Skiing is the main attraction in Jackson Hole, for good reason. Riders from all over the world descend upon its rugged terrain for the longest continuous vertical rise of any ski area in the U.S.
But, hey, skiing is not the only reason to enjoy this stunning valley. So, if skiing is not your jam, don’t take Jackson off of your winter vacation list. There are so many other winter sports to enjoy. In fact, Jackson can offer just about anything you can think of including dog sledding, wildlife tours, and snow tubing. If you’d rather stay indoors, how about some shopping therapy or a day at the spa? Jackson truly does offer something for everyone, even in the throes of winter.
What to do in Jackson Hole
With a record breaking snowfall of 11 feet in the first two weeks of January, there is good reason Jackson is well known for skiing (average snowfall in January is typically about 84″). Surrounded by mountains the slopes are perfectly ready and waiting all winter long.
If you are looking to slow down your ski experience a bit, you could don a set of cross country skis and trek across the landscape. Be on the lookout for moose, fox, or deer.
Up for an adventure? Heliskiing will get your heart pumping! For experts only, this sport is as extreme as it gets. Get dropped off atop a fresh mountain and carve your own way down.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE ….
Winter sports, that is.
If skiing is a little too much for the kids, how about an afternoon tubing? The tubing slopes are nicely groomed and easy to maneuver for young and old.
Want the thrill of downhill without donning the skis or boards? Then, the Winter Cowboy Coaster may just very well be for you. You’ll fly past skiers and snowboarders, descending the equivalent of a 45-story building, through almost a mile of loops, curves and hairpin turns.
Love to explore on foot? Snowshoeing is just like taking a hike only with different shoes. It really is amazing what you can see when you ramble through the hills and valleys. Endless wildlife mixed with freshly fallen snow and a crystal blue sky is good to boost the spirits and refresh the soul.
Looking for a little more horsepower? Blaze new trails in a snowmobile. Choose to take a short jaunt or pack some miles in your day and really explore the area.
SPA WITH A VIEW
If you haven’t visited hot springs in the winter, maybe it’s time to live it up a little. The contrast between warm and cold is a one-of-a-kind, invigorating experience you won’t soon forget. Soothe sore muscles, relax your body and simply take in the surroundings from a natural pool. Plan to make a day of it though, because the only access is either by snowmobile or dog sled team.
If you prefer to enjoy the view from the other side of the glass, pamper yourself with a day at the spa. Watch the activities and enjoy the stunning outdoor views while enjoying a relaxing massage. Freshen up your hairstyle or pretty up your toes with a pedicure.
Breathtaking scenery, luxurious accommodations, outdoor adventure, and indoor rejuvenation; all await you in Jackson Wyoming. Snow King Resort can help you plan your stay down to the most minute detail. Give them a call and plan your winter getaway soon, before winter gives way to spring!
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