The ultimate ski adventure: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is one of the most treasured ski destinations in the world.

If you’re looking for a ski adventure, the resort’s outstanding powder, steep terrain and impressive lift infrastructure will deliver.

Not to mention Jackson Hole has the longest continuous vertical rise of any ski area in the U.S., rising 1261 metres from the valley floor to the top of Rendezvous Mountain.

The Aerial Tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
The Aerial Tram (aka the Red Heli) © Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

The Aerial Tram – also known as ‘The Red Heli’ – will transport you (and up to 99 others) all 1261 vertical metres in just nine minutes.

Jackson Hole will be the highlight of every skier’s travels no matter their age or ability. Of its 133 trails 50 per cent are expert runs, 40 per cent are intermediate and 10 per cent are beginner.

Getting to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

You’ll find Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming in the shadow of the Grand Teton. The base area of the resort, Teton Village is 19 km northwest of the town of Jackson Wyoming. There is an airport at Jackson, with domestic flights from various major US cities.

Accomodation

Jackson Hole Mountain offers a wide variety of accommodations. They can all be booked at Jackson Hole Central Reservations, which offers flexible cancellation policies in the event changing plans.

From motels, cabins, hotels, inns, lodges, full-service luxury resorts, condominiums and vacation homes you will be sure to find accomodation that suits your group, budget and style

Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

Slopeside to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, this AAA Four Diamond Lodge offers a mix of guest rooms and one, two or three bedroom suites. Each suite is outfitted with state of the art kitchens, stone fireplaces, terraces, and jetted tubs.

Enjoy a 16,000-square foot, three-story spa, fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools, indoor and rooftop hot tubs, and Spur Restaurant & Bar led by renowned Chef Kevin Humphreys.

Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa bi-level master bedroom with king bed © Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

The Cloudveil

The Cloudveil, infused with mountain elegance and providing unparalleled service, is the only hotel on the Jackson Town Square.  The full-service luxury property offers 100 exquisite guests rooms and suites, a European bistro-style restaurant and bar, a pool, hot tub, and expansive roof-top sun deck overlooking the mountains.

The Cloudveil’s interior embodies Jackson Hole’s awe-inspiring natural setting and Western heritage. Rooted in the heart of the Jackson Hole valley The Cloudveil is a gateway to limitless adventures year-round. The property’s location offers easy access to the surrounding majestic mountain ranges and vibrancy of Jackson’s culture.

Wort Hotel

Wort Hotel was recently presented the Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Award and the AAA Four-Diamond Award. It has a prime downtown location just steps from Jackson’s Town Square with the finest galleries, boutiques, restaurants and shops. Expect complimentary private ski shuttles and ski valet.

Authentic Western charm and uncompromised personal service is on brand for the Wort Hotel. It is the only lodging in Jackson Hole to feature as one of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America.

Winter at the Wort Hotel © Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Choose between deluxe room accommodations or one of the Wort Hotel’s stylised custom suites.  Conveniently located, the Wort Hotel is a short drive from the National Elk Refuge, Grand Teton National Park and Teton Village.

Continuum

In the heart of Teton Village, Continuum, is the perfect home base for a year-round mountain adventure. 

Continuum has brought a new breed of hotel into the area with 90 rooms and lofts that are modern, stylish and comfortable. Additionally, the hotel offers an outdoor heated pool, hot tub, bar and grill. The social hub of Teton Village is the perfect base for guests looking to take in all of the adventures Jackson Hole has to offer. 

What is there to do?

At Jackson Hole there’s more to do than just skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re visiting in the winter or summer there are a bunch of other activities you can get involved in to make your trip extra special.

Winter activities

Snowshoe beneath the majestic Teton peaks and explore the tranquility of Grand Teton National Park. On the way, look for animals, their tracks and signs.

Soar high above Jackson Hole when you tandem paraglide with a professional pilot from Jackson Hole Paragliding. That means there is no experience necessary to fly.

Paragliding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Soar way above Jackson Hole © Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Travel along the powder differently on a Mountain Bike tour of Grand Teton National Park or National Elk Refuge. If you feel like exploring at your own pace, fat bike rentals are available.

Imagine taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride among an elk herd numbering in the thousands. From mid-December to early April elks migrate to the National Elk Refuge. Horse drawn rides are available to the public for a unique wildlife viewing experience.

Take your ski adventure to new heights with heli-skiing. The premier Heli-Skiing company offers a personalised service that takes small groups to always untracked powder snow and lets them explore the five mountain ranges surrounding Jackson Hole.

Summer activities

Wyoming is the cowboy state, so embrace the location by enjoying the local’s favourite past time – horseback riding. Enjoy a beautiful ride up the mountain, through the trees, followed by a meadow ride. The experience is suitable for any ability including children ages 6 and up to ride and parent-lead pony rides for children under 6. 

Go on a fishing trip to Jackson Hole’s best waters including in Grand Teton National Park. Experienced guides will take you to areas loaded with majestic scenery and wildlife while also training you whether you’re an expert or first-time angler.

Catch a line © Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Golfing in the Tetons is a relaxing way to spend a morning or afternoon while on vacation in Jackson Hole. Play world renowned courses in either Idaho or Wyoming.

Fly 2232 metres above over Jackson Hole in a four-seat Cessna Hawk XP or an eight-seat Cessna Turbo Stationer 8. A scenic plane tour is the perfect family or romantic activity to round off your Jackson Hole stay.

Where to eat at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort?

Mountain Base Dining

RPK 3 is the newest slope-side dining establishment in Teton Village. It’s adjacent to the Aerial Tram and offers fast tasty lunch classics all day for the active summer lifestyle. The eclectic menu is sure to satisfy a wide variety of appetites with fresh, flavourful food and beverages. Open 11am-6pm.

RPK 3 slopeside dining © Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Enjoy toasted bagels, breakfast burritos, designer wrap sandwiches, espressos and coffees at Café 6311. You will find it on the ground floor of the Bridger Center.

On-Mountain Dining

A groomed-yet-lively dining experience at the top of the Bridger Gondola awaits. Piste Mountain Bistro will please everybody from the gourmet hound to the secret fast-food junkie. Be warned: You will want to return to for lunch and dinner.

The entryway of Piste Mountain Bistro is complete with a cozy fire and opens into a friendly bar scene with the best views of the valley with floor-to-ceiling windows. The finest servers welcome you for lunch daily and dinner Thursday through Saturday, with expanded nights during holidays. First seating is at 6 pm.

You will be back for more at Piste Mountain Bistro © Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

The Bridger Restaurant features individual serving stations that offer fresh soups and salads, a variety of Asian delights, hand-carved roasts and gourmet grill meals. It offers a large, open floor plan and indoor seating for 150 people floor-to-ceiling picture windows and an attached south-facing deck. The area is complwith a permanent barbecue station and full-service bar.

Whether you need a delicious snack to pack in your backpack or prefer to take in mountain views over a hot slice of Sicilian pizza, Off-Piste is the place for you. The market offers a full espresso bar, gourmet food, beer, wine and small essentials such as sunscreen, batteries and even phone-charging stations. Find it in the Rendezvous Lodge at the top of the Bridger Gondola.

For grab’n’go items, world-famous waffles and boundless views head to Corbet’s Cabin at the top of Rendezvous Mountain.

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