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13 Welcome Letter

32 Summer Activities

52 Snowmobiling

16 Valley Map

34 Wildlife Watch

54 Kids’ Activities

18 Jackson Hole History

35 Recommended Hikes

56 Wilson, Wyoming

20 Calendar of Events

36 On The Water

58 Teton Aviation, Teton Valley

22 Travel Tips

40 The Finest Fly Fishing

61 Dining Listings

23 Helpful Contacts

42 Teton Village

76 Town Square

26 Grand Teton National Park

46 Winter Activities

82 Jackson Hole Culture Scene

30 Yellowstone National Park

49 Ski Resort Maps

88 Index

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On behalf of all our Jackson Hole friends and neighbors, welcome. Your travel plans have brought you to the last and the best of the old Wild West. Jackson is the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. The Tetons, in stunning grandeur, rise dramatically 7,000 feet above the valley’s beautiful, wide open spaces. Just as the early explorers and trappers discovered, Yellowstone’s untamed geysers and brilliant thermal pools will utterly amaze you! The spectacular Yellowstone ecosystem is the ancient home to wild roaming herds of mighty bison, elk and pronghorn. You may witness a sow grizzly with cubs or black bears on the trail, so be vigilant! Listen closely to the wild howling of the elusive wolf and the familiar yipping of coyotes as the long Jackson Hole day wanes to a red-yellow sunset. Enjoy roaming around Jackson’s boardwalks and elk antler arches as you visit our local curio shops and fine western and contemporary art galleries. Slow life down with a nostalgic ride on the historic red stagecoach around Jackson’s Town Square. Ride the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram at Teton Village 4,139 feet straight up to the Rendezvous Summit. After a day of hiking in Yellowstone or climbing the Grand, floating the mighty whitewaters of the Snake River or fly fishing her backwaters, take in a night on the town. Jackson Hole’s eateries and fine dining are truly tantalizing in their assortment of fine cuisine. Saddle up to one of Jackson’s unique watering holes, and take your gal or dude for a night of twostepping and western swing to the tunes of live music. You have arrived! We’re so glad you chose Jackson Hole, like no place on Earth, the last and the best of the old Wild West! Sincerely,

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Welcome

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If you’re feeling ambitious to get the lay of the land, a similar view can be seen from the top of Snow King Mountain. You can either hike or take the chairlift. snowking.com


Welcome

Valley Map

Grand Teton Driggs, ID

Idaho

Grand Targhee Resort Victor, ID Rendezvous Mountain

Teton Pass

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The Aspens

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Wilson, WY Snake River 22 Spring Gulch Road

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Town of Jackson Snow King Resort

Hoback Canyon

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Valley Map

Welcome

Yellowstone Lake Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Jackson Lake Lodge Jackson Lake Moran Junction

Taggart/Bradley Lakes

Snake River

Jenny Lake

Gros Ventre Mountain Range

Jackson Hole Airport

Moose, WY

Kelly, WY Gros Ventre River Slide Lake 191 89

National Elk Refuge

Cache Creek

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Jackson Hole History

Indian Ca­­mp on Jackson Lake Jackson Hole Rodeo In 1911, a 40-acre rodeo ground with a grandstand stood right in the middle of the town of Jackson. This local tradition took hold with visitors in the early ’40s, when dude ranches in the area began competing against each other in the annual Dude Ranch Rodeo. Today, the Jackson Hole Rodeo is held every Wednesday and Saturday night throughout the summer.

Before the settlers and fur trappers came to the Rocky Mountains, Native American tribes made an annual trip through the surrounding mountains to hunt this wildlife-rich area. The Crow, Gros Ventre, Blackfoot, Nez Perce, Bannock, Eastern Shoshone and Sheepeater tribes all made recorded journeys into Jackson Hole.

1898

Cattle ranching sustained the economy of Jackson Hole for its first 20 to 30 years of settlement. The life of a rancher, however, was tough—demanding long hours through harsh winters with small reward. It didn’t take long for some ranchers to discover that vacationing tourists could be more profitable and less troublesome than cows. With the formation of the JY Ranch in 1907, the hospitality industry officially started in Jackson Hole. Other ranchers followed suit, and Jackson Hole quickly became one of the largest dude destinations in the country.

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The first permanent settlers move to the valley, building cabins inside the boundaries of what is now the National Elk Refuge.

President Chester Arthur makes the first presidential visit to Yellowstone National Park, established by Congress only 11 years earlier. President Arthur was accompanied by 136 pack horses and a full troop of cavalry. To ensure the president had contact with the outside world, couriers were placed every 20 miles along the route.

1907

1883

Jedediah Smith, Jim Bridger, William Sublette and David E. Jackson join an exploration of the Yellowstone region. All made their mark on history as original mountain men and western heroes.

1823

John Colter leaves the expedition of Lewis and Clark to hunt and trap in the Northern Rockies. Colter is credited with discovering Jackson Hole and the area that is now Yellowstone National Park.

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1807

Past to Present

Petticoat Rulers In 1920, Jackson made its mark in the history books by electing the United States’ first all-female slate of town officials.

The first verifiable ascent of the 13,770foot Grand Teton is made on August 11 by a party of four led by William Owen and Franklin Spalding. The valley’s first dude ranch, the JY Ranch on Phelps Lake, is formed. Located in Grand Teton National Park, the JY was turned over to the park in 2001 and is now known as the LSR Preserve.

1909

Dude Ranching

Construction of the original Jackson Lake Dam, from wood.­­

1911

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The National Elk Refuge is established when Congress appropriates $45,000 to purchase 2,000 acres of hay meadows on the edge of town.


Jackson Hole History

Town Square Antler Arches

Jackson Hole Ski Area in Teton Village opens its doors and lifts. First Antler Auction on the Town Square.

1971

Neil Rafferty builds the first “uphill facility”—a rope tow —on Snow King Mountain, making it the first ski area in Wyoming.

Local businessmen, donning western apparel and weaponry, acted out shoot-’em-out skits in an attempt to draw tourists downtown. Now, more than 50 years later, the Jackson Hole Shoot-Out continues to be popular, entertaining locals and families alike every night on the Town Square.

Despite proposals as early as 1898 to make the Tetons a national park, the cause didn’t find a champion until 1915, when Horace Albright, the National Park Service’s second in command, first visited the region. Albright did not find support among the local population, who expressed resentment over federal government control. A smaller version of the park was eventually dedicated in 1929, but local opposition delayed expansion until 1943 and spawned several unique concessions within Grand Teton National Park that still exist today.

1965

July 20 marks the dedication date of Grand Teton Park. At less than half its present size, the park contained only the tallest of the peaks and ended literally at the base of the mountains. The first expansion of the park came with the establishment of the Jackson Hole Monument in 1943. The present boundary was solidified in 1950.

1957

William Sublette first coined the moniker “Jackson’s Hole” in 1829, naming the region after his trapping and traveling companion, David E. “Davey” Jackson. Trappers often referred to any valley or depression between mountain ranges as a “hole.” Eventually, the apostrophe “s” was dropped, and the valley has been known as Jackson Hole ever since.

Dedication Ceremony for Grand Teton National Park

1968

In the 1950s, the Boy Scouts of Jackson were given permission to collect the elk antlers shed on the National Elk Refuge. The Jackson Hole Rotary Club agreed to pay 50 cents for each antler collected, but this left the Rotary Club with a problem: a warehouse quickly filling up with antlers and no place to put them. The four elk antler arches were the solution. In 1968, antlers were first sold at auction on the Town Square, where they were snapped up by craftsmen for 50 cents a pound.

Davey Jackson

1939

On June 23, Jackson Hole catches the nation’s attention as the site of a massive landslide: a section of earth in the Gros Ventre mountain range, 2,000 feet wide and one mile long, slides over a mile and a half … in less than three minutes!

1929

1914

The first automobile crosses Teton Pass.

1925

Photographs courtesy of Jackson Hole Historical Society

National Elk Refuge In the late 1800s, as many as 60,000 elk wintered in or near Jackson Hole. As an increasing number of settlers made their home in the valley, poaching and starvation began to threaten the herd’s survival. In 1909, the Wyoming State Legislature came to the aid of the elk by appropriating $5,000 for the purchase of hay. In 1911, Congress added another $20,000 and in the following year established the National Elk Refuge. By 1935, the refuge had reached its current size of 23,754 acres.

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The sport of extreme skiing was born on June 16 when Snow King Resort ski school director Bill Briggs made the first ski descent of the Grand Teton.

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Calendar of Events

May 2013 1 Grand Teton National Park – all roads open to vehicle traffic, www.nps.gov/grte/ 17 Cody entrance to Yellowstone open www.nps.gov/yell/ 17-27 Mountain Man Rendezvous Western crafts, historical camps, competitions www.jacksonholechamber.com/ old_west_days 18-19 46th Annual Elkfest and Boy Scouts Antler Auction www.jacksonholechamber.com/events 24 Yellowstone National Park – all roads open to vehicle traffic (weather dependent) www.nps.gov/yell/ 24 Annual Rotary Wine Fest www.rcjhsupperclub.org 24-25 Old West Days Celebration – rodeo, music, arts, crafts www.jacksonholechamber.com 25 Aerial Tram opens at Teton Village www.jacksonhole.com 25 Wilson Wooden Boat Show – handmade wooden river dories, at the Wilson Bridge, www.woodboattours.com

29 Teton Valley, Idaho Summer Festival – hot air balloon launch www.tetonvalleychamber.com

July 2013 3-5 Silver Collector Car Show and Auction, 800-255-4485 4 Grand Teton Music Festival’s 52nd Annual Season – nightly concerts in Teton Village begin, www.gtmf.org 4 Music in the Hole – Grand Teton Music Festival’s free concert www.gtmf.org 4 Fireworks at Snow King Resort www.snowking.com 4 Howdy’s 4th of July Parade – Town Square, www.jacksonholechamber.com 4 Fireworks in Driggs – Idaho City Park www.tetonvalleychamber.com 4-7 Victor Arts and Crafts Fair www.victorcityidaho.com 12-14 Teton Art and Antique Show – Teton Village, mcpresents.com 19-21 9th Annual Targhee Fest – acoustic, folk, blues and roots music

June 2013 7-9 Jackson Hole Rendezvous Car Show – rods ’83 and older at the Virginian 307-733-2792 8 Jackson Hole Half Marathon www.jacksonholechamber.com/visit 16 Teton Raptor Fest www.tetonraptorcenter.org 21-22 Grand Teton Music Festival Wine Auction, www.jhwineauction.org 21 Grand Targhee Summer Opening – weather dependent, www.grandtarghee.com 27-29 20th Annual Jackson Hole Writers Conference www.jacksonholewritersconference.com 29 Grand Targhee Resort Battle of the Bands – local bands competing to play in Targhee Festival, www.grandtarghee.com 20 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

www.grandtarghee.com 19-21 ArtFair Jackson Hole – hosted by Art Association in Miller Park www.jhartfair.org 19-28 Teton County Fair – celebrating Jackson’s roots, www.tetoncountyfair.com 20 Snow King Run to the Summit – Conquer the King Annual Race www.snowking.com 21 Wilson Chicken Fry, 307-690-2007 26-28 Art Show at Teton Village 307-733-5898

August 2013 3 Pierre’s Hole 50/100-Mile Mountain Bike Race – Grand Targhee Resort www.ph100.org

3 Stomping the Divots – Polo and Fine Dining Benefit, www.jhtra.org 9-10 Epic Cache-Teton Relay – finish at Teton Village, www.epicrelays.com 9-11 26th Annual Bluegrass Festival – Grand Targhee Resort www.grandtarghee.com 16-18 ArtFair Jackson Hole – hosted by Art Association in Miller Park www.jhartfair.org 24 Teton Science Schools’ 36th Annual Fundraising Auction – support local students, www.tetonscience.org 31 Ultra Running Race – Grand Targhee Resort, www.grandtarghee.com

September 2013 5-8 Western Design Conference – www.westerndesignconference.com 5-8 Jackson Hole One Fly Contest – supporting fisheries restoration www.jhonefly.org 5-15 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival – celebrating art in the Tetons www.jacksonholechamber.com 9 Spuds and Suds Festival & Grand Targhee Downhill Series #2 (final) – Grand Targhee Resort, www.grandtarghee.com 7 31st Annual LOTOJA – 210-mile interstate bike race; from Logan, Utah, to Teton Village, lotojaclassic.com 7 Annual Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities – local event for community support www.cfjacksonhole.org 8 14th Annual Takin’ it To the Streets/Taste of the Tetons, www. jacksonholechamber.com 14 Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club’s Annual Ski Ball – Black Tie, Blue Jeans www.jhskiclub.org 14 Jackson Hole Art Auction – Center for the Arts, www.jacksonholeartauction.com 21 Jackson Canine Carnival www.jacksoncaninecarnival.com


Calendar of Events 22 Grand Targhee Resort – summer closing day, www.grandtarghee.com 21-29 Jackson Hole Destination Wellness www.jacksonholechamber.com 22 3rd Annual Jackson Hole Marathon www.jacksonholemarathon.com 29 Aerial Tram at Teton Village closes operations, www.jacksonhole.com

October 2013 TBA Oktoberfest at Grand Teton Brewing Company – live music, kids’ activities and brewery tours www.grandtetonbrewing.com 13 Old Faithful Inn Closes – Yellowstone National Park, www.nps.gov/yell/ 26 Annual Ski Swap – Benefits the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club www.jhskiclub.org

November 2013 1 Grand Teton National Park vehicle traffic closes, www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm TBA Yellowstone National Park closes to vehicle traffic, www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm TBA 71st Annual Fireman’s Ball – “If you go to their ball, they’ll come to your fire” www.jhfireassociation.com TBA Snow King Resort Opens – weather dependent, www.snowking.com 22 Annual Town Square Lighting – holiday carols, cookies and Santa Claus www.jacksonholechamber.com TBA Grand Targhee Resort Opening Day – weather dependent, www.grandtarghee.com 28 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Opening Day – weather dependent www.jacksonhole.com

TBA Art Association Annual Christmas Bazaar – arts and crafts show at Snow King Resort, jhartfair.org 14-23 Santa Claus on the Town Square – nightly through Christmas Eve www.jacksonholechamber.com 25 Christmas Day Torchlight Parade – at local ski resorts www.jacksonholechamber.com 31 New Year’s Eve Torchlight Parade – and fireworks, at local ski resorts www.jacksonholechamber.com

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TBA Yellowstone National Park opens North and West entrances www.nps.gov/yell/

Ongoing Jackson Hole Rodeo – each Wednesday and Saturday evening, Memorial Day through Labor Day at Teton County Fairgrounds www.jacksonholerodeo.us Grand Teton Music Festival’s 52nd Annual Season – July 4 - August 17; nightly concert series, www.gtmf.org

January 2014 TBA International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race – www.wyomingstagestop.org

Grand Teton Music Festival’s Free Hosted Chamber Music Series, “Inside the Music” – Tuesdays through August 17 www.gtmf.org

February 2014 TBA Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort www.specialolympicswy.org TBA All-American Shriner’s Cutter Races – Melody Ranch www.jacksonholechamber.com

March 2014 TBA Town Downhill – Snow King Resort www.snowking.com TBA Moose Chase Nordic Race – Hosted by the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club, www.jhskiclub.org TBA World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb – Snow King Resort www.snowdevils.org TBA Pole Pedal Paddle Race – Hosted by the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club www.jhskiclub.org

December 2013

April 2014

TBA Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides Open – weather dependent www.fws.gov/nationalelkrefuge

TBA Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides Close – weather dependent www.fws.gov/nationalelkrefuge

Alive @ Five – family programming at Teton Village Commons, Tuesday-Thursday Mid-June through August www.jacksonhole.com Town Square Shoot-out – MondaySaturday at 6 p.m.; Memorial Day through Labor Day, www.jacksonholechamber.com Farmers Market on the Town Square – fresh produce and music; July 6 - September 28, www.jacksonholefarmersmarket.org Music on Main – summer concert series in Driggs, Idaho, featuring solo performers, bluegrass, rock & jazz bands; Every Thursday, June 27 through August 16 www.tetonvalleyfoundation.org

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Travel Tips

For bus schedules, please visit startbus.com.

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A look over town and snow king

START Bus (Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit) provides a FREE town shuttle that runs every half-hour and can get you to the local restaurants, supermarkets and shops around town. Also FREE is the north route that runs in the summer and winter between downtown Jackson and the National Museum of Wildlife Art with a stop at the Visitor’s Center. Buses also run between the Town of Jackson and Teton Village throughout the day. Please visit START’s website for schedule and fare information, www.startbus.com, or call 307-733-4521.

