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Overview

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, located in western Wyoming’s Teton Village, is situated just 15 miles from the Jackson Hole Airport and Grand Teton National Park.

There’s no shortage of hotels, motels and spas around the Jackson Hole and Tetons area. A variety of vacation rentals, condos and cabins are also available throughout Teton Village.

 

Inside Scoop

Corbet’s Couloir might be the resort’s most famous run, but the fresh waffles topped with everything from Nutella to strawberries served up at Corbet’s Cabin are worthy of some serious contemplation, too. Have one before heading over to Corbett’s. The mandatory air to get into the famous Couloir is less intimidating on a full stomach.

If the ski weather report has said that there’s more snow at the top, it’s best to stick to the higher runs than the lower elevations. You can access this terrain from the top of the tram. With lessons for all ages and abilities, JHMR Mountain Sports School is awesome. Adults signing up for group lessons at intermediate levels and higher often end up with a semi-private lesson.

If you can tear yourself away from the mountain for a day off, Grand Teton National Park is literally right next to JHMR. Yellowstone National Park is about an hour away, and numerous outfitters in Jackson offer day-long snowmobile trips to Old Faithful, which is a much less touristy in winter.

Few resorts in the country can compete with JHMR. Twelve miles away, Snow King Resort is smart enough not to try. Jackson’s “town hill,” Snow King is still a local’s favorite. It offers ½ day passes, 400 skiable acres, 32 named runs night skiing, a tubing park and, from both mid-mountain and the summit, fantastic views of the Tetons. It is north facing so usually pretty chilly. Back at JHMR, the best views of Corbet’s Couloir - other than those heart-pounding looks you get standing at its lip - are from the southern deck at Couloir atop the Bridger Gondola.

Restaurants

Top-Rated Breakfast Spots

If you’re staying in Jackson and driving out to the Village, a short detour to Nora’s Fish Creek Innin Wilson at the base of Teton Pass is eminently worthwhile. In a cozy log cabin with a Tulikivi wood-burning stove, Nora’s has everything from Banana Bread French Toast to a number of egg concoctions on the menu. There’s usually a wait for a table - and everyone who walks in the door is subject to the same wait, even the occasional celebrity (David Letterman, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Harrison Ford) - but seats at the U-shaped bar turn over fairly quickly. 5600 Highway 22, Wilson, WY 83014

Best Lunch Restaurants

  • JHMR’s on-mountain dining scene was one of the last things at the resort to go fancy. One look at the cupcakes, the sky-high sandwiches and Salt-baked Idaho Potato bar at Rendezvous Lodge at the top of the gondola, and you’ll agree it was worth the wait. 3395 Cody Lane, Teton Village, WY 83025
  • If your legs are aching to take a break from the mountain, Teton Thai is, without a doubt, the valley’s best Thai food.From the base area, it’s a five-minute walk, or you can hitch a ride on one of JHMR’s big red buses constantly shuttling between the base area and the lot. You can’t really go wrong with anything here, although expect prices to be a couple of dollars more than you’d pay at a Thai place back home. 7342 Granite Loop Road, Teton Village, WY 83025

Top Dinner Spots

  • Il Villaggio Osteria (or just Osteria) inside Hotel Terra has a hip vibe. The pizzas, cooked to order in a wood-fired oven, are pretty close to perfect. 3335 West Village Drive, Teton Village, WY 83025
  • Located between Teton Village and Jackson on the Moose Wilson Road, Q Roadhouse has the most sophisticated menu of any roadhouse we’ve ever seen - and a great beer menu as well. 1224 Gregory Lane, Jackson, WY 83001
  • In Jackson, locals love the casual option Snake River Brewery (aka “the Brew Pub”). The Brew Pub has at least seven of its award-winning beers on tap at all times and the portions of everything – but especially the pastas – are huge. 265 South Millward Street, Jackson, WY 83001

Apres/NightLife

  • Around since 1967, the Mangy Moose is the classic Teton Village apres ski scene. It qualifies as a Village institution at this point. While the 20-something ski bums like the Moose’s cheap pitchers, vacationers appreciate the extensive top-shelf liquors, the skilled bartenders and the quality live music. 3295 Village Drive, Teton Village, WY 83025
  • Families and those who prefer something more low-key might want to head to the Four Seasons Lounge instead. The soothing space can’t help but relax.7680 Granite Loop Road, Teton Village, WY 83025
  • In Wilson, the Stagecoach Bar has been a staple in the area since 1942. It has a great happy hour and is the place to go on a Sunday night. 5755 W, WY-22, Wilson, WY 83014
  • Smack in the Town Square in Jackson under bright neon lights, you’d never call The Million Dollar Cowboy Saloon a ski bar, but it is a classic valley watering hole and has live music a couple of times a week. It’s also got some of the best people watching around: real and wanna-be cowboys mingle with co-eds, the occasionally Hollywood star and the valley’s best western swing dancers. 25 North Cache Street, Jackson, WY 83001

Transportation

Airports:

The Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is unique among the country's airports. It's the only airport located entirely inside a national park. Yup, Grand Teton National Park isn't home to just moose, bears, elk, bison, eagles, and wolves, but also American Airlines, Delta, Northwest, Skywest, United, United Express and, seasonally, Frontier.

Most flights from JAC go to (and come from) Denver (United) and Salt Lake City (Delta/Skywest). Depending on the time of the year, there are also direct flights from Los Angeles (United), Chicago (United), Dallas/Fort Worth (American), and Atlanta (Delta).

The drive from the Jackson Hole Airport to JHMR is 30 minutes. There’s never any traffic.

Some people fly into Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), which is a five-hour drive away. The Idaho Falls Airport, Fanning Field (IDA), is about two hours away.

Airport Transfers:

AllTrans [800-443-6133] operates a shuttle to Jackson and Teton Village from the Airport. Taxi fares to Jackson and Teton Village are fixed. The AllTrans shuttles are about half the price of a cab.

Salt Lake Express [800-356-9796] runs once-daily shuttle to/from Jackson from/to the SLC airport and several times daily from/to the Idaho Falls Airport.

Getting Around:

START (Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit) buses run routes within the town of Jackson as well as between Jackson and Teton Village. The buses within the town of Jackson are free and generally run from around 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. It’s a $3 one-way fare from Jackson to Teton Village (or vice versa). START drivers can’t make change and plan accordingly. Most hotels around the valley have bus schedules.

JHMR runs free shuttles from its free satellite parking lot at the intersection of Highway 22 and Teton Village Road. Parking at the resort itself is between $5 and $10.

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

132"
83"
55"
28"
0"
24"
Nov
104"
Dec
98"
Jan
110"
Feb
71"
Mar
15"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

4%
Beginners Runs
41%
Intermediate Runs
38%
Advanced Runs
17%
Expert Runs
131
Runs in Total
4.5 mi
Longest Run
2500 ac
Skiable Terrain
210 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 13

3
Gondolas & Trams
4
High Speed Quads
3
Quad Chairs
1
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

10450'
Summit
4139'
Vertical Drop
6311'
Base

Important Dates

November 24, 20232023/11/24
Projected Opening
April 14, 20242024/04/14
Projected Closing
143
Projected Days Open
136
Days Open Last Year
59
Years Open
459"
Average Snowfall
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