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Suggested Jackson Hole Winter Itineraries

Here are some suggested Jackson Hole winter itineraries by personality. Perfect for planning your daily Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park adventures.
Grand Tetons Winter

There is so much to see and do in Jackson Hole, it’s hard to know where to start. So we’ve created some day-long itineraries for you to choose from depending on your personality, or on how you might be feeling on any given winter day.

Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris Fox

Wildlife Lover

Plan to stay at the Wyoming Inn where famous nature photographer—and Jackson resident— Tom Mangelsen's art is on display. Begin your day with a guided snowshoe tour with Hole Hiking and get some insider's intel on wildlife sightings.  After your tour, enjoy lunch at Palate at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, overlooking the National Elk Refuge. Midday, take an hour-long, horse-drawn sleigh ride on the refuge. Then drive on the elk refuge road and look for the bighorn sheep. For dinner, head over to The Gun Barrel for local game or fish as a hearty, winter meal. Fun fact: The restaurant was formerly the Wyoming Wildlife Museum, so there’s that to go along with the wildlife theme!

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Choose to stay in a cabin in the woods at Trail Creek Ranch in Wilson (WY), just minutes from Jackson Hole. Get properly fueled up for your day with a hearty breakfast served at Nora's Fish Creek Inn, also in Wilson. Embark on a morning backcountry excursion with guides from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Exum Mountain Guides or Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, or rent snowshoes or cross-country skis to take a tour around Taggart Lake in Grand Teton National Park. In the afternoon, indulge in a dog sledding tour up Togwotee Pass with Continental Dog Sled Adventures. For dinner (back in Wilson) grab takeout from Wilson's Pizza to enjoy in your cabin. Try the garlic knots!

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National Elk Refuge Sleigh Ride

Whole Family

The Elk Country Inn is a great place for your family's home base—it even boasts an indoor pool that the kids will love! Grab some breakfast at The Bunnery before embarking on the unforgettable experience of a half-day, guided snowmobile trip to Granite Hot Springs. Soak in the thermal pool there for a short spell before heading back to Town Square for a late lunch and a little shopping. Later in the day, go over to Snow King for a ride on the Cowboy Coaster and snow tubing down the hill. For dinner, pizza at Pinky G's is the way to go before hitting up a hockey game with the Jackson Hole Moose Hockey Team!

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Stay at the conveniently-located Wyoming Inn. Start your day of culinary delights with a breakfast of seasonal and local ingredients at Whistling Grizzly restaurant in the hotel. On your way to the ski slopes,  stop into Bodega in Teton Village and pick up Bovine + Swine artisanal sausages for an apres-ski treat. For lunch, ski "into" the Westbank Grill for a fine dining slopeside experience. After lunch, pop into Persephone's West Bank bakery for savory sweets. At the end of the day, treat yourself to amazing Japanese cuisine at Kampai on Town Square.

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Spring Creek Ranch


Stay at Inn on the Creek where every room features a Jacuzzi tub next to a fireplace. In the late morning, after breakfast, head out on a horse-drawn sleigh ride on the National Elk Refuge where thousands of elk winter every year. After your adventure, share a romantic his-and-her massage at the Four Seasons Spa. Plan on taking a sunset wildlife van tour with one of the valley’s local guides through parts of Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton Forest—it's the stuff memories are made of—and you’ll learn about the ecology and geology of the Jackson Hole area, too. Bonus!  Top off your day with a candle-lit dinner for two at the cozy Coelette just steps from Town Square, followed by a romantic stroll under the twinkly lights on the elk antler arches.

High Mountain Heli Skiing

The High Roller

Book your luxury vacation residence on the West Bank, in Shooting Star or Teton Village with RMR Luxury Collections. Start your morning with an amazing, High Mountain Heli-Skiing adventure. In the late afternoon, head out on a private snowmobile tour on Togwotee Pass and grab dinner at Brooks Lake Lodge. Continue the exclusivity in the VIP area at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.