Seven Things To Love About Jack­son Hole

A snow hol­i­day at Jack­son Hole in Wy­oming com­bines awe­some snow with a serv­ing of the Old West and a dash of Yel­low­stone.

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1 The ski­ing and snow­board­ing

Jack­son Hole, Wy­oming, is the place of leg­end, with two moun­tains: Ren­dezvous, which has a sum­mit of 3,185 me­tres and Après Vous, which reaches 2,585 me­tres. These two moun­tains carry a riot of runs for ev­ery­one from ab­so­lute be­gin­ners to over-the-top thrill seek­ers who eat dou­ble­black runs for break­fast. The re­sort has fo­cused on adding be­gin­ner and in­ter­me­di­ate ter­rain over the last five years, with the Sweet­wa­ter Gon­dola, new in 2016, open­ing up some gen­tle learn­ing ter­rain. Once kids have mas­tered the slopes at the base, they can progress to the Teewinot lift then Après Vous.

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You are guar­an­teed to see wildlife in Jack­son. Even driv­ing from the air­port to Te­ton Vil­lage or the town of Jack­son, you will see elk, hun­dreds of elk, in the Na­tional Elk Refuge just out of town. You are likely to see moose and even bi­son, with a wildlife tour around the area sure to de­liver heaps of an­i­mal spot­ting and won­der­ful views.

3 4 The wildlife Te­ton Vil­lage

Stay at the foot of the moun­tains in Te­ton Vil­lage, which has a range of ac­com­mo­da­tion from con­dos, lux­ury homes, lodges and re­sorts. There is also a huge ar­ray of places to dine, and as for après-ski, try the Mangy Moose, The Han­dle Bar at Four Sea­sons Re­sort or The Spur at Te­ton Moun­tain Lodge & Spa.

The tram

A tourist at­trac­tion in its own right, ev­ery­one should ride the 100-per­son tram right up to the top of Ren­dezvous. Only ex­perts can ski down from there, but ev­ery­one else can take in the in­cred­i­ble views over the val­ley, tuck into a waf­fle and a hot choco­late at Cor­bet’s Cabin be­fore head­ing back down on the tram.

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You can’t help but want to buy cow­boy boots when you walk around Jack­son, with its wooden side­walks, Western shops, wide Wy­oming smiles and the antler arches dot­ting the cor­ners of the Town Square. Pop in for a look at the Mil­lion Dol­lar Cow­boy Bar – it has sad­dles for seats – and go for a sleigh ride into the Na­tional Elk Refuge, the best way to get up close to them.

6 The town of Jack­son The new Soli­tude Sta­tion

Soli­tude Sta­tion will make the Jack­son Hole ex­pe­ri­ence even bet­ter for peo­ple to learn to ski when it opens in time for the north­ern win­ter. Lo­cated at the Sweet­wa­ter Gon­dola mid-sta­tion, just a short two-minute ride from the base, Soli­tude Sta­tion will host a mas­sive 1,114-square-me­tre Moun­tain Sports School, rental fa­cil­i­ties and two din­ing ar­eas for peo­ple in lessons and their fam­i­lies. This will be the hub for kids seven years and over in lessons, with adults in a dif­fer­ent part of the Sta­tion. Rentals for chil­dren and adult be­gin­ners will also be avail­able here as will lift tick­ets for all types of skiers and rid­ers. 06 Lit­tle shred­ders love Jack­son Hole © An­drew Schrum 07 Te­ton Vil­lage has a great Western feel

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Yel­low­stone Na­tional Park is the world’s old­est, and Jack­son is close enough to go in for a tour with a com­pany like Scenic Sa­faris. Choose a snow­mo­bile tour or a snow­coach tour; how­ever you go, you will be amazed at this oth­er­worldly place of bub­bling, steam­ing gey­sers, un­bri­dled wilder­ness and four-legged traf­fic haz­ards like moose and bi­son.

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