Winter in Jackson Hole is a magical time of year. The snow capped peaks provide an amazing backdrop for both recreation or relaxation. A favorite time of year for alpine enthusiasts, who anxiously await the next storm to blanket the valley with fresh snow.
Many people do not realize that there is so much to do here during the winter season. There is a lot more out there than just skiing. From touring the parks to a dinner sleigh ride there is enough to keep the non-skier in any group occupied.
The season kicks off with the opening of Grand Targhee Resort in late November. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort generally opens Thanksgiving weekend. Snow King Resort opens once conditions permit. Winter gets going full bore with the opening of Yellowstone in mid-December and the onset of the holiday season.
Yellowstone opens its Winter season in mid-December with the season ending in mid to late March. The park reopens in May for the Summer Season and then closes in November until opening for the Winter season.
Early December can be cold and a little dry as far as snowfall goes. Be prepared if booking an early season trip, the snowpack could be thin. January and February generally provide good snowfall and a mid-season snow pack allowing for pleasant skiing conditions. In late March, Jackson hosts the World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb at Snow King Resort, this is our biggest event of the Winter season. The season winds down in April with the closing of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort the first weekend in April, and Grand Targhee doing so in mid-April.