Sure, the weather and landscape can look a little different, but there is always something exciting and memorable to do. Regardless of when you visit, Jackson has some world-renowned restaurants with a huge variety of creative and tempting dishes. Likewise, the cultural scene of art and music is always thriving and worth exploring. Or if you’re looking to unwind and recharge, spend a day at one of many luxury spas. Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are beautiful and dynamic places, consistently offering stunning views of the mountain range and our wildlife neighbors.
In short, whenever you’re planning to come to Jackson, we bet you’ll love it here. We sure do.
Jackson Hole is truly a winter wonderland. If you’re a skier or snowboarder – or would like to be! – Jackson is tough to beat. With impressive snowfall every year, and a wide diversity of terrain, everyone from beginners to experts are bound to have fun. And with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King and Grand Targhee all nearby, there’s no need to hit the same slopes twice.
Maybe skiing isn’t your style, or maybe your legs need a rest – either way, there are an abundance of other wintertime activities that are equally unforgettable. Climb onto a snowmobile and take an exhilarating ride through some powder, or cruise miles and miles of perfectly-groomed trails through the mountains, forests and breathtaking geyser basins of Yellowstone National Park.
Step into some cross-country skis or snowshoes to explore the snow-covered peace of Grand Teton National Park under your own power, and catch a glimpse of diverse wintertime wildlife. Or discover your inner musher and take a dogsled adventure to a mountain hot spring for an unforgettable swim. Whatever snowy adventures fill your day, you’ll look forward to heading back to town for a signature cocktail and mouthwatering dinner.
Springtime is a truly magical time in the Tetons. With fewer visitors, it’s easy to leave the crowds behind. As the snow slowly recedes, the promise of warmer days energizes the landscape and the locals alike. Early spring offers some fantastic spring skiing – imagine cruising soft groomers in a tee shirt!
As the season wears on, pre-runoff fly fishing for native trout on the Snake River is a unique springtime adventure. Additionally, it’s a fantastic time to explore the national parks. Fewer visitors mean less traffic and crowding at iconic spots, and great opportunities to see native wildlife. You might even get the chance to see a mama grizzly emerge from her wintertime den with brand new cubs.
Later spring has plenty of excitement as well! As the snow from the mountain peaks begins to melt, the whitewater section of the Snake River swells to its peak size for the year’s most thrilling whitewater rafting and kayaking. If you’re looking for a truly Western experience, join us for Old West Days for a family friendly community-wide celebration of the wild west.
There is no shortage of activities to keep the whole family enthralled in Jackson Hole in the summertime. If adrenaline-powered excitement is what you’re after, you’ll find all the exhilaration you could want in whitewater rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, climbing or ATV riding. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced in any of these, you won’t be disappointed at what the valley has to offer.
Maybe some more rest and relaxation are on your agenda. Tee up for one of the most beautiful games of golf you’ve ever played. Enjoy a calm scenic float on the Snake River, or a wildlife safari with an experienced guide in the nearby Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. Peruse the Saturday morning farmer’s market, stroll through an art fair, or catch an outdoor concert at the foot of Snow King Mountain.
If the quintessential West is your vacation’s theme, be sure to check out the Town Square’s nightly shoot out, and a dig into a chuckwagon-style campfire dinner. Visit the Jackson Hole Rodeo to see the pros bust some broncs, and – if you’re feeling brave – saddle up for a rodeo riding class of your own! (Don’t worry, they won’t start you out on bull riding.) If that sounds a little action-packed for your taste, there are plenty of calmer trail ride options that still give you the chance to enjoy the mountain views from a cowboy’s perspective.
As the days grow slightly cooler, Jackson Hole explodes in spectacular fall colors. As wildlife prepares for the coming winter, bears and moose are frequently seen in the National Parks. Or pack up a picnic and listen to the ethereal and unique sound of elk bugling as the sun sinks below the Tetons. Active wildlife, breathtaking colors and light all combine to make fall in Jackson Hole a photographer’s paradise.
This time of seasonal transition is a local favorite, not only because of the comfortably cooling temperatures, but the calm that settles over town. Crowds diminish, and it’s easy to find a table at favorite restaurants or bars. It’s also one of the best times to enjoy a scenic flight over the area, and enjoy a truly unique perspective on one of the most stunning landscapes on the planet.
Fishing and hunting are both in full swing in the fall, with a wide variety of opportunities to enjoy local resources. If you’re looking for something more relaxed, cultured and indoorsy, be sure to catch the world-renowned Fall Arts Festival for some stunning art, music, food and wine.