Why Jackson Hole?
Jackson Hole is one of those special resorts that has to be visited. Nestled away in north-west Wyoming, its reputation as one of the top ski holiday destinations in the world is totally justified! The combination of awesome terrain, breathtaking scenery overlooking the Teton Mountain range and valley floor, not forgetting the superb powder, make it a boarders and skiers paradise.
Although the skiing here is best suited to confident skiers, there is a lot of genuinely challenging terrain. The Wild West atmosphere of the town really does make it feel like something out of a Hollywood western with its wooden frontages and boards in front of most shops and restaurants, and the proximity to Yellowstone National Park makes it an enjoyable option for mixed groups.
The ski resort is split between the ski base area of Teton Village and the town of Jackson Hole 12 miles away, with the two linked by shuttle bus. Teton Village has recently seen the Four Seasons situated at the mountain base but there are a handful of 3-5 star properties to choose from, and with the Mangy Moose close by for drinks, food and live music this is perfect for people looking for ski-in ski-out. If you want nightlife, you are better off staying downtown. Previously, the downside to Jackson Hole was the 2-3 stop flights from the Uk. Now with one-stop flights available from Heathrow there is no reason to miss out.
In case you’re interested Jackson Hole was named after David E. Jackson, a beaver trapper, by his partner Bill Sublette. Jackson Hole was Jackson's favorite trapping ground back in 1829!
2009 saw the re-introduction of Jackson Hole's iconic Tram which can whip 100 riders up over 4,000 ft of vertical to some of the most challenging terrain in North America in just 9.5 mins!