It may be heralded as on of the top ski destinations in the country, but Jackson, Wyo. is actually busiest during the summer - which is all the more reason to head there now.
Jackson is a great ski town — and so much more than just a great ski town. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, aka “The Big One,” may have the highest vertical of any ski resort in the nation, but the town is actually busier during summer as the gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. This makes it rare — the one top ski destination where the town’s ski season is not its peak season, so everything from great food to hotel rooms is more accessible. With the only commercial airport located inside a national park, it is super easy to reach at any time of year.
High rollers check in to the slopeside Four Seasons Jackson Hole, a Forbes 5-Star winner with one of the best ski valets on the planet, easy ski-in/ski-out access and, new for its 10th anniversary this season, a gastropub by celebrity chef Michael Mina. If staying in the cowboy heart of historic Jackson is more your scene, check out the 4-Diamond Wort Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and home to the famed Silver Dollar Bar, whose bar is inlaid with hundreds of uncirculated 1921 Morgan Silver Dollars.