The magic of Jackson Hole is more than just the mountains. Jackson has adventure and fun around every corner. Spending time here making memories with family, having fun exploring the trails, shredding the slopes and enjoying the holidays is truly what it’s all about. If you’re thinking of bringing the family to Jackson during Thanksgiving, we have a guide to help find the best spots.
Visit the Parks
The National Parks in Wyoming are vastly filled with more adventure than one can see in a weekend or a short vacation but the best spots are easy to find and access if you know where to look. Luckily that’s easy too. The National Park Service has a web page dedicated to the Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks. Visit these for complete information on openings & closures, activities and adventure!
Thanksgiving Shopping in Jackson
First things first, shopping in Jackson Hole is a lot of fun. There are some amazing shops with artisans, craftsman, custom boot makers, you name it. Everything you would or could imagine would be there, is there and incredibly accessible. For a complete guide to shopping the town square of Jackson, check out our blog, “The Best Town Square Shopping.”
Run the Jackson Turkey Trot
The TURKEY TROT is an exciting race for all levels and age groups. You are encouraged to join. Choose from a 5K Run, 5K Walk or a 10K Run. We also offer a Kids Run and now, a NEW Virtual Run. The TURKEY TROT race will be professionally chip timed with the results right after the race. Be sure to invite your friends and guests to join you on this exciting THANKSGIVING Day Run
Get a Great Start with a Great Breakfast
If you’re here in Jackson Hole for Thanksgiving, chances are out and about exploring what the area has to offer. If you’re doing this with family, you will definitely need a solid start to the day and with the Skiing season opening up, you’ll want to fuel up before hitting the slopes. Check out our great guide to the, “Best Breakfast Spots in Jackson Hole,” before you go.
Seems like a no brainer but the ski season in Jackson doesn’t actually open up until late November around the Thanksgiving weekend to April the following year. If you’re here in Jackson Hole during Thanksgiving, you’ll be hitting the slopes to enjoy some of the seasons first snow falls. Each mountain has their own opening times but take a look at, Grand Targhee Resort, Snow King Mountain & Jackson Hole Mountain for more information.