Jackson Hole Winter Carnival

By Ashley Lacourse

The Jackson Hole Winter Carnival kicks off for the annual celebration of winter and everything great that comes with this magical and fun time in Jackson Hole. The carnival runs from January 29th till February 1st with different daily events planned to keep you celebrating and enjoying the chilly weather. The carnival begins at the National Museum of Wildlife Art with a popular event called the QuickDraw. Local artists gather, and in a short period of time they paint a wonderful masterpiece that you can enjoy from start to finish. If the need for adventure is calling your name, join the Steep and Deep Ski Camp at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort where you can learn some valuable skills from top instructors to keep you rolling down the mountain with grace and style.

On January 30th, the first stage of the International Pedigree Dog Sled race starts at the Town Square and is a spring to Snow King — with international musher’s racing eventually all the way to Park City, Utah over a few days in a fun and competitive race. While you are watching the race start, you can grab some great eats at the pig roast at the Town Square and stop at many vendors lined up. After all the mushers arrive at Snow King Resort, the real festivities begin with a torchlight parade of local skiers parading down the mountain in smooth coordinated turns. Following soon after is a wonderful display of fireworks to celebrate both the start of the race and winter! The winter carnival continues with many more events and activities. When booking your skiing vacation, keep in mind the annual Jackson Hole Winter Carnival for a winter celebration you will remember.

Be Sociable, Share!
February 6th, 2009