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Jackson Hole Holiday Season Events & Activities



Happy Holidays from The Mountain Pulse

Jackson Hole is a special place to spend the holidays. There’s a certain charm associated with the season that brings out the best in our rustic mountain setting. From the downtown echo of wooden sidewalks to sleigh rides on the elk refuge, we are surrounded by sights of the season. And of course, lets not forget the thousands of riders descending upon Teton Village this holiday for a shot at The Big One.

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As predicted, the winter season has started off with moderately light snowfall. La Nina associated winter patterns will take a bit more time to evolve, as Mountain Weather advised at Avalanche Awareness Night. Until the faucet in the sky turns on, efforts by snow making teams at Jackson Hole, Snow King and Grand Targhee have made it possible to open more trails than previously anticipated.

This holiday season, we spotlight activities that welcome visitors and locals alike to explore all that Jackson Hole and the Greater Teton Region has to offer.


Ski Areas Holiday Event Calendar

Both Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee have festive holiday activities for the family both on and off the slopes. They include:

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

  • 12/21 Christmas Ornament Workshop
  • 12/22 Winter Solstice Bonfire Ride
  • 12/23 Santa’s Arrival from the Tram
  • 12/24 Non-denominational Christmas Service
  • 12/25 Christmas Day – Ski with Santa
  • 12/27 Teton Science School – Skins, Skulls and Snow

For more details, visiting the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort events calendar

Grand Targhee

  • 12/21 Kids Arcade Game Night
  • 12/22 Winter Solstice Yule Log Burning
  • 12/23 Fireside with Targhee Naturalist
  • 12/24 Christmas Eve at Branding Iron Grill
  • 12/25 Christmas Day Skiing with Santa
  • 12/26 Special Holiday Movie Night

For more details, visiting the Grand Targhee Resortevents calendar

A special holiday message from Jackson Hole


Holiday Adventures

The town of Jackson, and well as communities throughout the region celebrate the season in a variety of ways ranging from social to cultural to adventurous. Whether an evening walk through town square, dog sled tour on Togwotee Pass or snow shoe in the national, opportunities are endless to take in the majestic Teton winter setting.


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Image: JH Wildlife Film Festival

Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides

Imagine taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride among an elk herd numbering in the thousands.


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Image: Snow King Tubing

Snow Tubing at Snow King Resort.

Fun for the entire family. Open throughout the holidays. Located at the base of Snow King.

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Image: Blair Waller, The Mountain Pulse

Continental Divide Dogsled Tours

Exciting trails, thrilling ride, spectacular Teton views from Togwotee Pass.


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Image: National Park Service

National Park Snowshoe Tour

Hosted by Grand Teton National Park Rangers at the Craig Thomas Discover Center starting 12/26.


Town of Jackson Spotlight

Day or night, there’s a draw to downtown Jackson. Whether its a casual stroll through town square or an evening on the town, there’s something for everyone.

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town square holiday season jackson hole the mountain pulse christmas 2011

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Santa on the Square

Through Christmas Eve, visit Santa Clause between 5:00 and 7:00pm on Town Square in downtown Jackson. Sponsored by the chamber of commerce, visiting Santa on the Jackson Town Square has become a tradition for many local families and holiday visitors.


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