Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is one of the few places in the United States that provides fantastic events and attractions all year long. However, the true beauty of Wyoming shines through in the winter months, when visitors can experience rare wildlife and unbelievable scenery like never before. Diverse geography and terrain make Jackson Hole winter activities some of the very best in the country.
Awesome Jackson Hole Winter Activities
When planning your visit to Jackson Hole this winter, stay with us at the Bentwood Inn. Our elegant and comfortable rooms provide some of the best lodging available in the area. After you book your stay, get your snowshoes ready! Here are our top 3 Jackson Hole winter activities to try this year.
With a ton of heart-pumping, exciting winter activities to choose from, Jackson Hole is a skier’s dream come true! Try alpine skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, cross-country skiing at Teton Pines XC Ski Center, or even take a backcountry skiing tour with Exum Mountain Guide Service. For the true adrenaline junkie, try heli-skiing, where you’ll be airlifted by helicopter to the top of the mountain and can ski down trails that have been touched by very few before you. You’ll ski through vast open bowls, down steep chutes, and into incredible forests during this unique experience.
2. The National Elk Refuge
In the winter, thousands of breathtaking elk can be seen roaming and feeding on natural vegetation in the National Elk Refuge as they migrate into the area. The migration can sometimes take several months as this magnificent creature travels for miles to get to its winter habitat. The circle of life is easy to see during this season, as old or sick elk begin to die off and become food for coyotes, wolves, eagles, and ravens. Guests are welcome to experience the animals in their natural state for a trip that they won’t ever forget.
For a once-in-a-lifetime winter activity, take a winter safari tour with Backcountry Safaris. During their sunrise & sunset tours, you’ll be able to see amazing wildlife that roam Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge. Bison, elk, moose, and even bald eagles have been spotted by guests during these prime touring hours. Or, take an 8-hour wildlife tour in the Tetons, where you’ll have a continental breakfast and gourmet picnic lunch in between incredible animal sightings. You’ll see stunning scenery, visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and even enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride. No matter which safari you choose, you’ll create unbelievable memories.
Start Planning Your Trip!
If you’re looking for a fantastic winter adventure for you and your family, look no further than Jackson Hole. Our wide variety of activities and events offer something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood to relax amongst wildlife or to get your blood pumping with some outdoor recreation, Jackson Hole has you covered! For more ideas on things to do when visiting Jackson Hole this winter, be sure to download our free vacation guide! It’s full of awesome ideas on how to make your stay in Wyoming one you’ll never forget.
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