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.
Plan to stay at Spring Creek Ranch for a bird's eye view of the valley. 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 at Alpine House Lodge and Cottages, owned by former winter Olympians and current mountain guides. Get properly fueled up for your day with a "famous" waffle at Corbet's Cabin at the top of the Aerial Tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Embark on a morning backcountry excursion with guides from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Exum Mountain Guides or Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. Midday, rent snowshoes or cross-country skis to take a tour around Taggart Lake in Grand Teton National Park. Après ski, head back to Teton Village and the Mangy Moose for a spicy margarita followed up by curry dishes at Teton Thai.
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Snow King Resort is a great place for your family's home base. 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 tackling the powdery trails go into town and visit Vertical Harvest, an amazing, three-story hydroponic farm that grows and sells vegetables year-round to the Jackson area and directly to the public via its on-site store. At the end of the day, treat yourself to amazing Japanese cuisine at Kampai on Town Square.
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Stay at the Alpenhof Lodge in Teton Village at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Enjoy a day off the slopes and go on a half-day, private Iditarod-style dog sled tour with Continental Divide Dogsled Adventures—lunch included. After your dog sled 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.
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, scenic helicopter tour with Wind River Air. Indulge in a Provisions JH chef-curated private dining experience at Ringholz Studios. 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.