Winter 2023-2024 Lift Tickets On Sale NOW! What To Expect This Ski Season In Jackson Hole

It’s not too early to start planning your epic ski season getaway at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort! The mountain has launched their early bird lift ticket sale, allowing you to save up to 15% on your ticket, plus get the best availability to ensure your days on the mountain this season.

Here are a few tips to make the most of the 2023-2024 ski season in Jackson Hole:

Book Your Room(s) Early For The Best Availability

The earlier you book, the better availability! Plus, we have some amazing winter offers you don’t want to miss:

Stay Longer, Save More: Up To 20%! You’re going to want a few days to make the most of your time in Jackson.

Passholder Perks Enjoy up to a 20% discount for Ikon, Mountain Collective, Epic and any other ski season passholders!

Get Your Lift Tickets Early & Save 15%

Through September 30, save up to 15% on lift tickets at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Meet the mountain that keeps you engaged with endless levels of adventure around every bend. This winter season will be the longest ever with skiing and riding for 143 days from 11/24/23 – 4/14/24. Daily mountain capacity will be managed once again this winter to elevate the guest experience, so book early to secure your spot at the best price and availability.


Plan Your Off-Mountain Winter Activities

Be sure to plan a few days off the slopes to take advantage of the plethora of fun and exciting winter activities across the valley. From dog-sledding to snowshoeing, Elk Refuge sleigh rides to winter wildlife safaris, there is something that everyone in the entire family will enjoy. Be sure to book your activities as soon as possible – they fill up fast and you don’t want to miss out!

Dust Off That Gear

Break out your winter gear and make sure it’s tuned up, it still fits well, and if it needs replacing, you have time to do so! Looking to rent your gear? There are some great options around town and in the village, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has a comprehensive list. You can reserve online to avoid lines & pay ahead of time. There are also companies that offer free delivery right to your room, like Ski Butlers and Black Tie Skis.

Ski The Trifecta!

JHMR might be the reason for your winter visit, but our town hill, Snow King, and the neighboring Grand Targhee Resort are amazing options too! Make the most of the 2023-2024 ski season in Jackson Hole with days at all three of these iconic resorts.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Winter Opening Day: 11/24/2023

This winter season will be the longest ever with skiing and riding for 143 days from 11/24/23 – 4/14/24. Daily mountain capacity will be managed once again this winter for guest safety and to elevate the guest experience. The mountain will continue to run select base area lifts at 8:30am (weather permitting) to allow guests to get up on the mountain earlier. Health and safety remains a priority for guests and staff, and JHMR will adhere to the guidance from officials and adjust mountain operations and safety protocols accordingly.


Snow King Mountain

Winter Opening Day: 12/2/2023

“The King” is Jackson Hole’s premier in-town playground for both adults and kids.  From skiing to the Winter Cowboy Coaster, they have winter activities for all ages. They specialize in thrilling family attractions, gear rental, unique events, and the valley’s best views.  At Snow King, you can expect memorable adventures and great stories.

The absolute best way to experience everything the King has to offer, is the Big King Pass – truly an all-in-one adventure. This one-day pass includes unlimited rides on all open winter activities including the Cowboy Coaster, King Tubes and skiing during the day and night. Join them for a day or night full of fun Jackson Hole winter activities for the whole family!


Grand Targhee

Winter Opening Day: 11/17/2023

Grand Targhee Resort is a year round mountain resort situated on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming. Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the abundance of light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually) and lack of lift lines creates an uncrowded (wide open) skier and snowboarder paradise. They are continually recognized for our great snow, genuine western hospitality, scenic beauty, excellent value and commitment to sustainability.

It is recommend that tickets be purchased in advance for guaranteed access and the best pricing. You will be able to purchase full-day and half-day adult, junior, and senior tickets and Shoshone only tickets. Season passholders and Mountain Collective passholders are not required to make a reservation. Friends and family, military, and other Mountain Collective Resort passholders lift tickets do not need to be purchased in advance. They will monitor total capacity, and ticket sales may no longer be available on specific days.


Are you ready for winter? WE ARE!

