When you set your sights on a winter Jackson Hole getaway, you’re in for a treat. Here, you’ll discover a variety of activities and attractions to enjoy that make the most of the seasonal fun in good company. There’s no better place to be when winter rolls around!
Enjoy a One-of-a-Kind Winter Getaway
Jackson Hole offers up just the right winter weather for travelers who are excited to make the most of seasonal outdoor fun and adventure! Colder temperatures here can last from October through April, but if you want to maximize time on the slopes or exploring snowy trails, your best bet is to plan your winter getaway for some time between January and March. This timeframe also comes with the advantage of falling outside of Jackson Hole’s busy tourist season in the summer—another win for winter travelers! On average, daily lows in Jackson Hole between December and February linger in the single digits, while daily highs can get up into the upper 20s or lower 30s. There’s a lot of annual snowfall in Jackson Hole as well creating spectacularly glittery scenery, photo-worthy moments, and plenty of inspiration for heading out to the slopes. No matter how long you plan to spend in the great outdoors during your Jackson Hole winter getaway, it’s important to pack the essentials. Make sure your suitcase hosts ski pants and a jacket as well as winter gloves, hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, goggles, and waterproof winter boots too.
Try Dogsledding to a Hot Spring
If you’re looking to pair the best of winter outdoor fun with a warm-up at the end as your reward, dog sledding to a local hot spring is the way to do it. The team at Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours leads guided trips over dramatic terrain via dog sled that come with beautiful Gros Ventre Mountain views included! At the end of your ride, you’ll find yourself at a turquoise hot spring where you can soak, relax, and savor the moment. A tour of this type also includes lunch before heading back with the sleds. You’ll get to learn a ton about dog sledding, the team in Jackson Hole, and hot springs along the way.
More Hot Springs to Explore in the Name of Winter Fun
Near Jackson Hole, winter travelers can access a few great hot spring destinations to check out that are wonderful for a relaxing and scenic moment. Head over to Granite Hot Springs by snowmobile, snowshoes, or skis during your Jackson Hole stay to enjoy time in a soaking pool and thermal-fed swimming area that averages 104 degrees year-round. Another great option in town is the Astoria Hot Springs located south of Jackson Hole in nearby Hoback. This hot spring is situated along the Snake River and is in fact a collection of geothermic pools with varying temperatures and views to enjoy during your visit. No matter where you land for a winter soak, be sure you have a quick-drying towel with you as well as a robe, slippers, and a water bottle for the journey.
Strap on the Snowshoes and Head to Grand Teton National Park
In the warm weather months, Grand Teton National Park is mesmerizing to explore on foot. In the wintertime, the same captivating trails can be conquered with snowshoes instead! This is a challenging, but endlessly fun experience for those who are looking to take in the scenery at their own pace and include some winter wildlife-watching into the outing too. Grand Teton National Park welcomes upward of 170 inches of snow annually, so you’ll have plenty of powder to trek through during your visit. If you’re more comfortable snowshoeing alongside a pro, the team at Jackson EcoTour Adventures offers guided snowshoe hikes to participate in instead.
Pair Elk Viewing with a Winter Sleigh Ride
Jackson Hole is fortunate to be home to a stunning National Elk Refuge and during the winter, visitors have the opportunity to view herds of elk roaming the terrain while enjoying a horse-drawn sleigh ride in good company. Not to worry, cozy blankets are included in the experience as you fly across the ground in wintery style taking in views of wildlife and snow-covered mountains alike. It’s a great experience from start to finish that’s ideal for a family winter outing in Jackson Hole this year.
Ski Your Way to Winter Adventures
For many travelers, it’s hard to imagine a getaway to Jackson Hole without some serious time spent on the slopes. Make sure to set aside time for a trip to Snow King Mountain and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort while you’re in town this time of year. There are a variety of runs to choose from suitable for skill levels of all types at each location and lessons available for newcomers too. Feel free to rent your gear and even if you don’t ski, the views from the lifts are always impressive!
Book Your Winter Getaway Today
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