The Cross-Country Area
Snowy forests in Grand Teton National Park await visitors at Jackson Hole. Located south of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, the cross-country resort consists of three different areas: Shooting Star Nordic Track,Teton Pines Cross Country Ski Center and Turpin Meadow Ranch. Ungroomed trails for skitouring are also located in the area.
The 15-kilometer (9-mile) Shooting Star Track offers different terrain options, with its main trail stretching across the golf course. A dog-friendly loop runs around the training field.
The more adventurous among the visitors will want to check out Teton Pines Cross Country Ski Center. The trail network consisting of 16 kilometers (10 miles) offers the opportunity to observe mooses, deers and even coyotes. The trails are suited for skitouring and skating.
Turpin Meadow Ranch offers some spectacular landcapes. On the 20-kilometer (12-mile) trail network, cross-country skiers of all skill levels will find their joy.
The Most Beautiful Tracks
In Teton Pines, keen observers will be able so spot deers, mooses, trumpeter swans, foxes, coyotes and eagles. The trails at Emily's Pond make for relaxed cross-country skiing around Snake River and Shooting Star Track offers terrain for every skill level.
- The high point of the cross-Country skiing area is located at an elevation of 6319 ft.
- Snow coverage is usually best during August, offering an average snow depth of 139 " at summit elevation and 92 " at the base.
Dining along the Tracks
In Teton Village and Jackson Town, you will find several restaurants and cafes serving lokal specialties, snacks, soups, salads and cake.
A recommended place to go to is Mangy Moose in Teton Village. Have breakfast in the morning, order something from the steakhouse menu for dinner and relax with a cocktail after a long day of skiing.
Villaggio Osteria at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort serves Italian cuisine. According to SKI Magazine, the best Après-Ski experience is found at The Spur in Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa.
Ready to go bowling after getting off the trail? Check out Pinsetter Restaurant, which serves pizza, burgers and various snacks at its bowling alley.
From the airport in Jackson Hole, you can reach all cities in the valley with the START bus. A ticket from Jackson city center to Teton village, for example, costs $3.
If you've rented a car, you can park in some of the parking lots for free during the day. However, leaving your car there overnight usually costs extra, so it's best to ask beforehand at your hotel.
Caution: Heavy storms may also make driving very difficult.