So you bought the IKON Pass or the Mountain Collective? Smart choice. But now you get the opportunity, nay, the privilege to ride at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR). Heavily peppered with blacks, lightly salted with blues, finished off with a dash of greens and you have one of the most challenging and compelling ski resorts in the Americas. Infamous for its steep chutes, deep powder, and the longest vertical rise in the lower 48, Jackson Hole has what you need to take things truly to the next level.
How To Get 15% Off Your Stay
When you visit Jackson Hole to ski or snowboard, do you know where you are going to stay? We have IKON and Mountain Collective Pass holders covered. If you book directly at any of our four conveniently located properties, you will receive 15% off of your entire stay. All four Town Square Inn properties are located in downtown Jackson with easy transportation to and from the mountain resort on our complimentary ski shuttle, which runs multiple times per day. Town Square Inns lodging options also offer relaxing hot tubs, breakfast at most locations, and high-speed internet and are close to all of Jackson’s dining, nightlife, and shopping.
We understand that planning a ski trip on your own can be a challenge so that’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create your dream itinerary. Along with some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the states, you’ll also want to experience Jackson’s unique culture.
IKON and Mountain Collective Pass Itinerary
Day 1: Fly or drive into Jackson, arrive at the hotel, unpack, and grab a bite to eat at the Snake River Brewery.
Several airports offer direct flights into Jackson and flying is the easiest way to get here, especially if you prefer not to drive in the snow. Check out the how to get here page later if you need more details. There are four hotels to choose from and each one has its own personality. Want a log cabin? Try the Cowboy Village Resort. Or maybe a large room with two queen beds and another queen in a loft is more your pace, check out the Elk Country Inn. The Antler Inn is always a great option for the true budget-minded traveler with their cedar log rooms. Finally the 49er is the largest property and offers hotel rooms and suites for almost any need. All four properties are within walking distance to the Snake River Brewery where you can find fantastic pub fare and local craft beers to get you started.
Day 2: Grab a quick bite to eat before catching the earliest shuttle to the hill at 8:00 AM, ski, ski some more, eat at the Mangy Moose, ski till you drop, catch the 4:30 PM shuttle back to the hotel, hot tub, dinner at the Local, wrap things up at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar.
This day is packed! Skiing a full day in Jackson is not for the faint of heart. With 133 (named) trails, 12 lifts including the 100 person tram, and 2,500 acres of in-bound terrain, and the longest vertical rise in the lower 48 (4139 feet), you’ll have more than you can handle! Be sure to fuel up with a good breakfast and for lunch grab a bite to eat at the Mangy Moose in the base area where you can enjoy pub fare and craft beer.
After you crush the second half of your day, be sure to unwind those muscles in one of our large hot tubs, but you’re not done yet. You’ve worked up quite the appetite, so it’s time to head to the town square in downtown Jackson. Within walking distance from Town Square Inns properties and right next to the famous antler arches, you’ll find the Local, which is one of Jackson’s favorite steakhouses. How does a 32oz dry-aged tomahawk ribeye for two sound? Mouthwatering is the answer. Finally, wrap things up right next door at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Take a seat in one of the saddles and grab a pint of beer before stumbling back to your hotel. Congratulations! You finished your first ski day!
Day 3: Your second day of skiing deserves every bit as much as your first. Don’t dally around with the ski runs from yesterday; today you go big. Catch the 8 AM shuttle and get in line for the Tram. Ski the extreme runs of Jackson. Grab lunch at The Spur right behind the clock tower. Grab a few more runs off Thunder Chair and then catch the 4:30 PM shuttle back to your hotel. Soak for a bit in the hot tub to unwind, walk to Pinky G’s for NY style pizza, then order cocktails at The Rose.
Day two is the perfect day to hit the Aerial Tram and get into some more challenging runs. Ever heard of Corbet's Couloir? Just off the top of the tram, you’ll find the infamous chute where you can prove your mettle or tuck tail. If Corbet’s proves to be too big a hurdle, then check out runs like Dog Face, Pepi’s Run, Wally World, and Bivouac. Don’t forget the South, Middle, and North Hobacks where you can almost always find fresh powder.
When you head back to your lodging, take a soak in the hot tub then walk down to the square to find Pinky G’s, the local’s favorite pizzeria. Featured on the tv show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” you can order pizza by the slice or get a large specialty pizza with beer on tap. Once you walk outside simply head upstairs in the same plaza to The Rose where you’ll find a modern chic atmosphere and a variety of cocktails. After you’ve had your fill, you can stumble back to the hotel and get the best sleep of your life. After your second day of skiing, we’re guessing you’re pretty spent.
Day 4: Rise, eat breakfast, catch the 9:00 AM shuttle, ski ski ski. Grab Lunch at the Off Piste Market. Ski ski ski, grab the 3:00 PM shuttle back to the hotel. Hot tub and relax, explore the shops of Town Square, finish the night off at a Hockey match.
You’ve earned some sleep! Take another hour before grabbing a breakfast burrito at D.O.G. (Down On Glen) in downtown Jackson and then grab the 9:00 AM shuttle to Teton Village. One of Jackson Hole’s newer chairs is known as the Teton Quad. Introduced in 2015, this chairlift accesses glades and the lower section of crags that formerly required boot packing to reach. This high-speed quadruple lift will give you plenty of access to a variety of challenging terrain.
