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Visiting Jackson Hole in Winter-Our Mini Ski-Cation

My first trip to Jackson Hole this winter was one to remember! I’ve heard amazing things about Jackson Hole and the Tetons and I’m so grateful I had the chance to explore and ski there this winter with my family!

I thought it would be fun to share the details of our trip in case you’re thinking of visiting Jackson Hole in winter. If you love the mouintains, then Jackson Hole is the place for you!

Where to Stay

We stayed just outside of Teton Village at a little condo we rented through VRBO. If you’re looking to save some money, I definitely recommend staying outside of the resorts and main town. It was only a 10-minute drive to Jackson Hole Resort, shops, and the main downtown area.

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What to Do

If you love to ski or snowboard, then be sure to check out Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. It’s an amazing mountain with plenty of terrain. Whether you’re more advanced or a beginner, it has slopes for all levels!

Even though we were there on a weekend in high-season, we didn’t have any trouble with crowds. The mountain is big enough and there are enough lifts that time spent in line was very minimal.

We got lucky and timed it just right with a big storm, so we had fresh powder both days we skied. It was incredible!

Downtown Jackson is a cute, charming little town with tons of fun shops and places to eat. Check out the local scene downtown at least once. It’s fun to walk around to see the shops and art. We were even lucky enough to catch a dog sled race in town one night too.

Where to Eat

There is SO much good food in Jackson. We ate at Sidewinders restaurant the first night and it was delicious. It’s your typical American, burgers and fries kind of joint and it was perfect after a long day of skiing. Do yourself a favor and try the “Sidewinders Pretzel” with mozzarella and pepperoni. It’s so dang tasty and worth the calories.

We had dinner at Thai Me Up our second night. If you love Thai, this place was modern but still had traditional Thai flavors and dishes. Super generous portions for your buck too!

What to Bring

Pack warm if you plan on visiting Jackson Hole in winter. Like most of the rocky mountain states, Wyoming is cold and dry in wintertime. Bring plenty of layers, hats, gloves, and waterproof snow boots. You’ll have a better time if you’re prepared for the weather!

Our quick weekend in Jackson Hole was short, but we had a blast. I’ve also heard Jackson Hole is incredible in the summertime with lots of hikes and outdoor activities. I hope to be back soon!

Looking for more travel guides? Check out my guide to visiting Cancun here.

Visiting Jackson Hole in Winter-what to do, where to stay, places to eat for wonderful winter vacation!

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