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On the Go? Follow the Snow

Winter wonders abound in Teton Valley

Published in the February 2020 Issue Published online: Feb 14, 2020 Road Trips
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For Teton Valley, snow is cause for celebration. With the snow comes countless opportunities for adventure--from thrilling ski hills to relaxing hot springs, there’s something for everyone. Experience winter like the locals with these top five winter adventures in the Teton Valley

1. Skiing/Snowboarding 

Test out some of the best powder in the west at Grand Targhee Ski Resort. Located on the west side of the Tetons, Targhee has slopes you won’t want to miss. It averages 500 inches of snowfall each year and offers rentals and lessons for both snowboarding and skiing. Even if you are a beginner, you’ll appreciate the views and powdery snow from the top of the ski-lift. 

2. Snow Biking, Snowshoeing, and Cross-Country Skiing

Explore the magnificent trails in Teton Valley all year-round with the help of fat bikes, snowshoes, and cross-country skis. Venture through Grand Teton National Park or the Nordic trails in Grand Targhee Ski Resort. If you want to trail-blaze through Targhee, check out the resort for rentals, and grab some hand-warmers while you’re there! For any other use of bike, snowshoe, or ski rentals, dozens of rental shops can be located throughout Teton County.

3. Ice Skating

Whether you’re a local or just visiting the area, ice skating is the perfect winter past-time. It also makes for a great date night. Break out those flashy skating skills or take to the rink at Kolter Ice Arena. The indoor rink offers public skating and rentals, and is perfect for beginners.

4. Hot Spring

Escape the cold and pamper yourself with Teton County’s heaven-sent hot springs. The three main hot springs in the area are Heise, Green Canyon, and Granite Hot Springs. Who would’ve thought to have an outdoor pool in the dead of winter? Ease your sore muscles from the cold winter adventures in the natural hot springs of Teton Valley

With all these adventures and opportunities to have fun, it’s important to find the right place to stay if you’re visiting the Teton Valley. If you truly want to live the local experience this winter, lodge at Huntsman Springs. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful views of snowcapped mountains while becoming a part of the community in these beautiful homes.

Don’t let the cold weather get you down, around the Teton Valley, winter is one of the best times to adventure, relax, and spend time with the family. Take to the slopes, venture through snowy trails, skate, celebrate, relax, and find solitude in your reserved home.

Looking to get out of town this winter? Look no further than these resorts that give you the break you deserve.

Sun Valley Resort

Sun Valley Resort offers a getaway experience for all. The mountain provides Nordic skiing, sleigh rides, ice skating and a Snowsports school that offers lessons, including specialty and adaptive lessons. Sun Valley will host a Nordic festival from Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, a music festival from Feb. 27-29 and a film festival from Mar. 18-22.


Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Wyoming gives you Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, a place to relax with skiing and snowboarding. In addition, big upcoming events include the SheJumps Junior Ski Patrol Day Camp on Feb. 1 and the Special Olympics on Feb. 4-6. 


Mesquite Golf

Want to get away from the snow? Head down to Nevada for some golf and good times. Along with warm weather, Mesquite offers eight different golf courses to choose from, with plenty of activities to pick from on the side. Don’t miss the Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival from Jan. 24-26.


Park City

Calling all big time skiers and snowboarders! Park City, Utah hosts Silver Summits Challenge on Mar. 2. According to the Park City Mountain website, you can “earn your street cred” by completing this challenge that includes hiking several peaks and tackling the fresh powder on mountains.


Big Sky

Big Sky Resort in Montana hosts a variety of events to get away to. That includes the  Special Olympics on Feb. 24. Bring your dogs and snowshoes to Snowshoe Shuffle on Mar. 7. Beyond that, Big Sky offers zip lining, a giant swing, bungee trampoline, a variety of tours and more.



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