Christmas in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is certainly a special holiday experience. The town is decked out in its festive finery and the holiday dining can’t be beat. But the star on top of the tree is definitely the winter sports scene — skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, dog sledding and more.
Jackson Hole is the iconic Christmas vacation spot so reservations fill up fast. If you’re thinking about taking in the Jackson Hole experience this Christmas, don’t delay; book your reservations today.
Don’t leave it to Santa, book your Jackson Hole Christmas vacation today!
Jackson Hole is at the top of Christmas wish lists of savvy vacationers all around the globe. The destination is so popular every year that rooms, condos and homes fill up far in advance, so this is one thing on your list that you won’t want to leave until the last minute. Christmas vacations in Jackson Hole are great for avid outdoor enthusiasts and families alike, so you’ll want to reserve as early as possible to make sure you get the accommodations that will make your winter holiday perfect in every way. Don’t despair though, as you can still find great discounts and deals if you dig around. Book by the end of November to have the best chance of getting a great deal on the resort and lodging you want. Sure, you might be able to get a better deal later in the season but your chances are a lot slimmer the longer you wait. Booking early will get you a great price and you’ll also be able to insure your first choice of lodging and flights. This can be very important for the busy Christmas holiday season in December.
Play in Wyoming’s winter wonderland
Sitting at the base of the Grand Teton Mountains, Jackson Hole offers an amazing alpine experience for those who enjoy wintertime sports. Plus, Jackson Hole receives an average of 400 inches of fluffy, powdery snow each year, making it among the best places to ski in the U.S. Jackson Hole known for its three outstanding local ski areas: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee Resort and Snow King Resort.
- The snow is light and airy, sending downhill and cross-country skiers schussing on top of glistening powder.
- Snowmobiling and dog sledding provide fantastic views of the jagged mountain peaks surrounding the valley.
- Snowtubing and sledding are popular with those who like their snow action a little closer to the ground.
- Sleigh rides into the National Elk Refuge past the Grand Tetons promise a classic adventure into a preserved wildlife area.
El Nino is sending an amazing snow season
Weather forecasters are predicting lots of the fluffy white stuff in the biggest, most snow-laden, winter Jackson Hole has seen in quite a few years. Plan early to take advantage of plentiful powder days, races to get first lifts and your chance to lay down fresh tracks. Your December trip to Jackson Hole will be one of Christmas card perfection during this year’s holiday season.
Make it a December to remember
The town square of Jackson Hole gets decked out early for visitors to enjoy while shopping, dining and just enjoying the ambience. Santa even makes jolly appearances to add to the holiday spirit. Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and eggnog are available to delight visitors both young and young-at-heart. Who knows? You might even spot St. Nick schussing down the slopes during this magical month. There’s really nothing better for a Christmas vacation than spending it in a beautiful snowy location like Jackson Hole. Whether you’re interested in a cozy Christmas for two or you’re entertaining the whole family, Jackson Hole is the ideal wintry destination.
Strap on the feedbag for a Wild West cowboy Christmas
One of the things vacationers in Jackson Hole love is the town’s Wild West vibe brimming with bars, restaurants and shops offering up their historic cowboy ambience. Pull on your jeans and boots and head out for holiday dining and night life. The dining room at The White Buffalo Club is the perfect casual spot to relax and enjoy a fine meal and bottle of wine. The venue features the top 2% USDA prime meats, so order the New York Strip or the Bison Cowboy Ribeye and you’ll know you’re getting the best. Steelhead Trout and Seared Ahi Tuna top the fresh seafood offerings. Add a Caesar or Golden Beet salad and pair your meal with one of The White Buffalo’s imported or domestic wines and you’ll have an unparalleled holiday meal. The White Buffalo also hosts guests at their Boardroom, Rooftop Terrace or Fireplace Lounge for both intimate dining and private functions.
Festive après ski and nightlife
If sitting around drinking the last of the eggnog amid mountains of destroyed wrapping paper and ribbons isn’t your idea of a great Christmas night, you’ll definitely want to check out the bars and nightlife in Jackson Hole. Cowboy chic is the vibe and there are plenty of places to top off your Christmas day of skiing and other snow fun. Most places will welcome you in your ski gear too so you can enjoy a hot mulled wine by the fire straight from the slopes.
The Mangy Moose Saloon, an après favorite, welcomes guests with hand-tossed pizza, live music and draft beers. Dance in your ski boots at the more upscale Ascent Lounge where live music and east-meets-west cuisine takes après ski to another level. And you just have to have at least a beer and a shot of whiskey at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, or you’ll really miss out on some essential Jackson Hole nightlife.
Make this Christmas the best one ever in Jackson Hole
Can’t you just see the snow falling softly? Feel the brisk wind on your face? Hear the sleigh bells? No, it’s not a Christmas movie; it’s your Christmas vacation this year in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. But before you strap on those skis and grab your poles, you have to get your reservation, so act now to beat the rush.