Meet the West's Quiet Charmer: Deep Snowpack and Abundant Winter Offerings Abound in Northwest Wyoming

February 16, 2017—Cheyenne, Wyoming—Winter has been kind to northwest Wyoming, with abundant snowfall, sunshine-filled days and abundant options for exploring one of the state’s quietest and undiscovered times of year. Plus, world-class Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is currently experiencing the deepest February snowpack in their history.

“For anyone who loves deep powder, incredible skiing and one-of-a-kind winter experiences, Jackson is the place to be right now,” said Diane Shober, executive director for Wyoming Office of Tourism.

Sitting in a 48-mile-long valley that’s nestled at the base of the Teton Mountains to the west and the Gros Ventre Mountains to the east, Jackson is located near the southern end of the valley and provides a great home base for winter adventure in northwest Wyoming. And with the abundant snowfall and moderate temperatures, now is an ideal time to take a winter trip to the Cowboy State.  

Ski Jackson: With three ski areas—including Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Resort and Grand Targhee Resort—within easy reach of Jackson, the valley is a winter lover’s wonderland.

Arts, Culture & Shopping: As the hub for the arts in northwest Wyoming, Jackson is home to incredible places like the National Museum of Wildlife Art, The Jackson Hole Center for the Arts (see the full calendar of events here) and unparalleled shopping at Jackson Hole Town Square—home to one-of-a-kind items and gifts in designer boutiques, galleries and shops.

Discover National Parks: This corner of Wyoming is also home to two of the West’s most incredible places—Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Open year-round, winter is one of the best times to visit the country’s national parks, with an array of snow-themed activity options like cross-country skiing and wildlife viewing in Grand Teton National Park, sleigh ride tours at the National Elk Refuge and guided snowcoach tours in Yellowstone National Park.

Sled Wyoming: One of the area’s most adrenaline-pumping activities, snowmobiling enthusiasts have access to groomed trails, powdery play areas and ungroomed terrain in northwest Wyoming. Plus, trail systems cater to a variety of skill levels and visitors can book guided snowmobiling tours.

For more information about planning a winter trip to Wyoming, visit travelwyoming.com.