Driving and Parking in Jackson Hole
Do I need a car?
If you are staying in Teton Village, you will inevitably travel to downtown Jackson to shop and dine. If you are staying in town, you will need transportation to and from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Both types of trips can be taken on the public bus system - START (Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit) Bus. A cheap and efficient way to travel around the valley, a one-way trip from downtown Jackson to Teton Village costs $3 per person.
Things to know
If you decide to rent a car, you should know:
- Jackson Hole's abundant snow sometimes makes for stormy driving conditions.
- Teton Village has multiple fee paying parking lots, there is a free park and ride bus system in addition to free parking for car pool vehicles with 3 or more (in the Ranch Lot only)
- The town of Jackson provides free parking, but does not allow parking overnight on the roadways due to plowing vehicles.
- Wildlife is very active around the roads.
- Check with your hotel to see if there is free parking at the hotel. Some hotels do charge an extra fee for parking.
- The valley is flat, so unless you are planning a trip to Grand Targhee Resort over Teton Pass, it is not necessary to rent a 4WD vehicle. Discuss your itinerary with the rental car company.
Parking in Teton Village
Free Short-term (1 hour) and ADA Accessible parking is available throughout Teton Village.
PAID Parking: Nov. 24, 2018-April 7, 2019.
FREE Parking: April 8, 2019-Nov. 22, 2019. Overnight parking is for hotel guests ONLY throughout the whole year. Hotel guests staying overnight in Teton Village hotels need a parking pass from your hotel for entrance to paid lots.
Holiday/Peak: Dec. 22, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019 and weekends thereafter until March 17: $30 for the inner lots (Village, Crystal Springs, Cody) and $15 for the Ranch lot.
|Village Road Transit Center |
|Free - with free shuttles to and from Teton Village||7 miles from Teton Village|
|Ranch Lot||$10 - 6:30 am-1:00 pm, or free with 3+ people in the car, free shuttles to Base Village||.3 miles from Base Village|
|Village Lot||$20 - 6:30 am-1:00 pm; $10 1:00 pm-3:00 pm||Base Village|
|Crystal Springs Lot||$20 - 6:30 am-1:00 pm; $10 1:00 pm-3:00 pm||Mid Village|
|Cody Lot||$20 - 6:30 am-1:00 pm; $10 1:00 pm-3:00 pm||Upper Village|
Teton Village Parking Passes
Winter parking passes cost $549 for the Ranch Lot or $999 for the Village, Cody and Crystal Springs lots. Passes are sold at Teton Village Sports, Hoback Sports and online starting in October.
All Lot Season Pass - $999
Ranch Lot Season Pass - $549
10-Day All Lot Punch Card: $200 (blackout dates apply)
10-Day Ranch Lot Punch Card: $100 (blackout dates apply)
5-Day All Lot Peak/Holiday Punch Card: $150 (valid any day)
5-Day Ranch Lot Peak/Holiday Punch Card: $75 (valid any day)
How do the Stilson shuttles work?
The Stilson Lot has a heated transit center with restrooms. During peak morning and evening hours, there are free shuttles paid for by TVA. Bring your own mug for free coffee in the morning. START's Red, Yellow and Green Line buses combined offer 70 free roundtrip runs daily between Stilson and Teton Village between 5:30 a.m. and midnight. TVA also operates FREE and frequent shuttles between the Ranch Lot and the Tram.
I have a family. How can I possibly manage on the bus?
TVA encourages families to participate in all activities at Teton Village. With this in mind, TVA invites any car with 3 or more occupants to park for free in the Ranch Lot. In addition, JHMR offers a shuttle bus for children enrolled in Saturday camps Stilson to save a "drop off" car journey in the morning. More details will be sent about this to enrolled camp families.
Is there free parking in Teton Village?
Yes free parking exists for the following situations. Hotel guests, short term, handicap, and carpools with 3 or more passengers per car can park for free in the Ranch Lot.
I live/stay along the Village Road. Do I have to drive south in order to access the Village?
Village Road residents are encouraged to take the bus from the Aspens or Calico-Q Roadhouse. Or carpool.
Isn't paid parking a way for Teton Village to make money from locals and guests?
We understand the frustration and questions when paid parking exists in only one part of our county. However mostly when people understand the reasoning behind it, they understand. We are doing our part to reduce traffic on the village road and reduce CO2 emissions in our county, by rewarding using mass transit and encouraging car pooling. The money collected from paid parking in Teton Village supports efforts to reduce cars on our roads.