Any given destination is lucky to be known for having a great “season,” whether that be winter, spring, summer or fall. Yet there are very few destinations in the U.S. that can boast being excellent year-round. Jackson Hole, Wyoming is one such place.
In the summer, Jackson Hole is known for fly fishing, white water rafting, and gorgeous hiking at either of the two National Parks that are next door neighbors – Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Autumn provides a gorgeous landscape, wonderful weather, and the chance to explore sans other people. Winter, of course, is known every epic winter sport ever.
Which brings us to Spring! Spring is arguably one of the most ideal times to visit Jackson Hole, we hesitate to say “best” because, well, as mentioned, every season is incredible. As you gear up for your next big trip, whether it’s an official or unofficial spring break, weekend getaway, or a just-because type of vacation, Jackson Hole should be at the top of your destination list.
Jackson Hole Wyoming Events this Spring
As far as shredding goes, March is one of the best months in Jackson Hole! There’s still plenty of snow and snowfall, but temperatures aren’t quite as gnarly. Enjoy the sunshine and fresh powder as you ski or snowboard down the epic slopes.
Get Pumped at The Rendezvous Festival
Once a year, each March, for four days, Jackson Hole hosts the incredible Rendezvous Festival, a spring lifestyle and music festival. The legendary and historic downtown Jackson Town Square is the backdrop for the festival. Every single concert over the course of the four days is free, except the headliner – Zac Brown Band. Basically, during Rendezvous Jackson Hole is the scene of hundreds of people have a great time, surrounded by majestic mountains. It’s pretty sweet. General admission tickets to Zac Brown Band are $40, with the option for VIP tickets at an increased price. Festival goers also have the option to purchase combo concert and lift tickets at discounted rates as well.
As they say, April showers bring May flowers, well in Jackson Hole it’s more like May animal sightings. There’s no better time to be in Jackson Hole than springtime if spotting wildlife is your goal. Spring is when the animals emerge from winter hibernation. Head to Yellowstone National Park for a chance to explore without any crowds and to maybe catch a glimpse of the bison on the move, a rare treat.
To get up close to the wildlife sign up for a tour with Jackson Hole Eco Tour Wildlife Adventures. Opt for a half or full-day wildlife tour with a professional wildlife guide. The folks at JH Eco Tours are Jackson Hole locals and are more than well-acquainted with the animals and where to find them. Not to mention they’re experts in Teton Valley biology and ecology.
Tube Like a King, at Snow King Mountain
There are more than a few ways to whiz down a snowy mountain, and by far one of the most fun is on a tube. Right next door to Snow King Mountain ski resort is Snow King Mountain Tube Park. Grab the entire group, or go alone, either way, tubing down Snow King Mountain just might be the highlight of your trip.
White-Water Rafting Season Opening
Early May is when the white-water rafting season begins. If you plan your trip to Jackson Hole for early May, not only will you have the national parks to yourself, but you’ll also get a chance to raft without the huge summer crowds. Even if you the wild ride of rafting doesn’t appeal to you, there are plenty of calm, scenic floats you can take instead, a peaceful and beautiful way to enjoy the fresh green landscape.
Between concerts, skiing, tubing, wildlife watching, rafting, and much more, the adventures are endless in Jackson Hole. No matter which season you’re able to visit, your experience will be incredible. If you’ve yet to decide where to visit for this year’s spring break or getaway, then we highly recommend considering Jackson Hole. Furthermore, the iconic Snow King Resort is offering a special package for the Rendezvous Festival, which can be viewed here. Wherever you choose to go, we’d like to wish you a happy spring!