The Perfect Time to Play
Between winter-just-finished and summer-to-come, the shoulder season is a somewhat quiet time of year in Jackson Hole. From when the ski resorts close (which changes every year) until mid-May when the highway north into Yellowstone National Park is reopened, the offseason in Jackson Hole has Spring temperatures and less expensive lodging to make for a great getaway and a perfect time to play.
Travelers flock to Jackson Hole, Wyoming from around the world, as a gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks in the summer and the country’s best skiing in the winter, but the Shoulder Season is Jackson Hole’s best kept secret.
While things get less busy during this time, there’s nothing “off” about the off-season at all.
You’ll also be able to beat the crowds and have all the best deals of Jackson at your fingertips, including off-season specials from many of the town’s favorite eateries and shops.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Certainly the most underrated season in Jackson Hole, Spring still has plenty to do. Plus, you can take it easy a little more, because you don’t have to rush to each activity since they are sure to be less crowded. Below is a list of our favorite year-round activities for your consideration.
Hikes that become shoulder-to-shoulder in the summer are more peaceful and serene in the offseason. Explore Jackson Hole and the surrounding mountains on a naturalist-guided hike. Book a naturalist-guided hike, and let knowledgeable staff educate you on the flora and fauna, geology and history.
See the stars like never before with a wondrous Wyoming stargazing experience. Each session lasts one and a half hours and includes the use of a state-of-the-art telescope for an intimate view of nebulas, the cosmos, and more. Refreshments include wine, cheese, charcuterie and desserts.
Take a Dip
We recommend taking a dip in our heated indoor/outdoor pool as the mountain glow sets in just before dusk. You can also rejuvenate tired muscles in any of our outdoor jacuzzi.
Treat Yourself to a Spa Day
Combat the local elements after a long day of adventure. Our full-service spa offers a wide array of relaxing treatments. Call for an appointment.
Take a Family Portrait
The mountains are wondrous in any season, so take advantage of the spectacular scenery of Jackson Hole by letting it serve as a backdrop to a memorable family portrait shot by a professional photographer.
As the days get warmer but before the snow melts, river fishing is prime, especially on the Snake River.
Take a Bike Tour
Bikes rides are all the rage here in Jackson Hole. Rent a bike and take a self-guided tour, or sign up with Teton Mountain Bike Tours for a half or full-day bike tour with awesome views of the Tetons.
Your wedding will be wonderful regardless of what month you plan it for. But if you want to get lower costs, a better selection of vendors, increased attendance and other great perks, consider having your wedding during Jackson Hole’s offseason. Holding your wedding in the offseason makes it unique, and helps you to set it apart from other ceremonies. From reduced prices, more availability of activities and venue, and flexible scheduling for your guests, For the best Jackson Hole weddings, contact our special events team who will help craft your stunning event.
Make Your Reservation Right Away
As seasons change, you have the opportunity to seek new and different adventures. Winter’s cold end is here, but summer’s heat is still a little ways off. If you’re looking for exceptional deals and a clear path to fun, look no further than Jackson Hole in the offseason. In all honesty, there’s no wrong time to visit Jackson Hole.