Perhaps no place is more suggestive of poet Lord Byron’s famous line, ‘to me, high mountains are a feeling.’ Situated at the base of the Grand Teton Mountains in Northwestern Wyoming, Jackson Hole – named for the sensation early fur trappers described while descending into the valley (as if into a ‘hole’) – is an umbrella term for the mountain-hugged area that includes the main town Jackson and surrounding communities Wilson, Teton Village, Moran Junction, Hoback, Moose and Kelly.
The year-round destination provides convenient access to the United States’ most awe-inspiring wonders, including Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the National Elk Refuge. Rendezvous Mountain – offering the most extreme ski terrain in North America – lures skiers and snowboarders from around the globe and is enjoyed via the Aerial Tram, which carries sightseers, hikers and mountain bikers to the summit during summer months.
Smile at the passing of invariably awkward moose during a wildlife expedition, explore Jackson’s rustic retailers and historic attractions, try a trek through nature on a llama, or enjoy a round of golf amidst views of the towering Tetons. America’s majestic West is your playground.