One-day Winter Itineraries in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is chock-full of bucket list items for every visitor.

 

No matter what kind of traveler you are, there is something special awaiting you in beautiful Jackson Hole. Winter is a magical time in the valley, with snow-covered landscapes against bluebird skies and towering Tetons. Known worldwide as a first-rate ski destination, there’s no wonder this is one of the top winter activities. But there is so much more beyond skiing that you’ll need a few days to take it all in.

 

The team over at Rendezvous Mountain Rentals put together a few ideal itineraries to help you make the most of your days in Jackson Hole. Book your winter vacation rental with RMR and enjoy space, privacy, prime location and unparalleled amenities. What are you waiting for?

THE SKI BUFF
Grab Breakfast Waffles at Corbet’s
First things first, you must make a pit stop at the iconic Corbet’s Cabin at the top of the tram. This little old cabin houses some of the best gourmet waffles you’ve ever had – from bacon and peanut butter to good old fashioned butter and brown sugar, they’re a must and perfect to fuel up for a run (scratch that, several runs) down the mountain.

 

Highlight: Ski Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
We’re a little partial, but Jackson Hole really is the best place in the nation to ski and snowboard. Others think so too as it’s been named the No. 1 Best Ski Resort in America by several publications over the years. RMR offers discounted lift tickets with your stay, or if you’re a pass holder at several other ski resorts you can enjoy up to 50% off lift tickets at JHMR.

 

Lunch at Piste
Take a break and grab a memorable lunch at Piste Mountain Bistro, at the top of Bridger Gondola. The sweeping views of the valley and lively bar scene make it a great spot to rest and thaw out before making your way back down the mountain for some afternoon runs.

 

Aprés at Spur
Spur’s fire-lit restaurant and huge bar area at Teton Mountain Lodge in Teton Village is the perfect spot to relax post-ski and take a load off. They feature seasonal menus, local brews on tap and famous signature cocktails. Warm up by the fire and thaw out with a hot toddy (or two).

THE NATURE LOVER
Morning Yoga Class at Teton Yoga Shala
Rise and shine with a mindful yet invigorating yoga class at Teton Yoga Shala. Through RMR’s Xplorie program, guests receive one free drop-in yoga class for an adult each day of their stay. Stretch and breathe your way to a clear mind and be ready for the rest of the day’s adventures!

 

Breakfast at Persephone in The Aspens
Building from their in-town success and loyal following, Persephone has opened up a new location in The Aspens community, near many of RMR’s properties. Their handcrafted breakfast dishes, pastries and fresh coffee are the perfect complements to start a day of exploration!

 

Cross Country Ski at Teton Pines
Breathe the fresh mountain air as you take in the unimaginable beauty around you while gliding over the snow. Enjoy the silence of the snowy wilderness around you as you trek along trails great for all abilities. With our Xplorie partnership, you’ll receive one complimentary adult Trail Day Pass and Cross Country Ski Package per unit, per paid night stay, allowing you to experience this family-friendly winter activity and save some coin.

 

Elk Refuge Sleigh Ride
There are few things as close to nature and awe-inspiring as a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge under a cozy blanket with a snowy backdrop. Yes, it’s as magical as it sounds! Get up close to thousands of these beautiful creatures as they migrate through the winter season.

 

Lunch at Palate
Following your sleigh ride, stop in for lunch and some art appreciation at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Palate offers stunning views of the Elk Refuge and surrounding landscape that complement the inventive menu of seasonal and sustainable dishes.

 

Dinner at Local
After returning from your sleigh ride and freshening up, head over to Local, a modern American steakhouse situated right on Town Square. A favorite of both locals and visitors alike, Local’s menu features both classic and specialty cuts of locally-ranched meats and game alongside fresh seafood, shellfish, house-ground burgers and seasonally-inspired food.

photos courtesy Visit Jackson Hole

THE ADVENTURER
Breakfast at E.Leaven
E.Leaven serves up made-from-scratch fresh comfort cuisine from seasonal ingredients in downtown Jackson. Stop in on the way for an early family-friendly breakfast and a cup of locally roasted coffee or grab breakfast to go as you head out for the day’s excursion.

 

Highlight: Full Day Dog Sled to Granite Hot Springs
Book a full day trip with Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours for an unforgettable backcountry excursion. Trips pick up in town at 8 a.m., returning around 4:30 p.m. and include a hearty lunch, with hot soups and beverages. Enjoy a cozy ride that ends with a swim in the warm Granite Hot Springs before heading back into town.

 

Dinner at Gather
Return from your dog sled adventure to enjoy dinner at Gather, featuring creative American cuisine just a block from Town Square. We love Gather for their casual family-friendly atmosphere, weekly happy hour specials or small bites at the bar.

 

Grab a Nightcap at Million Dollar Cowboy Bar
You’d be remiss to visit Jackson Hole and not set foot in this iconic watering hole. Set right on Town Square, this honky-tonk spot is a great nod to the “Wild West” and has been welcoming customers since 1937.

What are your favorite things to do in Jackson Hole during the winter? We’d love to hear! Call us at 307- 739-9050, or visit Rendezvous Mountain Rentals online.

Julie Butler
julie@circ.biz

Julie Butler is the editor of Jackson Hole Traveler. She has been making a living for many moons as a journalist, newspaper and magazine editor, and national magazine copywriter. The mother of four adult children, she relocated from Connecticut to Jackson Hole six years ago after being a loyal visitor for 20.

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