Jackson Hole is the primary valley comprising the southern end of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and through it runs the Snake River. The Town of Jackson lies at the southern end of the valley, with Moran, Moose and Kelly to the north, Teton Village and Wilson on the west side, and Hoback Junction at the very south. There are four main driving routes into the valley. U.S. 189/191 and U.S. 89/26 merge just south of town at Hoback Junction. Wyoming Highway 22 snakes from the west over 8,429-foot Teton Pass from Victor, Idaho, and Highway 26/287 arrives from the northeast over Togwotee Pass. U.S. 89/191/287 enters the valley from Yellowstone National Park in the north, but tends to be a slower, less direct route in the summer and is closed to vehicle traffic in winter. Located about 300 miles northeast of Salt Lake City and 500 miles northwest of Denver, it is often easier to simply fly to Jackson on one of the major commercial carriers servicing the valley from many major metropolitan areas. While the list of cities and airlines tends 22 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

to fluctuate with the seasons and from year to year, service from Denver on United and from Salt Lake City on Delta are mainstays. The airport itself is located within Grand Teton National Park—the only commercial airport in the country in a national park—about 10 miles north of the Town of Jackson. Taxi services are plentiful in our valley and are one of the easier ways to get from the airport to nearly any destination within Jackson Hole (see page 23 for a listing). Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit provides bus service around Jackson and to Teton Village, home of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and many lodging options. Schedules are available at bus stops or at www.startbus.com. While having a car of your own is not necessary in Jackson, rental cars are available at the airport and in town (see page 23). Where can I … ? The Jackson Hole/Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, located at the north end of town, 532 N. Cache, is a perfect place to get maps, activity information and advice on how to make the most of your stay. The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce can answer many travel- and business-related questions, as well as provide suggestions for a variety of activities (307-733-3316).

If medical attention is needed, St. John’s Medical Center is located several blocks east of the Town Square on Broadway, as are a handful of other clinics (see helpful contacts on page 23). Weather: we’ve got it Don’t like the weather? As the saying goes, “Wait 10 minutes and it will change.” Though known as an arid climate, Jackson Hole is subject to wet northwest and southwest weather patterns in both summer and winter. It can also get very cold in winter, and sustained below-zero temperatures are not uncommon. It can snow on any given day of the year, so wise visitors pack warm layers and a waterproof jacket. The valley’s elevation averages 6,300 feet. That’s more than a mile above sea level, and the thin air sometimes causes fatigue—even in seasoned travelers. Drink plenty of water and get enough rest, and don’t try to hike higher or take another ski run if you’re already feeling tired, have a headache or experience difficulty breathing. If you are prepared for the climate and conditions, and remain flexible in your planning of outdoor activities, you are nearly assured an enjoyable time in this incredible place.

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Getting here and around Jackson Hole is a relatively large valley, roughly 13 miles across and 55 miles long, but roads are few and getting around is fairly easy for a valley of this size.


Helpful Contacts

EMERGENCY Emergency: 911 * Jackson Police Dept.: 307-733-2331 * St. John’s Medical Center: 307-733-3636 St. John’s Medical Center/Emergency Room: 307-733-7250 St. John’s Family Health & Urgent Care Clinic: 307-739-8999 * Teton County Sheriff: 307-733-2331 Teton Village Clinic: 307-739-7346 WY Highway Patrol: 800-442-9090

Road CONDITIONS Idaho Road Conditions: 888-432-7623 Montana Road Conditions: 800-226-7623 Utah Road Conditions: 866-511-8824 Wyoming Highway Conditions: 888-996-7623

SKI CONDITIONS Avalanche Report: 307-733-2664 - jhavalanche.org Grand Targhee Ski Report: 800-TARGHEE - grandtarghee.com * Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Report: 307-733-2291 - jacksonhole.com * Snow King Resort: 307-733-5200 - snowking.com

General Information Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce: 307-733-3316 - jacksonholechamber.com Grand Teton National Park: 307-739-3300 - nps.gov/grte * Teton County Library: 307-734-7025 - tclib.org * Teton County Recreation Center: 307-739-9025 - tetonparksandrec.org Yellowstone National Park: 307-344-7381 - nps.gov/yell

Transportation Alltrans: 307-733-3135 - jacksonholealltrans.com A Black Car Transportation: 307-413-2572 Avalanche Taxi: 307-713-8294 Buckboard Cab: 307-733-1112 Bullseye Taxi: 307-730-5000 Classic Cab & Tours: 307-690-2122

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Bus Stop Location Nearby

Cowboy Cab: 307-413-1000 Paradise Taxi & Tours: 307-730-7944 Party Bus of Jackson Hole/Limo Lounge: 307-690-7555 : 307-733-4521 - startbus.com Snake River Taxi: 307-413-9009 Taxi Tim/Flying T Taxi: 307-690-0000 Village Cab: 307-413-4300 Westbank Cab: 307-690-0112

Airport/Airlines Jackson Hole Aviation (FBO): 307-733-4767 - jhaviation.com Jackson Hole Airport: 307-733-7695 - jacksonholeairport.com American: 800-433-7300 - aa.com Delta: 800-221-1212 - delta.com Frontier: 800-432-1359 - flyfrontier.com United: 800-241-6522 - united.com Teton Aviation (FBO): 208-354-3100 - tetonaviation.com

Rental Cars Alamo: 307-733-0671 - alamo.com Avis: 307-733-3422 - avis.com Dollar: 307-733-9224 - dollar.com Hertz: 307-733-2272 - hertz.com

Grocery Stores * Albertsons (Jackson):

307-733-5950 - albertsons.com * Aspens Market (Teton Village Road): 307-200-6140 - aspensmarketjh.com Hungry Jack’s General Store (Wilson): 307-733-3561 * Jackson Whole Grocer (Jackson): 307-733-0450 - jacksonwholegrocer.com * Smith’s (Jackson): 307-733-8908 - smithsfoodanddrug.com

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Animal care Animal Adoption Center: 307-739-1881 - animaladoptioncenter.org Animal Care Clinic: 307-733-5590 Driggs Veterinary Clinic: 208-354-2212 - driggsvet.com Spring Creek Animal Hospital: 307-733-1606 - springcreekanimalhospital.com Town of Jackson Animal Shelter: 307-733-2139 Victor Veterinary Hospital: 208-787-2114

places of worship Chapel of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Grand Teton National Park: 307-733-2516 Chapel of the Transfiguration Episcopal Church Grand Teton National Park: 307-733-2603 Christian Science Group of Jackson Hole: 307-733-4744 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 410 East Broadway: 307-733-6337 Community Bible Church 1450 South Park Loop Road: 307-733-1941 First Baptist Church Kelly & Cache Streets: 307-733-3706 Jackson Church of Christ 690 Lakota Lane: 307-733-2611 Jackson Hole Baptist SBC 620 East Broadway: 307-733-0857 Jackson Hole Christian Center 3205 West Big Trails Drive: 307-733-7770 Jackson Hole Jewish Community jhjewishcommunity.org: 307-734-1999 Mt. View Independent Baptists 300 Yards North of “Y” on Hwy 22: 307-733-3604 Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church 201 South Jackson: 307-733-2516 Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole 1251 South Park Loop Road: 307-734-0388 Redeemer Lutheran Church 275 North Willow: 307-733-3409 St. John’s Episcopal Church Glenwood & Gill Streets: 307-733-2603 Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church 155 N. Jean Street: 307-733-4382

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Begin Your Trip with the Jackson Hole Adventure Center You’ve arrived in Jackson Hole, one of the most beautiful destinations on Earth, ready for the outdoor adventure of your life! River trips, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, snowmobiling, fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, paragliding and two national parks await. The question is, where to begin? Begin at the Jackson Hole Adventure Center. A sister company to Mad River Boat Trips, Scenic Safaris and Signal Mountain Lodge, the Jackson Hole Adventure Center provides free concierge service covering a host of outdoor activities. To help visitors manage vacation time, the Adventure Center takes into account length of stay, children and adults, and each client’s true interests. “We focus on outdoor activities in Grand Teton National Park and the Jackson Hole area,” says Jackson Hole Adventure Center’s general manager Mary MacLeod Bess. “Folks call us, wondering where to go horseback riding or fly fishing. Visitors aren’t familiar with distances and don’t realize it’s impossible to visit Yellowstone during the day and get in a rafting trip with us that evening. We ensure activities fit visitors’ timeframes and are rewarding in every way.” The Jackson Hole Adventure Center was created with the outfitter

and customer relationship in mind. Since 2011, the Adventure Center has established close relationships with carefully chosen outfitters providing top-notch customer service. “Outfitters make or break experiences,” says Bess. “We’re absolutely confident our outfitters provide exciting, professional experiences. If you’re talking rafting or horseback riding, there can be as many as 10 outfitters to choose from. We test out every service and offer well-informed, up-to-date advice. It’s personal. We pride ourselves on knowing as much about any outfitter as the outfitter knows about itself !” Summer or winter, Jackson Hole Adventure Center has customers covered. Mad River’s guided rafting trips are unsurpassed, and Scenic Safaris provides seasonal wildlife, fly fishing and ATV tours. Signal Mountain Lodge offers additional scenic float trips through Grand Teton National Park. “Helping people choose their adventures, watching them get excited and really looking forward to each day they are here is the best part of the job,” says Bess. “Are they going to try rock climbing, paragliding or cross-country skiing? Will they snowmobile to the hot springs? Just talking with people about their options is exciting! We love sharing this beautiful place.”

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Another stop on the must-see list awaits you at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve. Formerly the JY Ranch, the LSR Preserve is located on the east shore of Phelps Lake and offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in GTNP. The JY was the first dude ranch in Jackson Hole and served as the Rockefeller family’s private retreat from 1932 until Laurance S. Rockefeller, son of John D. Rockefeller, donated the remainder of his family’s inholding to the National Park Service in 2001. Thoughtfully designed, the preserve now allows visitors access to areas long closed to the public. For more information on visiting Grand Teton National Park, please go to www.nps.gov/grte. SUMMER Take a hike: Don’t let GTNP be just a drive-by experience: An easy two-mile stroll along the shores of Leigh Lake provides amazing views of Mount Moran, plus the fragrant scent of pine and mountain air. If you’re physically fit and acclimatized, get up into the mountains. The steep, five-mile (one-way) trek to Amphitheater and Surprise lakes is a lung-burner, but worth it for the views. Climb the Grand: Why climb the Grand Teton, the tallest peak in the range? As George Mallory said of Everest, “Because it is there.” 26 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

Local mountaineering schools provide climbing training and lead groups to the top. While not for everyone, if you’re in good physical condition and feel the desire, go for it. Cruisin’: The saying “Life is a journey, not a destination” applies to the boat ride across Jenny Lake. Boat shuttles leave every 15 minutes or so from the South Jenny Lake Boat Dock heading across the lake to the mouth of Cascade Canyon. Easy to strenuous hiking trails await you at the debarkation point. Float away: On a scenic float trip down the Snake River you’ll experience some of the best sights and sounds of GTNP without breaking a sweat. A professional guide handles the oars while you enjoy the mountain views and the sights along the riverbanks. WINTER Nordic skiing: On cross-country skis, you’re as silent as the park in winter. You can ski parallel to the Tetons on a 15-mile stretch of the GTNP Road between the Bradley-Taggart Lake parking area and Signal Mountain. This section of road is closed to cars in winter, so it will be just you, the mountains and lots of snow. Grab some shoes: Snowshoes require less attention to athletic form than skis, so they’re a great option for easy touring. For a not-toostrenuous outing, consider the Swan Lake-Heron Pond Loop in the Colter Bay area. Don’t underestimate the power of Jackson Hole winters, though; you should gear up properly with water and snacks, hats and gloves, sunglasses and extra layers of clothing.

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Begin your trip to Grand Teton National Park with a stop at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center. Located at the park entrance in Moose, the center provides visitors of all ages the perfect introduction to the breathtaking surroundings.


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At fewer than 9 million years of age and barely 40 miles by 12 in area, the Teton Range holds a disproportionate grip on the world’s imagination. Three million camera-laden visitors per year make this range a strong candidate for the most-photographed in the world. Theodore Roosevelt, who made a number of hunting trips to northwestern Wyoming, stated they are “what mountains are supposed to look like.” From the French trappers of the early 19th century—who identified the Grand, the Middle and the South as “les trois Tetons” (the three breasts)—to climbers intent on ascending the inspirational peaks of the Cathedral Group, this façade of fault-block mountains, hinged

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under Pierre’s Hole to the west and rising dramatically to the east above Jackson Hole, has inspired generations of adventurers. While fur-trapping, hunting and later, ranching, dominated the story of the surrounding plains and valleys, much of the early human history of the Teton Range focused on attempts to climb the highest and most dramatic peaks. The Native American structure known as the Enclosure, at nearly 13,300 feet on the western spur of the Grand, is proof that exploration of the mountains began long ago. For a comprehensive history and climbing guide to the Tetons, pick up a copy of Leigh Ortenburger and Reynold Jackson’s “A Climber’s Guide to the Teton Range.”

hike the tetons • fish the snake • hear the music After a day of experiencing all that Jackson Hole has to offer, relax to the sounds of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra— comprised of musicians from the nation’s best symphonies. Come as you are and enjoy the casual atmosphere and superior acoustics of Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village. tues InsIde the MusIc Free concerts for ages 6 and older. Tickets required. wed spotlIght From Broadway tunes to New Orleans jazz and more. $35 – $45 / $10 Students thurs MusIcIans’ choIce Chamber music handpicked by Festival Musicians. $25 / $10 Students fri & sat orchestra Festival Orchestra in concert with today’s top artists. $54 / $10 Students

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The geologic and scenic core of the range, known as the Cathedral Group, consists of the Grand Teton (13,770 ft.), Mt. Owen (12,928 ft.), Teewinot (12,325 ft.), the Middle Teton (1­2,804 ft.) and the South Teton (12,514 ft.). These five peaks share the unusual characteristic of being isolated east of the watershed divide. Instead of the highest peaks forming the backbone of the range, Avalanche Canyon and the South Fork of Cascade Canyon flow around them to rejoin as the waters of Cottonwood Creek.

well-deserved. Of the 2,000 or so people who make the summit each year, about half do so in the company of professional guides. With two days of pre-Grand training, a fit neophyte will usually take two days to ascend the mountain and return to the valley.

The Grand Teton is “only” Wyoming’s second-highest mountain, but since it stands nearly 1,000 feet above its nearest neighbor and 7,000 feet above the valley floor, its popularity as a climber’s objective is

The inaccessibility of the northern part of the range provides unique wilderness experiences and rare views with the opportunity for modern-day ascents with a pioneering feel.

To the north, the Tetons slowly diminish in size and displacement until they lose themselves under the more recent volcanic outpourings of the Yellowstone caldera.

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Abundant wildlife and awe-inspiring geysers and hot springs captivated artist Thomas Moran and photographer William Jackson in 1871. Their images convinced President Grant to establish these wonderful lands as the world’s first national park, protecting them from development. SUMMER Old Faithful, the geyser: For many visitors, geysers are what Yellowstone is all about; if you want to see one in action, Old Faithful is your best bet. It spouts more frequently than any of the other geysers, sending plumes of boiling water and steam into the air at intervals of 65 to 92 minutes. Old Faithful, the inn: Built more than 100 years ago, the Old Faithful Inn is a Yellowstone landmark featuring the oldest log and wood-frame structures in the world and a seven-story lobby with a massive stone fireplace. Watch wildlife: Thanks to a reintroduction program that began in 1995, you’re much more likely to be one of the 20,000-plus Yellowstone visitors a year who sees a wolf. If you miss them, spotting a grizzly bear, elk, bison, bighorn sheep, coyote or bald eagle is very likely. Whatever you’re lucky enough to spot, keep your distance; these guys aren’t tame. See hot springs at work: Yellowstone’s landscape is a work in 30 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

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progress—see that for yourself at Mammoth Hot Springs, where water heated by a magma chamber pushes upward, dissolving limestone and depositing the mixture in multicolored layers on the Earth’s surface. Get a Grand view: At 20 miles long and 800 feet to 1,200 feet deep, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone lives up to its name. And it’s not just big; it’s beautiful as well, with views of waterfalls and cliffs in shades of pink and red. If you’re into superlatives, note the canyon’s sights include the Lower Falls, Yellowstone’s tallest waterfall at 308 feet. WINTER Travel coach class: Snowcoach, that is. These classic buses and newer vans on treads offer a low-impact way to soak up the scenery while traversing the snow. They’re heated and quiet, so you can talk to fellow passengers, enjoy your driver’s commentary and relax as you take in Yellowstone. ’Bile it: If you prefer more control and like traveling closer to the ground, you can rent a snowmobile from one of several commercial operators. Current regulations require ’bilers to travel only on roads and with a guide, but check locally for the latest information. Get aerobic: Cross-country skis or snowshoes will put you closer to Yellowstone’s wintry wonders than any other mode of transportation. A nine-mile trail starting at the Old Faithful Snow

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Lodge takes you to Lone Star Geyser, erupting every three hours from a 12-foot-high cone. The contrast of geysers and snow-covered landscape makes Yellowstone uniquely beautiful in wintertime. Get cozy: Take the chill off with a massage, a glass of wine or two, and dinner at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge. The lodge was built in 1999, but with its heavy timber and log construction and cedar shingles, it has the rustic old-fashion feel of a vintage park hotel. DID YOU KNOW?

Yellowstone National Park is larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. In the year 1872, when Yellowstone National Park was founded, just 300 people visited. Out of Yellowstone National Park’s 3 million annual visitors, only about 3 percent visit in the winter. S ince 1980, the number of Yellowstone visitors gored by bison is three times the number attacked by bears. A bison can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds. Yellowstone Lake’s shoreline is 141 miles long. There are over 1,000 miles of trails throughout Yellowstone. A bear can run up to 30 miles per hour.

