Once the colder months start approaching, many tourists search for things to do in Jackson Hole in winter. Because the area is such a tourist hub for skiers and snow lovers, it’s not hard to find fun things to do. However, if you’re not big on skiing, or you’re in the mood to spice things up, then there are plenty of activities available in the area.
In this blog, we highlight the top nine things to do in Jackson Hole in winter. This list offers something fun for all ages, so the whole family can enjoy.
Things To Do in Jackson Hole in Winter
1. Shred the Slopes
Jackson Hole is notorious for its amazing ski and snowboarding slopes. With over 500 inches of snowfall per year, it’s no wonder that people love the perfectly powdered mountains. People also travel from all over to ski the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort because of the easy terrain and stunning backcountry views and open space.
2. Enjoy a Dog Sled Tour
Mush with a team of Alaskan sled dogs across some of the most tranquil and gorgeous countryside locations. During your ride through the wilderness, you’ll be able to see local wildlife including elk, moose, deer, bighorn sheep, wolves, birds of prey and more. There are both full and half day tours available. During the full day tour, you’ll get to stop for a warm lunch and a dip in the Granite Hot Springs.
3. Take a Sleigh Ride
Cozy up with your family and loved ones on a seasonal sleigh ride. Not only will you get the chance to enjoy the winter scenery, but you’ll also get into the holiday spirit. Jackson Hole also offers National Elk Refuge sleigh rides where you take a horse-drawn carriage to see the elk in their natural habitat. Just remember to bundle up for the occasion since you’ll be on an open sleigh.
Snowmobiling is a fun way to tour the gorgeous winter wonderland that Wyoming has to offer. There are many snowmobile tours that allow you to explore Yellowstone National Park, Gros Ventre Range, Greys River and more. Plus you can ride to some hot springs and take a much-needed dip to warm up.
5. Tube Down the Mountain
Snow Tubing Parks offers a fun, affordable way to enjoy the snow. If you’re in need of an exhilarating experience, then tubing down the mountain is the right choice for you. Plus it’s made easy so the whole family can join. You just take a chairlift to the top of the mountain, then slide down on an inflatable tube.
6. Tour the National Parks
Many people know Jackson Hole for the nearby National Parks, including Yellowstone, Grand Teton and the National Elk refuge. However, many people don’t realize you can visit these parks all year round. Even though they close to the public, you can take a winter tour through these natural wonders while staying warm on a snowcoach (specialized passenger transport vehicle).
7. Ride the Gondola
Want to see some of the best views in Jackson Hole? A gondola or tram ride will take you to the top of the mountain so you can get a panoramic view of Jackson Hole and the Teton Mountains. This is a fun and easy way to get the best views while staying warm and bundled up.
8. Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski
Do you want an alternative to skiing and snowboarding? Try snowshoeing or cross country skiing instead. There are plenty of snow covered trails that offer peaceful nature views filled with wildlife. Not to mention, it’s a great way to exercise and get those endorphins flowing.
9. Soak in the Spa
There are a variety of spas and resorts in the Jackson Hole area that offer a place to relax, unwind and detox. Whether you’re in need of a facial and restorative treatment or a full body massage and guided yoga, the spas in Jack Hole have got you covered.
Book a Rafting Trip for Summer
Once things start to warm up in Jackson Hole, there are many more activities available such as hiking, fishing and of course, whitewater rafting. If you’re interested in visiting Jackson Hole in the summer, then book your raft trip today!