Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a one of a kind mountain resort located at the base of the Grand Tetons. Guests here can expect to experience things from a whole new perspective, where that is from the air while paragliding or on the ground with snowshoes. Opened in 1964 and located in Teton Village, Wyoming, the resort is well known for its vertical drops (the largest is a continuous drop of over 4,000 feet) and overall steep terrain.
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It has over 100 different runs (with the longest lasting almost 5 miles) and multiple lift systems. Jackson Hole also has played host to multiple World Cup ski races (1967, 1970, 1975).
Snowmobiling - Snowmobiling is one of the biggest draws of Jackson Hole. Guests can choose to either rent a side by side snowmobile and take off on their own, or taking a guided snowmobile tour through some of the beautiful Jackson Hole backcountry. It is even possible to head out to Yellowstone and see some of the breathtaking canyons and geysers!
Cross country skiing - For guests that want a little more activity, they can choose to head out on a cross country skiing adventure. No matter the experience level, there is a trail for everyone (which can include a tour guide, if desired, to give adventurers a little more information about the local plants, ecology, geology, and history).
Snowshoeing - Similar to cross country skiing is snowshoeing, guests can take off on their own or use one of the knowledgeable tour guides for a more immersive learning experience.
Sleigh Rides - Sleigh rides, drawn by horses, travel through elk herds at the National Elk Refuge from December through April with a Jackson Hole private contractor. What better winter adventure is there out there?
Winter bike tour - For the more adventurous guests, there are winter bike tours with one of the rentable fat bikes, either on a groomed self-guided trail or with a trail guide in the Grand Tetons or Elk Refuge.
Wildlife park tours - There are a few options for tours of the area with an emphasis on the local wildlife. From the Ecotour (rated one of the best tours in the world) to the scenic safaris, guests can head out and learn all about the moose, bison, bighorn sheep, and other animals that call the park home.
Paragliding - See the grounds from one of the most unique perspectives - from the sky! No experience is required to fly with one of the trained guides from Jackson Hole (there is, however, a weight requirement of 40 to 220 pounds and guests must be healthy enough to run). Tours take place every morning at 7:45am, 9:00am, and 10:00am. Come prepared with long pants, good shoes, and a sweatshirt. Reservations are strongly encouraged as these tours are very popular and book up quick.
Weddings are one of the more special events held at Jackson Hole. From large, extravagant weddings with hundreds of guests, to small, intimate ceremonies with just a few people, the staff at the resort will work with each wedding to ensure a unique and custom experience. With a wide variety of venue options like rustic verandas, gondolas over 9,000 feet above sea level, and the Rendezvous Lodge, weddings can also include activities like mountain biking, hiking, or private rope courses for a one of a kind experience for every special day.
The resort also offers multi winter sport lessons and camps for guests of all experience levels to learn more about their chosen adventure. Adult lessons, children’s lessons, private lessons… there are many options for every budget. There are also seasonal options for children, lasting a week and teaching kids how to ski, snowboard, and more! They are arranged by age level as well as experience level and teach children on their own terms to help them be more skilled and confident!
Dining and Shopping
The dining options are nearly endless for guests at Jackson Hole, and feature a huge variety of different cuisine options for every taste bud. Choose from Thai, sushi, or Indian, as well as quick dining options like nachos or even a drink after coming in for the day, guests can stay for a week and never eat the same thing twice. Shopping works the same way - the shopping options are a wide and unique selection of clothing, jewelry, local art, and other one of a kind gifts to remember the visit.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, 3265 West Village Drive, Teton Village, WY, 83025, Phone: 307-733-2292