newborn wildlife. You can find out more through Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris one of our trusted guide services. We are happy to help make reservations with them as well. The inner roads in the national parks have been cleared for non-motorized vehicles making it a perfect time to enjoy the park on a bike with no vehicle traffic and less traffic overall. Bike paths reach from Teton Village all the way into the town of Jackson and out to Grand Teton National Park. All park roads in Grand Teton National Park are scheduled to open April 30th. Roads in Yellowstone National Park open starting April 19th while the south entrance is scheduled to open May 10th. Find out more information on Grand Teton and Yellowstone by visiting the national park websites (https://www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm ; https://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm).
In the town of Jackson, you can enjoy many art galleries and museums. The National Museum of Wildlife Art has an amazing collection of wildlife focused art from throughout the centuries while the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum has a focus on archeology and Native Americans in the Intermountain West. The Fine Dining Group and other restaurants have created local specials at restaurants with 2 for 1 deals providing a delicious meal for two, all for the price of one. SUDA Izakaya recently opened just off Town Square where you can enjoy simple yet delicious, consciously sourced, Japanese cuisine. There are also a number of delightful coffee shops and even a newly re-opened and revamped 100-year-old Jackson Drug, the original town soda fountain. There are some amazing local craftsmen as well. You can find their wares in the stores in downtown such as at the MTN MAN toy shop and the store M.A.D.E. It would not be fair to leave out all of our outdoor stores with highly knowledgeable staff at stores such as Jackson Hole Sports and Hoback Sports.
Other experiences include visiting Turpin Meadows where there is still enough snow for Nordic skiing. In fact, many areas may still be able to accommodate Nordic skiing and snowshoeing well into May. With a potential slow run off, fly fishing will be good during the off season as well where our beautiful cutthroat and brown trout await the oncoming spring hatches. For all of your fly fishing information a recommended fly shop is our own Teton Village Sports.
Come and get a dose of cabin fever while enjoying the spring blooms in Jackson Hole during this quiet and relaxing time of year. The Aerial Tram will begin to spin again at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort starting May 18th for scenic viewing.
We can’t wait to see you our here in Jackson Hole. Give us a call at 800.443.8613 or send along a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help plan your upcoming visit.
-Shannon Clay- Vacation Specialist with JH Resort Lodging