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April and May Things to Do, Ways to Save!

April and early May are two of the slowest times of the year in Jackson Hole, by mid-April there is no resort skiing, and the weather can be unpredictable, but you can save a lot of money, while still enjoying Jackson Hole's attractions.

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort closes the first weekend in April and Grand Targhee finishes up the following weekend. Spring is one of my favorite seasons in Jackson Hole…I love the sunshine, seeing grass emerge and trees bud.  I think I talk about my love for the baby animals of the Jackson Hole/Yellowstone area at least once a month.  My friends and I keep track of when restaurants open their outdoor seating areas (most of them by early May!).   Here are some of my favorite Spring activities:

Dining Out

Some restaurants are closed, but more and more, they are staying open and offering great deals…early bird specials, 2-for-1 dinner specials and special prix fixe menus are all pretty common. Pick up a local paper and turn toward the back to find the latest dining deals. Here is some restaurant info so you can start drooling!

Taking a Ride

The roads in both Grand Teton National Park (open to motorized traffic on May 1) and Yellowstone National Park (open to motorized traffic between April 15th and the end of May) are both open to bikes for the month of April.  Check with the parks for more information, but you can’t beat renting (or bringing) your bikes, packing a picnic lunch and enjoying a long ride in the park!

Off Season Events

  • Easter Egg Hunt on Town Square
  • Mountain Man Rendezvous/Elk Fest and Old West Days

The end of off season in Jackson Hole is unofficially the Mountain Man Rendezvous/Elk Fest followed the next weekend by Old West Days.  These events are Jackson Hole staples, old mountain man competitions that highlight outdoor and hunting skills, a huge elk antler auction by the Boy Scouts for collectors, traders and artists, and Old West Days – which kicks off the Daily Town Square Shoot Out, carriage rides around town and celebrations that expand every year.