EAT PLAY STAY: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The legend among mountain towns lives up to the hype.

EAT

Leisurely paced mornings make Persephone Bakery a perfect first stop in town. Set in a chic and airy building that feels like a comfortable farmhouse kitchen. There’s is no wrong choice of food or drink here. With French and American café inspirations and a devoted ethos of sourcing local ingredients, the line may be long, but the wait is worth it once you’re sitting on the open deck and absorbing the morning beams. For lunch, the fabulous Mangy Moose Saloon in the resort base area offers a casual atmosphere and excellent food. Again, local sourcing drives the menu, and delicious homestyle cooking presents the risk of eating a bit more than necessary—your lunch break might just extend a little longer than intended. For dinner, make a reservation at The Silver Dollar Bar & Grill, located inside the historic Worth Hotel and just around the corner from the Town Square. Here, you can enjoy a great meal and listen to live music while gazing at the beautiful people.

PLAY

For the skier, the draw is obvious. For over 50 years, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has been a bucket-list item for skiers and riders across the world. With an average of 450 inches of snow a season, the resort has no shortage of powder stashes, and there are plenty of pucker-inducing lines and the infamous drop, Corbet’s Couloir itself. And for those eager to avoid the lift, neighboring Grand Teton National Park is a backcountry skier’s paradise. Tap into the expertise of the world renowned Exum Guides to match any level of backcountry skier to the best terrain for them, and be ready to level up. Those eager to see some wildlife can choose from a number of tour options from Wildlife Expeditions, the original tour provider in the greater Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Its autumn outings offer chances to see bears, wolves, moose, and more, and to hear the bugling call of the elk.

STAY

Located kitty-corner to the heart of downtown’s hub, Jackson’s Town Square, the luxurious Hotel Jackson is in just the right spot for taking advantage of all the in-town goodies. It also offers shuttle service to both local ski areas. With just 50 rooms, four suites, spacious lounge areas, and the award-winning in-house Figs restaurant, this modern build is comfortable and convenient. The space is also perfect for families, as the staff  has families of their own, and they take the time to get to know their guests and can often predict a family’s needs.
—Cameron Martindell

Cover Photo: Rowdy Jackson is still our no. 1 destination this winter

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