Nestled near two of America’s most celebrated national parks — Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park – Jackson Hole serves as the ideal entry point to these renowned mountain escapes. The region draws adventure travelers and nature lovers from around the globe. What is it that draws them? What do you need to know when visiting Jackson Hole?
We asked a local expert from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Here’s what he had to say.
What is the difference between Jackson / Jackson Hole and Jackson / Teton Village?
The town of Jackson is located in the wider Jackson Hole valley between Western Wyoming’s Teton Mountain Range and Gros Ventre Range. Jackson is nestled in the southern end of the valley, while Teton Village and its Jackson Hole Mountain Resort are 12 miles northwest of Jackson.
Is it better to visit Jackson Hole during the winter or summer?
Jackson Hole is widely known as the best skiing and snowboarding destination in the winter, but we have more visitors during the summer. Travelers often come to Jackson Hole during the warmer months to explore Grand Teton and Yellowstone. No matter the time of year, there is always an adventure for outdoor enthusiasts.
What are some activities guests would be surprised are offered in Jackson Hole?
While Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village has been rated the “number one skiing destination in the country” by Forbes, there is so much more than skiing or snowboarding here. I’m lucky our hotels are located at the base of the resort, which offers some of the coolest activities in Jackson Hole, like riding the Aerial Tram and paragliding over the valley. The rodeo comes to town every summer, too. During the winter, you can experience dog sledding or a classic sleigh ride.
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