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Summer Activities their relaxing deck, sneak away with a date to sample their wide selection of pasta and wine, or bring the kids along to their famous chuckwagon dinner for real cowboy cooking.

Chuckwagon Dinners Guest ranches aren’t the only way to get a serving of the Old West: Chuckwagon dinners offer up solid grub and a dose of western entertainment. Great fun for the whole family and a must-see for anyone who’s never experienced the last of the Old West firsthand. For a sophisticated chuckwagon experience, the Rancher Cookout at Teton Village is the way to go. You can choose to take a trail ride on your own steed beforehand or hop on the covered wagon to the historic Snake River Ranch barn. Delicious barbecue-style food is served, along with entertainment that includes live music, roping lessons and horseshoes, if you so choose. CHECK OUT ...

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FLY FISHING The Snake River and its tributaries are known as world-class fisheries. From the upper reaches of the Gros Ventre River, through the braided Grand Teton National Park section of the Snake, to the lumbering stretches of the South Fork and the Salt rivers, anglers find more trout than there are flies with which to catch them. Whether by boat or by bank, morning or afternoon, an army of outfitters and guides is ready to reveal the secrets of the wily cutthroat trout and others inhabiting the waters of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Learn more about fishing in the area on page 40.

Resort & Country Club has been recognized as one of the 75 best courses in the country by Golf Digest and Condé Nast Traveler. Both facilities are open to the public, though tee times are required. Horseback Riding What’s more quintessentially western than taking a horseback ride in Wyoming? Stables are located at Snow King, Teton Village, Jenny Lake Lodge and Colter Bay, and each offers rides to accommodate any schedule, from an hour to a full day. These full-service ranches offer guides, camping equipment and provisions for pack trips. Take a scenic and wildlife trail ride with Togwotee Mountain Lodge in some of the most breathtaking scenery on Earth. CHECK OUT ...

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Climbing Rock climbing and mountaineering are popular pursuits in the ranges around the Jackson Hole valley. While most rock climbs in the area require some approach time and definitely a high level of climbing acumen, there are more easily accessed rock climbing areas throughout the valley. For the adventurous, there are mountaineering schools and guiding services to help you safely attempt your own Teton peak. DINING WITH A VIEW By the time you’ve checked everything off your day’s list of activities, you’ll have worked up an appetite. Whether you’re getting off a scenic tour of the Snake River, finishing up a hike in Grand Teton National Park or just driving into town from the airport, Dornan’s is the quintessential spot to enjoy a meal at the foot of the Tetons. Stop in to grab a slice of pizza for lunch as you bask in the sun on 32 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

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golf Add an extra 25 yards to your golf shot (at this high altitude, your drives go farther!) on one of Jackson’s world-class courses. Golf Digest regularly ranks the beautiful Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club the No. 1 course in Wyoming. Not to be outdone, Teton Pines

mountain biking Trails abound for mountain bikers of all levels, allowing virtually anyone to get offroad. An enjoyable trail system has been developed at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village; stop in at Wildernest Sports or Jackson Hole Sports. Jackson Hole Sports will even throw in a free Teewinot ticket with the purchase of a fullday mountain bike rental. CHECK OUT ...

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Summer Activities OUTDOOR EDUCATION Looking to learn more about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the region’s diverse biology? With two national parks, towering mountain ranges, geothermal features and a host of interesting native species, the area’s wild and rugged terrain is an inspiring backdrop for continuing education of all levels. Teton Science Schools offers educational programs for groups of all sizes that specialize in experiential learning. Geology, ecology, weather, plant and animal adaptation— the list goes on, and chances are, they have a course designed just for you. Day trips and popular summer programs incorporate educational outings with hiking, canoeing and other outdoor adventures fit for the whole family. paragliding Think running off the side of a mountain with a paraglider overhead and soaring like a bird on the air currents sounds fun? It is, but it’s also safe. With an experienced pilot accompanying you on a tandem paragliding adventure, you can choose a peaceful or exhilarating ride as you glide over 3,200 vertical feet back to the valley floor. This might be the best way to see the entire valley while getting the ride of your life at the same time.

Scenic Flights If you think the Tetons are impressive from the valley floor, just wait until you see them from the air. Teton Aviation in Driggs, Idaho, offers both scenic glider and airplane rides. In the glider, you and a pilot are towed up to 12,000 feet before being released to slowly drift back to the Driggs airport. Scenic flights circle the Teton Range with as many as three passengers.

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Want something a little more sedate? Opt for an exhilarating yet peaceful hot air balloon trip with the Wyoming Balloon Company. You’ll soar above the Jackson Hole valley as you gaze in awe at the views. Daily trips are offered throughout the summer. CHECK OUT ...

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Stay and Play in Grand Teton National Park With enough activities to keep you exploring all summer long, some visitors prefer to never leave the park. Plan your day’s agenda— whether it includes a scenic boat ride on Jenny Lake, hiking to Cascade Falls, fishing on the Snake or lunch with a view—from a quick and convenient base camp right in the heart of it all. Park guests can choose from luxurious lodge rooms, memorable family style cabins or traditional camping options to keep them close to all the action the park has to offer. Plan early and book ahead as spaces fill quickly during peak summer seasons. CHECK OUT ...

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water sports If you’ve had enough of terra firma, head out onto one of Jackson’s lakes or rivers. From whitewater rafting to scenic floats to kayaking and canoeing, the Jackson area has no equal when combining beauty with water adventure. The Tetons’ placid lakes offer many options for combining a paddle or float with wildlife viewing, and the Snake River flowing into and out of Jackson is the prime choice for drift boat fishing as well as CHECK OUT ...

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whitewater adventure. Barker-Ewing Float Trips, for instance, float 10 miles of the Snake entirely within the park, through moose and bald eagle habitats. Or take the Snake River Canyon, just 18 miles south of Jackson. The upper half of the canyon reveals magnificent scenic vistas while the lower half provides whitewater significant and steady enough to surf. Whatever your choice, sign up for a day trip or an overnight excursion, and seal your Jackson adventure with a refreshing splash of clean, clear mountain water.

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wildLIFE viewing No matter the season, Jackson Hole beams with wildlife. The 17 million acres that comprise the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem enable visitors to see many of the staples that have come to define the West, including the iconic grizzly bear, wolves, moose, pronghorn antelope and elk. Learn the history and geology from Rocky Mountain Tours. Both offer expeditions ranging from half-day to multiday excursions in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, where you’ll get up-close and personal with wildlife and gain unique perspectives on these ecological treasures. CHECK OUT ...

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Nearly 500 species inhabit the Greater Yellowstone region. Viewing wildlife can be the highlight of any vacation, but animals are wild and unpredictable. Stay at least 25 yards away from wildlife and 100 yards away from bears.

BIGHORN SHEEP Daredevils of the rocky cliffs, the Ovis canadenis leap ledge to ledge above the road near the park’s northern entrance. They frequent rock slopes along the northern edge of Lamar Valley and Tower areas in Yellowstone and Hebgen & Quake lakes west of the park. The horns of older males may wrap in a full curl while those of the female are smaller and more slender.

Yellowstone’s largest mammal, the bison stands six feet tall, 12 feet in length and can weigh 2,000 lbs.—the size of a small truck! While bison may look large and lethargic, this shaggy, bearded and horned animal can gallop 32 mph. Watch bison graze, cavort and take dust baths near the Firehole River, in Hayden and Lamar valleys, and near Mammoth Hot Springs.

COYOTE BLACK BEAR Ursus americanas reside in the meadows, mountains and treed areas throughout the region. Black or cinnamon colored, these bears search for food favorites like insects, rodents, berries and carrion.

MOOSE GRIZZLY BEAR Some 400 to 600 Ursus arctus horribilus live in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Grizzlies weigh up to 700 lbs. and vary from blond to cinnamon to brown. These omnivores eat both veggies and meat. Grizzlies frequent areas between Mammoth and Norris, the Fishing Bridge area, Mt. Washburn and Lamar Valley. 34 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

The twig-eater Alces alces wallows among willows, its favorite food. This horsesize swamp lover resides near Lewis Lake, the Pelican Valley and along Highway 191 near West Yellowstone.

Sometimes confused with their larger wolf relative, Canis latrans is about half the size of a wolf, has a bushier tail and pointy ears. Coyotes roam nearly the entire park.

ELK Impressive racks are the hallmark of the region’s bull elk. The Cervus elaphus can run up to 35 mph, lives in herds and harems, and weighs up to 1,000 lbs. Some 20,000 elk roam through Yellowstone and neighboring wild areas. They graze year-round between West Yellowstone and Madison, within the Hayden and Lamar valleys and lounge at Mammoth Hot Springs.

PRONGHORN ANTELOPE MULE DEER Plentiful and graceful, the large-eared Odocoileus hemionus roam in small herds throughout the park. Bucks drop antlers in winter and regrow them every spring.

North America’s fastest mammal, the Antilocapra americana sprints up to 70 mph through grasslands of Yellowstone and the West. Pronghorn in the Greater Yellowstone area undergo one of the longest migrations of any land animal in the world—from Grand Teton National Park south to wintering grounds in the Red Desert near Pinedale, Wyoming.

WOLF Reintroduced into Yellowstone in 1995, over 400 Canis lupis live among more than three-dozen packs in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Wolves eat mainly elk taken through packs. Wolves are sighted in the Lamar and Hayden valleys almost daily and cruise wildlands near West Yellowstone along Highway 191.

Photography by Latham Jenkins/circumerrostock.com. Wolf and bear photographs taken at Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. Bighorn sheep photograph by Rick Konrad. Coyote photograph by Craig Morris.

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Recommended Hikes A stroll with the kids, a long ramble with the dog, a scramble up a minor peak—everyone has their own definition of a day hike, and Jackson Hole offers abundant options. Following is a quick peek at some of the more approachable and well-known day hikes. Regardless of where you go and how long the hike, always be prepared, as conditions change quickly in the mountains. You will want to inquire locally before you go—trail conditions change with seasons and weather conditions. Refer to a local guidebook for detailed descriptions. Jackson: Goodwin Lake and Jackson Peak­­ Jackson Peak, one of the closest discernible summits and relatively easily reached from the Town of Jackson, offers comprehensive views of the Gros Ventre Range to the northeast and Jackson Hole to the west. Goodwin Lake, 6 miles roundtrip from the trailhead, is a worthy destination in itself and popular with anglers; Jackson Peak is another 1.5 miles beyond the lake. The trailhead is east of Jackson, 10.7 miles from the National Elk Refuge entrance, near the Curtis Canyon Campground. Grand Teton National Park (GTNP): Phelps Lake Overlook At just under 2 miles roundtrip from the Death Canyon trailhead, the Phelps Lake Overlook treats hikers with views of Phelps Lake to the south, the impressive Death Canyon to the west, and Jackson Hole and the Gros Ventre Range to the east. A pleasing hike in

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itself, it is a great beginning to the more challenging and rewarding hikes up into Death Canyon and deeper into the Grand Teton National Park backcountry. GTNP: Bradley and Taggart lakes Bradley and Taggart lakes at the base of the Tetons are the results of glaciation over 9,000 years ago. A moderate hike of just over 5 miles rewards hikers with commanding views of the Grand Teton as well as wildflowers, water and the occasional wildlife sighting. There are numerous loop options around these lakes, easily accessed from the well-marked Bradley-Taggart parking area off the park’s inner loop road. GTNP: String Lake, Jenny Lake and Leigh Lake Leigh Lake and Jenny Lake, linked by String Lake, are popular hiking and paddling destinations within the heart of Grand Teton National Park. Most hiking here is considered easy and on relatively flat trails snaking through the woods; great as introductory hikes with kids. String Lake is also a popular flat-water paddling destination and is the put-in for longer paddling trips onto Leigh Lake. Wilson: Ski Lake Halfway up Teton Pass you’ll find the Phillips Canyon Road and the trailhead for one of only a handful of trails accessing the southern end of the Tetons and the Teton Crest Trail. A popular hike in this area, Ski Lake is a moderate 5-mile hike roundtrip, rewarding you with a refreshing mountain lake.

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Water, be it solid or liquid, is the basis for much of the recreation in Jackson Hole. But by late July, the parching sun has left the verdant hillsides yellow and the wildflowers wilted. The many lakes, rivers and streams of the Snake River watershed offer a bounty of ways to beat the summer heat while enhancing some of the already fantastic views.

Born in the trickles of melting snow high in the Teton Wilderness, the Snake River is America’s 10th-longest river, running roughly 1,000 miles from its origins in the Wyoming high country to its confluence with the Columbia River near Pasco, Wash. The Snake’s whispering riffles and roaring rapids provide a haven for wildlife and recreation, and the 69 miles that wind through Jackson Hole comprise one of the most scenic and pristine stretches of river in America. Close to 300,000 people float, fish and paddle the Snake each summer.

IT’S TIME TO HIT THE WATER Although northwest Wyoming is better known for its bone-chilling cold and winter blizzards, the valley can be quite hot and arid in summertime. The alpine desert climate would be downright hostile were it not for a serpentine stream churning through the Hole.

Floating on the Snake River can begin at the northern end of Grand Teton National Park, just below Jackson Lake. From here, there are more than 70 navigable river miles, offering something for everyone. The first 60-plus miles consist of swift yet smooth water and one fun, eight-mile whitewater stretch for the finale. Not many rivers flow from a valley

Whether the excitement of a whitewater trip or the solitude of a mountain lake, water in any of its many incarnations adds to the enjoyment of the Jackson Hole experience.

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to a canyon and head north on the continent before merging with an ocean—a testament to just how unique the Snake River in Wyoming is. SNAKE RIVER SCENERY For a first-time visitor, the best way to experience the river’s grandeur is to take a guided float trip. There are three main stretches of water where commercial operators run trips: Grand Teton National Park, South Park and the Snake River Canyon. The first two are used for scenic tours and fishing, usually 10 or 13 miles in length and last about three to four hours. The canyon is home to the whitewater rapids, and outfitters run nine-mile trips there that take about four hours (including shuttle). In the park, the Tetons tower above the river, only a couple of miles from the islands and gravel bars that send the calm Snake


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meandering through braided channels. The spectacular panorama is sure to coax many a photograph, particularly during the early morning when the light is brightest on the east-facing peaks. The river corridor is rich with wildlife: bald eagles, moose, mule deer, elk and white pelicans are often spotted near the water, and beavers usually appear around dusk. Otters and bears offer rare, magical sightings. In South Park, the river flows mostly through ranch land and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land. Outfitters run 13-mile trips from the Wilson Bridge to the South Park Bridge that generally feature a lunch or dinner stop. This stretch provides a different feel from both the Grand Teton and canyon sections, with long views of the Teton, Gros Ventre and Snake River ranges, as well as an abundance of birds including pelicans and a plethora of bald eagle nesting sites. WHITEWATER ADVENTURE For those thirsty for whitewater, the party is in the canyon, where a narrower channel, steeper gradient and a series of rock ledges produce Class II and III rapids. The spring runoff makes features such as Lunch Counter and Cottonwood rapids fearsome; Big Kahuna and Rope rear their frothy heads later in the summer, when the river settles into a sparkling emerald. With the water temperature rarely

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above 60 degrees, these trips are not for the faint of heart. But adventure seekers will find cool, splashing fun, along with an occasional wildlife sighting. DO IT YOURSELF Those looking to paddle their own boat can rent rafts, canoes and inflatable “duckies.” The best stretches on the Snake for canoeists and novice boaters are Jackson Lake Dam to Pacific Creek—where the placid river glides through the wildlife paradise of the Oxbow Bend—and South Park to Astoria—where the current is faster but only one minor rapid, King’s Wave, challenges paddlers to stay upright. For the experienced whitewater paddler or those looking to learn more, the kayaking in and around the Jackson Hole area is topnotch. Though the season is relatively short, there is plenty of challenging paddling to be had. Check in with one of the knowledgeable whitewater outfits, such as Rendezvous River Sports or Snake River Kayak and Canoe, for timely local beta on paddle-friendly sections of the Hoback, Greys and Gros Ventre rivers.

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Summer: * Sunrise Breakfast or Sunset Dinner Wildlife Safaris: Naturalist guide leads you through the wildlife wonders of Grand Teton NP. A safaris-style meal prepared in the field with amazing scenery and wildlife viewing and learning opportunities make this our #1 trip! * Guided tours of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Park: Expert guides lead you through two amazing parks. Complete tours sharing all the highlights as well as numerous off-the-beaten path experiences. * Private Family Fishing/Scenic Rafting Trips: Awesome opportunity, a guided rafting trip on the Snake River, enjoy the scenery, and try some fishing all at a price that won’t break the bank.

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* Wildlife Safaris: Naturalist leads you to world-class wildlife viewing & learning opportunities. * Wildlife Safaris/Raptor Center visit: Combine wildlife safari with a hands-on personal visit to a raptor rehabilitation center for an up-close visit with resident hawks, owls and eagles. * Dinner Sleigh Ride/Wildlife Safari Combo: Add on a horse-drawn sleigh ride to your wildlife safari and finish it off a steak/salmon dinner in a private lodge with all the fixins. * Snowshoe/Wildlife Safaris Adventure Combo: Complete your wildlife safari with an exhilarating snowshoe trip. Experience the fastest growing winter sport today.

