When we say Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR), you think of epic big-mountain powder runs and challenging couloirs. It’s time to expand your vision. JHMR has as much, if not more, to feed your adventurous spirit in the summer. Hike on quiet alpine trails with views of the Tetons, cruise through the world-class bike park, and push your tolerance for vertigo on the via ferrata—all while ending each day in the lap of luxury with delicious food and luxurious accommodations. A summer getaway to JHMR is also ideal for groups and families with varying ability levels and desires. And because JHMR has committed to a number of sustainability initiatives (for instance, it runs year-round on wind power sourced from a neighboring wind farm in Idaho), this is one adventure you can feel great about. Bonus: You can even bring Fido!
Climb the Via Ferrata
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Want to experience climbing in the Tetons? The the guided high-alpine climbing experience is for you. Traverse granite walls, span chasms on suspension bridges and climb wiggly ladders on the first via ferrata ever legally commissioned on public land. Push your limits and skills while enjoying boundless views from your perch in Casper Bowl high above the valley floor. With over 15 routes ranging in difficulty and pucker factor from easy to expert, there is something for everyone. Climb the longest route (500 vertical feet) and cross the 120-foot suspension bridge, or stick to more mellow terrain; either way, you won’t regret it. Half- or full-day trips available; jacksonhole.com/
Ride the Park
Feel the flow on countless downhill trails sure to delight those who like to defy gravity. Whether you’re a pro or just getting started, the bike park has it all: jump lines, berms, tabletops, gnarly rocky trails that get techy, flowy trails that help you find your groove, and everything in between. Pick your line, crush it, then hit the Sweetwater Gondola or the Teewinot Chairlift and do it all again. If you prefer earning your downhill, there are also plenty of sweet cross-country trails here.
One of the coolest parts about this bike park? Due to its incredible work with Teton Adaptive and Joe Stone (who broke his back and now rides an e-trike MTB), adaptive athletes have been included in planning many trails, and all bike park trails are adaptive-compatible. (Watch to learn more here: youtu.be/_w8QnqZ1mEM.)
Plus: Don’t miss Sunday Funday. Score 20% off rentals and $20 bike park tickets from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Plus, specials, competitions, and prizes, followed by free live music in the Teton Village Commons.
For info on guided rides, lessons, rentals, camps and more visit: jacksonhole.com/summer-activities/bike-park
Hike the Mountain
Immerse yourself in the full beauty of JHMR by hiking or running a trail or two (or as many as you can). For a full-day adventure, hike from the resort base to the summit. Want to get to the summit, but don’t have all day? Ride the Bridger Gondola; then hit the 1.8-mile Cirque Trail for a breathtaking, flower-filled hike or run. Experienced hikers seeking less-traveled trails can hit Holey Moley, a new double-black-diamond-rated trail that weaves 17 miles through the Crags. Steep and strenuous, this trail has exposed sections requiring scrambling and is best-suited for experienced hikers. If hiking time or energy is limited, take the tram and explore the alpine environment on a half-mile wander along Top of the World trail. At 10,450 feet, your efforts are rewarded with 360-degree views and the chance to check out the new viewing platforms and interpretive signs sure to enrich your experience. jacksonhole.com/summer-activities/hiking
Newly renovated for summer 2023 and conveniently located in the Teton Mountain Lodge, Spur Restaurant & Bar (tetonlodge.com/spur-restaurant) serves a combo of creative specials and old favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Housemade pastas and pizzas, fresh salads, and imported meats and cheeses make Italian eatery Il Villaggio Osteria (jhosteria.com), a must-visit. We highly recommend the mozzarella carozza appetizer and the Nutella cheesecake. For outstanding food and ambiance, hop on the Bridger Gondola to Piste Mountain Bistro (jacksonhole.com/piste-mountain-bistro) where dinner with a view unlike any other awaits; world-famous, can’t-miss gourmet waffles (available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the top of the world (aka top of the Tram) at Corbet’s Cabin (jacksonhole.com/waffles).
With relaxing rooms and motivating views Teton Mountain Lodge (tetonlodge.com) is the ideal place to unwind after a day of adventure. Its location at the base of JHMR means you’re an easy walk from delicious dining, various adventures and sumptuous spa treatments. With a policy that welcomes pets, and room and suite options for 2 to 14 people, you can bring all members of your family—even the furry ones—for a perfect vacation.