To ski or not to ski… It’s no question that Jackson Hole is one of the country’s top downhill ski destinations, but that’s certainly not the only thing to do here. If you find yourself worn out from hitting the slopes, or if you’re just looking for something different to do, we’ve put together a list of some excellent off-day activities for you and your family or friends.
Snowshoeing & Cross-Country Skiing
Showcasing unforgettable vistas, the Teton Park Road is one of our favorite places to go snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter — open from the Taggart Lake Trailhead to the Signal Mountain Lodge. It’s closed to traffic from November 1 to April 30, so it’s all yours to enjoy. We also highly recommend Turpin Meadow Ranch for cross-country skiing.
Snowshoe & Cross-Country Ski Rental Locations in Jackson
- JD High Country Outfitters
50 E Broadway Ave, Jackson, WY 83001
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- Teton Backcountry Rentals
565 N Cache St #1, Jackson, WY 83001
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- Skinny Skis
65 W Deloney Ave, Jackson, WY 83001
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Give your knees a rest and take the younger ones tubing at Snow King Mountain Resort!
Experience the remarkable beauty of the Tetons on a horse-drawn sleigh. Spring Creek Ranch, Mill Iron Ranch, and the National Elk Refuge all offer exciting sleigh rides for the whole family. Book your ride today!
Hit the powder on a thrilling snowmobile tour! Learn more about Jackson Hole snowmobile tour groups and the best destinations for scenery (and speed!) at jacksonholewy.com.
Wildlife Scenic Tours
One of our favorite ways to explore and photograph the Jackson Hole area is on a wildlife scenic tour. We recommend booking yours with Wildlife EcoTour Adventures or Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris — each offers half-day, full-day, and multi-day trips based on your interests. Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris even offers door-to-door pickup service and lunch at Palate at the National Museum of Wildlife Art!
Enjoy exclusive Outpost benefits with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris:
- To receive 5% off, use code 5JHOUTPOST at checkout.
Want to get a workout in, but don’t feel like bundling up to go out? Pursue is an excellent local fitness studio for yoga, spin, strength training, and more — plus, they offer single-day passes for visitors.
Or maybe you’d just like to sit back and relax? There’s simply nothing better than a spa day at the Four Seasons.
Eat, Drink & Go Shopping
There’s no shortage of delicious places to grab something to eat or drink in Jackson Hole, and the shopping options are almost endless. To make it easy for you, here’s a list of some of our top picks:
Corsa at the Caldera House Hotel is a beautiful family-style Italian restaurant with perfect Neopolitan-style pizzas. Also at the hotel is Southcable Cafe, a casual spot to grab a cup of coffee or even a beer.
Teton Thai is a casual go-to for authentic Thai food — and if the sun is out, the patio is fantastic!
Need some new gear? We suggest stopping by Stio, a great locally-owned shop for outdoor apparel.
Belle Cose is a charming boutique at the Four Seasons that offers a bit of everything, from home accessories to clothing to jewelry.
Looking for a laid-back place to relax and get a beer? The local brewery scene in Jackson is top-notch. We suggest checking out what’s on tap at Snake River Brewing Co. and Roadhouse.
Not only does Snake River Roasting Co. serve great coffee (get the Claus Latte), but they also have a dynamite breakfast and lunch menu (the Bison Sausage Breakfast Sandwich is a must-have).
Take It All In
From breathtaking views to authentic local culture, Jackson Hole has something for everyone to enjoy.
Ever had a waffle at 10,000 feet? You need to. Grab your family and friends and take the aerial tram up to the top of Rendezvous Mountain at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Top of the World Waffles at Corbet’s Cabin is essential.
We also recommend taking the gondola up to the top of Snow King Mountain for a drink and a snack at the Panorama House. The view is spectacular!
If you’re in the mood for a quiet retreat, these local galleries will satisfy your artistic appetite:
Specializing in modern and contemporary art, the Tayloe Piggott Gallery showcases a variety of unique works by remarkable artists.
MANGELSEN – Images of Nature Gallery features a selection of stunning images of the wild by Thomas D. Mangelsen.
Just north of town overlooking the National Elk Refuge is the National Museum of Wildlife Art, showcasing “…more than 5,000 artworks representing wild animals from around the world.” It features pieces by Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Robert Kuhn, John James Audubon, Carl Rungius, and more.
Your Perfect Getaway
Wherever your off-the-mountain adventures take you, we’re here to make sure your stay in Jackson Hole is unforgettable. Book your vacation rental today!