Information & Facts
In winter Jackson Hole offers holidaymakers a range of
activities to compete with the excellent skiing and snowboarding.
Dog sledding, snow mobiling, sleigh rides, heli-skiing, paragliding
and ballooning are all available and in summer Teton Village
becomes the favourite for mountain biking and hiking. The Aerial
Tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain also remains in service.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Families are not well catered for as the skiing and snowboarding
is best suited to experts and there are limited beginner and
The number one après ski establishment is the Mangy Moose Saloon
in Teton Village, with live entertainment for holidaymakers to
enjoy, as well as good food. Another favourite spot to kick off the
evening is at the Snake River Brewing Company with excellent
microbrews. There are plenty of bars, saloons and cowboy cafes in
the valley to provide a place to drink, meet friends, dance or play
a game of pool.
On-mountain restaurants offer breakfasts and lunches for hungry
skiers and snowboarders; Casper Restaurant offers the largest
variety of food and has some of the best fare on the mountain, as
well as superb views over the valley. For a winter dining
experience with a difference, the Solitude Cabin Dinner Sleigh Ride
offers a horse-drawn sleigh ride along an alpine trail at Teton
Village and a four-course meal at Solitude Cabin. The valley offers
many restaurants ranging from fine dining to BBQ cookouts. The
Snake River Brewing Company in Jackson Hole has an excellent and
affordable menu as well as internationally acclaimed microbrews,
while the Mangy Moose Restaurant provides a fun and family
friendly, western experience with good food and fine wine.
The square in Downtown Jackson is where holiday visitors should
head for any kind of serious shopping atmosphere. There are no
malls, but surrounding the square are a variety of shops from fine
art and hat shops to a range of speciality shops. Those looking for
recreational equipment and outdoor gear will be in their element
among the skiing, snowboarding, climbing and hiking shops both in
Jackson and Teton Village. Holidaymakers in Jackson Hole will enjoy
browsing through everything from elk antler chandeliers and cowboy
boots to Oriental rugs and American Indian craft stores.