Bison at Grand Prismatic Spring

8 Must-See Attractions In Yellowstone National Park

Your trip is planned and you’re off to visit Yellowstone National Park – hurray! From our location in downtown Jackson Hole, you’re just 55 miles (about 90 minutes) to the South entrance to Yellowstone. You can easily head up for a day in park during your visit and hit several of the incredible wonders that call this amazing park home. Whether you just have a few hours to take it all in, or a few days to experience as much as possible, here are our top 8 must-see attractions in Yellowstone National Park!

1. Old Faithful

Old Faithful is one of the most iconic symbols of Yellowstone and is likely to be at the top of your itinerary. This world-renowned impressive geyser erupts every hour and a half (they’ll have the times posted!), so make sure you plan accordingly and get a good viewing spot. Eruptions can clear between 130-180 feet, so have your camera ready and enjoy the show!

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2. Fountain Paint Pot Trail

A short drive north of Old Faithful is the Fountain Paint Pot Trail. This area features bubbling, gurgling mud pots that look out of this world! In the summer and fall, the Paint Pot area will be thick mud and have a pink tint to the clay. A short ½ mile boardwalk will provide you a closer look and these strange attractions.

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3. Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the country, this colorful geothermic pool is roughly 200 – 300 feet in diameter and over 100 feet deep. The absolutely stunning rainbow waters make this attraction particularly awe-inspiring. Coloration comes from pigmented thermophilic bacteria that thrive on the minerals present in the spring and generate a range of hues including reds, yellows, and oranges. You can take the boardwalks around the spring for a close look, or enjoy a nice hike up to a viewpoint for an overheard view (the best for seeing the rainbow of colors).

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4. West Thumb Geyser Basin

Back east from Old Faithful is the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake. The Lake was formed by a large volcanic explosion that occurred approximately 150,000 years ago. The resulting collapsed volcano later filled with water forming an extension of Yellowstone Lake. Along the shores, you can see the Geyser Basin with hot springs steaming with beautiful color. Take time to find the Abyss Pool, with its seemingly bottomless emerald blue hue.

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5. Yellowstone Lake

Not only is Yellowstone Lake the largest body of water in the park, it’s the largest freshwater lake above 7,000 feet in the entire country. Once the lake unfreezes in early summer, it’s perfect for kayaking or boating and to see the park from a different perspective. Be on the lookout for wildlife – it’s a great spot to catch a glimpse of a bald eagle, bison or bear!

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6. The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

This stunning, massive canyon was formed over thousands of years of erosion and is a popular hiking area for locals and visitors alike. The canyon stretches over 20 miles long and a half a mile wide, with impressive red-orange canyon walls that are truly breathtaking. Lace up those hiking boots to get up close and personal, or opt for a picnic and some photographic memories.

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7. Hayden Valley

This stunning, sweeping valley is a known gathering place for wildlife such as elk, bison, birds, coyotes, and even the occasional grizzly bear. You can stay in your vehicle and view from afar, or take a hike and stretch your legs for the best perspective. Hikers can choose from two trails – Hayden Valley & Mary Mountain – that will take you along the Yellowstone River and alongside geothermic features.

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8. Mammoth Hot Springs

At the North entrance of the park (along the Montana/Wyoming border), you’ll witness the Mammoth Hot Springs and Terraces. This ever-changing area is one of the most dynamic places in the park. The hot springs and limestone interact to make beautiful multicolored terraces.

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Now that you’ve got our top spots to check out, hopefully this helps you on your next visit to America’s First National Park. We hope that you’ll fall in love with Yellowstone just as we have!

String Lake

Our Guide To The Top 10 Summer Activities In Jackson Hole

Summer is here and so are the adventures! Jackson Hole is an outdoor lover’s paradise – ripe with countless bucket-list activities on the water, in the air and over land. With such iconic attractions like Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, the Snake River and more in our backyard, it’s easy to see why Jackson Hole is a must-do. Here are a few of our favorite summer activities in Jackson Hole:

1. Whitewater Rafting & Scenic Floats

A thrilling and scenic jaunt down the Snake River is definitely a bucket-list Jackson Hole activity! Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-pumping guided whitewater trip or a relaxing scenic float, several outfitters around town including Dave Hansen Whitewater, Jackson Hole Whitewater and Teton Whitewater offer scenic, whitewater or combination trips. Outfitters provide life jackets, paddles and helmets, and wetsuits and booties are available should the water be a little chilly for your liking!

