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Winter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Nestled within the breathtaking Teton Mountain Range, Jackson Hole, Wyoming welcomes visitors to a winter wonderland. One of the most picturesque settings in Yellowstone Country, the charming town offers guests the ultimate destination to experience the season’s magic. Beyond its renowned ski slopes, winter in Jackson Hole offers a diverse array of adventures, from thrilling snowmobiling excursions and serene wildlife safaris to cozy sleigh rides through the National Elk Refuge.

This winter paradise beckons with its unique blend of outdoor pursuits, cultural richness, and the serene allure of snow-laden landscapes. Embrace your adventurous side and explore the region’s vast mountainous terrain on a snowmobile, with guided tours available for all skill levels. Wind through snowy meadows and forests and revel in breathtaking views of the surrounding summits, or book a more advanced backcountry expedition designed for more seasoned riders.

snowmobiling in Jackson Hole

For a truly exhilarating experience, try dog sledding, where professional mushers lead teams of athletic and well-trained dogs through the pristine winter wilderness, creating a unique and thrilling adventure. The full team comprises 170 genuine Alaskan racing sled dogs known for the combined strength, stamina and speed of original Eskimo work dogs, and the finest traits from various Northern husky breeds. Embarking on this journey into the past is an opportunity that you won’t soon forget. 

dog sledding in Jackson Hole

Wildlife enthusiasts enjoy their own winter delights in Jackson Hole, with wildlife safaris providing the potential to spot bison, moose, elk, coyotes, foxes, eagles, bighorn sheep, and even the elusive gray wolf. You can also embark on a guided snowcoach tour through Yellowstone National Park, providing a comfortable and warm way to explore the scenery while learning about the Park's geology, history and wildlife.

A bison in a wintery Yellowstone National Park

If you’re looking to experience the magic of winter in Jackson Hole in a more traditional fashion, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge for a chance at an up-close encounter with large herds of elk. Come with questions and get ready for an interactive experience. Discover the origins of the National Elk Refuge and its significance today as well as facts about the elk themselves as you sit just feet away from these majestic animals. 

Sleigh Ride through the National Elk Refuge

Channel your inner explorer and strap on a pair of snowshoes to traverse the snow-covered countryside around Jackson Hole at your own pace. Numerous accessible trails allow you to enjoy the serene beauty of the area while getting some exercise. Or, immerse yourself in the winter habits and behaviors of local wildlife with guided winter wildlife tours offering an educational and fascinating experience for nature enthusiasts.

Snowshoeing in the Grand Tetons

Fun for all ages can be found on a trip to Snow King Mountain. An absolute must visit, you’ll find a plethora of exciting adventures including snow tubing, scenic gondola rides, night skiing and the mile long infamous cowboy coaster. Closer to town, the Teton Village Rink in the Commons or the Winter Wonderland Rink in Town Square host charming outdoor ice skating rinks where you can create cherished memories while you take in views of the city.

Cowboy Coaster in Jackson Hole

After a day of outdoor adventures, downtown awaits with its warm, western hospitality. Stroll down the snow-covered streets lined with rustic storefronts and enjoy the festive ambiance. Cozy up in a local cafe with a cup of hot cocoa or explore the vibrant arts scene in the town's galleries. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many fine dining restaurants or grab a drink at one of the local hotspots.  

In Jackson Hole, winter becomes an immersive and unforgettable experience for all who seek adventure, relaxation and the pure magic of the season.

Make this winter one to remember and discover our curated list of Jackson Hole Activities here

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