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21 Oct 2019
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Jackson Hole Activities

Opening Day for Jackson Hole is Thursday November 28th!

Start prepping now to get your family ready for the perfect ski vacation in Jackson Hole! Here are a few tips to help you in the planning process so you can ensure your family trip to Jackson Hole is unforgettable.

Book Your Jackson Hole Lodging

Once you’ve picked the dates for your family vacation, browse our selection of Jackson Hole rentals and find a slopeside retreat in Teton Village, a home or cabin with ample space, the perfect amenities and reserve your dates. The winter season is popular in Jackson Hole so don’t wait to reserve your lodging! We have a wide range of lodging options for every family, from cozy condos to sprawling retreats. A few of the best parts of booking a rental over a hotel room are the space and the kitchen - which many families can appreciate!

What To Wear

If you haven’t seen snow yet where you live, you might not even know where you packed the ski pants, coats and gloves from last year. Kids seem to grow overnight so now is the time to check to make sure that everything still fits. Have fun with the family by shopping for needed gear now. Just looking through new colors of ski pants and jackets will get your kids excited about the coming season! Make sure to leave some wiggle room if you're buying new gear, not only for the layers underneath, but for the chance you might get another season out of the new duds!

The Gear

Similar to outdoor clothing and accessories, if you own your own skis, poles, and snowboards, do all the pieces still fit? Lay all the gear out and make sure you have everything you need. Check to see if the boots still fit properly and repair the bindings if needed. It might be a good time to have the skis and snowboards waxed as well, or taken to a local shop for a tune-up.

Gear Rental

If you’re going to be renting the gear when you arrive in Jackson, check out the shop locations. With our exclusive Xplorie partnership, you'll receive one complimentary ski or snowboard rental each day of your stay! Ski Butlers will bring the skis and all the gear right to your door. They’ll make sure everything fits well for each member of the family so you know that everyone is ready for a great day on the slopes.


When you have a family to feed, it’s nice to know you have options while in Jackson Hole. Did you know that you can have groceries delivered right to your vacation rental? Mountains of Groceries will let you order online for groceries, prepared meals and even schedule a private chef. Planning to eat out instead? Spend time scoping out the different restaurants in Teton Village and the restaurants in town. Our staff of locals is always happy to provide great recommendations.

With a little bit of planning, your family ski vacation to Jackson Hole will be the best trip yet!