Jackson Hole, Wyoming :: Worth The Trip!
Over the Mardi Gras break, my husband and I took our kids skiing for the very first time! While most folks we know who hit the slopes for Mardi Gras head to Colorado or Utah, we decided on Wyoming for our first family ski trip. And let me tell you … it did not disappoint! Everything about the trip was wonderful! We stayed at the beautiful Snow King Resort in one of their ski-in/ski-out condos. We had everything we needed, and Instacart even delivered groceries right to our door!
We were able to cook breakfast and have coffee each morning before we hit the slopes, and enjoyed lighting a quick fire when we came home for lunch and a midday rest. We also had the most gorgeous view of the Grand Tetons just outside our condo. It helped that there were huge windows throughout the condo, which showcased the picturesque landscape each morning. It snowed lightly but consistently our entire trip. The whole area looked like a scene out of a Christmas card. The slopes themselves provided beautiful views as well! However, I will add that the mountains themselves may be a bit challenging for beginners. The company we rented our skis from explained that this is because the mountains themselves are significantly steeper than the mountains in other states where skiing is a prominent winter activity.
But despite the slopes being steep, there was a large area at the bottom of the mountain for beginners and kiddos to learn. It was the perfect place for my kids to learn how to ski and have some fun. And don’t worry, there are plenty of other activities to do if skiing doesn’t suit your fancy. They have an alpine coaster, snow tubing, a local hockey team that plays on Fridays, and a heated swimming pool for those brave enough to go for a dip. I can confidently say that we were thoroughly exhausted from all the fun by the time we returned to the condo every night. But after a few nights, we mustered the energy to head into town.
On our second to last night, we went into town for an early dinner and to see the sights. We had THE BEST bison burgers and Homemade ice cream at Jackson Drugs. I highly recommend it. And the town itself is full of unique gift shops, art galleries, leather shops, and even a brewery or two! There is a quaint little toy store tucked away where my kids spent entirely too much time playing, and Pearl Street Market is the most adorable grocery and wine cellar. Full of artisan wines, cheeses, and delicatessen assortments, as well as most of the essentials one would need to cook a nice meal at home. All in all, Jackson, Wyoming is a really enjoyable part of the Midwest, with a lot to offer. So if you’re looking for a great winter getaway…check it out!