Jackson Hole is famous as the valley that contains the mountain grandeur of Grand Teton National Park. The valley resides a short drive from Yellowstone National Park as well, making it a bucket-list vacation destination. The town of Jackson at the valley's south end attracts more than 3 million visitors a year as a gateway community to the parks brimming with outdoor recreation from hiking to whitewater rafting.
During winter months, Jackson Hole is known for its skiing and other outdoor opportunities. The world-renowned Jackson Hole Mountain Resort averages 459 inches of snow annually with more than 4,000 vertical feet of terrain to explore on 2,500 acres. The area boasts two other ski areas as well: Grand Targhee and Snow King.
As home to the National Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole is also filled with wildlife viewing opportunities from grizzlies to black bears, moose to elk, cougars to coyotes, and wolves to wolverines.