13 Dec 2019
It’s the most wonderful time of the year-- the holidays at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort! Snow is falling, the ski resort is opening new terrain constantly and smiles are everywhere. With each new snowflake you can see the excitement – stoke, if you will – on the faces of locals and the look of awe plastered across visitors coming to visit the Mountain for the first time! Since it’s the holiday season (whoop-de-doo and hickory dock) and trying to escape the cheer is futile, embrace it with this wish list in true yuletide fashion.
On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A new set of skis from JH Sports! I’m yet to meet anyone who skis (or snowboards) that isn’t salivating at the thought of a new set of sticks for the upcoming winter. The staff over at JH Sports is a fan of the Dynastar Menace!
On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Two early tram rides! Getting first tracks down Rendezvous Bowl on a powder day is sure to be the highlight of the trip and possibly of your entire ski season! Contact the little helpers at our Mountain Sports School set this up: Early Tram Rides
On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Three snowshoe trips in Grand Teton National Park! As much as everyone loves to ski, it’s nice to take a step back and enjoy the wonder of the Tetons. Taggart Lake is a local favorite to snowshoe—an easy to moderate three-mile round trip trek with all 13,770’ of the Grand Teton on display. Our Vacation Specialists are happy to help with more information: 307.732.3655
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Four growlers of beer from Roadhouse Brewing Co.! First, you ski and then you Après ski. A growler of Loose Boots Après IPA is a must once you’ve finished dashing through the snow.
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: FIIIIIIVE SKI TUNES FROM TETON VILLAGE SPORTS! Make your list, check it twice, get your ski or snowboard tuned and you’ll cruise real nice! The experts at Teton Village Sports can get your gear ready to charge through the snow overnight.
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Six appetizers from Piste Mountain Bistro! One appetizer, six appetizers…who are we to judge? ‘Tis the season, after all! Located at the top of the Bridger Gondola, everything just seems to taste a little bit more delicious and festive at 9,095’.
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Seven Wyoming wine glasses from MADE! Whether for yourself or as a gift, the Etched Wine Glasses from MADE are spectacular. MADE is a local favorite featuring over 360 American artists—you’re sure to find something for everyone on your nice list.
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Eight croissants from Persephone Bakery! Without intending any disrespect to the classic breakfast burrito, the ham and cheese croissant is this jolly elf’s preferred pre-ski fare.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Nine snowmobile rides into Yellowstone National Park! Take a day trip on a snowmobile or snowcoach tour to see Old Faithful erupt in the heart of Yellowstone. Stay on your snowmobile and we can almost guarantee grandma won’t be run over by a reindeer. Our Vacation Specialists are here to help: 307.732.3655
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Ten point elk on the National Elk Refuge! You might not see Rudolph, but definitely his bigger brother—approximately 6,000 elk come to spend their winter on the National Elk Refuge just north of the Town Square. The best way to experience these magnificent creatures is on a sleigh ride through the refuge; please call 307.732.3655 for more information.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Eleven Wildlife Safaris in the valley! Take a morning or afternoon wildlife safari through the area with a professional naturalist in search of birds of prey, bison, moose, elk and maybe even a wolf or two! Our Vacation Specialists can be reached at 307.732.3655.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Twelve skiers dancing at the Mangy Moose! Rock around the Christmas tree with your fellow skiers and snowboarders at the Mangy Moose; arguably The place to be for après at the ski resort.
From all of us at Jackson Hole Resort Lodging: may the calendar keep bringing Happy Holidays to you!