I recently got back from a ski trip to Jackson Hole, and I gotta tell you, it was the best vacation I’ve had in my life. We spent 5 days in the area, getting to know Teton Village and the terrain, and I can’t wait to go back. I’ve put together a quick list of things we did, places we stayed, and restaurants we tried to help you figure out how to spend your time and money if you get to visit.
To start, we stayed at Moose Creek, which is a collection of three- and four-bedroom townhouses. This is a great option for bigger groups who need a few bedrooms – even families traveling with lots of kids. It felt just like home, but there was ski-in/ski-out access via the Moose Creek chairlift and complimentary shuttle service to the base of the mountain. It was insanely convenient. Plus, it was right in Teton Village, the cutest town I’ve ever seen.
That said, downtown Jackson has an incredible collection of shops, art galleries, hotels, and historic saloons. The nightlife is surprisingly welcoming – not dull, but not crazy packed with skiers as I might expect this resort town to be.
Here are some places I’d recommend for dining….
- We ate at Corbet’s Cabin for breakfast or midday lunches most days (making breakfast at the house made the most sense, financially), but we tried to venture out for dinners.
- Osteria in Hotel Terra was an excellent meal I’d have over and over again.
- We also got margaritas at the Mangy Moose, as well as wine and small plates at Bin 22.
- We had beers at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, where there was a live bluegrass band and line-dancing.
I’ve walked you through where we ate, drank, and slept, but now I have to talk about the skiing. Absolutely world class. There are a few legendary Jackson Hole runs you have to check out, like Alta Chutes, The Hobacks, and the Cirque. We also spent a day backcountry skiing behind Jackson Hole in search of fresh powder (don’t worry, we found it). There are seven gates along the upper reaches of the resort, and Jackson Hole even provides backcountry tours if you’re uncomfortable navigating on your own. Talk about a trip to remember.
So, well, yeah. Skiing Jackson Hole was one of the best experiences of my life, and I hope everybody reading this has the opportunity to try it someday.