The town of Jackson and the region of Jackson Hole have long held a special place in my heart for all the warm weather activities to be had but after one winter trip to this wild life filled region, I am completely in-love with winter sporting here.
Even if you aren’t into skiing, sledding or other winter time physical acts there is still plenty of experiences to be had.
Read on to see my top TO DO’S while visiting Jackson, Wyoming.
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Skiing is the number one reason athletic minded folks travel and the slopes of Snow King and Jackson Hole Resort are top notch facilities.
For those of you who want some movement but without all the work, book a dog sled ride.
Eat & Drink
The restaurant scene in Jackson is very happening with a plethora of options for every type of palate. For a fun meal with live music and a saddle to sit on visit the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar or pony up at the historic Silver Dollar Bar just around the corner. And, for a more subdued upscale experience I recommend Bin22, Trio and Collette.
Due to its geographical closeness to multiple national parks, forests and wilderness ares, Jackson Hole is teeming with wildlife in every season. However, winter is the easiest time to spot the animals against the white snow that blankets the region.
Surrounding Jackson Square and the adjacent side streets are countless galleries with paintings, prints, sculptures and countless other mediums that sure to tickle any art lover’s fancy and cause the purse strings to loosen.
But, the most breathtaking art work can’t be purchased but for less than $20 can be viewed at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. This gallery sits outside of town and on a bluff across from the National Elk Refuge and is well worth an hour or two visit to see some of the inspiring work of Thomas Moran and other nature loving artists.
There are two options when traveling to JH: by air or car.
Flying into Jackson gives you a perfect view of the glacier capped peaks of the Teton Range or you can choose to cruise in while passing through the Star Valley, a pass from Idaho or the connector road between Yellowstone and Teton National Park.
Helpful Tip: book your flights, hotels & tours in advance to ensure you beat the winter travel crowds.
Cynthia is a recovering Travel Director turned TV host, creator of Her Drive Podcast, and lover of all things adventure, unicorns, van life, and wellness-focused. She can be found dining wherever octopus is on the menu.