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jdavid1
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Jackson Hole
Headed to Jackson Hole at the end of January. This will be my first time there. Any recommendations on must do stuff?


r3lay3r
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re: Jackson Hole
Ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, stay warm. Small town with it's share of restaurants. Not sure how the roads are into Tetons, but that is fairly flat and probably kept plowed, since the ranch north of the Teton's is one of the places to catch the snowcat into Yellowstone. Only been between June and October so can't say what else might be available.


RoyalLSU
Member since Sep 2014
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re: Jackson Hole
Skiing there during Mardi Gras. Also would like to hear some recs


8thyearsenior
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I’ve only been in the summer but I’m a huge fan of Thai Me Up and Snake River Brewing. I’m hoping to do a winter trip next year to ski and snowmobile in Yellowstone.


montana
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Rendezvous Bistro. You will need reservations. The locals restaurant.


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TigerAlum1982
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Some of the places I like: Snake River Brewing - love the Bison Chilli; Persephone Bakery - great breakfast; Pearl Street Market - good breakfast and lunch; Mangy Moose in Teton Village.


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baldona
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Take the sleigh ride into the elk refuge, sign up online and you meet at the elk refuge visitors center on Broadway on the north side of town.
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Dress extra extra warm and bring gloves and a hat. The wind whips through the valley and you are out in the middle on the sleigh. You will want everything you can put on.

Ski ski ski.

Even if you aren’t an expert skier take the tram up on a nice day and enjoy the view and a waffle.
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jdavid1
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the ranch north of the Teton's is one of the places to catch the snowcat into Yellowstone.


Is this worth the trip during the winter? Wife wants to do it, but it seems like it's a pain to do in January.


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jdavid1
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Take the sleigh ride into the elk refuge


quote:

Dress extra extra warm


We have this on our list. Would this be ok for a 1yr old, or would it be too cold?


baldona
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re: Jackson Hole
Yeah we took our 1 year old. Do they have a marshmallow suit? Haha. A ski/ snow outfit? We held ours in our lap and then put a blanket over her.


jdavid1
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Yeah he has a marshmallow suit. Lol. Thanks.


lagniappe14
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Additional things to do:

Rent snowshoes and hike in Grand National Teton Park or closer to town.

Rent fat tire bikes to ride on the snow.

Snowmobile rides - for adults, I recommend the one into Yosemite to see Old Faithful. Fun time.

Take the Tram at Jackson Hole to the top and grab a cup of hot chocolate and a waffle at Corbin's Cabin.

Ice skating in the square at night.

Favorite places to eat:

Snake River Brewery - kid and adult friendly. Probably my favorite place.

Persephone Bakery for breakfast

Blue Lion - if you can manage a date night

Merry Piglets Mexican - don't judge. It is good and family friendly.



Lima Whiskey
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re: Jackson Hole
It’s been really warm. There was a cold snap in early December where it got cold, but this week? Temps in the 30s.


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Decker
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re: Jackson Hole
Take the Tram to the top of the mountain and have a waffle at Corbet's Cabin (traditional with brown sugar and butter is the best), then ski down if you can.


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Lima Whiskey
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Persephone is my favorite breakfast place in town. It’s a very small restaurant, so go early, before it fills up. Or take your order to go.

If they’re crazy, or I’m in a hurry, I’ll go to Pearl St bagels.

Another good quick eat is the Refuel cafe at the Exxon in Wilson. It’s high end sandwiches in a casual setting. It’s good for lunch.

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Tridentds
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re: Jackson Hole
Been there quite a bit.

Elk Refuge is really cool if you want to see bull elk... lots of them. Going to be cold. Dress warm and they provide heavy blankets for the ride but the wind is tough with the cold.

Cafe Genevieve needs to be on your list of restaurants to hit. Food is fantastic. Never go up without a trip to Cafe Genevieve. Blue Lion is great also. Some other good suggestions in the thread already.

If you have kids with you take the local bus to Teton village and take the ski lift up to Corbets Cabin for waffles. Kids will really enjoy the trip and the waffles are pretty good. Check weather because if it is snowing at the bottom you won’t be able to see 100 ft up top and it will be a bust. Also, if you have kids Snow King is right there a mile from downtown Jackson. They have skiing, tubing, etc.. if you are a serious skier go to the Tetons.

A snowmobile trip into Yellowstone/Old Faithful is a lot of fun but it will burn an entire day. It’s an hour and 15 minute van ride to snowmobiles. From there probably 70-75 miles round trip to/from Old Faithful. The only wildlife you will see in Yellowstone in Jan are Buffalo on a snowmobile trip. There are other places to snowmobile outside of Yellowstone with more freedom and lots of fresh snow but we haven’t done this yet. Look around if Snowmobile is something you are interested in.


Displaced
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re: Jackson Hole
How about recommendations for may or June?


Tridentds
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Elkfest is in May. Went a few years back and it was pretty cool. They have private sales and the antler auction that benefits the boy scouts. The auction is all elk but the private sale is stuff from all over N. America. Moose, Elk, Mule Deer, Buffalo, etc... all kinds of stuff. Will try to find a few photos and post.

Lots of wildlife to view in the Grand Teton National Park which is 20 minutes or so from the Elk Refuge to the first gate. You will see a really nice variety of wildlife.

May is a good time to go.


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GeauxTigers2007
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re: Jackson Hole
Anyone ever done a dog sled tour? My wife is looking at one with Continental Divide.


lagniappe14
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Your wife should totally do it. She will love it. She may get the opportunity to drive the team, too, depending upon the outfitter.

I did a dog sled ride outside of Denali, and it was a blast (of cold air). I drove the team for a bit, and the team did not miss a beat. Exhilarating!

Only drawback: following behind a team of dogs who like to break wind.

ETA: If someone on the trip does not ski/snowboard (like me), there are plenty of adventurous activities available in Jackson Hole. I have snowmobiled into Yellowstone twice (first time was a solo ride on Jackson Snowmobile tour; second time should have been a solo ride - we hit a snowbank in a turn and flipped) and snowshoed in Teton National Park with Hole Hiking (pick up is at Teton Village).
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