Jackson Hole: A Marvelous Mini-Guide for First Time Visitors

Jackson Hole is a fantastic place for a vacation and if you have never visited before, you are in for a treat. But what do you have to know about the area to plan your trip? Here is a guide to the basics so you can start planning your first vacation.

English: Jackson Hole new tram simce 2008Jackson Hole Overview

Jackson Hole is a place to enjoy the great outdoors. With a wealth of outdoor activities and adventures throughout the year, all in stunning natural surroundings, it is the ideal place to enjoy an activity holiday.

Jackson Hole itself is a large valley that includes the Grand Teton National Park, Teton Village and Jackson. Teton Village is where you will find the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, which is the main ski area. Jackson is the name of the town, and it is located a few miles from Teton Village.

The easiest way to get to Jackson Hole is by plane. Jackson Hole Airport is easy to reach because it has daily flights arriving from all over the United States, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York among others. Alternatively, you can drive here and make the journey through the stunning scenery a part of the adventure.

teton parkWhen to Go

If you want to book your stay in the best luxury hotel Jackson Hole has to offer, or any other type of accommodation, you can stay at any time of year. There are activities available all-year round, so it depends what you want to do.

In spring, from April to June, the weather is mild and the nights are cold. In the summer, the days are warm but the nights remain cool. In fall, you can expect generally sunny days with cold nights. The snow begins to fall regularly in late fall, and you can expect lots of snow throughout the winter.

What to Do on Your Vacation

Vacations here are very much focused on the great outdoors, and there are many activities to enjoy, the majority of which are suitable for the whole family.

Plan your vacation in the winter months and skiing may be on your mind. You will find a wide range of terrains to choose from, and you can snow at either the Snow King Mountain Resort or Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village.

Other winter activities Grand tetoninclude snow tubing at Snow King, dog sledding, and sleigh rides. You can also visit the Teton Ice Park and learn how to go ice climbing.

If you would prefer to visit in the summer, you will have many activities to choose from. You can go whitewater rafting on Snake River Canyon, or just take a peaceful scenic float along the river and admire the beauty of Grand Teton National Park.

Mountain biking is also popular, and there are many trails to choose from in the Teton Pass and Grand Teton National Park.

You can also go fishing in Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park as well as other places including in Yellowstone National Park. Or you could book a horseback riding adventure through the backcountry or through Bridger-Teton National Forest.

In addition, you can shoot down the Alpine Slide at the Snow King Ski Area, or relax on a scenic chairlift ride to enjoy the amazing views of the Teton Range.

Plan Your Trip to Jackson Hole

If this sounds like a place you would like to spend a vacation, start planning your trip here now. Jackson Hole has so much to offer, and if you are looking for an adventure-filled vacation for the whole family, you cannot do any better than here. So start planning your family vacation and have a fantastic time.

Ben Stanley has been to Jackson Hole several times, always vowing to come back again. When he has the time, he loves to write about his travels to inspire other people to go there, too. You can read his illuminating posts on many travel, ski and vacation blogs and sites.




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