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BEYOND THE SNAKE The Snake River isn’t the only aquatic oasis in Jackson Hole. Boaters also have a variety of excursions to choose from on Jenny, Jackson, String and Leigh lakes. There is a quick shuttle to ferry hikers and sightseers across Jenny Lake to Hidden Falls, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company offers tours (with and without meals) whisking boaters across the vast expanses of Jackson Lake to spots such as Elk Island in the shadow of Mount Moran. Motorboating is allowed on Jackson Lake, where one will find cruisers intermingling with water-skiers and wakeboarders. Sailing is also popular on Jackson Lake, but often made challenging by quickly changing conditions and mountain weather. TOURING The many waterways of Jackson Hole and Yellowstone are fast becoming attractions for paddlers of the touring family. Canoeists and sea kayakers will find solitude plying waters including String and Leigh lakes in Grand Teton National Park, Slide Lake in the Gros Ventre River valley, and the lakes of Yellowstone such as Lewis, Shoshone and Yellowstone. Boats are available for rent from several outfitters, some of which also offer multiday touring packages.

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There is something magical about every trip on the water in Jackson Hole. The Oglala Sioux writer Zitkala-Sa said the Great Spirit could be heard in the “rippling of mighty waters.” Anyone who has taken a trip on the Snake River or spent a day on the lakes will agree. jacksonholetraveler.com | 39


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The Finest Fly Fishing

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“They,” in this astonishingly beautiful area of lakes, streams and unforgettable mountains, are the fly fishers of the West, the übercasters of the Greater Yellowstone region, the men and women who, given a free half-hour of daylight, would just as soon hightail it to a stream. Their dedication is compromised only by their love of the sport, and their knowledge is hard-won, steeped in history, practice and tradition. In short, they love what they do. And what’s not to love? A picnic lunch, an afternoon on the water, blue sky overhead and eagles in trees—there’s no better place to fish than the northwestern corner of Wyoming. It’s a golden opportunity to commune with nature on nature’s terms, and no one doubts 40 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

the area’s calming effect on city-jangled nerves. Stunning scenery abounds. From the Gallatin River to the Gros Ventre, from the Snake to Flat Creek, from the Henry’s Fork to the Hoback, there’s a yet-to-be-discovered perfect spot awaiting every angler. Some waters are still rich with insects. Others are swift, shallow and clear as glass. Some are exciting and some meditative, a few a mix of both. And the season doesn’t matter. In fact, a few hardy locals will tell you their favorite season for fishing is the onset of winter. Canoes, kayaks, drift boats, motorboats or a little human-powered foot traffic will get you there. But the inside knowledge is what lands you a fish. A visit to any of the angling shops in the Greater Yellowstone offers a wealth of supplies, but what to choose? Should you opt for the Rubber Legged Gotcha Bar-Eyed fly or the Cat Puke Stonefly? Hooks run the gamut from spinner bait hooks to drop shot hooks, from barbed to barbless, but the really great fish are picky about what they’ll strike, so should you get both? And does anyone really know how to tie stacked deer hair flies? The following guides do, and with an attentive ear and an afternoon on the water,

you’ll reap the wealth of their knowledge. If you’ve made the trip to some of the most beautiful and prolific fishing waters in North America, the waters of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, then you owe yourself at least a passing knowledge of how to fish with success. That knowledge is close at hand; all you have to do is ask. Craig Mathews – Whether it’s Browns, Rainbows or Mountain White Fish, Mathews heads for the Madison River in July. The melt has the water running high and cool, he says, and besides, “It’s pretty!” Mathews always keeps good Mayfly imitations on hand, including Sparkle Duns, especially the Pale Morning Dun, and Green Drakes and Epeorus. Mathews points out that these choices will also do you proud on the July waters of the Gallatin, Henry’s Fork and Yellowstone rivers. www.blueribbonflies.com Patty Reilly – A hometown girl despite her world travels, Patty never tires of fishing Flat Creek or the Snake. She calls August an “iffy” month, due to the heat in the water, but capable anglers can still catch Cutthroats and some Browns if they rely on good technique.

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You swear it’s all in the wrist: A flick here, a power stroke there, and that silvery filament arcs through the air like linear poetry. As any angler knows, there’s more to fly fishing than arm motion. Think flies, rods, nets, guides and funny hats. Think boats, maps and hey, don’t forget word-of-mouth tales of secret pools reachable only by circuitous game trails through dense forests and scree fields. They say to wear good boots.


The Finest Fly Fishing “The Snake is great for beginning anglers, because you can use the big attractors and you needn’t play match-a-hatch.” www.guidedconnections.com Jason “JB” Balogh – “Nothing is better than watching a trout rise to eat your fly,” says JB of Fish the Fly Guide Service. Floating the Snake is a great way to achieve this, but the remote backcountry creeks, where they have exclusive access, is the best. “It’s hard to beat catching numerous fish, all on dry flies, and not seeing another soul all day!” www.fishthefly.com Baker Salsbury – Peace and quiet for Salsbury, owner of Westbank Anglers near Teton Village, means heading down to the Green River at the base of the Wind River Mountains. From wade-in fishing to drift boating, the cool runoff of snowmelt in the Winds provides fantastic angling opportunities from early June and into the depths of July, as long as you watch water temperature. Salsbury selects Hoppers or Grey Drakes, depending on the circumstances he finds on arrival. www.westbank.com Dave Ellerstein – The Hoback and the Salt are two of Ellerstein’s favorite spots. As the chief guide for Jackson Hole Anglers, he likes the Hoback for personal fishing. With no guided trips allowed on that river, he says, “The fish are not as shy and rise easily to check out a fly.” He believes a guide can only make a good fishing trip better and adds that the Salt has so much water that a drift boat can only increase the

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odds of landing that big one you tell your grandkids about. www.jacksonholeanglers.com Will Dornan – “Dense and deep snowpack typically bodes well for anglers, and we average over 450 inches a year in the Tetons,” says Dornan of Snake River Anglers. His operation is one of the few that is permitted on the whole of the Snake River, all the way from Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park to the Palisades in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Idaho. His favorite spot other than the Snake is the Green River near Pinedale. “In all of it,” he notes, “you’re going to catch 99.9 percent Cutthroat; nothing takes a dry fly like that fish.” www.snakeriverangler.com Jason Falk – “Whether you bring nymphs, terrestrials, attractors or streamers, be sure to pack options,” says Falk. And as someone who’s been fishing the waters around Jackson his entire life, he knows the drill. Falk recommends the Snake for its size and consistency, but reminds anglers that trips to the Salt and Greys are often well worth the short drive. Give his deadly Golden Stonefly and Hare’s Ear dropper combination a try when the stones are hatching, and you’ll be a believer, too. www.fishingwithj.com­­­­­ With tips like these, any angler should have a stellar outing in the Jackson Hole area. But keep in mind that a little exploring may serve you well.

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Teton Village

Jackson hole mountain resort summer season Tram: May 25 – September 29 Gondola/The Deck: Evenings, Sunday – Friday June 23 – September 13 (closed Saturdays)

JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT Teton Village is an official southern gateway to Grand Teton National Park, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, located just one mile from the park, has tons of outdoor activities as well as being home to the famous Jackson Hole Aerial Tram. With family friendly activities like free evening entertainment, Sunday evening concerts, shopping, dining and the kids’ favorite—the pop jet fountains—Teton Village has it all. Try our free Frisbee golf course or fly skyward on the bungee trampoline. You can scale the climbing wall, explore fun hiking and biking trails, or ride the Tram to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain for the best views of the valley and beyond. There really is something for everyone! JACKSON HOLE AERIAL TRAM The legendary Aerial Tram is your ticket to the top of the Tetons, a must-do experience for every visitor. Enjoy the ride from the base of Teton Village (6,311-foot elevation) to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain, at 10,450 feet. The trip (4,139 vertical feet!) takes just over 10 minutes and offers amazing 360-degree views of Jackson Hole and the surrounding mountain ranges. From the Tram you might see bear, moose, deer, marmots, eagles and more. The Tram summit is the perfect launching point for a day hike in the Tetons, a bird-watching expedition or tandem paragliding down to the Village base. Just want to sit and take in the million-dollar view? That’s okay, too. There’s a small café at the summit that makes waffles that are to die for! MUSIC & OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT Teton Village has a central commons area and a fantastic amphitheatre that provide a gorgeous setting for evening entertainment for the whole family. Concerts on the Commons, a free outdoor concert series, happens most Sunday evenings in July and 42 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

Teewinot Bike Lift: Daily, June 15 – September 2, with weekend service through September More information available at www.jacksonhole.com, 307-733-2292 or info@jacksonhole.com

August at 4:30 p.m. It’s a great chance to experience a variety of local and national musical performances in a truly memorable setting. Alive @ 5 is another great opportunity to enjoy the Village Commons. An hour of free, family oriented presentations and activities take place Tuesday through Thursday nights at 5 p.m. You might catch a presentation by a Grand Teton Park Ranger or a Teton Raptor Center bird demonstration. Thursday evenings you can enjoy the Grand Teton Music Festival mini-concerts. For a complete lineup of concerts and events, visit jacksonhole.com or call 307-739-2654.


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KIDS’ ACTIVITIES The Kids’ Ranch lets youngsters grow, explore and learn about Jackson Hole with great day camp and bike clinic programs. Hiking and a variety of fun outdoor adventures keep kids energized, while a ride on the Aerial Tram or a science project can inject wonder into the day. Arts and crafts, water play or horseback riding round out the experience. And a recent addition this summer: bike camps for all ages, where young rippers can learn fun and safe mountain biking skills. The well-trained and fun-loving staff at the Kids’ Ranch will have your children demanding a return trip the next day! CULINARY EXPLORATION There is a wonderful variety of dining opportunities in Teton Village, from delicious tacos to gourmet dinner with a view. Stop by Nick Wilson’s at the base of the Tram for lunch service or grab-andgo tacos and margaritas at the Tin Can Cantina located at the base of the Bike Park. For an unparalleled evening experience you must visit The Deck and Couloir restaurants at the top of the Bridger Gondola. The Deck offers casual, al fresco dining, shared plates, tasty brews and fun cocktails, along with its unmatched view of the valley from that 9,050-foot-high perch. Couloir, the award-winning fine dining restaurant, is its elegant neighbor. Chef Wes Hamilton creates a delicious seasonal menu to complement this unique dining experience. The gondola ride to these venues is free of charge nightly

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(closed Saturdays). If you want a more western night, make a reservation for the Rancher Cookout, an authentic cowboy dinner and horseback ride. Visit jacksonhole.com for more details, or see a full description in the restaurant section of the guidebook. HIKING TRAILS If feet are your main method of transportation, you’ll be delighted to learn that the extensive hiking trail system has expanded to connect the summits of the Aerial Tram and the Bridger Gondola. This new scenic hike winds through Tensleep Bowl, with dramatic views, spectacular wildflowers and varied terrain. Trails at the Tram summit vary from a short 0.3-mile loop to half- and full-day hikes. The Summit Trail from the bottom to the top is 7.2 miles (oneway) and is rated as strenuous (either way!), but it’s something most hikers never forget. See the map for trail details.

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Teton Village - Bike Park

DOWNHILL BIKE PARK Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s downhill mountain bike park is accessed via the Teewinot chairlift on the lower slopes of Teton Village. Built by Gravity Logic, the world’s premier mountain bike park developers, this park represents the finest in trail design and construction. There are six trails of varying ability, providing plenty of fun and challenge for everyone from new bikers to the seasoned rider. The trails have a progressive rating system, just like the ski trails. Wide, smooth “green” trails cater to the largest number of riders, but you can work your way up in difficulty to the “blue” trails with their banked turns, or the “dark blue” and “black” trails that provide tight turns, drop features and big jumps. Should you need to rent a bike or bike gear, Jackson Hole Sports in Teton Village has an expert staff that can outfit you and your family and friends for any biking expedition, whether it’s hitting the new trails or cruising along the scenic bike path into Grand Teton National Park or southward into Wilson. Cruiser bikes, full-on freeriders, trailers, kids’ bikes—they’ve got it all. They are also HQ for the Jackson Hole Mountain Sports School, offering day camps and clinics for novice and intermediate bike riders. 44 | JACKSON HOLE traveler


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Offering Summer Guided Tours and Winter Snowmobiling One of the oldest locally owned businesses in the valley offers adventure-filled days all year long. Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Tours, located in the Town of Jackson, is known for showing their customers an amazing backcountry sled experience. “We are the longest running snowmobile company in Jackson Hole since the 1960s. We’ve been a family owned and operated business ever since,” says owner Jeff Lutz. Experience the thrill and beauty of Wyoming’s winter wonderland on one of their well-maintained Polaris or Arctic Cat sleds. They cater to groups both large and small seeking either a half-day or full day of fun in Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park or areas surrounding Jackson Hole. This is serious fun for the entire family. When the snow begins to melt, the fun doesn’t stop! Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Tours is open for business throughout the

summer season as well. Wildlife viewing is plentiful on their four- or eight-hour guided van tours through Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Swing by the almighty Old Faithful, hike among active geysers, and take in the fresh mountain air while looking out over the vast Yellowstone Lake. Enjoy the views throughout the tour from their comfortable 15-passenger vans, large enough to accommodate a big group. They even provide overnight trips to Lamar and Hayden valleys, where famous wolf packs are often spotted in the early morning sunlight. Accommodations are provided through a variety of hotels and lodges. If you’d rather enjoy a more private experience this summer, be sure to ask Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Tours about their available RVs. Currently, the only place in the valley where you’ll find Class A and Class C RVs for rent with easy drop-off locations.

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Winter Activities you on a tandem paragliding adventure, you can choose a peaceful or exhilarating ride as you glide over 3,200 vertical feet back to the valley floor. This might be the best way to see the entire valley while getting the ride of your life at the same time.

dinner sleigh rides A dinner sleigh ride is a fun way to cap off a day in the snow. Mill Iron Ranch offers rides on their ranch among a wintering herd of about 1,500 elk, followed by their famous T-bone steak dinner. Spring Creek Resort offers sleigh rides around the top of East Gros Ventre Butte, affording unsurpassed views of the Tetons on one side and the twinkling lights of Jackson on the other. Cozy up with lap robes and sip hot mulled cider as you absorb the scenery. 46 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

Heli-skiing If you’re a skier or snowboarder, helicopter access provides pure Nirvana. Imagine ripping through untracked powder, snow billowing behind you like white smoke. High Mountain Heli-Skiing, Jackson Hole’s exclusive heliskiing outfitter, allows you to bomb down pristine slopes of powder and cruise through virgin winter wonderlands in the many mountain ranges that surround Jackson Hole. Warning: Heli-skiing is addictive!

skiing With an average annual snowfall of more than 500 inches, skiing in and around the Tetons falls well into the world-class category. Snow King, known as “the town hill,” offers a lot for such a small area. This hill boasts one of the steepest sustained pitches, topto-bottom, of any area in the lower 48. It is host to many national ski teams during the early season, a popular location for local, state and regional alpine races, and the favorite lunchtime ski destination for locals. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers what can be considered the closest to a European ski experience within the U.S. With its many acres of expert terrain, longest continuous vertical rise of any ski area in the country and access to thousands of acres of out-of-bounds skiing, few areas can compare. Find all you need to conquer “The Big One” at JH Sports, the closest ski shop to the Bridger Gondola. Located on the typically snowier west side of the Tetons, Grand Targhee Resort boasts the most powder days of any area in the country. And when it’s not snowing, views of the Tetons from the top of Fred’s Mountain are unparalleled. Whether you’re looking for bottomless powder or effortless corduroy cruising, the journey to “the ’Ghee” is well worth the time.

PARAGLIDING Think running off the side of a mountain with a paraglider overhead and soaring like a bird on the air currents sounds fun? It is, but it’s also safe. With an experienced pilot accompanying

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backcountry ski tours Backcountry skiing and snowboarding have exploded in the Tetons. With access available from within the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and atop Teton Pass, getting into the backcountry is easier than ever. It’s also easier than ever to get yourself into trouble. Teton County Search and Rescue volunteers and Grand Teton park rangers are dispatched several times a year to extract the unaware or unprepared from the Teton backcountry. That said, it is one of the most incredible and memorable ways to spend time in the wild. All backcountry travelers, regardless of the mode, need to be prepared and knowledgeable for all possible conditions and scenarios. Start at a local shop like Teton Mountaineering or Wilson Backcountry Sports to find out more about necessary information, gear and guides for a successful backcountry experience.

dog sledding Skimming across the snowpack pulled by eight dogs hitched to a handmade wooden sled makes for an exhilarating foray into the outdoors. Adventurers of all ages and abilities can enjoy dog sledding. Choose from a day trip to a natural hot spring or to a historic snowbound lodge. Longer trips include overnight camping “musher-style” or a stay in a remote yurt. Whether your idea of heaven is sitting on a soft cushion snuggled deep in fleece blankets while the dogs joyfully do all the work, or getting a workout while driving your own sled, your ideal trip is out there waiting.


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snowboarding There is no shortage of fantastic snowboarding terrain in Jackson Hole. The plentiful snowfall makes for incredible powder carving, and all three resorts cater to snowboarders with halfpipes and/or terrain parks. Snowboard lessons are available at all areas, and several snowboard-specific shops provide just what the snowboarder requires. CHECK OUT ...

