With more than 2.6 million people visiting each year, Jackson Hole, Wyoming has become a hot-spot for adventure seekers, wildlife enthusiasts, and family gatherings. Cozy cabins, fields of white snow, and plenty of winter activities make it the perfect spot for just about anyone. Check out this list of some of the best things to do in Jackson Hole this December!
1. Book a Winter Tour
Located between two National Parks, Jackson Hole provides unique opportunities for every visitor to see both wildlife and beautiful, natural landscapes. The bears might be sleeping, but you can expect to see many other animals, including moose and bison. Also, you can do it all from the comfort of a heated snowcoach.
2. Go Snowshoeing
If you’re looking for more of a hands-on, physical activity then perhaps you should try your hand at snowshoeing. It’s a great workout and you’ll be able to venture where a lot of vehicles can’t. You can rent snowshoes for your own adventure or join a guided tour to share in the fun.
3. Giddyup on the Cowboy Coaster
For the thrill seeker, Snow King Mountain’s Cowboy Coaster is sure to please. Climb up 456 feet and then go barreling down twists and turns on this fun-filled ride. There’s even room to bring a friend!
4. Ride the “Big Red” Aerial Tram
Maybe a roller-coaster ride down a mountain isn’t your thing, but perhaps we can interest you in a 9-minute tram ride to the summit of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort? This tram will give you dazzling views of the surrounding countryside and can fit up to 100 people. As if that weren’t enough already, there are waffles waiting for you at the top.
5. Engage in Holiday Activities
It wouldn’t be December without sparkling lights and a certain bearded, jolly fellow making an appearance. You will find plenty of seasonal events in and around Jackson Hole, including sleigh rides, skiing with Santa, and movie nights. The full events calendar is your resource to planning the best Christmas yet!
6. Go Ice Skating
Ice Skating has long been a hallmark of traditional winter activities and it’s no different in Jackson Hole. Whether you’re brand-new or experienced, there are plenty of venues to choose from, including the Town Square or one of the public ice rinks.
7. Relax in Town
After a long day enjoying the sights and braving the cold, it’s time for some relaxation. Lucky for you, Jackson Hole has top-class options for shopping, dining, lodging, and wellness. To wind down for the evening and get ready for the next day’s adventures, check out one of the area’s many spas or massage centers.
Where to stay: The area of Jackson Hole is filled with campgrounds that would be suitable for your Roamerica camper van. You can stay right in the heart of the Tetons, closer to town, or edging nearer to Yellowstone. There’s no real wrong answer when you’re already in such a beautiful location.