Yellowstone National Park may have a reputation as a summer destination for nature loving campers and adventurers, but avid skiers will tell you it’s the winter months that draw them to the snowy slopes of southern Wyoming. At the southern entry point of the park, Jackson Hole has gone from sleepy old West town to bona fide world-class ski haven. One of our favorites is the “green” scene at Hotel Terra. This LEED-certified property is a must for romantic snow bunnies looking for ambiance and altitude.
Recommended Resort: Hotel Terra. Open, expansive windows bring Wyoming’s stunning outdoor natural beauty indoors at Hotel Terra. Eco-friendly by design, the property offers superior interior air quality, efficient temperature management, well insulated rooms, smoke-free environment, chemical-free cleaning products and state-of-the-art ventilation, collectively creating a healthier, restorative environment. Modern, yet cozy, the stylish interiors include inlaid gas fireplaces, contemporary western design features and rich material tones and textures throughout.
Check In: 3335 West Village Drive in Teton Village, Wyoming. 800-631-6281, hotelterrajacksonhole.com
Check Out: Free Ride (Air Credit Promotion)
Hotel Terra offers a rare opportunity for big savings on your flight to Jackson Hole. Get room credit to mitigate the cost of flight when you book five nights or more. Credit ranges from $300 to $850 per stay. The bigger the room type, the more you get back in your one-time credit at checkout.
Room type and savings breakdown are as follows:
• Terra Guest Room: One-time $300 credit
• One Bedroom Suite: One-time $600 credit
• Two Bedroom Suite: One-time $900 credit
Don’t Miss: The skiing. It doesn’t get much better than Jackson Hole, Wyoming, skiing and snowboarding. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is widely considered to offer the nation’s best and most exciting ski terrain. With more than 2,500 acres of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain set in the center of the famed Teton Mountain Range, Jackson Hole is the alpine experience of a lifetime.
Here are some of the amazing snow specs:
• Summit elevation of 10,450 feet
• Uphill capacity of 15,423 skiers per hour
• Open backcountry gate system allows expert skiers and snowboarders access to 3,000+ acres of additional, untouched terrain and snow
• 50% Expert
• 40% Intermediate
• 10% Beginner
• 116 Named Trails on Map
• One New 100 Passenger Aerial Tram
• One Eight Px High-Speed Gondola
• Two Detachable Quad Chairlifts
• Four Fixed Grip Quad Chairlifts
• Two Triple Chirlifts
• One Double Chairlift
Average of 459″/year (38.25 feet; 1166 cm; 11.6 meters) over the past 10 years
Jackson Hole’s Adult Mountain Sports School and Kids Ranch, offers instruction to every level, including guides to show your around Jackson’s legendary backcounty!
Blog post by Always a Bridesmaid Contributor Darren Elms.
Photos courtesy of Hotel Terra.