There is so much more to do in Jackson Hole than just ski! Please read on for the Inn on the Creek’s recommendations for Jackson Hole Winter Activities. The Inn on the Creek staff is happy to answer any and all questions that will steer you to the right activity. But the most important recommendation we can make is to plan ahead. Due to the popularity of many of these activities (i.e. dog sledding) advanced reservations are necessary.
This MUST DO activity is a great way to start off your vacation. Viewing the Jackson Hole wildlife in the winter is a thrill! Take a sunrise, sunset or full day tour of the area and its wildlife. A Naturalist will educate you on the geology and ecosystem, including how the animals survive the harsh winters. We recommend taking these tours early in your trip to get a good lay of the land and to become knowledgeable about the area.
Eco Tours Adventures – (307) 690 – 9533 The delightful guides will educate you on the area and make sure you have an enjoyable, fun tour. Definitely, not to be missed!
Enjoy one of the many adventurous snowmobile tours offered throughout the valley. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of winter in Yellowstone, cruise the Continental Divide or ride out to Granite Hot Springs. The majority of these guided tours run for a full day with a lunch included. Most trips start in mid-December and are offered daily until the end of March.
Scenic Safaris – 888-734-8898 or (307) 733-6850 Offers tours through Yellowstone to Old Faithful or the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone (12-14 hour tour) or a tour into the Gros Ventre Mountains (8-9 hour tour).
Dogsledding through the snowy terrain of the area is a terrific way to see this winter wonderland. It’s a real treat to see the dogs work as a team and their incredible speed. Choose to sled out to an amazing hot springs or along the Continental Divide on a half or full day tour with trips starting in December and running till April.
Continental Divide Dog Sled Adventures– (307) 455-3052
With 3 ski areas located less than an hour drive from the Inn, you can ski for days without repeating a run. Named #1 ski area in North America in 2015, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is only a short shuttle ride away. JHMR has world-class terrain and over 450” of average snow fall for your skiing pleasure. Once your ski legs are done hit up the many fun après ski bars. Visible from our front door, Snow King Resort is our town hill and is celebrating their 77th year of operation. They offer night skiing 5 days a week. Over Teton Pass, Grand Targhee Ski Area has short lift lines and deep powder.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort-1-888-DEEP-SNO
Grand Targhee Mountain Resort- 1-800-TARGHEE
Many miles of trails in the area offer great Nordic skiing. If you’re new to the sport head out to Teton Pines for an introductory lesson or take a guided trip with Hole Hiking Experience. Some of our favorite trails are along the Snake River in Wilson, up Cache Creek in the Bridger-Teton National Park, and through Grand Teton National Park. Grab rental gear at Skinny Skies just around the corner from the Inn.
Teton Pines – (307) 733-1733
JHNordic.com is a terrific website for information on the trails in the area including the grooming report.
Skinny Skies Rental Shop – 307.733.6094
Head over to Snow King Resort or Grand Targhee Mountain Resort for this family fun activity. Feel like a kid again as you slide down the mountain on your tube. Rent the tube by the hour from 2pm to 7pm December through March.
Snow King Mountain– (307) 201-KING About a mile and half from the Inn. This tubing hill is located at the ski area in the town of Jackson.
Grand Targhee Mountain Resort – 1-800-TARGHEE About an 1 hour and 15 minute drive from the Inn.
See the first national park covered in snow via a snowmobile or snow coach (an over snow passenger van). The full day tours to Old Faithful or the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone with many stops on the way. Learn about the winter environment and how the animals survive this challenging season.
Take the sleigh ride on the National Elk Refuge and get up close to a large elk herd. These hour long tours are led by a knowledgeable guide and offer amazing scenic views. Or try a dinner sleigh ride that starts with a beautiful ride through a scenic setting south of town, and finishes with a delicious T-bone steak or chicken dinner.
Mill Iron Ranch – 888-808-6390
Snowshoeing is a great activity for one and all and a terrific way to get out and explore. Snowshoes can be rented inexpensively at various locations in town. Grand Teton National Park offers ranger led tours Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday or head out with Hole Hiking Experience on one of their guided tours.
The Hole Hiking Experience – (866) 733-4453 or (307) 690-4453