Off The Slopes
Jackson Hole is renowned as being home to one of the best ski resorts in the U.S. for its extreme terrain and annual snowfall, but the Valley is chock full of other incredible winter adventures that you would be remiss to pass up. Our Pathfinders compiled their top non-skiing winter activities in Jackson Hole below, so be sure and schedule a day off the mountain to take in these adventures.
Glide through the forest along a groomed trail on a sled pulled by beautiful authentic Alaskan racing sled dogs. Jackson Hole Sled Dog Tours provides a truly memorable experience through the wilderness. Full day and half day trips are available. Book the Granite Hot Springs tour and enjoy a backcountry over-snow excursion that delivers you to the hot springs for the most unforgettable experience.
Experience the adrenaline-laced thrill of driving a snowmobile through the snowy landscape of Yellowstone, Grand Teton and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. In the deep winter, ride trails through Yellowstone and see the sights blanketed in white – including Old Faithful. As winter turns to spring, there are awe-inspiring trips through the National Forest that deliver impeccable views. Scenic Safaris brings excitement and adventure to your winter getaway, whether you prefer a guided tour or exploring on your own. Their experienced staff make sure that you are trained and have the confidence to enjoy your drive on the well groomed trails. Passengers 10 years old and up are welcome.
Take a winter fat bike ride on the less traveled roads in Grand Teton National Park and experience the incredible winter wonderland with awe-inspiring views of the snow-capped Teton Range and spot winter wildlife. Teton Mountain Bike Tours offers Winter Guided Fat Bike Tours as well as fat bike rentals for you to take on your own excursion.
Glide beside Jackson’s famous elk antler arches and beneath the rotating Million Dollar Cowboy Bar sign every evening during the winter season as the town square is converted to a festive outdoor ice rink. Just steps from our doors, this fun and memorable winter activity is free to Cloudveil guests when showing their room key.
Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing
The snowy landscape and quiet calm await with a nordic skiing or snowshoeing excursion. Beautifully groomed trails and pristine backcountry offer the perfect way to explore at a slower pace and take it all in. Wildlife tracks and photo-worthy vistas await along these meditative journeys. Whether for leisure, moderate or aerobic interests, Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures offers full and half day tours including a local naturalist guide who will take you on a cross country skiing or snowshoeing trip over snow covered meadows and through forested trees.
Sleigh Ride Through The National Elk Refuge
Is there anything more winter-esque than a magical sleigh ride? These National Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides are of the most talked-about activities around, and for good reason. As you sit cozy under a thick blanket, a horse-drawn sleigh will take you through one of the largest elk herds on earth, providing perfect photo and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Winter Wildlife Safaris
Guided winter wildlife safaris are the perfect way to see wildlife in their natural, snowy habitat as an experienced guide educates you on the area, history and more. Stay warm and cozy in the comfort of a plush van as you navigate and track some of Jackson’s most iconic wildlife. Jackson Hole Eco Tours offers an array of winter wildlife safaris to fit your interests and schedule. Explore areas of the region you may never have seen before, against a backdrop of pristine winter wonderland and the opportunity to spot plenty of wildlife.