After a few runs, head on over to the Off Piste Market at the top of the Bridger Gondola for a quick lunch. Then explore Thunder chair for some solid action in big bowls. How fast can you ride switch or fakie? Be sure to be back in time to catch the 3:00 PM shuttle to the hotel and then hit that hot tub to ease those muscles. Once you’re cleaned up, head on into the Town Square and if you haven’t already, be sure to take a selfie in front of famous Antler Arches to commemorate your trip. Tons of shops and art galleries are located directly around the square. Buffalo Nickel necklaces and Turquoise rings can be found in abundance, or maybe its new outerwear that you need, heck, maybe even a new fur coat or a custom Damascus Steel knife! There’s a wide variety of shops to entertain yourself and obtain a truly memorable item. You could grab some food at one of the local BBQ joints to finish the night off, but if it’s Friday or Saturday, you absolutely must attend a local hockey match. Jackson’s local hockey team, the Jackson Hole Moose, put on quite a show throughout winter at the Snow King Ice Arena facing off against teams from all over the country, if they’re playing the Sun Valley Suns, then you definitely don’t want to miss this intense rivalry, there’s bound to be tilts.
Day 5: Today you get to explore Jackson more. Take a break from skiing and take a dog sled tour out to Granite Hot Springs. Have Dinner at Café Genevieve’s followed by some bowling at Jackson’s Hole Bowl.
You’ve earned a more relaxing day today. Be sure to call and book this trip in advance because this is a popular Jackson activity. The dog sled tour providers will pick you up at 8:00 AM and drive you out to Granite Creek where you’ll hop into a dog sled and take a ride to Granite Hot Springs. The highlight of the day is a warm dip in one of the most beautiful valleys in the area. In the winter the area is only accessed by snowmobile, dogsled, snowshoe, or cross country skis. The sled tour also provides a hearty lunch, hot soups, and beverages. This is an all day tour so you won’t be back until 4:30. Once you’re back, you can go and grab dinner at Café Genevieve located near the town square. This restaurant features home cooking in a historic Jackson Hole log building. With entrees like Rigatoni, Red Curry Baby Back Ribs, or Elk Sirloin you’re sure to get your fill. Now it’s time to head on over to Jackson’s Hole Bowl for some classic fun in a mountain atmosphere. With beer on tap and each lane catered with access to the full bar and restaurant, you can close out the night with some solid entertainment.
Day 6: Time to get after it again. Catch the 8:00 AM shuttle the village and explore one of the best-kept secrets in Jackson: Saratoga Bowl. Grab lunch at The Handle Bar for some pub grub and whiskey. Hit the hill to finish out your skiing by visiting your new favorite runs and then grab the 4:30 shuttle back to your hotel. A quick dip in the hot tub and then it’s off to the Silver Dollar.
Wrapping up your last day of skiing is both bitter and sweet. The great thing is that you’re familiar with most of the mountain now and have come to enjoy certain runs although there is still plenty more to find and explore. Today you can check out Saratoga Bowl, which offers quick chutes, bowls, glades, drops and no shortage of powder. Often overlooked because it’s accessed near a number of blue runs off Apres Vous Quad Chair, Saratoga almost never disappoints when looking for fresh powder. Stop by the Handle Bar for lunch. This favorite American pub and beer hall is located in the base area of Teton Village with a patio to watch other skiers slide in. You know the mountain fairly well now so go and rerun some of your favorites from the week! Once you’ve had your fill, you can go and grab the 4:30 shuttle home. Take a final dip to relax and unwind. Finally, you can head down to the famous Silver Dollar Bar and Grill at the Wort Hotel on Broadway. Often hosting live music from local bands and traveling musicians alike the Silver Dollar always aims to please.
Day 7: It’s your last day in Jackson. Sleep in, get a lazy breakfast. Once fed and dressed head down to the Welcome Center to grab your tickets for a sleigh ride on the National Elk Refuge to say hello and goodbye to our unofficial mascot. After that, you can head over to the Wildlife Art Museum before grabbing lunch and then heading out to the airport to say auf wiedershen.
Grab a bite at and then at 10:00 AM you can grab tickets for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge. Your guide will take you straight through a herd of hundreds if not thousands of elk, where you will get up close and personal. Dress warm! For many people, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these magnificent creatures in a natural setting. After your sleigh ride, you can head over to the Wildlife Art Museum to witness some of the world’s best such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, and John James Audubon. With impressions of animal life from all over the world, the museum is a fantastic way to wrap up your adventure in Jackson Hole. Run down to local favorite Creekside Deli to grab a sub sandwich before heading off to catch your flight.
That just about does it! We hope you’ve come to know and love Jackson in the same way that the locals do. Pick and choose the days that sound the most fun to you if you want to do a shorter trip. Remember you can always ask our front desk agents for tips and advice on their favorite activities too, to find more of those hidden gems. Jackson Hole is a magical place where memories will not soon be forgotten, and with French trappers having named the Tetons in the first place, it’s only fitting for us to say au revoir. Until next time friend.