5 ‘Like a Local’ Experiences in Jackson, Wyoming

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Grand Teton National Park; photo credit: Regina Baraban

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is known as one of the premier ski destinations in the United States.

But there are many more like a local experiences for groups in this iconic Western retreat. Here are five experiences that will wow your attendees.

Arrival Surprises

First up is an arrival like no other. The Jackson Hole Airport is uniquely located within a National Park, and visitors have jaw-dropping views of the Grand Teton mountain range when they land. Advise attendees to snag a window seat.

Where the Wild Things Are

Four-season wildlife safaris with Wild Things of Wyoming, offer groups staying at Hotel Terra and Teton Mountain Lodge in Teton Village extraordinary wildlife sightings and insider information about the area. Naturalist guide Kurt Johnson is an expert on the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, one of few places in the US with wildlife that predates the European settlement.

Wine Tastings

Group wine tastings at Jackson Hole Winery have an authentic sense of place as well as delicious wines. Located in a rustic barn and creek-side outdoor setting with breathtaking views of the Grand Tetons, the family-run winery imports grapes from Napa and Sonoma for high-altitude wine-making at their site, more than 6,000 feet above sea level.

Casting a Line

The 1,300 acre Snake River Ranch is the largest deeded ranch in Jackson Hole, with a long history as a family cattle ranch. A five-acre site on the property, including a renovated vintage barn, is available for group events of up to 300, or groups can experience try like a local experiences by booking a hot air balloon ride, a guided fishing excursion or even learning from the best in fly fishing school. Tip: To start the event with Wyoming flair, transport attendees to the ranch in horse-drawn wagons. The ride takes about 20 minutes from Teton Village.

Float Trips to Inspire

A peaceful float trip on the Snake River in the skilled hands of a guide from Barker-Ewing River Trips, has panoramic mountain scenery—including the views that inspired some of Ansel Adams’ most famous photographs. Attendees are also likely to see wildlife by the riverbank on this three-season activity.

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