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Snowcat skiing Sign up for a day of Snowcat skiing to experience a memorable ride that delivers terrain and snow just off the beaten path. Most outfits provide guides, lunch and enough powder laps to tire out even the strongest legs. Travel north of Jackson to Togwotee Mountain Lodge and their Snowcat will quickly drop you off at the top of Angle Mountain with endless bowls, glades and chutes to explore. Or visit Jackson’s neighbor to the west, Grand Targhee, and relish in a day of Snowcat skiing on Peaked Mountain.

snowshoeing If you can walk, you can snowshoe. A nature hike led by an experienced naturalist who can describe local flora and fauna can complement your winter wandering. Trips are offered by AJ DeRosa’s Wildlife Snowshoe Adventures, The Hole Hiking Experience, Snow King Resort, Spring Creek Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wildlife Expeditions or by ranger-naturalists in Grand Teton National Park.

snowmobiling Speed junkies and wildlife lovers alike get their fix with a snowmobiling adventure across Jackson Hole, Togwotee Pass or in Yellowstone National Park. Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Tours offers a variety of options for ability and interest levels, whether it be viewing wildlife and thermal features in Yellowstone or hill climbing on Togwotee (see “Snowmobiling” on page 52 for more information). Private, custom and multiday tours are available, and all include breakfast, lunch and transportation. CHECK OUT ...

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Snow tubing For good old-fashioned wintertime fun, head to King Tubes at Snow King Resort! Snow tubing is a blast for all members of the family, and no experience is necessary. The resort’s Tube Park enters its 15th winter season this year and is one of the most popular family activities in the valley. Picture yourself zipping down one of two courses at the base of Snow King Mountain; tubes are provided and courses are accessed via a rope tow.

wildlife viewing Aside from hibernating bears, winter is a good time to see large animals in Jackson Hole. Elk and moose migrate to lower elevations in winter, and the lack of leafy cover combined with the valley’s snowpack makes for easy viewing. For the best chance of seeing wildlife of all shapes and sizes, embark on a safari with an outfitter such as Wildlife Expeditions, guided by a trained biologist and conducted from the comfort of a specially equipped safari van with spotting scopes and a large sunroof. There is more drama in the winter, too: never more so than during the bitter-cold months. Competition for space and food is increased, while predators like wolves and mountain lions take advantage of those weakened by the harsh conditions. Late winter is also mating season for wolves, coyotes, bald eagles, owls and ravens. If you want to get really close to Jackson Hole’s resident elk, consider a sleigh ride on the National Elk Refuge. Tours are conducted by the Bar-T-Five’s Elk Refuge Scenic Tours and depart from the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center at 532 North Cache in Jackson between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, mid-December to early April. Dress warmly, as you will be sitting still for about an hour in the open sleigh. jacksonholetraveler.com | 47


Alternate Ski Styles cross-country Looking for peace and serenity? A cross-country ski can be the perfect way to spend a day. Rise early and pack a lunch for a day exploring the winter landscapes, or sneak away for a quick hour of afternoon exercise on trails in town. With most of the roads in Grand Teton National Park closed in the winter, a cross-country ski tour offers a truly unique glimpse into the park’s winter habitat. Multiple options are also available in town and throughout the valley for shorter outings. Popular tours include Cache Creek Canyon to the southeast of the Town of Jackson, the Snake River dike on the east side of the river and north side of Highway 22 on the way to Wilson, and Bradley and Taggart lakes or the Phelps Lake overlook in Grand Teton National Park. Weather and visibility can change quickly, so bring appropriate layers, extra food and water. Inquire at any shop renting cross-country equipment for the latest local beta and to check on seasonal winter closures. skate For a more rigorous, aerobic workout, skate skiers can lunge toward the Nordic centers at Teton Village, Teton Pines (on the Village Road, 3 miles north of Highway 22), and Trail Creek Ranch (on Trail Creek Road, 1/2 mile west of Wilson off Highway 22). Many trails are groomed daily, but call ahead for current conditions and a grooming report. Beginners can sign up for a lesson with most of the outfitters, and experts will love the miles of rolling trails the valley offers. The Town of Jackson also grooms and maintains several systems of trails that are open to the public, including Cache Creek Canyon, a loop at the Jackson Hole High School and various sections of pathways around town. The loop at the high school typically offers night skiing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Rental gear is available at Teton Village and Teton Pines, and also at Skinny Skis, Teton Mountaineering and Wilson Backcountry Sports. backcountry Growing in popularity, backcountry skiing allows those willing to “earn their turns” to experience some often fantastic skiing conditions without the crowds. Teton Pass and Grand Teton National Park are the two most popular areas with backcountry enthusiasts, but anyone choosing this option must be well-equipped and knowledgeable of local avalanche conditions and how to use all ski and safety equipment. Several areas in town and Grand Teton National Park are subject to winter wildlife closures, so check with a shop if you are uncertain before going. Use of a guide is highly recommended; guides are available at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (offering backcountry tours from the resort or on Teton Pass) or can be contacted through the same shops where rental equipment is available. The BridgerTeton National Forest posts a daily backcountry avalanche hazard and weather forecast from late November to early April. 48 | JACKSON HOLE traveler


Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

INFORMATION 307-739-2654 | www.jacksonhole.com Follow Us! Twitter.com/jhski Facebook.com/jacksonhole Instagram.com/jacksonholemtnrst Four Square + YouTube

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ( JHMR) extends a world of wonder to new and returning visitors alike. Famous for worldclass skiing, breathtaking scenery and a truly western spirit, no other resort in North America offers such a completely authentic ski vacation.

OPERATING HOURS 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SEASON Winter: N  ov. 28, 2013 – April 6, 2014 Summer: M  ay 25 – September 29, 2013 SUMMIT ELEVATION 10,450 ft. VERTICAL RISE 4,139 ft. RUNS & TERRAIN 118 runs, 2,500 acres in-bounds plus 3,000+ acres accessed through open backcountry gate system; 10% beginner, 40% intermediate, 50% expert ELEVEN LIFTS One 100-passenger Aerial Tram, one eightpassenger high-speed gondola, three high-speed detachable quad chairlifts, four fixed quad chairlifts, two ­double chairlifts, one Kids’ Ranch magic carpet

Rendezvous and Apres Vous mountains can accommodate beginners through experts, and every adventurer in between. Situated in the heart of the Tetons and home to North America’s most iconic lift, the Aerial Tram, Jackson Hole has the longest vertical rise over vast terrain. As a counterpoint to the challenging terrain accessed via the Tram, the highspeed Bridger Gondola offers access to acres of moderate, groomed slopes for the intermediate skier. Families and individuals will enjoy exploring the mountain with our Mountain Sports School instructors and unique Backcountry Guide program. The resort proudly continues to improve upon the facilities and services offered for its guests, and the new Casper highspeed quad chairlift and improvement to the surrounding intermediate area

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have greatly expanded Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s terrain for beginner and intermediate skiers. The new lift offers a quick three-minute ride, and the runs accessed from the lift have been smoothed out and widened. Improved grooming and snowmaking across the mountain continue to be a priority at the resort as well. Forgot your goggles? Need to rent skis? The friendly and professional staff at Jackson Hole Sports, located conveniently near the Gondola, is prepared to get you on the mountain quickly. Got kids? Make a stop at the newly expanded Kids’ Ranch facilities, where children learn to ski and so much more. With reliable snow, friendly staff and great terrain for all abilities, Jackson is a memorable vacation for all types of skiers. Come experience western hospitality at its best. For the latest information, visit www.jacksonhole.com or download our free app, JH Tapped, for daily updates and info. Available on Android and iPhone. jacksonholetraveler.com | 49


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Snow King Resort INFORMATION 307-733-5200 www.snowking.com OPERATING HOURS Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sun. - Mon. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. SEASON Late November – Late March SUMMIT ELEVATION 7,808 ft. VERTICAL RISE 1,571 ft. RUNS & TERRAIN 15% beginner, 25% intermediate, 60% advanced, 400 acres FIVE LIFTS One triple chair, two double chairs, one surface tow, one tubing surface tow

Ski all day and into the night. Since before the first tow was built on its lower slopes back in 1939, Snow King has been the locals’ hill. Back then, climbing up and skiing down Snow King was a popular way to relieve boredom during the long Jackson Hole winters. Today, with night skiing, a surface tow, three chairlifts and a tubing park, Snow King is a fun, convenient and inexpensive place for skiers and riders of all abilities to make turns.

If you need to break through to a new level of skiing, you may be able to find help at the Snow King Ski and Snowboard School, which has programs for skiers of all levels. And the “King Tubes” tubing park is a great evening activity for families, with speed and thrills aplenty as kids race down the slopes on giant inflatable inner tubes in a safe, controlled environment. 50 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

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The advanced ski slopes beneath the Exhibition Chair heading to the top of Snow King may have you fearful that The King is difficult skiing, but worry not: The Rafferty and Cougar chairs are excellent for intermediate and beginner skiers.


Grand Targhee Resort

INFORMATION 1-800-targhee www.grandtarghee.com OPERATING HOURS 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. SEASON Late November – Mid April (conditions permitting) SUMMIT ELEVATION 9,862 ft. VERTICAL RISE 2,212 ft. RUNS & TERRAIN 63 runs, 10% beginner, 70% intermediate, 20% advanced, 2,400 acres FIVE LIFTS Three quads (two high-speed), one double chair, one magic carpet Snowcat skiing available

Just 15 miles across the Tetons (as the crow flies) or an hour’s drive from Jackson Hole via Teton Pass lies Grand Targhee Resort, known for having the lightest, driest, most abundant snow (more than 500 inches annually on average) of any ski area in the United States. Known as a family friendly destination resort, Targhee has that laid-back feeling of smaller ski areas of old. And true to the family friendly moniker, it has something for everyone, from their kids’ ski school programs to the buffed-out groomers to well-kept powder stashes. The wide-open bowl and glade skiing at a fun, nonintimidating pitch makes the ’Ghee perfect for intermediate skiers to discover the incomparable feeling of floating on powder. Smaller crowds and plenty of space on Fred’s Mountain increase the likelihood that you’ll find fresh tracks even days after a storm. Advanced skiers will find what

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they’re looking for just off piste around the mountain: off the Headwall, in the Powder Area accessed by Blackfoot chair, or in the advanced area between Peaked and Fred’s mountains, to name a few. For the more ambitious, a hike up Mary’s might be in order. And the Sacajawea quad chair accesses another 500 acres of terrain on Peaked Mountain. Also on Peaked Mountain is Targhee’s well-known Snowcat skiing area: 602 acres and 1,800 vertical feet are set aside for two cats, with a max of 24 people per day (not including your mountain guide). Seven to 10 runs a day add up to smiles in virgin powder. Special events throughout the year such as skier clinics, the Mary’s Nipple Challenge, Targhee Tee-Off and the Targhee Telemark Festival keep things interesting at the ’Ghee. Check their website for specific information and snow conditions before you go. jacksonholetraveler.com | 51


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Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling has long been an integral part of wintertime in Jackson Hole. Jackson Hole’s famous champagne powder is not just for skiers. People from around the world flock to the area to experience the powerful thrill of snowmobiling. Cascading over clouds of fresh snow, touring to Old Faithful in Yellowstone or just cruising some of the valley trails, snowmobilers are in Shangri-la during a Jackson winter.

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yellowstone national park In Yellowstone National Park, winter visitors can travel by snowmobile, snowcoach or skis. In recent years, there has been much controversy about banning snowmobiles from the park. A temporary use plan was in place for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons that included limited, regulated snowmobile and snowcoach access into Yellowstone. For the 2013-14 winter, the National Park Service is limiting the park to 318 snowmobiles a day. The state of Wyoming is asking a federal appeals court to reconsider its recent decision to prevent the state from suing the federal government about the number of snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park. grand teton national park and the continental divide There are no guided tours in Grand Teton National Park, but a limited number of snowmobiles are allowed to travel on Grassy Lake Road to provide access to the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and on Jackson Lake for ice fishing access. The current regulations restrict day use to 25 snowmobiles per day. Contact a park visitor center for more information, and respect the rules as you plan any snowmobile outings in Grand Teton National Park. 52 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

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togwotee pass Just an hour north of Jackson lies Togwotee Pass, a snowmobiler’s haven where sledders access an extensive trail system winding through the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Sledders agree that Togwotee Pass is unsurpassed in snowfall, averaging more than 600 inches of snow per year. Elevations range from 7,000 to more than 10,000 feet, with trails meandering through thick trees, open meadows and vast powder fields. Ideal for the experienced rider or the novice, Togwotee Pass offers an incredible range of riding. Nearby are Togwotee Mountain Lodge and Brooks Lake Lodge, both of which offer a welcome respite after a day of riding. Other lodges closer to Jackson, such as the Heart Six Guest Ranch and Turpin Meadows, allow visitors easy access to this ’biling bonanza. gros ventre mountains East of Jackson, the rolling red hills of the Gros Ventre range provide a breathtaking backdrop for ’biling. A trail ride along the Gros Ventre River takes you to the remote Goosewing Ranch for lunch. Off-trail riding is permitted near the lodge, but much of the valley away from the road/trail is designated wilderness and off-limits to snowmobiles.


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Moose, elk and, to a lesser extent, bighorn sheep can be seen along the way. A stunning view of the Tetons rewards your efforts on the ride back down the valley. You can do this ride on your own or with any one of the operators in Jackson Hole. granite hot springs Those who want to combine a leisurely tour, a great meal, swimming in a hot spring and some play in open fields should try a tour to Granite Hot Springs. It’s an easy 11 miles on groomed Forest Service trail to the hot springs. Everybody gets plenty of time to whiz across the smooth meadows and rolling hills that run along many spots on the trail. Once at the hot springs, riders can soothe their muscles by soaking in the 106-degree, spring-fed pool and enjoy a hot lunch. World Championship Snowmobile hill climb The Jackson Hole Snow Devils host the World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb at Snow King Resort during the last weekend of winter operations—typically late March or early April. Touted as “not an event for the meek,” this annual four-day competition (Thursday-Sunday) challenges the best snowmobilers in North America to push their machines to the limit as they attempt to ride from the base of Snow King Mountain 1,570 vertical feet straight up to the summit. Fastest to the top is crowned “King of the Hill.” According to the Snow Devils’ website, “The hill climb course follows a route that, near the summit, steepens to nearly a 45-degree angle. Hill climbers who lose it on the upper reaches of the course often tumble hundreds of feet back downhill.” If the competition itself doesn’t entertain, the sight of tumbling sleds is worth the price of admission. Speaking of which, entry for the weekend race days (Thursday and Friday are qualifying days) is typically $15 per day; children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or by contacting the Snow Devils. The Snow Devils is a nonprofit organization, and proceeds from the Hill Climb go toward programs within their mission. But they also give back to the community and have made a $100,000 gift to St. John’s Medical Center here in Jackson. Another great reason to support the Hill Climb! For more information, contact the Jackson Hole Snow Devils at www.snowdevils.org or call 307-734-9653. additional information The snowmobile-friendly towns of West Yellowstone and Island Park access the nation’s most extensive trail network, including more than 400 miles of groomed delights in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, 180 miles of groomed roadway in Yellowstone National Park and off-trail exploration on countless acres of national forest. The State of Wyoming manages a permit program for snowmobilers who use their own sleds. Proceeds from the program go to grooming, signing and maintaining the state’s thousands of miles of trails. Permits cost $25 and are available by mail, phone or online. Contact Wyoming State Park and Historic Sites, Attention: Snowmobile Registration, 122 W. 25th St., Cheyenne, WY 82002; call 877-996-7275; or visit http:// wyotrails.state.wy.us/snow/permit_fee_info.htm

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Kids’ Activities

No family vacation is successful if the kids aren’t having fun. Regardless of the season, there is plenty for kids of all ages to do if you know just where to look.

The kids’ ranch program at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Enclosure Indoor Rock Climbing With a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility and more than 10,000 square feet of climbing to enjoy, Enclosure Indoor Climbing Center is the perfect place for family fun while providing safe climbs for all ability levels. A dedicated kids’ area plus party and multipurpose room make this a kidfriendly, family oriented climbing center. Youth-specific programs allow kids and teens to climb while supervised by highly trained guides. Sure to attract the children CHECK OUT ...

