I had the most amazing time in Jackson Hole last week, and just as I expected, it was nothing short of magical. There was so much snow, so I’m glad I pre-planned my outfits in advance (here). It made packing so easy and I had everything I need to get me through the brisk temperatures. Besides skiing, I also got to experience several new winter activities I’d never done before as well as visit the places I missed out on during my last trip. If you’re thinking about a winter getaway, you definitely need to visit Jackson Hole. I can honestly say it’s the best winter vacation I’ve had now that I’ve seen it twice. Today, I’ll be sharing a mini travel guide and all my favorite things to do there.
Where to Ski
One of the best things to do in Jackson Hole is ski. I really enjoyed Jackson Hole Mountain Resort because it’s great for everyone of all skill levels. I read that about 50% of their terrain is dedicated to beginner and intermediate slopes. However, it’s also known to have some of the best expert terrain.
Max Mara Teddy Bear Coat (also here, better for budget here and here) | Naked Wardrobe Ski Layer | Gucci GG Scarf | Moncler Pom Pom Beanie | Prada Monolith Combat Boots (better for budget here) | Saint Laurent Boucle Bag | Bottega Veneta Sunglasses
Where to Stay
To really make the most of your Jackson Hole experience, I recommend booking a cabin. We stayed at Teton Springs Lodge and it did not disappoint. The cabins offer the most stunning views in all directions. I just loved the cozy home-away-from-home vibes – but don’t be mistaken… The experience is just as luxurious as high-end hotels!
What to Do
There’s no shortage of things to do in Jackson Hole from snow sports to trekking around Downtown Jackson and dog sledding. However, my absolute favorite activity was riding the snowmobile to Granite Hot Springs. I booked mine with Teton Tour Company (HERE). You definitely need to make time for this since it takes about 4-5 hours, but the destination is so worth it. It’s hard to believe that places like Granite Hot Springs exist.
What to Wear
Jackson Hole is as cold as it looks in the photos. It’s covered entirely in a thick blanket of snow, so you’ll need plenty of layers, insulated coats, and boots that will help you get through it all. Below, I’m sharing all of the outfits that I wore while flying and skiing along with my apres ski looks.
One of my winter travel tips is wearing your biggest, heaviest coat as you’re en route so you don’t take up a ton of unnecessary luggage space. For me, that’s my Max Mara coat. I wore an Amazon workout set underneath (HERE) with my new GG sneakers and it was just perfect for the flight!
This knit jumpsuit doubles up as a ski layer and came in handy so many times. I’m glad to see it was a best seller this week because I’ll be keeping it on heavy rotation all season long.
I really want to highlight the Moon Boots (HERE and HERE) since they’re incredibly functional and not insanely priced. I swear by them to keep my feet warm and dry. This Moncler cape is warmer than it looks. You can’t tell but it’s actually equipped with down-filled quilted nylon sleeves so it retains heat well.
When in Jackson Hole, you’ll be doing much more than just snow activities. Be prepared for that by hauling along warm layers with an elevated touch. I consider that anything made from faux fur and faux leather – like this vest, these leggings and these cuffs.
Ski wear goes without saying. I splurged on this ski suit for the trip – and I’m so glad I did because it was super lightweight (great for sports) yet kept me insanely warm. I plan to keep wearing it for future trips!