Northwest Wyoming is one of America’s most exciting year-round travel destinations. The Jackson Hole area, which refers to the town of Jackson and the surrounding valley, is the perfect jumping off point for countless adventures, including Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has been rated the #1 North American ski destination by SKI magazine, and has had a distinguished spot on the travel lists of Conde Nast and Forbes for years. From spectacular National Parks and pristine mountain ranges to abundant wildlife and endless recreation, the greater Jackson Hole region is a mecca for those who love the outdoors. Featuring picture perfect days in any season, and a wide range of activities to suit every member of your family, a Jackson Hole vacation is about relaxation, good friends, and unforgettable experiences that still make you smile long after you leave.
Elk antler arches line the Town Square in downtown Jackson Hole.
In the heart of downtown Jackson, you can’t miss the prominent elk antler arches in each corner of the Town Square. In the winter months there is ice skating available, and the summer months feature the “Old West Shootout,” a lively Western performance held every evening on the square. Old West wooden boardwalks line the streets and there are hundreds of art galleries, unique boutiques, and countless dining options to keep you busy. In the evening, the bars and nightlife provide great entertainment, as well as a chance to see the spirit of the West come alive.
A spectacular fall day on the Jackson, Wyoming town square.
Summer in Jackson Hole
Summer in Jackson Hole is filled with miles of alpine trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Two championship golf courses, including the Arnold Palmer-designed Teton Pines will test your game, and pristine rivers combine with some of the region’s most glorious terrain to make the area a world class fly-fishing destination, and white-water paradise. Jackson Hole has no shortage of special events in the summer season. Some of the locals favorites are the Saturday morning Farmer’s Market on the Town Square, and the longstanding Jackson Hole Rodeo, Jackson’s first spectator sport. Most weekends you will find an opportunity to enjoy an art fair or a live music show.
A great way to spend an afternoon in Jackson Hole.
Winter in Jackson Hole
Skiing has been a part of Jackson Hole since the early 1900s. Today 2,500 acres of deep powder, groomed runs, and breathtaking backcountry at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will make your winter vacation a memorable one. Skiers and snowboarders alike will love exploring the world-class Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, as well as the smaller in-town hill, Snow King Mountain, and the just-over-the-pass Grand Targhee in Idaho. Snow King, which towers above the town of Jackson, is a favorite for day and night skiing, while Grand Targhee is known for its epic snow conditions and huge views of the Tetons. Jackson Hole is a winter playground for all, providing cross country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Visiting Yellowstone by snowcoach or snowmobile is a unique and memorable experience. When it’s time to relax and unwind from a day in the mountains, you can enjoy a soak in a nearby natural hot springs, or visit one of the area's award-winning spas.
Going off the edge at Corbet's Couloir
Two miles north of Jackson, you’ll find Teton Village. Teton Village has grown over the years to become a year-round mountain resort and serves as the perfect starting point to exploring both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. "The Village", as it's known to locals, is a bustling hub of restaurants, bars, shopping, spa, special events and daily activities. It is host to the Grand Teton Music Festival and Rendezvous Music Festival and is popular with guests that want the convenience of ski in ski out while having a good selection of après and evening spots during the winter.