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of climbing and nonclimbing parents alike, “Kids Climb and Dine” offers three hours of supervised climbing and dinner for kids so parents can go out on their own. Grand Targhee On the quiet side of the Tetons, Grand Targhee Resort boasts powdery snow slopes and a family friendly atmosphere. The Kids Club offers affordable day care and/ or comprehensive ski school programs for children beginning at only 2 months. Beyond skiing, enjoy tubing, ice skating and Nordic skiing in winter, and hiking and biking trails, disc golf and music festivals in summer. Targhee Institute offers summer programs for kids with a science-based curriculum. Horseback riding Saddle up the little ones for a ride in the Old West they won’t forget. Stables located at Snow King, Teton Village, Jenny Lake Lodge and Colter Bay offer rides to accommodate any schedule, from an hour to a full day. Little cowboys and cowgirls can ride on the stable grounds with an instructor, or hit the trails on a group trail ride. Guest Ranches

offer multiday pack trips for older kids ready to experience the family fun of some real time on the trail. Miniature golf Snow King’s 18-hole miniature golf course is a hit with the kids. Conveniently located next to the Alpine Slide, the course is a great way to catch some sunshine with the family and enjoy the scenic views of the local town ski hill in the summer. Waterfalls, ponds and other features dot the course with challenges for all ages. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WILDLIFE ART In addition to world-class exhibits of animal-themed art from around the globe, the museum provides weekly programs tailored to younger audiences and hands-on activities for kids. ripley’s believe it or not Come witness the bizarre world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Jackson Hole—a museum unlike any other. More than 160 outlandish artifacts, seven videos and a

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Amaze’n Jackson hole Located on Snow King Avenue, across from the base of Snow King Mountain, Amaze’n Jackson Hole is the valley’s only giant maze where you can race against the clock through a wild and crazy labyrinth of twists and turns for fun and prizes.


unique gift shop that will leave you amazed. The whole family will love it! Snow King Resort Snow King offers fun and excitement for kids of all ages. In summer, the Rafferty chair provides access to Snow King’s Alpine Slide where you control your own speed, and no special skills are required (ages 7 and up). At the base of the hill is Snow King’s Alpine Golf, an 18-hole mini golf course with waterfalls, ponds and views of the Tetons. A combo ticket is available for one Alpine Slide and one round of Alpine Golf.

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Snow King’s Summit chairlift serves as the scenic chair in summer and lifts you from an elevation of 6,200 feet to 7,760 feet at the top of Snow King Mountain in just minutes, providing spectacular views of the Elk Refuge, the Tetons and Jackson Hole. Jackson’s first ski area, Snow King offers ski and snowboard lessons, night skiing and lift tickets purchased in two-hour increments. King Tubes tubing park, located at the bottom of Snow King, sets a trip to Jackson apart. Tubes are provided, and the rope tow is almost as much fun for the kids as the slide down. Snow King Center is Jackson’s main skating rink (though outdoor rinks maintained by Parks and Rec dot the valley) and is open at various times. Stagecoach ride and Shoot-out Gang Take an authentic stagecoach ride around downtown Jackson from the Stage Stop building on the Town Square. Rides run from 9 to 9 daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day. If you’re on the Square late in the day, get a helping of the Old West from the Jackson Hole Shoot-Out Gang—the longest running shoot-out re-enactment in the country. The Gang draws a large crowd Monday through Saturday evenings at 6:15 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. And it’s free! Teton County fair Typically rolling into town the third week of July, the Teton County Fair offers fun for kids of all ages. The carnival brings rides, games and tasty snacks together for afternoon and evening excitement the whole family will enjoy. Pay by the ride or purchase a day pass good for hours of entertainment. The rodeo, horse show and 4-H animal

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exhibit show the little ones the West is still alive in Wyoming, and evening events including concerts and figure 8 races offer excitement for the older crowds. Teton Village Teton Village offers many activities during the summer. Kids can scale the climbing wall and jump on the bungee trampoline. The Village Commons offers the ideal hangout spot for families with a playground and pop-jet fountains, as well as a fire pit and amphitheatre featuring concerts and entertainment. Farther-flung adventures include mountain biking on the resort’s well-groomed trails, a round of disc golf or horseback rides into Grand Teton National Park. Check with JH Sports for equipment rentals for all of your outdoor activity needs. The Kids’ Ranch at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers children summer and winter CHECK OUT ...

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activities and care while giving parents time on their own. The Kids’ Ranch Summer Day Camp offers children—ages 6 months through fifth grade—adventures with a focus on the nature, history and science of Jackson Hole. Activities include hiking, sports, arts and crafts, and more. Older kids (8-14) can join Summer Team Extreme for mountain biking, rock climbing, orienteering, environmental education and other outdoor activities. In winter, the Kids’ Ranch gets the little ones sliding on snow—via skis or board— and offers single- and multiday or multiweek programs. The Recreation Center Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department’s indoor home base, known as the rec center, features a warm-water kids’ pool with slide, lap pool, steam room, hot tub, 185-ft. waterslide and gymnasium. It is a family friendly facility with activities including family movie nights, open swimming and swim lessons, Aqua Fun Run Fridays in summer and Aqua-Climber—a climbing wall in the pool—throughout the year. jacksonholetraveler.com | 55


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Wilson, Wyoming

General merchandise and campers’ supplies store in the town of wilson, circa 1920

Seven miles west of Jackson on Highway 22, Wilson, Wyoming, is home to approximately 1,300 residents, having grown steadily— albeit slowly—since Elijah Nicholas Wilson founded it in 1889. The town is wellknown to winter visitors due to the many backcountry ski activities, and mountain biking in the summer becomes more popular every year. for kids of all ages The Teton Raptor Center is located at 5450 West Highway 22. In those handsome, red barns lives a nonprofit organization of biologists, educators, wildlife rehabilitators and volunteers. Teton Raptor Center helps return birds of prey to the wild once they’ve healed. It’s a great place for kids to learn about the lives of birds, and there are three avian hosts any child would love to meet: Owly, the great horned owl; Gus, the golden eagle; and Ruby, the red-tailed hawk. Seeing one of these elegant birds up-close and personal is bound to be the highlight of any vacation. hiking, skiing and biking For those who would like a more physical challenge, the folks at Wilson Backcountry 56 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

Sports offer a full-service operation in both skiing and biking. In business since 1993, this shop is packed to the rafters with gear, bikes, skis, a maintenance shop and rentals, and it’s manned by knowledgeable staff that will steer you toward the best options for every member of your entourage. Backcountry skiing is their winter specialty, especially since Teton Pass is famous the world round for being easily accessible. In summer they turn to bikes, and it doesn’t matter if your focus is mountain biking, roads or hybrid riding. The great thing about the mecca of trails on Teton Pass is that they’re well-maintained, with new options available for both crosscountry and freeriding. Teton Freedom Riders helps the U.S. Forest Service with educating riders about trail use and keeping the extensive network of trails open and growing. But if you’d rather hike those trails to check out marmot habitat or photograph wildflowers, just lace up your hiking boots and stride away. The Old Pass Road is one favorite haunt that can be accessed across the highway from the old Heidelberg Inn. It’s a great walking road that leads nearly to the top of the pass and includes the occasional freshwater spring on the way to Crater Lake. LOCAL EATS All this activity can work up an appetite, and there are three outstanding options that range from utterly “at ease” to charmingly upscale. Hungry Jack’s General Store, located at 5655 West Highway 22, has been operating since

1954. As the name indicates, Hungry Jack’s is an old-fashioned general store offering a little bit of everything, including fresh produce, sandwiches, groceries and beer. It’s a great place to put together a picnic, and to experience a piece of Wilson’s history. Across the highway and located next to Wilson Backcountry, at Pearl Street Bagels, you’ll find specialty coffees, yummy cookies, sandwiches and fruit smoothies that are made instantly better by the day’s assortment of fresh bagels. Pumpernickel, everything, cinnamon raisin, tomato herb, spinach feta and honey sunflower are only a few of the offerings, and their cream cheese mixes are just as varied. Around the corner at Chippy’s Kitchen, 1295 N. West Street, you’ll be amazed at what caterer and chef Chippy Sherman has managed in her small space. A chalkboard menu announces the day’s sandwiches, all made from the freshest and most local ingredients available. The dessert case houses options that beg for attention (and receive it with gusto!!), and to-go dinners can be packaged and made ready for pick-up. For a business luncheon, wedding or private dinner, Chippy can provide delectable options. Some recent menu offerings include buffalo meatballs with spicy apricot sauce, beef tenderloin with a wild morel mushroom-Jack Daniels sauce or fresh berry cobbler made with lots of love!

Photograph courtesy Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum.

That quaint village at the base of Teton Pass, otherwise known as Wilson, offers some great opportunities for delicious food, unique activities and outdoor adventure that can take your Jackson Hole experience from humdrum to humdinger in a flash.


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Catering, Take-out and Lunch

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If you are in the mood for a home-cooked meal, but not the effort, Chippy’s Kitchen offers lunch and dinner take-out as well as catering and special orders for your dinner parties. Stop in for what many locals call the best sandwich in the valley or some of Chippy’s homemade soup. Open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday. Closed on weekends for catering functions.

The Jackson Hole Flower Company provides a full range of floral design for weddings and other special events—from the delicate to the spectacular and even the unusual. Susan Bullock’s contemporary organic style is recognizable. Jackson Hole Flower Company is in business to provide your perfect expression in flowers.

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Proud to be a long-standing part of the Jackson and Wilson communities! Stop in today for an authentic freshly boiled and baked bagel, sandwich, salad, homemade cookie, muffin, fruit smoothie, organic coffee or a delicious espresso drink. Open daily from 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Hawks, eagles, owls and falcons take center stage at Teton Raptor Center at the historic Hardeman Barns in Wilson. Teton Raptor Center helps birds of prey through educational programs, conservation initiatives and rehabilitative care. The center offers up-close learning experiences with live raptors year-round. Tour times vary by season, please call or visit www.tetonraptorcenter.org for the most up-to-date tour schedule.

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Teton Aviation

Seven-passenger Air Adventure Tours of Yellowstone and the Tetons Certified for 135 Charter Flights

Take Flight Picture an endless sea of brilliant blue sky surrounding you while soaring so close to the Tetons it feels like you could almost touch them. The scenery below opens up to expansive wilderness, and your senses are enlivened with exhilaration. Only a 40-minute drive from downtown Jackson, a scenic flight above the Tetons promises to be an adventure of a lifetime—and is destined to be one of the most unforgettable highlights of an already spectacular vacation.

Teton Aviation’s Extra 300, a plane designed specifically for aerobatics and having the same roll rate of an F-16, it’s game on! You ride up front, and it’s like riding a roller coaster, only this ride has no rails and comes with sustained G’s in every attitude imaginable. “You’ll start out easy with an aileron roll—a fairly mellow maneuver,” says Extra 300 pilot Peter Kline. “If you like that, you’ll progress to barrel rolls, loops, spins and inverted flight.”

Airplane Scenic Flights Your visit to Jackson Hole is not complete until you have experienced the surroundings from the air. Teton Aviation offers scenic flights that cater to the customer’s interests. Want to check out that trout-filled stream before your next day of casting? Perhaps you want a bird’s-eye view of the climbing route you conquered the day before. See Old Faithful, Yellowstone Falls, Grand Prismatic Hot Spring and “climb” the Grand Teton all before lunch. Choose from a fleet of aircraft ranging from three-passenger Cessnas to a seven-passenger turbinepowered Kodiak and fulfill whatever air adventure you have in mind.

Glider Scenic Flights If “yanking and banking” is not for you, then you might opt for a scenic glider flight. Gliders offer an unparalleled experience of serenity. It’s like sailing through the air, viewing the Tetons in your own private IMAX Theatre, except it’s real life.

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Teton Aviation glider instructor pilot Sam Lea recalls taking a passenger on a memorable glider flight. Settled in the two-seat glider with his passenger up front, the pair were soaring gracefully near the Tetons. Lea said his guest was so elated, she couldn’t help shouting with glee throughout the flight. He remembers her saying, “Seeing the breathtaking scenery while floating silently is what dreams are made of. An experience I will cherish and never forget.”


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Dining with a view at Warbirds café

Top: scenic glider flights prove to be a great way to explore the tetons.

Warbirds Café As the daylight lingers late in the summer months and the light rests low on the mountains, you can catch the beauty of the fading day by scheduling a sunset flight. Follow it up with dinner at the Warbirds Café situated right on the flight line. When seated on the patio, you can almost touch the taxiing planes. Warbirds Café’s bistro-style food and full bar is complemented by stunning views of the Tetons. While you wait for your meal, step out into the Warbird Museum and enjoy their collection of vintage aircraft, including the last flying FJ-4B Fury in the world.

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Ignight features a modern, classy interior with water walls and a lighted bar. Specializing in fresh fish, sushi, flatbreads, seasonal salads, locally raised beef for our homemade burgers, steaks and unique sandwiches. Sample our specialty drinks, which were created just for Ignight by a professional mixologist using only fresh-squeezed fruits or try a locally brewed draft beer. Choose your favorite bottle of wine from our very own wine shop to accompany your entrée with no corkage fee; an exceptional deal. Open daily at 5 p.m.

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Custom-Roasted Coffee from Around the World Assorted Organic Coffee Drinks “Brie” Grilled Cheese Brie cheese, soppressata, fresh pear slices & arugula “Italian” Grilled Cheese Fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, tomato & prosciutto on Parmesan bread Add Free-Range Egg to any Grilled Cheese Homemade Roasted Red Pepper Soup Assorted Homemade Pies, Cakes, Brownies, Cookies and Whoopie Pies House-made donuts with 3 Dipping Sauces

Assortment of Fresh Fish Soy-Garlic Edamame Tuna & King Crab Roll Spicy Crab & Salmon Roll Bacon-Wrapped Scallops & Shrimp Skirt Steak with Arugula Ahi Citrus Salad Soppressata and Prosciutto Flatbread Cioppino Mead Ranch Burger Sliders Pho Soup PRICE: $$

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Merry Piglets, established in 1969, gained a great reputation for its tradition of serving excellent Tex Mex food at great prices. Owners Denise and Joe Rice ensure that their salsas—voted the best by Splash! magazine—and entrées are made from scratch using fresh ingredients for their delicious specialties. The Piglets’ ambiance includes cheerful decor, festive music and fireside dining. To complement its menu, Merry Piglets has a full bar serving margaritas, imported beers, wine and more than 30 specialty tequilas.

Sidewinders is much more than a restaurant. Where else can you get great food and drinks while the kids play the newest games in our arcade? Sidewinders’ two bars and dining room offer 28 draft beers, 40 single-malt scotches and total sports coverage on 40 plasma TVs and one big-screen. Sidewinders’ dining options include rotisserie chicken and pastas. All of our beef is Black Angus—including burgers, steaks, brisket and prime rib. Don’t forget about our salads and New York-style pizza. Open daily at 11:30 a.m.

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Bueno Nachos Tortilla chips covered with refried beans, beef or chicken, cheese and all the fixins Chile Con Queso Mesquite-Grilled Fajitas Flank steak, boneless chicken breast or shrimp marinated and grilled over a mesquite fire Rellenos, Enchiladas, Tacos Mahi-Mahi Grilled Fish Tacos Fresh Spinach and Shrimp Quesadillas Fried Ice Cream

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Cellars at The White Buffalo Club offers the only New York-style ambiance seven days a week in its USDA Prime beef steakhouse. Excellent drinks and service bolster the most versatile menu in town that boasts fresh seafood entrees, excellent salads and appetizers, as well as its staple—sizzling prime steak. Not to be missed—with more than 1,100 bottles of wine in-house—is a wine experience carefully designed to match the award-winning menu. Two blocks off the town square on the corner of Millward and Gill. Private dining and large groups available upon request. Reservations recommended.

LIFT serves gourmet burgers, locally crafted beers and mountain views. Located in the “SOBRO” district (south of Broadway on Cache), at the base of Snow King Mountain. LIFT boasts some of the best views in Jackson. Join us on our rooftop, the patio or just snuggle up by the fire in one of our booths. We strive to be your favorite neighborhood pub—bringing you great burgers and handcrafted foods at reasonable prices—with the family dining experience in mind. We offer 17 beers on tap, your favorite cocktail or wine.

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Wedgey Salad Crisp iceberg, Gorgonzola, bacon & pico de gallo “All American” LIFT Chz Burger Grilled bun, lettuce, tomato, onion “B” Burger Grilled bun, Gorgonzola, mushrooms, fried onion strings, lettuce, tomato & onion Buffalo Italian Sausage Philly Cheese Bell peppers, onions, provolone, crusty grilled baguette 14-oz. New York Strip Grilled, finished with red wine demi, house mashed potatoes, cauliflower and baby carrots House Smoke Louisiana Ribs Spiced with a dry rub, fries & slaw Hot Fudge & Caramel Sundae Layered rich chocolate, vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream, hot fudge & coffee cookies PRICE: $$

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Price reflects dinner for one including one drink and gratuity. $$ 30 and under $$$ 31-50 $$$$ 50 and above


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The Granary

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at Spring Creek Ranch

Bakery & Restaurant

The Granary Restaurant serves floor-to-ceiling views of the Tetons along with cuisine, which Bon Appétit called “upscale mountain-man cooking.” The Granary has received the prestigious DiRoNA Award, Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and honor of Best Hotel Chefs of America series at The James Beard House. For over a decade, the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) has recognized gourmet restaurants that exemplify culinary excellence in all aspects of fine dining, from the making of a reservation to the final presentation of the check. The Granary Restaurant has been recognized since 1998. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Bunnery—a local favorite for a hearty meal or delicious snack—is the only local restaurant that is also a bakery. Enjoy the best outdoor deck in town as you sample the Bunnery’s famous breads and specialty baked goods prepared daily. The Bunnery prides itself on the use of only the freshest ingredients to deliver the most wholesome food possible, including their famous OSM bread, made with a healthy combination of whole wheat, rolled OATS, SUNFLOWER seeds and MILLET grain. Enjoy dinner in the summer, and breakfast and lunch year-round.

