Jackson Hole for Non-Skiers
7 Things to Do This Winter
Not everyone dreams of hitting the slopes or cutting through fresh powder. After all, gliding down the side of a mountain may sound like a dream, but that’s before you pile on the gear and pay for the lift ticket. Though Jackson Hole is certainly paradise for skiers and snowboarders, that doesn’t mean it’ll be a lost cause for the less slope-inclined.
Warm up in a nearby hot spring. Peruse art and artifacts depicting local wildlife. Plunge down a hill on a snow tube. Or simply bask in the winter wonderland that is Jackson Hole in the winter.
Tour a National Park
Contrary to popular belief, national parks don't close in the winter! Though you'll want to check road conditions before you go, you can also take the guess work out of it by booking a tour. Embark on a sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge, hop aboard a snowcoach in Yellowstone, or venture out on a safari in Grand Teton.
Visit a Wildlife Art Museum
There's more than one way to get up close and personal with local wildlife. Skip the back country encounters and head to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. The museum's mission is to "enrich and inspire," which it achieves throuhg a collection of over 5,000 catalogued works of art overlooking the National Elk Refuge.
Go Snow Tubing
Leave the bulky ski and snowboard gear behind for this slide down the slopes. Rent a tube and hook up to the rope pull for a ride up to the top of the hill. Plunge down, full speed ahead. Repeat. And the best part? You can enjoy all the fun of the slopes while you leave bindings and lift passes behind.
Revel in Snow King's Winter Wonderland
Cozy up with those closest to you at Snow King's own Winter Wonderland. Snow King, and Jackson Hole along with it, will transform with festive, holiday spirit. Unplug and hone in on the true holiday spirit, from cookie decorating to snowman building.
Get Higher in the Aerial Tram
Turns out lifts aren't just for skiers and snowboards. Get a little air of your own with Jackson Hole's aerial tram. Let the so-called "Big Red" whisk you 4,000 feet into air up to the mountain's summit. Take in the views, snap some scenic photos, and even dig into gourmet waffles.
Go Ice Skating in Town Square
Hit the ice in downtown Jackson Hole. Glide around the rink beneath twinkly Christmas lights. Whether you're still working on getting your legs under you or you've moved onto mastering jumps, ice skating is a beloved winter pasttime in Jackson Hole. Stop by the rink in downtown or at the rodeo grounds.
Soak in the Hot Springs
Warm up at nearby Astoria Hot Springs. Though other hot springs near Jackson Hole will have you skiing or snowboarding in, Astoria offers all the benefits of a hot springs without heading into the back country. Immerse yourself in one of their three hot Meadow Pools or the quiet and serene Waterfall Pool.
'Tis the Season for Snow King
From wildlife floats to skiing and snow tubing, there's plenty to do to unplug and take it easy in wonderful Wyoming. Cozy up by the fire in between snowy adventures as you enjoy everything Jackson Hole and Snow King have to offer.
Our Winter Offers:
- Early Bird Special
- 4th Night Free
- AND special rates for mountain states