What is there NOT to do in Jackson Hole in the winter?! Here’s our list of the best ways to keep yourself busy with activities in JH in the winter! And be sure to check out our Winter Promotion at the end!
Enjoy the Winters in Jackson Hole! Get an insiders look, in no particular order:
- Alpine Skiing/Downhill Skiing – We have three ski resorts in the area for snowboarding, alpine skiing, and tele-skiing. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a world class ski resort that provides steep and varied terrain, over 13 lifts and great snow! Snow King Mountain is the local town ski mountain that provides inexpensive skiing and great steep terrain! Grand Targhee (about an hour drive from the town of Jackson) offers great powder stashes and is a family friendly resort.
- Cross Country/Skate Skiing – Take a quiet, relaxing cross country tour or vigorous skate-skiing adventure on any of the area’s groomed trails. Teton County Parks and Recreation grooms several bike paths and some of the area’s golf courses (Teton Pines, Golf and Tennis, Shooting Star) become skate-skiing and cross country trails in the winter. You can also glide on the inner park road in Grand Teton National Park or even tour up to Taggert and Bradley Lakes. You can rent gear at Skinny Skis, JHMR or at the above-mentioned golf courses.
- Fat Tire Biking – A great way to see Grand Teton National Park in the winter is to go fat biking. The extra wide tires makes it easy to glide in the snow! You can rent bikes at Hoback Sports or at Teton Mountain Bike Tours, LLC and take a ride on one of the area’s bike paths or up Cache Creek Trailhead.
- Togwotee Pass and Yellowstone National Park Snowmobiling – For those thrill-seekers out there, several snowmobiling adventures leave from Jackson Hole. Imagine venturing out into a winter wonderland and playing in open fields of fresh powder with no one else around or take a more relaxing trip and soak at Granite Hot Springs! Togwotee Adventures is the place to call, you might even see some of your Black Dog Guides(Jeff and Graves)! You can also rent at Togwotee Mountain Lodge and even stay the night up there
- Sledding/Tubing – If you have your own sleds or inner tubes, there is a great sledding hill at Rendezvous Park (R Park). If not, King Tubes at the base of Snow King Mountain in the town of Jackson provides hourly rentals and a “tube” rope tow. You can get several smooth, fast rides in!
- Winter Rollercoaster – Do you want to go even faster? Visit Snow King Mountain’s Cowboy Coaster. It takes riders up 456 feet on the mountain and zooming down twist and turns for a great thrill!
- Ice Skating/Moose Ice Hockey – You can rent ice skates and skate on the Town Square or Snow King Center and even watch Moose Hockey there on weekend nights. You can also use your own ice skates and visit Owen Bircher Park in Wilson for some time on the ice!
- Ice Climbing/Backcountry Skiing – For the experienced extremists, there are plenty of opportunities to go into the backcountry on various adventures. We do recommend that you go with a guide or company on your first adventures as this is the Wild West. Jackson Hole Mountain Guides is based out of Jackson and provides backcountry experiences in the park and surrounding forests and has several experienced backcountry enthusiasts.
- Snowshoeing – Snowshoeing is an excellent way to go on a winter walk, getting a bit of exercise and clearing your head. There are several trails in the valley that can be snowshoe, but you can also break trail just about anywhere (be mindful of your surroundings). You can rent snowshoes at Teton Backcountry Rentals or at Leisure Sports in Jackson.
Jackson Hole is an outdoor-lover’s paradise, at all times of the year. Be sure to get ahead on planning your Jackson Hole summer activities by booking your rafting adventures now. Save 10% on your summer float trip when you book your rafting adventure with us between January 30th and February 13th. Use the Promo code: WINTER10 to save now!
Unfortunately we don’t float the Snake River in the middle of Jackson Hole’s winter season but hopefully these winter activities can get you excited to enjoy in the beautiful winter vistas. Contact us at 307-699-4110 for information on your next float trip in the Summer ahead. We can’t wait to see you on the river this summer!