Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Snow King Mountain are closed for the season, but spring has sprung! Spring is a great time of year to take advantage of everything Jackson Hole has to offer. Although the weather can be unpredictable and may not permit all activities each day, here is a list of ways to get out below the Tetons and enjoy this beautiful weather!
1. Visit Grand Teton National Park
Spring is one of the best times to visit Grand Teton National Park and avoid the crowds. It’s a great time to see wildlife on the move as the bison, moose and elk are emerging from winter. In April the Teton Park Road is open to non-vehicular traffic which means bikers, skaters and pedestrians alike can claim the road to themselves sans traffic.
2. Visit the National Elk Refuge
Spring is also a great time to visit the National Elk Refuge and watch the elk move northward up into the hills. It’s also prime time for taking a drive down the gravel road and catching a beautiful sunset.
3. Fly Fishing
As the days get warmer, but before the snow melts, river fishing is prime. Dress warm and head to your favorite riffle.
4. Road Biking
Get out and explore the miles and miles of Teton County’s Pathway systems.
5. Spring Skiing and Snowboarding
If you can’t put away the skis or snowboard quite yet, get out relish in skiing spring “corn” snow. Trek up Snow King Mountain for a quick ski down or head to Teton Pass for a longer jaunt.
6. Local Events
Occurring every Memorial Day weekend, Old West Days is an annual celebration of the area’s Western heritage. The celebration includes traditional festival offerings like music, food and games, as well as themed events such as the Mountain Man Rendezvous and the Old West Days Parade. The annual Elkfest kicks off May 21st with the Jackson Hole Boy Scout’s Elk Antler Auction and includes the High Noon Chili Cook-Off on May 22nd.
7. 2 for 1s
Many area restaurants offer 2 for 1 entrée specials in the shoulder season. Check out https://dishingjh.com/ for more details.
Rain or shine, Jackson Hole abounds with places to shake your case of spring fever and enjoy the life blossoming in every corner of the spectacular landscape.
Guest post by Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates’ team: Graham-Faupel-Mendenhall | firstname.lastname@example.org
A portion of this article from Jackson Hole Traveler.