Snow is on the mountains and a chill in the air. Jackson Hole is starting to buzz in anticipation of the first turns and winter storms of the season! On Thanksgiving and the days following, there are plenty of fun and festive Jackson Hole winter activities to enjoy. Here are a few of our favorites!
For those that want to earn their turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving, there is the 25th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. This 5k race starts at the Teton County Rec Center and winds its way through downtown Jackson. St. John’s Medical Center hosts the Turkey Trot every year in honor of diabetes awareness month.
On Friday evening from 5pm-7pm the Chamber of Commerce hosts the Town Square Lighting. The town wraps the famous antler arches and trees on the Town Square in thousands of twinkle lights. When they are lit, it is a sight to behold! The event includes hot chocolate, cookies, and holiday music. The night wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Santa Claus, himself. The Town Square Lighting is a local-favorite event, and not to be missed!
Friday, November 24, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village will open for its winter season. The upper mountain is filling in nicely with 100 inches of snowfall and a 50 inch base at the top of the mountain already this fall. Terrain is likely to be limited when they initially open, as is typical with early season conditions. Everyone expects it to fill in fast and be a great season based on what we’ve experienced so far!
Snow King Mountain, in the town of Jackson, is planning on opening for the winter ski season the following Saturday, December 2. They are ramping up their snow making at night, when temperatures allow. During the winter season they also have activities like the Cowboy Coaster and King Snow Tubing. These activities will open later in mid-December.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching, which means the start of winter in Jackson Hole. Come visit us at Inn on the Creek and check out some of these fun Jackson Hole winter activities for yourself!