2. Wildlife Viewing

A wide array of wildlife call the Jackson Hole Valley home, including moose, bears, bison, elk, bald eagles, wolves and more. There are several scenic drives through Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks as well as the surrounding areas where you can catch a glimpse of these fascinating creatures. There are also many local outfitters such as Scenic SafarisJackson Hole Wildlife Safaris and Eco Tour Adventures, that offer half- and full-day wildlife safaris to ensure you get to the best spots and maximize your opportunity to witness our amazing wildlife in nature.

3. Visiting Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

We are lucky to have Grand Teton National Park just a stone’s throw from Jackson, and Yellowstone just a short drive away. Both of these national parks offer many of the activities we’ve listed, from hiking and mountain biking to wildlife viewing, boating, fishing and sightseeing.

4. Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Canoeing

You may know that the Jackson Hole Valley is home to the infamous Snake River, but did you know we also have several stunning alpine lakes? In Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Lake, Leigh Lake, Jenny Lake, Phelps Lake, String Lake, Slide Lake and more provide unparalleled paddle boarding and canoeing locales. Outfitters around town offer rental and delivery options, such as Rendezvous RiverSports and Leisure Sports.

Our sister property, Mountain Modern, has some great posts on Stand Up Paddleboarding in Jackson Hole and Canoeing on Leigh Lake. Both are great options for “getting your feet wet”

5. Paragliding

Gain a truly awesome perspective of the Valley! Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (located in Teton Village) offers tandem paragliding rides during summer. These scenic flights can be tailored to your thirst for adrenaline, so if you want to do flips and sharp turns or just want a mellow scenic flight they are more than happy to provide that for you.

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5. Hiking

There are several great hikes in Grand Teton National Park that fit all ability levels. You’ll encounter stunning waterfalls, alpine lakes, breathtaking views and wildlife! Jackson Peak and Sleeping Indian are also great hiking options in the Gros Ventre Range – across the valley from Grand Teton National Park.

View trails in Grand Teton National Park

View trails in the Gros Ventre Range

6. Mountain Biking

There is plenty of smooth single track around Jackson. For a nice long loop try Cache to Game Creek. Shadow Mountain is also a fun bike ride. You bike a dirt road up to the top and then take a fun single track trail down through the woods back to your car. For a shorter afternoon ride, Putt Putt is a fun trail. Most of the trails in the valley are cross country mountain bike rides. If you are looking to ride some good downhill trails try the bike park at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort or head up to Teton Pass. Friends of Pathways have maps of the trails area.

7. Horseback Riding

It IS the Wild West, right? One of the best ways to take in the scenery in style is atop the back of a majestic horse. There are several companies that offer different sorts of rides to fit your fancy including Teton Horseback Adventures and Dry Ridge Outfitters. For a short easy ride, check out Spring Creek Ranch. For a longer, more adventurous ride look no further than Mill Iron Ranch. Saddle for an unforgettable adventure!

8. Sightseeing In The Tram

Hitch a ride on “Big Red” at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain. You’ll soar high above the valley and enjoy sweeping views, and maybe even catch a glimpse of some wildlife too (moose, foxes and bears are frequent visitors). Up top, there are lots of options for hikes, photo-worthy views and of course, waffles.

Once at the summit, you have to grab a waffle at Corbet’s Cabin. This bucket-list activity affords unbelievable views alongside some absolutely delish fancy waffle combos like “The Trad” (featuring brown sugar butter) and “The Gateway” – creamy peanut butter + smoked bacon. Yummy!

9. Chuck Wagon Dinners

An authentic Western activity, chuck wagon dinners take you back in time to the era of covered wagons and campfires. Outfitters like Bar T5 and Dornan’s offer unmatched experiences that include covered wagons, traditional cowboy dinners and live entertainment. These dinners are a great experience for the entire family and give you a true glimpse of the Old West.

10. Experience The Rodeo

The Jackson Hole Rodeo has been a part of our cowboy culture for over 100 years. You’ll ride the edge of your seat while watching brave athletes compete in bareback riding, bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, saddle bronc riding, mini bull riding, and more. The rodeo runs Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays throughout the summer, but check their website for special events. Learn More

It’s hard to narrow down all of the amazing summer activities in Jackson Hole, but we hope this list gives you a few ideas to be sure to add to your list for your next trip. Hope to see you soon!