One of our favorite Jackson Hole, Wyoming activities in the winter is skiing. The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort hosts some of the best powder skiing in the world! However, it is not just a world class ski destination. At the mountain you can find premier dining, shopping, and events.
We here at the Inn on the Creek love sharing Jackson! Here are our recommendations for a day of skiing, dining, and play at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Once you have had a hearty breakfast, take the Teton Village Shuttle (Blue Line) pickup just outside the entrance of the Inn. This drops off right at the base of the Aerial Tram and the main ticket windows. (Local’s tip – head up the hill to the right to a second set of quieter ticket windows). Once you have your tickets/pass, head up the hill. Look to the right towards Bridger Gondola, Sweetwater Gondola, and the Apres Vous lift. On your way, look for the Mountain Hosts in red coats to chat about mountain conditions. On a busy day, take the new Sweetwater Gondola which drops you off at the base of the Casper chairlift. This a great mid-mountain spot to get your legs under you. Additionally, you have the options to either head to the East or West sides of the resort.
After your morning turns, head down the hill to the Teton Mountain Lodge’s Spur Restaurant. The menu has something for everyone. Executive Chef Kevin Humphrey’s has won our local newspaper’s “Best Chef” award 9 years in a row. A few of our staff favorites are the bacon bloody mary, the Carter Country Burger utilizing local Wyoming beef (one of the best burgers in the valley), and the tuna poke tacos.
At the end of your ski day, swing by the Mangy Moose. This is one of the first bars in Teton Village and still has some of the best live music around. Enjoy a local brew from Snake River Brewing or Grand Teton Brewing and a few apres ski bites.
Once the family’s finished a delicious breakfast at the Inn on the Creek, take the Teton Village Shuttle (Blue Line) pickup just outside the entrance of the Inn. This will drop off right at the base of the Aerial Tram and the main ticket windows.
Bypass the crowds at the base and bring the family up the Sweetwater Gondola, which has a line for those heading up to the Kids Ranch and Sports school drop off without the need for a ticket. Once at the Solitude Station – the sports school complex – have the kids take advantage of one of the many different options offered by the Kids Ranch or set up a family lesson. Any extra gear needed can be rented here as well. If the parents decide to head off separately, don’t miss out on the $10 one hour demo station at the base of Casper chairlift. This is a great way to try a few new skis.
At lunch, head over to Il Villagio Osteria for a relaxing family meal. Don’t let the fact it is one of the top Italian restaurants at the mountain scare you away! It has great options for kids such as pizzas, paninis, and pastas galore, not to mention a great family friendly casual lunch environment. Additionally, right outside its doors is the new Teton Village commons skating rink, which is perfect to wear out those kids.
Once you have finished the ski day, swing over to the Four Seasons for the weekly Wednesday Raptor night. This will delight the family with these incredible birds of prey. Head back to Jackson for a quick bite in town before a sound night of sleep at the Inn.
After fueling up with an Inn on the Creek breakfast, take the Teton Village Shuttle (Blue Line) pickup just outside the entrance of the Inn and get dropped off right at the base of the Aerial Tram and the main ticket windows. Bypass the crowds and head up the Sweetwater Gondola to the Solitude Station to set up a lesson and any rentals needed. As an added perk, lunch is included with your rental.
At the end of your day head down to the tram base to RPK3, the newest slope-side dining establishment for a few Apres Ski treats and drinks. Stick around for Music under the Tram, a great free Spring music concert, located at the mountain. Head on back to the Inn to soak those tired legs in one of our soothing jetted Jacuzzi tubs.