Snuggle Up in Jackson, Wyoming This Winter

Head to the charming mountain town for delicious food, good skiing and so much more

Wyoming might not be the first place you think of taking a winter vacation, however, snuggling up in Jackson could be the perfect holiday. Picture a warm fireplace while snow softly falls outside. Imagine the anticipation as you plan to ride fresh powder at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort or feel your mouth begin to water as you imagine the gourmet delights that await.

All of these things and more can be yours during a winter vacation in Jackson, Wyoming.

Twelve major cities offer nonstop flights to Jackson, making Jackson Hole Mountain Resort the most accessible resort in the Rocky Mountains. Flights come in from all over the country including, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Denver and other cities.

Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Stay in Jackson

Spring Creek Ranch is located 22 minutes from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and 10 minutes from downtown Jackson. The property is ideally located on the mountainside overlooking the vast expanse of the Grand Tetons.

It’s a luxury property featuring everything a refined visitor could want, and Spring Creek Ranch can arrange nearly any winter outing your heart desires. Great for any kind of trip, the ranch offers inn room, studios, suites, townhomes and roomy mountain villas.

The Granary Restaurant at Spring Creek Ranch. Photo courtesy of Spring Creek Ranch

One of the most unique winter offerings at Spring Creek Ranch is Piemonte in the Tetons, running February 14 – 17. The ranch hosts Chef Carlo Zarri for this Italian culinary extravaganza that features two 5-course dinners with wine pairings, a cooking class with Chef Zarri and more.

This intimate affair will make guests feel like long-lost friends and family of Spring Creek Ranch. The entire weekend has a welcoming feel made even more special by Chef Zarri who brings Italian warmth to the chilly mountains of Wyoming.   

Spring Creek Ranch. Photo courtesy of Spring Creek Ranch
Play in Jackson

Winter is off-season in the town of Jackson, making it the perfect place to visit for those who like to avoid crowds. Lift lines are nearly nonexistent at the three nearby ski resorts, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Resort and Grand Targhee. Also, the crowds that flock to Jackson in the summer on their way to Grand Teton National Park or Yellowstone are gone.

Skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

The town offers a nice variety of coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants and shopping. While the spicy Thai wings will warm you up, locals recommend ordering a hamburger at Thai Me Up, and they are not wrong. This has to be one of the best hamburgers in Wyoming. Thai Me Up isn’t just where to order a good hamburger, it’s also home to Melvin Brewing.

The Town of Jackson. Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Shopping in Jackson isn’t just for the rich. Shoppers can find everything from high-end jewelry and leathers to affordable handmade necklaces and cowboy boots. While Jackson is one of the most expensive zip codes in the country, this is still Wyoming and the town oozes with the charm that comes with being an authentic part of the Wild West.

With its wooden planked sidewalks and friendly disposition, Jackson really is the bona fide mountain west.

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