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. Continue reading for our suggested Winter Vacation itinerary.
- Lodging - Book lodging well in advance, especially if you plan to visit Jackson around the holidays or over President's Day Weekend. Browse through Jackson Lodging Options.
- Transportation - Car Rentals are available at the airport and in town. There is a town shuttle which offers free transportation throughout town on a regular basis and to/from Teton Village for $3.
Full Day Suggestions
Ski Jackson Hole
Spend an entire day skiing the world renowned steeps and deeps at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort a.k.a. The Village. Half day, full day, and multi day lift tickets, as well as ski and snowboard rentals and lessons are available. The START bus offers transportation to/from Teton Village and downtown Jackson for $3 each way. Apres Ski at the Mangy Moose, right at the base of the resort.
Ski Grand Targhee
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 mellower than Jackson Hole, but offers great terrain for all level skiers and boarders.
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.
Dog Sled Tour to Granite Hot Springs
A unique and relaxing way to spend a day, take a dog sled tour into a remote hot spring, located south of town.
Half Day Suggestions
Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides
Take 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.
Reservations Available but not Required.
Massages, Manicures, and More
Book an hour massage, facial, pedicure, or one of the many spa services offered in the area.
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 Rental Shops in town and then head up to the park to discover a number of winter trails below the Grand Tetons (GTNP's Cross Country Skiing Brochure). GTNP offers free guided snowshoeing tours from mid-December to the end of March (Call 307-739-3399 for reservations). Alternatively you can book a snowshoe or cross country tour with a local outfitter.
Spend the late afternoon or early evening snow tubing at Snow King Mountain.
No reservations necessary.
Located at the base of Snow King Mountain.
Call 307-734-TUBE for hours and details.
Sleigh Ride Dinner
This fun evening activity includes a horse drawn sleigh ride through nearby forests, leading you to a remote cabin or yurt where you'll enjoy a tasty meal.
Jackson Town Square
Stroll around town square and enjoy the LED lights that line the town square trees and antler arches.
There are tons of restaurants in Jackson Wyoming.
We offer a variety of winter vacation packages. View ALL Packages.