If you’re a regular here, you know this is not my first Jackson Hole travel guide. This will be my third to be exact! We typically visit in the fall but decided to check it out in the winter, so this guide will focus on winter activities. You can find my first guide here, and my second one (from fall 2021) here. My husband and I decided to visit Jackson Hole for our anniversary trip without kids and we had the best time. Read below to see what we did.
Winter Activities in Jackson Hole
Elk Ride– I have been wanting to do this for so long and I am so happy we got the chance to check it out. We had the best time and it was an incredible experience and inexpensive! You can buy the tickets on site and there’s no need to purchase ahead of time. They also offer private rides if that’s something you’re interested in. We purchased them at the visitor center and a bus picked us up to go to the Elk Refuge. The ride itself was an hour and it was perfect! Be sure to dress warm and pack a blanket. You can buy a blanket there as well.
Skiing/Snowboarding- Jackson Hole is a top destination for skiing and snowboarding. They have the steepest mountain in North America! My husband and I have snowboarded in the past (ages ago!) but have never gone skiing. My husband booked us a private ski lesson at Snow King. I highly recommend taking a lesson if it’s your first time! We decided to do Snow King versus JHMR because it’s a lot quieter. Our lesson included the instructor, lift tickets and rentals.
Spa- There are a couple spas to check out if it’s something you want to do. We scheduled spa services at the Four Seasons in Teton Village. We had an amazing experience! They validated our valet parking so we decided to hang out in the area for the day. The hotel itself has so much to offer so we stayed busy. The restaurants were great!
Make a Custom Hat- Encounter Hat Co. was highly recommended by a couple of people. It’s a little shop in the square where you can get a custom hat made and it was such a fun experience. They recommend to make a reservation but we happen to just walk in and get one made. It makes for a perfect souvenir!
Apres Ski- You can’t go to a ski town and NOT do apres ski! Whether or not you’re partaking in skiing/snowboarding apres ski is a must! Teton Village has so much to offer! We checked out the Moet igloo at the Four Seasons as well as the super popular Mangy Moose. I’ve heard amazing things about Caldera House but I believe you have to know someone and have a referral. Maybe next time!
Million Dollar Cowboy– Not necessarily an activity but we finally got to check this out since the other times we had the kids with us. This bar is a Jackson staple and a MUST! You have to visit to understand, great ambience, super lively and perfect for people watching.
Snake River Brewing– We went here last fall as well but wanted to reshare since it applies to the winter time. The beer here is so good!
There’s obviously so much to do but this is what we covered on our trip! I think next time I’d like to check out snowmobiling to the hot springs. They also have ice skating in the square as an option.
As far as our stay, we prefer renting a home/condo versus staying at a hotel but it’s just our preference! You can check out my other two guides (here and here) for hotel recs as well as homes we have stayed at in the past. I also cover my favorite restaurants in my guides. You can shop all my looks from the trip here.
Let me know if you have any questions! We can’t wait to visit this fall again.
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