MENU SELECTIONS Breakfast The Favorite Two eggs any style with ham, bacon or maple sausage Trout and Eggs Idaho rainbow trout, two eggs any style, manchego hollandaise sauce Dinner Cajun-Spiced Elk Tenderloin New Orleans butter sauce, manchego mashed potato truffade and organic baby carrots Free Range North American Bison Tenderloin Point Reyes blue cheese and hardwood smoked tomato maitre d’ hotel butter Alaskan Salmon Organic baby carrots, Midwest wild rice blend with pecans

MENU SELECTIONS Breakfast Teton Burrito Bacon Omelette OSM & Buttermilk Pancakes & Waffles Bloody Marys Lunch and Dinner OSM Club Sandwich Eggs All Day Buffalo Burgers Beer & Wine Dessert Homemade Pastries, Pies & Cakes PRICE: $$

PRICE: $$$$

130 N. Cache 1800 Spirit Dance Road

307-732-8112

www.springcreekranch.com/granary

307-733-5474

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CALICO Italian Restaurant & Bar

Teton village

Couloir Restaurant

Teton village

The deck Dining at the Gondola Summit

Dining at the Gondola Summit Calico Restaurant and Bar has been a Jackson Hole favorite since 1966. Located on the Village Road, this old church building houses one of the valley’s best Italian restaurants. Calico’s delicious menu offers a variety of local, sustainable dishes driven by seasonal produce—often grown in their own gardens—and humanely sourced game. MENU SELECTIONS Dinner Salads and Veggies From Our Gardens Fried Calamari Spaghetti and House-Made Meatballs Rigatoni Bolognese Chicken Parmesan Mead Ranch Burgers Locally Sourced Steaks Harris Ranch Boneless Short Rib Pan-Roasted Halibut Pan-Seared Steelhead Trout Sweet Pea Risotto Hand-Thrown Pizzas Fairly Priced Wine Selection Kid’s Menu $3.95

Located 3,000 feet above the valley floor at the summit of the Bridger Gondola, Couloir is Jackson Hole’s most unique dining experience. This awardwinning restaurant is recognized for its hospitality and seasonal menu featuring fresh locavore-style Rocky Mountain cuisine. For a total immersion, the Chef ’s Table at Couloir allows guests to sit in the kitchen while Chef Wes Hamilton and his staff provide a unique perspective of the dining experience from “behind the curtain” with the wine-paired tasting menu. Reservations can be made at www.opentable.com/couloir.

During the summer, check out The Deck at the gondola summit for a more ca­­­­­sual high-altitude happy hour setting with drink specials and an outdoor grill menu. Enjoy panoramic views of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the Snake River and the Gros Ventre Mountain Range while listening to live music from local bands and musicians. Both Couloir Restaurant and The Deck have recently joined 1% for the Planet, a global network of businesses that invest at least 1 percent of sales in organizations focused on sustainability. The Deck is only open during the summer.

MENU SELECTIONS

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From Couloir’s Seasonally Changing Menu: House-smoked Tenderloin of Buffalo Pan-Seared Diver Scallops Pan-Roasted Copper River Wild Salmon

From The Deck: Tempura-Fried Portobellos Snake River Farms Kobe Sliders “Wyomater” Salad PRICE: $$$$

PRICE: $$$$ Summer 2013: June 23 - September 13 Winter 2013/14: Open daily for lunch; Thursdays and Fridays for dinner during the ski season

Summer 2013*: June 23 - September 13 *The Deck is only open during the summer.

PRICE: $$

Teton Village Road

307-733-2460

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Top of the gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Top of the gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

307-739-2675

307-739-2675

www.jacksonhole.com

www.jacksonhole.com

Price reflects dinner for one including one drink and gratuity. $$ 30 and under $$$ 31-50 $$$$ 50 and above


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The Old West in a New Way

This restaurant has transformed the corner of Center and Gill streets into a modern, hip café serving breakfast and lunch daily. Our extensive menu, combined with freshly baked bagels, breads and pastries, makes it one of a kind. A full menu is available for all catering needs. Open 7 days a week. Serving breakfast and lunch all day. Take-out and delivery are available.

The Gun Barrel Steak and Game House is a window into Jackson Hole’s past. Set in the atmosphere of a traditional western hunting and fishing lodge, the Gun Barrel exudes western flavor. The kitchen staff complements the atmosphere with a menu serving “the Old West in a new way” from its open, river rock mesquite grill. Experience the fine flair of hefty hand-cut steaks while sipping Bordeaux from the extensive wine list. Choose from buffalo, elk, bourbon babyback ribs, Rocky Mountain rainbow trout and prime rib, among other great western dishes. Features an impeccable selection of wines, spirits and draft beer.

MENU SELECTIONS Breakfast A Variety of Omelettes and Pancakes Corned Beef Hash and Eggs Strawberry Stuffed French Toast Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Burrito Lunch The Reuben Turkey and Brie Sandwich on Homemade Multigrain Homemade Tarragon Chicken Salad Sandwich Cobb Salad Avocado Salad Serving Beer, Wine, Bloody Marys & Mimosas Boxed Lunches

MENU SELECTIONS Big Sky Ribeye Lightly seasoned, mesquite-grilled and served with Cajun onion straws Mixed Game Grill A combination of our elk steak, buffalo prime rib and venison bratwurst River Rock Salmon Mesquite-grilled and brushed with a dill butter topped with garlic caper aioli PRICE: $$$

307-733-5600

Showcasing the best of Jackson Hole with an eclectic vibe, reasonable prices and locally sourced, seasonally fresh food. A go-to locale for tourists and locals alike, the Moose is perfect for a unique dining experience with family or to relax with friends for a cocktail and live music. The Moose is also a fantastic venue choice for your next event, offering an entertainment stage and competitive rates. MENU SELECTIONS Breakfast Oatmeal Pancakes Green Eggs and Ham Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Burritos Lunch Soups, Salads, Sandwiches Buffalo Burgers Hand-Thrown Pizzas Spicy Margaritas, Local Drafts Dinner Locally Sourced Steaks and Fish Salads, Pasta, Buffalo Meatloaf Prime Rib Excellent Wine List Kids’ Menu PRICE: $$+

PRICE: $$

175 Center Street One block from Town Square

MANGY MOOSE RESTAURANT & SALOON

862 W. Broadway

307-733-3287

www.gunbarrel.com

3285 Village Drive

307-733-4913

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SILVER DOLLAR BAR & GRILL

Jackson

TETON VILLAGE

SNAKE RIVER GRILL

TETON THAI

American Grill

Authentic Thai Restaurant

Offering the finest dining in a rustic-elegant setting. Our modern American menu features organic produce, prime steaks, game chops and jet-fresh seafood. Our chef, Jeff Drew, has been nominated “Best Chef: Northwest” at the James Beard Awards for the past three years. Select from over 300 wines and a full cocktail and beer list at our intimate bar. Dinner nightly from 5:30 p.m. Reservations at 307-733-0557 or visit www.snakerivergrill.com

For more than 12 years, Teton Thai has been offering traditional Thai food prepared by authentic Thai cooks. Our location in Teton Village is a quaint 30-seat restaurant complete with a bar and full liquor license. We offer spacious summer patio seating with heat lamps, a fireplace and expansive views of the valley. Take-out remains a very popular option, especially during the winter. Teton Thai is consistently voted the best Thai food, vegetarian option and take-out in the valley.

In the Wort Hotel Just steps from the Town Square, The Silver Dollar Bar & Grill takes its name from the 2,032 inlaid silver dollars in the bar. Enjoy The Silver Dollar Grill’s “Sophisticated Mountain Cuisine” in an elegant atmosphere with original pieces of contemporary and traditional western art, along with a wine list by the in-house sommelier. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch, dinner 7 a.m.-10 p.m.* The bar features live music and happy hour specials. Daily 11:30 a.m.-close.*

MENU SELECTIONS MENU SELECTIONS Starters* Portobello Fries Bison Carpaccio Award-Winning Hickory-Smoked Pheasant Soup

Appetizers Branding Iron of Green Chile Onion Rings Steak Tartare Pizza Wild Game Chorizo Stuffed Dates Mini Baja Fish Tacos

Entrées* Rosemary Garlic Rubbed Buffalo Filet Grilled with a balsamic glace, whipped Yukon Gold potatoes Blackened Trout Colorado black quinoa and vegetable medley Mesquite-Grilled, Bone-In Ribeye Sweet potato and jalapeño hash, firecracker roasted corn relish and chipotle glace

Entrées Crispy Pork Shank Red chile barbecue sauce Pecan-Crusted Idaho Trout Watercress-shaved apple salad Pistachio-Crusted Elk Chops Organic polenta Buffalo Cowboy Steak Sweet potato mash and rioja sauce Prime New York Steak Thousand onion steak sauce

PRICE: $$$

(Sample Menu Only - Items Change Monthly)

*hours and menu are subject to change seasonally

Broadway & Glenwood

307-732-3939

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PRICE: $$$$

84 E. Broadway

307-733-0557

www.snakerivergrill.com Celebrating 20 years on the Town Square!

MENU SELECTIONS Appetizers, Soups & Salads Chicken Satay | Dumplings | Tom Kha Gai Tom Yum Goong | Laab | Nam Thuk Curries Gang Karee - Yellow Gang Khio Wan - Green Panang Salmon Roasted Duck Curry Noodles Pad Thai Pad Gar Phow Pad See Ew Rice Dishes Pad Gar Pow PRICE: $$

7342 Granite Loop Road

307-733-0022 www.tetonthaivillage.com

Price reflects dinner for one including one drink and gratuity. $$ 30 and under $$$ 31-50 $$$$ 50 and above


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THE BLUE LION Ask a Local About Us

A Jackson Hole favorite, featured in Travel + Leisure, InStyle, Bon Appétit and Skiing magazines. The Blue Lion is Jackson Hole’s oldest owner-operated restaurant, serving fine food and fair prices in an elegant but informal setting for 35 years. We are proud to serve an eclectic array of delicacies including rack of lamb, grilled elk tenderloin, grassfed beef, pastas, poultry, vegetarian dishes and fresh seafood in the cozy dining room or outdoor deck in summer. Enjoy the “Early Bird Special”—20% off your bill when you dine during the first half-hour of opening and mention this ad. Live acoustic guitar in the lounge. Reservations recommended.

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Entrées Roast Rack of Lamb with a peppercorn-rosemary cream and jalapeño mint sauce Grilled Elk Tenderloin grilled to temperature, sliced and finished with a mushroom port sauce Stuffed Wild Alaskan Salmon stuffed with goat cheese, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and basil PRICE: $$$

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THE MILLION DOLLAR COWBOY STEAKHOUSE

WESTBANK GRILL

Located on the southwest corner of the Town Square, below the legendary Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, lies one of Jackson’s best-kept secrets. We serve the finest hand-cut prime steaks, Rocky Mountain game and trout specials, as well as other fresh seafoods flown in daily. Experience elegant dining with a western flair. You’re guaranteed a tasty and exciting evening of classic cuisine in a truly historic setting. Top-shelf libations, local brews and an extensive wine list will complement your meal. Offering a separate bar menu and children’s menu. Open for dinner nightly at 5:30; reservations highly recommended. Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express accepted.

A mountain steakhouse with prime steaks cooked to perfection on a 1,800-degree infrared grill, along with signature side dishes and sauces. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers stunning views of Rendezvous Mountain.

MENU SELECTIONS Appetizers Stuffed Mushrooms Santa Fe Duck Cakes

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MENU SELECTIONS Appetizers Oysters Rockefeller Elk & Huckleberry Bratwurst Buffalo-Stuffed Ravioli Snake River Lager-Battered Onion Rings Entrées 22-oz. Signature Cowboy-Cut Ribeye Peppercorn Strip Loin of Beef Rocky Mountain Elk Dry-Aged Buffalo Ribeye Desserts Flourless Chocolate Cake with Espresso Anglaise Huckleberry Creme Brulee

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

The Lobby Lounge, located adjacent to the Westbank Grill, boasts fresh slopeside sushi and bar bites along with a fine selection of specialty cocktails. Indoor and outdoor seating with multiple firepits and weekly live music. Complimentary valet. MENU SELECTIONS Regional Cheese and Charcuterie Teton Valley Sapphire Blue, Haystack Buttercup Goat, Country Game Terrine Velouté Charred Wagyu Beef Braised Celery, Sweet-Spicy Condiment Scallion Salad, Black Truffle Tsuyu Tuna and Hamachi Pumpkin, Green Apple, White Soy, Yuzu, Nori Lobby Lounge: Teton Dragon Tempura shrimp, spicy tuna and unagi with Avocado & Cucumber Hoback Spider Maguro Crudo PRICE: $$$$

PRICE: $$$

160 N. Millward

307-733-3912

www.bluelionrestaurant.com

25 N. Cache

307-733-4790

www.cowboysteakhouse.net

Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole 7680 Granite Loop Road

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An American Pub & Beer Hall that features a wide selection of American and International beers, whiskeys and provisions. It is the ideal spot for hungry skiers, travelers and revel rousers. Located steps from the Teewinot lift Lunch, Dinner 11 am – 9 pm daily; Bar and Lounge 11 am – 11 pm daily Follow us @HandleBarJH


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Bin22

Jackson Hole Buffalo Meat Co.

Mangy Moose Market & Cellars

Inspired by the greatness of Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s EATALY, Bin22 reflects the sophisticated energy of New York City and the rustic elegance of the Italian countryside, all in a quaint space in the heart of downtown Jackson Hole. This cozy addition flaunts a diverse selection of great value wines, craft beers and artisanal spirits, unparalleled by any shop in the valley. Adjacent to the libations lies a small grocer where one can purchase house-made pastas, pizza doughs, cheeses, salumi, ice cream and more.

Love red meat but are seeking a healthy alternative? Take a walk on the wild side, and tempt your palate with the fresh and natural flavors of bison and elk. All 100% naturally ranch-raised and guaranteed to satisfy your desire for that thick, juicy steak or burger. This is your specialty store for custom butcher-cut steaks and freshly ground burgers. Try our house-made artisan sausages and handcrafted bison and elk jerky made right here in Jackson Hole. We offer free in-store samples of our jerky and salami, and ship anywhere in the USA. Your Taste Buds WILL OWE YOU!

The Mangy Moose Market & Cellars, which is tucked under the Mangy Moose Restaurant and Saloon, is much more than just a convenience store. With a wide variety of wines and gourmet foods, this shop offers a diverse selection of specialty items; everything from milk and cheese to fresh fruits and veggies. Reasonable prices, an accommodating and personable staff, and a central location make the Market & Cellars a reliable one-stop shop for stocking up on everyday needs in Teton Village and has easily become a favorite of both locals and vacationers alike.

To enhance the overall retail experience, a wine bar, showcasing Spanish- and Italian-style tapas, neighbors the main bottle room and is open daily for lunch and dinner. Customers can belly up at one of the community tables and get lost amidst the Old World-style wood ceiling, or stop for a quick visit with the cheese monger pulling fresh mozzarella at the open kitchen window. Guests can also sip Wyoming Whiskey from the state’s first legal distillery, poured straight from the cask behind the marble bar. Next summer, a beer garden will adorn the back porch, serving seasonal brews from Roadhouse Brewing Co.

Downstairs from Mangy Moose

200 West Broadway

1325 S. Highway 89

307-739-9463

800-543-6328

307-733-4913

www.bin22jacksonhole.com

www.jhbuffalomeat.com

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Moschino Cheap and Chic . illia . Lela Rose . Marc Jacobs Tocca . Inhabit . Seven For All Mankind . Sigerson Morrison Cacharel . Yigal Azrouel . Laurie Kaiser . Oliver Peoples Frederic Fekkai . Nars Cosmetics . White + Warren

307.734.6360 55 East Pearl Avenue Jackson, Wyoming


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MADE represents some 125 local and national artists who create functional artwork like jewelry, glassware, housewares, greeting cards, baby and wedding gifts. You can find MADE in town, just off the square or in Teton Village. madejacksonhole.com


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DanShelley Jewelers

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Katherine is a high-end women’s boutique selling clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry and cosmetics. It features lines such as Lela Rose, Yigal Azrouel, Temperley, Inhabit, Seven jeans, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Cacharel, illia, Sigerson Morrison shoes, White + Warren, Armenta jewelry, Nars cosmetics, Frederic Fekkai hair products and Oliver Peoples sunglasses.

Reflecting our beautiful surroundings, in jewelry, is definitely exciting! Experience a delightful look into the world of gems— especially those from the West—with designs that have truly been inspired by living and loving life at 6,000 feet.

Simply the best tasting experience in town! Taste the finest oils, vinegars, spices, exquisite and unique scotches, whiskeys, brandies, liqueurs and wine. Once you find something you love, you can choose from a wide selection of beautiful bottles and then have them hand-labeled. Come in and taste what all the “FASS” is about!

60 E. Broadway 55 E. Pearl Avenue

125 N. Cache Street

307-734-6360

307-733-2259

www.katherinestore.com

www.danshelley.com

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Teton Toys

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WRJ Home, ltd.

Teton Toys offers the region’s largest selection of toys, puzzles and games for kids of all ages. Come enjoy our comfortable couches while your kids wander through the massive play area. Located on the south side of Town Square, on the corner of Broadway and Cache, inside Lee’s Tees. Summer hours 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; winter hours 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. We are open every day.

Habits, which translates in French as “clothes,” is a beautiful women’s boutique in Jackson Hole. Specializing in small and independent designers. Featuring Hazel Brown, Humanoid, AESA, Closed, Pamela Love, Pas De Calais, Lena Skadegard and Jason Ross.

