Ski Jackson Hole for a Family Vacation

“Snow’s Up!” Every avid skier is well-aware that Ski Season is fast approaching, and guess what? It’s easy to turn a ski trip into a family vacation!

Jackson, Wyoming, the major gateway to the Grand Teton National Park, is the place to be for any serious skier, or serious skier wannabe, and is great for family travel. World famous ski conditions here are amidst some of the most stunning natural beauty your family will ever see. The kids are sure to remember their first site of the Grand Tetons. Seeing the Grand Teton mountain range, rising sharply and dramatically from the valley floor, nearly knocks the breath out of you.

The area is called Jackson Hole for the “hole” it sits in surrounded by breathtaking mountains. And those mountains are the source of the exhilarating skiing that has made the Jackson Hole area the ski destination of choice for skiers from around the world.

The Snow King Resort is so close that the slope swoops up almost from the middle of town. A challenging course, it’s also night-lit! Try night skiing if you never have – it offers an ethereal, almost mythical experience.

The famous Jackson Hole Ski Resort is out of town only 12 miles. Its spectacular deep powder skiing is unrivaled. Beginners and intermediate skiers are soon strutting their stuff on a variety of groomed runs. Advanced skiers have many different runs designed to challenge and exhilarate. Perfect for the family, this resort even has their Wrangler Day Care for children 6 months to 2 years, and the Kid’s Ranch that offers age-specific activities, including ski and snowboard lessons, for youngsters up to 17 years.

Take a break from the slopes and sample some of the other things to do that Jackson has to offer. Just a short drive out of town is the National Elk Refuge. Created as a winter home, you’ll see the largest concentration of these magnificent animals in the country. Many times these huge beasts (males average 500 pounds and can be 5 feet at the shoulder) are lounging along the fence line right beside the road. Talk about “up close and personal!” it’s an experience never to be forgotten. And you can even tour the Refuge in a sleigh ride!

To make your ski trip to Jackson Hole an easy one on the family budget, great places to stay are timeshares. There are several for rent in the Jackson Hole area. See Jackson Hole Timeshare Resorts for a listing. Once you’ve experienced staying in a timeshare with your family, you’ll be hooked. Offering bedrooms – pleural! – and a living room, there’s plenty of room for the family to sprawl out and the kids to run around. The full-sized, fully equipped kitchen allows for meals that are easy on the pocketbook. Of course, splurging at one of Jackson’s many trendy restaurants once in awhile is okay, too!

(Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)
1 Response
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Coming from the east coast I'm not used to huge mountains. The first time I saw the Tetons my knees almost buckled. Incredible.

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