Winter Time at Grand Teton National Park

Winter Grand Teton Natl Park

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If you’re looking to plan your family vacation to Grand Teton National Park this winter, then you can be assured the trip will be nothing short of “grand.” This magnificent park comes to life in the winter with the glistening snow-capped Tetons, ice-covered lakes, wildlife, and winter activities.

Sightseeing

Sightseeing is a little different than the typical tourist excursion you’d expect on a trip to New York or Paris. Whether you want to be your own tour guides, or hire a guide for your visit, there is much to explore and appreciate. Grand Teton offers guides for photography, wildlife, and sightseeing in a number of different ways.

Experience a winter-wonderland in nature with snowshoeing tours, cross-country skis, dog sled tours, a horse-drawn sleigh, or a snowcoach tour. Learn more about each tour and how to book through either the National Park Service or Jackson Hole Reservations.

Winter Activities and Sports

At Grand Teton National Park, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy. If you’re looking to hit the slopes, there are a few different ski resorts in close proximity to the park such as Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee Ski Resort. These resorts offer record amounts of fresh powder snow to enjoy in a gorgeous location.

If skiing or snowboarding isn’t really your thing, then there is still much to look forward to. Go snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or sledding along the best slopes and hills around. Hit up the Nordic trails for incredible winter snowshoeing hikes. Rentals can be found just about anywhere in the Teton Valley.

Explore the Towns

If you’re looking to get the full tourist experience, then make sure to take a detour through Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jackson Hole has a little of everything, such as fine dining, shopping, museums, resource centers, and lodging. If you’re looking for more of a small-town experience, then take a drive through the west side of the Tetons through Driggs and Victor, Idaho, where you’ll find the best wild huckleberry milkshakes.

Rentals and Lodging

There are a number of great places to stay for your visit to Grand Teton National Park. After a long day in the snow and chilly air, it’s important to find a cozy, welcoming place to come home to at the end of the day. If you plan to spend the majority of your time at a ski resort, then you might consider looking into one of the lovely lodges offered within the resorts.

If you’re looking for something more private, or plan to make a habit of visiting, then you might consider a cabin rental or some real estate in the Teton Valley. Communities such as tetonvalleyrealty.com offer cabins, condos, and homes not too far from the park. If you enjoyed your stay in the winter, then you’ll love the amenities and activities offered in spring and summer within these communities.

Grand Teton National Park is the top park to visit during the winter months. Between the sightseeing, winter activities, towns and lodging, Grand Teton will not disappoint. So check your calendars and start planning your stay now!

 

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