First Timer's Guide

If you've made your way to this page, you must be looking for an all-encompassing guide to fun in the Tetons. You found it! We put all of the important details for trip planning and other Jackson Hole information right here on one convenient page. First things first: Jackson Hole is a remarkably beautiful and special place unlike any destination in the world. We are excited to share it with you.

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First-timer winter area map
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Teton Village
Town of Jackson
Jackson Hole Airport
Snow King
Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park


Flying Here

Getting around in Jackson Hole is easy. The airport is only 15 minutes from town, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is only 20 minutes from there. When you arrive at the airport, you are here. Click for more information on getting around in Jackson Hole.

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Driving & Parking

Take advantage of public transportation or a number of first-come, first-served parking options at the resort. 

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From luxury resorts with every amenity you can think of, to friendly locally run hotels to bunkhouses, we have lodging for every budget. Whether you choose to stay slopeside in Teton Village for winter convenience or downtown immersed in the hustle and bustle of a western resort town, both will deliver memorable experiences. 

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Jackson Hole has an abundance of dining options to satisfy your hunger, whether you're in the mood for apres-ski nachos, a locally sourced bison tenderloin or a classic crème de menthe martini to warm every ounce of your body. Look for regional specialties like trout, elk and bison, but also expect progressive vegetarian dishes, sushi, Thai, Indian and more.


Lift Ticket Pick-Up Boxes

To get you out on the mountain quicker this winter we've installed automated Lift Ticket Pick-Up Boxes to pick up pre-purchased tickets at the following locations:

  • Outside the Tickets & Guest Services building in Teton Village (8am - 5pm)
  • Outside the Mountain Sports School building in Teton Village (8am - 5pm)
  • Inside Teton Village Sports in Teton Village (9am - 5pm)
  • Inside Hoback Sports in the Town of Jackson (9am - 7pm)

Map showing locations of lift ticket pick-up boxes

Scan the QR code from your online order to receive your J Card (lift ticket) at the pick-up box. Lift tickets will not be mailed this season.

Secure Your Stoke

Save up to 10% on lift tickets

Purchase in advance to save up to 10% on lift tickets. To improve guests’ experiences on the mountain and throughout the resort, we will continue to limit the sale of daily tickets, so book early to secure your spot.

Family Ski Vacation Guide

Wildlife viewing, national parks, historic, western town and the best skiing around make Jackson Hole the ideal location for your family ski vacation. Jackson Hole has terrain to suit the entire family with a focus on fun learning techniques as well as raising the next generation of passionate skiers and riders. Below you will find information on lodging, ski lessons, family activities, dining and general information regarding things to do in Jackson Hole.

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inside of JHRL lodging property during summer

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