16 Nov 2020
5 Winter Activities In Jackson Hole To Experience (Besides Skiing)
We all know that Jackson Hole is a world-class ski destination, infamous for its extreme terrain, steep slopes, and incredible snowfall. But, did you know there are plenty of “non-skier” activities that you simply MUST try? Book your trip to Jackson and take a day (or two) off skiing to check out these winter experiences to remember!
Winter Wildlife Safaris
Explore areas of the Jackson Hole region you may never have seen before, with a backdrop of snowy wonderland and the opportunity to spot plenty of wildlife. Guided winter wildlife safari tours are the perfect way to see wildlife in their natural, snowy habitat while staying nice and warm in the comfort of a plush van.
Picture yourself gliding along a groomed trail on a sled pulled by beautiful authentic Alaskan racing sled dogs! Jackson Hole Sled Dog Tours provides a truly memorable experience through the wilderness. Full day and half day trips are available, including a trip to Granite Hot Springs to enjoy bathing in the naturally-heated water while you gaze around at the snow.
From zooming along trails through Yellowstone and seeing the sights (including Old Faithful!), to riding through the quiet backcountry, snowmobiling is a thrilling way to gain a new perspective of Jackson Hole in the wintertime.
Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing
Enjoy the beautiful scenery while getting some exercise when you try cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Whether on a groomed trail or in the backcountry, you’ll experience serene surroundings and get up close to wildlife tracks and maybe even spot some wildlife in person! You can book a tour and have a local naturalist guide take you on a half day snowshoeing trip through beautiful meadows and snowcapped trees, or you can rent the gear and explore on your own. Other options include full day cross country skiing adventures in Grand Teton National Park. No matter what your interest, they have tours for leisure, moderate or aerobic interests.
A sleigh ride in the National Elk Refuge is something not to be missed during the winter. Get cozy under a blanket and sip something warm while your guide takes you by horse-drawn carriage up close to these majestic animals.