This itinerary is designed for visitors who want to experience it all during the winter in Jackson, Wyoming. If you have come here to ski, and only to ski, this is not the itinerary for you. Skiers and boarders can pick from three nearby ski resorts (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee Resort, and Snow King Resort). Find more info on Jackson Ski Resorts Here. Continue reading for our suggested Winter Vacation itinerary.
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Day 1: Arrive in Jackson, Wyoming
Depending on when you arrive in Jackson on your first day, take some time to get to know town and partake in a fun evening activity of snow tubing.
Spend the late afternoon or early evening snow tubing at Snow King Mountain.
No Reservations Necessary
Call (307)734-TUBE for details
Jackson Town Square
Dine out at one of the many amazing Jackson Hole restaurants, stroll around town square and enjoy the LED lights that line the town square trees and antler arches.
Day 2: Ski Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Start your week off with a bang by jumping into a great day of skiing at the world renowned Jackson Hole Mountain Resort a.k.a. The Village.
Ride the Bus to the Resort
Take the START bus from your nearest bus stop to Teton Village.
$3 one way
Ski Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
JHMR offers half day, full day, and multi day lift tickets, as well as ski and snowboard rentals and lessons.
Après Ski at the Mangy Moose
Enjoy a local beer and a huge plate of nachos at the Mangy Moose Saloon in the base area. Families can lounge in the restaurant side.
Sleigh Ride Dinner
Book a sleigh ride dinner for a fun evening activity. Horse drawn sleighs wind through nearby forests, leading you to a remote cabin or yurt where you'll enjoy a home cooked meal.
Book a Sleigh Ride Dinner
Day 3: Snowmobiling at Togwotee
Take a day off from skiing and head to Togwotee Pass, just northeast of Jackson, to partake in a full day of snowmobiling. Rent your own sled or join a guided trip.
Day 4: Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe in Grand Teton National Park
This is a great activity for a sunny day so that you can enjoy views of the Tetons. Rent some cross country skis or snowshoes at one of the many shops in town and then head up to the park to discover a number of winter trails below the Grand Tetons. You can join a ranger guided snowshoe tour or book a snowshoe or cross country tour with a local outfitter.
Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe in Grand Teton National Park
Tour one of the park's many winter trails on your own.
Cost: $5 (Park Winter Entrance Fee)
Find Local Rental Shops
GTNP's Cross Country Skiing Brochure (you can pick this up at the entrance station as well)
Go on a Guided Snowshoe Tour in Grand Teton National Park
GTNP offers free guided snowshoeing tours from mid-December to the end of March. Tours are free (snowshoes can be rented for $5) and begin at the Craig Thomas Discovery Center and Visitor Center in Moose, Wyoming.
Cost: $5 (Park Winter Entrance Fee)
Call (307) 739-3399
Find Other Guided Cross Country Ski Tours and Guided Snowshoe Tours
Afternoon Snack and Drink
Stop by Dornan's Pasta and Pizza in Moose, Wyoming and enjoy a local beer or glass of wine while gazing up at the Tetons through their spectacular windows.
At the Spa
Book an hour massage, facial, pedicure, or one of the many spa services offered in the area.
Day 5: Ski at Grand Targhee Resort
Head over the hill to the quiet side of the Tetons for a day of skiing at Grand Targhee, known for epic amounts of powder and its family friendly atmosphere. The skiing here is a bit mellower than at Jackson Hole, but offers great terrain for all level skiers and boarders.
Take the Targhee Ski Shuttle
Package includes transportation to and from Grand Targhee and a lift ticket.
Targhee Express Rates and Reservations
Drive Yourself and Stay the Night
If you have your own wheels, consider driving over Teton Pass (note that this is a steep high mountain pass) on your own and spend the night in Teton Valley.
Grand Targhee Lift Ticket Rates
Lodging: Find Lodging near Grand Targhee
Day 6: Dog Sled Tour to Granite Hot Springs
A unique and relaxing way to spend your last day in Jackson is to take a dog sled tour into a remote hot spring. Head south of town and enjoy a fun dog sled ride in to the remote Granite Hot Springs. Soak for a few hours and return.
Rates & Reservations
Day 7: Departure Day
National Elk Refuge
Enjoy your last day in Jackson on a Sleigh Ride through the National Elk Refuge. You'll be nestled under warm blankets on the back of a horse drawn sleigh, coming within feet of tons of wintering elk. This is an amazing experience.
Reservations Available but not Required
You will want to book your lodging well in advance, especially if you plan to visit Jackson around the holidays or over President's Day Weekend. Browse through All Jackson Lodging options here.
There are tons of restaurants in Jackson Wyoming. Take a look at Jackson Restaurant Menus Here.
Car rentals are available at the airport and in town, but you might find that you won't need a car to get around Jackson. There is a free town shuttle which offers transportation throughout town on a regular basis. It costs only $3 to ride out to Teton Village from downtown Jackson. Many companies that offer guided tours and activities (like snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and sled dog tours) offer free transportation to and from your activity of choice.
We offer a variety of winter vacation packages. View ALL Packages.