With clients as diverse as the Rockefellers, the Carter-Cashes and Nancy Reagan, WRJ has established a deserved reputation for verve, elegance and thoughtful attention to detail. Their extensive background in fine antiques and interior design can be accessed at their flagship store, WRJ Home, located on the Town Square in Jackson, where they carry some of the finest lines of home furnishings available.

10 E. Broadway

35 W. Deloney Avenue

30 King Street

307-200-6066

307-733-5665

307-200-4881

www.tetontoys.com

www.habitsjh.com

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Town Square

Situated at the intersection of Broadway and Cache, Town Square is Jackson’s outdoor living room, the perfect respite from a day of exploring. The core of both the town and the community, the square is marked by four magnificent elk antler arches and crisscrossed by an Old West boardwalk that culminates at the central sculpture of the square, a war memorial of a cowboy on a bucking horse.

One of the four antler arches on the square

shopping Around Town Square you’ll find shopping opportunities for every interest, with photographic and art galleries, bars and restaurants, and gift and clothing stores. Your best-ever trip souvenir is likely waiting just the next door down. elk antler Auction and Stagecoach rides In May, the Elk Antler Auction fittingly benefits the local chapter of Boy Scouts of America. The scouts hold a special roundup on the 76 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

National Elk Refuge to collect antlers shed by the elk, then auction their bounty off to bidders from far and wide. The square is also the contact point for the stagecoach ride around town, with two handsome, yoked horses leading the way. jackson hole shoot-out gang From Memorial Day to Labor Day each year, the streets are cleared at 6 p.m. to accommodate the Jackson Hole Shoot-out Gang. With characters as dastardly or virtuous as you’ll find in any tumbleweed saloon, the gang puts on a show that culminates with an authentic shoot-out, the longest running of its kind in the country. No telling if the white hat or black Stetson wins. winter on the square The best time to see the square is at Christmas. The many tall trees and the arches provide the perfect structure for twinkling lights, and there’s a special lighting celebration, complete with Santa Claus, seasonal carols and lots of good cheer.

Photograph by Latham Jenkins/circumerrostock.com

The antler arches and farmers market Those four antler arches date back to 1953 when local Boy Scouts teamed with the Jackson chapter of Rotary International and a number of community members to erect the very first arch. Three more followed over the next 13 years. The arches feature prominently in untold numbers of vacation photos and even a few Hollywood Westerns. And it is here you’ll find the popular Saturday Farmers Market with its organic produce, local foods, flowers and entertainment.


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altitude Altitude has evolved into an inspiring lifestyle boutique. The store carries a full array of brands, ever-changing with trends of the season. Never expected, Altitude steps out to bring a unique experience to the Town Square.

belle cose Belle Cose is Jackson Hole’s source for Beautiful Things. Our unparalleled collection of luxurious décor, accessories and distinctive gifts will delight your inner connoisseur. Stop in and see us today.

Goodie 2 Shoes, located at 81 King Street, just off the Town Square, is the favorite boutique of the best-dressed women of Jackson Hole. With a carefully edited selection of shoes, handbags, clothing, cosmetics and fine jewelry, we seek out the best and most original pieces for our discerning customers. 

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48 E. Broadway

81 King Street

307-733-4719

307-733-2640

307-733-0233

www.altitudejh.com

www.bellecose.com

www.goodie2shoes.com

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It’s Jackson Time

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A watch and knife boutique! It’s Jackson Time is the largest knife shop in Jackson carrying custom knives, Benchmade, Buck, Kershaw, Colt, Pro-Tech, Piranha and Gerber. You will also find a large selection of automatic knives. New and used watches are sold, including brands like G-Shock, Luminox, Suunto and many others.

Simply the best tasting experience in town! Taste the finest oils, vinegars, spices, exquisite and unique scotches, whiskeys, brandies, liqueurs and wine. Once you find something you love, you can choose from a wide selection of beautiful bottles and then have them hand-labeled. Come in and taste what all the “FASS” is about! 60 E. Broadway

wrj home, ltd. With clients as diverse as the Rockefellers, the Carter-Cashes and Nancy Reagan, WRJ has established a deserved reputation for verve, elegance and thoughtful attention to detail. Their extensive background in fine antiques and interior design can be accessed at their flagship store, WRJ Home, located on the Town Square in Jackson, where they carry some of the finest lines of home furnishings available.

60 E. Broadway

Beneath the Snake River Grill

30 King Street

307-201-1193

307-734-1535

307-200-4881

www.itsjacksontime.com

www.vomfassjacksonhole.com

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Salon Services

Spa Services

We offer a variety of salon services including: • Women’s, Men’s & Kids’ Haircuts, Color, Highlights and Perms • Specialty services including: Hair Extensions, Keratin Smoothing Treatments, Deep Conditioning Treatments, Airbrush Spray Tanning, Wedding Hair & Make-up and we can even travel to you • Face & body waxing, lash & brow tinting • Best Manicures & Pedicures in town with a full line of OPI and Essie polishes. Artificial Nail Enhancements and Gel Manis & Pedis

•B  ody Treatments: Done in our one-of-a-kind steam rain shower with LED lighting and music. Salt Glow, Sugar Scrubs, Detoxifying Seaweed, Revitalizing Mud, Paraffin Wrap, Jadence Slimming & Detoxifying Compression Wrap & Infrared Body Tube • Facials: Feel the spice of Eminence Organics, a true indulgence • Skin Care Treatments: HydraFacial, Microdermabrasion, LED and MicroCurrents

Call today to make an appointment. 260 North Millward, Jackson, WY • 307.734.4473 www.bodynsoulsalon.com • info@bodynsoulsalon.com

Products Used: Redken, Pureology, Onesta Organic, Moroccan Oil, Young Blood Cosmetics, Eminence Organics, Jadence, OPI, Essie, Young Nails, Cerpil Wax and Sun FX Natural Spray Tan.


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Jackson Hole Culture Scene

from left to right: Grand teton music festival, Center for the arts, jh boy scouts elk antler auction

Jackson Hole ElkFest JH Chamber of Commerce 307-733-3316 www.jacksonholechamber.com /events/elkfest The National Elk Refuge is the repository for antlers shed every spring by the thousands of elk that winter on these grounds in the heart of Jackson Hole. And those antlers are reason to celebrate! Jackson Hole ElkFest, May 18-19, 2013, promotes the 46th year of the Jackson Hole Boy Scouts Elk Antler Auction, a fundraiser for the refuge and the Boy Scouts. In addition, there are educational programs about elk, wilderness and wild landscape management, and it’s all followed by a hang-on-to-yourhat chili cook-off. Teton County Library 307-733-2164 | www.tclib.org Teton County and Alta Branch libraries offer an array of programs for all ages, from children’s story gatherings to teen programming to a broad range of offerings for the information-hungry adult crowd. Community workshops, reading groups, art exhibits and computer classes are available on an ongoing basis. The Latino Services Department offers services and events in Spanish. Jackson Hole Playhouse 135 W. Deloney 307-733-6994 | www.jhplayhouse.com Built in 1916 and housed in the oldest still-standing stick-frame building in Jackson, the Wyoming Historic Registry82 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

listed playhouse has served as a livery, stagecoach station and bowling alley before its current life as a theater venue. Enjoy upscale western-style dining and seating for up to 320 theater lovers, including private theater boxes, a chocolate factory, and electronics and summer theater for the kids. Be sure to catch the summer 2013 show, which runs from June 1 to September 29.

outreach and internationally acclaimed performance programs every year. Check their website for upcoming performances and classes.

Center for the Arts 307-733-4900 www.jhcenterforthearts.org

This comprehensive, multivenue celebration of all things art is scheduled for September 5-15, 2013. From the Palates and Palettes Gallery Walk, a showcase of fabulous food, wine and music, to Takin’ It to the Streets, a juried art fair of prominent artists hosted by Jackson’s nonprofit Art Association, this festival, hosted by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, offers hands-on creativity and craft in everything from furniture and clothing to canvas paintings and jewelry. Historic ranch tours alternate with panel discussions, art films, artist talks, food and wine tastings, auctions and the famous Western Design Conference, Exhibit and Fashion Show. Be sure to make time for Taste of the Tetons, an artistic sampling of the best vittles available from the valley’s many chefs, restaurants and caterers; and pull on your boots for the Cowboy Jubilee, a celebration of cowboy music and poetry.

This contemporary and multifaceted structure houses numerous local and regional nonprofit arts organizations offering programs of all kinds—and for all ages—including dance, theater, visual arts, film and higher education. The class schedule is ongoing for locals and visitors, some 200 or more who use the facility each day. The Performing Arts Pavilion features an intimate 525-seat theater as well as a spacious lobby and Music Center. Check the schedule on their website for upcoming shows and other events. Dancers’ Workshop 307-733-6398 | www.dwjh.org Since 1971, this grassroots dance organization has provided high-caliber dance instruction and performances to the delight of locals and visitors alike. First opening its doors in a log cabin in 1971, Dancers’ Workshop now resides in the Center for the Arts and reaches 350 young students, 125 adults and more than 20,000 people through their western regional

Fall Arts Festival JH Chamber of Commerce 307-733-3316 www.jacksonholechamber.com/ fall_arts_festival

J­ ackson Hole Historical Society and Museum 307-733-2414 www.jacksonholehistory.org There’s no history like that of the Wild West, and this organization manages a vast


treasure trove of Jackson Hole’s past. Located in a historic log cabin at 105 Mercil Avenue, visitors can access a year-round Western Americana research library containing 3,000 volumes, a­­udio-visual materials, and manuscript and document archives, or browse a collection of more than 14,000 historic photographs. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Jackson Hole Museum—located at 225 North Cache Street— offers exhibitions as well as summer excursions to historic ranches, history potlucks and other programs. Off Square Theatre Company 307-733-3021 | www.offsquare.org Off Square Theatre continues to fill the year’s calendar with a number of theater experiences sure to delight Jackson Hole locals and visitors alike. The summer season kicks off with “Crime and Punishment,” running from May 8-18. Winner of two Tony Awards, “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will run from October 10-19. And finally, don’t miss “The Phantom Tollbooth,” the annual youth musical, from November 7-9. Theater classes, school programs and internships also help to bring the art of theatre into the Jackson Hole community. ART ASSOCIATION 307-733-6379 | www.artassociation.org The Art Association has provided art education and provocative art exhibits to the residents and guests of Jackson Hole for more than 40 years. Located at the Center for the Arts, the Art Association utilizes dedicated studios for painting, drawing, ceramics and more. The contemporary ArtSpace Gallery features local and nationally known visual artists from around the region and country. ArtFair Jackson Hole, a juried art fair in Jackson’s Miller Park every July and August, features more than 150 national and regional artists and provides the single greatest source of annual revenue for the nonprofit arts organization. Grand Teton Music Festival 307-733-1128 | www.gtmf.org Celebrating more than 50 years of music and housed in the renovated Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village, this seven-week festival is an unabashed celebration of classical music. With over 35 concerts from July 5 to August 17, 2013, Music Director Donald Runnicles and internationally acclaimed classical musicians take the stage to present orchestra and chamber music to the masses, adding a certain je ne sais quoi to Jackson’s festive summer atmosphere. Check the schedule online for performances. National Museum of Wildlife Art 307-733-5771 | www.wildlifeart.org Unique among American art museums, the National Museum of Wildlife Art is distinguished by its mission and location. With permanent and traveling collections and works of art, the museum strives to enrich and inspire public appreciation of fine art and humanity’s relationship with nature by focusing its exhibitions and programs on wildlife. The museum is nestled into a butte overlooking the 20,000-acre National Elk Refuge and is en route to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, just north of the town of Jackson. jacksonholetraveler.com | 83


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Advertisers Desserts & Candy Häagen-Dazs......................................... 55 Yippy I-O Candy Co............................. 84 entertainment Grand Teton Music Festival........... 28, 83 Jackson Hole Playhouse....................... 83

Health care/Hospitals St. John’s Joint Replacement Center.. 27 St. John’s Family Health & Urgent Care................................... 41 St. John’s Emergency Department...... 41 St. John’s 4 Peaks Clinic....................... 41 St. John’s Clinic at Teton Village.......... 41 home furnishings Belle Cose............................................. 77 Twenty Two Home.................................. 2 WRJ Home, LTD.............................. 14, 75

MADE

apparel Alaska Fur Gallery................................. 91 Altitude.................................................. 77 Goodie 2 Shoes.................................... 77 Habits..................................................... 75 Jackson Hole Pendleton...................... 79 Katherine......................................... 72, 75 MADE.............................................. 73, 79 Stio........................................................... 3 Stone’s Mercantile................................ 79 arts & culture Altamira....................................... 1, 81, 86 Grand Teton Music Festival........... 28, 83 Jackson Hole Playhouse....................... 83 beauty & Spas Body & Soul Spa and Salon................. 78

Chippy’s Kitchen

catering Bistro Catering...................................... 60 Chippy’s Kitchen................................... 57 Commuting StartBus................................................. 22 88 | JACKSON HOLE traveler

Jackson Hole Flower co.

Floral Jackson Hole Flower Co...................... 80 Footwear Jackson Bootlegger............................. 80 galleries Altamira Fine Art......................... 1, 81, 86 Cayuse Western Americana................... 8 Fighting Bear Antiques........................ 85 Wild Hands...................................... 80, 84 Gift Shops Belle Cose............................................. 77 Cayuse Western Americana................... 8 Goodie 2 Shoes.................................... 77 It’s Jackson Time................................... 77 MADE.............................................. 73, 79 Teton Toys............................................. 75 VOM FASS............................................. 74 Wild Hands...................................... 80, 84

WRJ HOME, LTD.

interior design Snake River Interiors............................... 2 Twenty Two Home.................................. 2 WRJ Design Associates.................. 14, 75 WRJ Home, LTD.............................. 14, 75

golf Teton Pines............................................ 29 gourmet food & Wine Bin22...................................................... 71 Jackson Hole Buffalo Meat Co...... 60, 71 Mangy Moose Market & Cellars.......... 71 VOM FASS............................................. 72

Snake River Interiors


Advertisers mad river boat trips

j.c. jewelers

rafting Grand Teton Adventure Company...... 38 Grand Teton Lodge Company............. 12 Jackson Hole Adventure Center......... 24 Mad River Boat Trips...................... 24, 39

Jewelry DanShelley........................................ 6, 74 Goodie 2 Shoes.................................... 77 Hines Goldsmiths................................... 5 J.C. Jewelers........................................... 3 MADE.............................................. 73, 79 Thoenig’s............................................. 7, 9

real estate Carol Linton/Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates...................... 11 Jackson Hole Land and Ranch/Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates............ 90 Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates.. 92 Sotheby’s International Realty Jackson Hole....................................... 4

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Snake River Grill.................................... 68 Teton Thai.............................................. 68 Warbirds Café....................................... 59 Westbank Grill....................................... 69

teton aviation

Scenic flights Teton Aviation/Warbird Museum........ 58 shooting Jackson Hole Shooting Experience.... 13 skiing Grand Targhee Resort.......................... 51 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort............ 49 Jackson Hole Sports............................. 44 Snow King Resort….............................. 50 Teton Village Sports............................. 48 snowmobiling Jackson Hole Snowmobile Tours........ 53 Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Tours.... 45

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kids & Teens Häagen-Dazs......................................... 55 Teton Raptor Center............................. 57 Teton Toys............................................. 75 Wyoming Dinosaur Center.................. 35 Yellowstone Bear World....................... 31 Yippy I-O Candy Co............................. 84 mountain biking Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.......42-44 Jackson Hole Sports............................. 44 Teton Village Sports............................. 48 museums Teton Aviation/Warbird Museum........ 59 Wyoming Dinosaur Center.................. 35

Restaurants/Bars Blue Lion, The....................................... 69 Bunnery, The......................................... 65 Calico Italian Restaurant & Bar............ 66 Cellars at White Buffalo Club.............. 64 Chippy’s Kitchen................................... 57 Couloir Restaurant & Bar..................... 66 Deck, The.............................................. 66 Dolce..................................................... 62 E.Leaven Food Company..................... 67 Granary, The.......................................... 65 Gun Barrel Steak & Game House........ 67 Handle Bar, The.................................... 70 Ignight Grill........................................... 62 LIFT Jackson Hole................................ 64 Mangy Moose Restaurant & Saloon... 67 Merry Piglets......................................... 63 Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse..... 69 Pearl Street Bagels............................... 57 Silver Dollar Bar & Grill......................... 68

tours & guides Barker-Ewing Float Trips...................... 37 Grand Teton Adventure Company...... 38 Grand Teton Lodge Company............. 12 Jackson Hole Adventure Center......... 24 Jackson Hole Snowmobile Tours........ 53 Mad River Boat Trips...................... 24, 39 Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Tours.... 45 Teton Aviation....................................... 58 Teton Raptor Center............................. 57 Yellowstone Bear World....................... 31 Tubing Snow King Resort.................................. 50 watches Breitling................................................... 9 Hines Goldsmiths................................... 5 It’s Jackson Time................................... 77 Rolex ....................................................... 7 Thoenig’s............................................. 7, 9 Wedding Belle Cose............................................. 77 jacksonholetraveler.com | 89


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