The drop in the temperature of the arid climate brings an ethereal beauty to Jackson’s rugged landscape. It’s easy to miss some of the hidden gems our valley has to offer if all of your time is spent warming next to a fire or on the ski hill. If you’re prepared to escape the crowds, you may just experience some of the best views of your life this year.
We hope you enjoy our top 10 best views to enjoy in the winter time in Jackson Hole:
1. Jackson Hole valley views from Piste restaurant
Enjoy the gondola ride and fine dining at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and take in the sweeping views of Jackson Hole valley from the top of the mountain at Piste restaurant in Teton Village. The ultimate in luxury, Piste is the place to be in this town and winter only amplifies the experience to be had on the mountaintop.
2. Snow King Mountain from inside Hayden’s Post restaurant
Located within Snow King Mountain Resort, you’ll find Hayden’s Post restaurant on the second floor. The restaurant is surrounded with floor to ceiling windows that offer incredible views of the vertical slope of the Snow King mountain. Request a window seat and enjoy a meal or appetizer taking in the beauty just off the famous town square. You’ll feel a million miles away among the pine-lined view offered from this secluded restaurant.
3.Granite Hot Springs and Granite Creek Falls
The only winter access to this location is on a snowmobile or via dogsled. Take the winter chill away in the hot springs and find yourself surrounded by the pristine beauty you can find 35 miles outside of the Jackson city limits.
4. Snake River Overlook
The location where Ansel Adams took the famous shot of the Teton range. Spend some time here to truly take in the majesty that the Teton range provides this winter. The photo opportunities at this location are endless.
5. Sightseeing in Moran, Wyoming
6. Buffalo viewing in the Gros Ventre Wilderness and Mormon Row Historic District
The world-famous Moulton Barn with the backdrop of the Tetons is just as breathtaking in the winter time. Bring a picnic and take in the beauty and some of the history that this land has to offer. Buffalo herds roam across the region, as well, in the winter. Take the long road back to Jackson to see if you can find where these beautiful animals may be hidden among the trees.
8. Town Square Antler Arch
If you don’t take a picture at the famous town square antler arches, people may have a hard time believing you came to Jackson Hole. The day after Thanksgiving will find the antler arches wrapped in thousands of twinkling Christmas lights, a quick picture in the evening under the Christmas lights is at the top of our list for festive holiday fun in Jackson and a must-see annual tradition for all residents. Enjoy free ice skating at the square that is manned from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday to Friday during the week and 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the weekends. Skate rentals are available in the Stage Stop building.
9.Nordic Skiing in Grand Teton National Park
You can’t mention views in Jackson that will take your breath away without visiting Grand Teton National Park to enjoy the beauty that the Grand Teton’s sheer cliffs provide, in addition to, Mount Owen, Teewinot, Middle Teton, South Teton, Mount Moran, Mount Wister, Buck Mountain, and Static Peak. Road access is closed at the Taggart Lake point, we would highly recommend strapping on some Nordic skis to ski on the groomed roadsides, or take a trip farther into the frozen lakes of Grand Teton National Park to discover the beauty winter brings without the crowds. Visit Jhnordic.com to learn more about Nordic skiing in the national park.