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It would be hard for ski enthusiasts to find a property as ideally located as the Snake River Lodge & Spa.
It would be hard for ski enthusiasts to find a property as ideally located as the Snake River Lodge & Spa. Situated at the base of the mountain in Teton Village, ski-in and just a short walk on a heated walkway to the lifts, this hotel is beautifully furnished and designed in a rich western décor. The bus to Jackson Hole Town stops nearby to take you to the shops, bars and restaurants located there. Teton Village itself also offers a variety of bars and restaurants; many located within the hotels surrounding the base of the mountain.
The Avanyu Spa, with 17,000 sq ft of spa treatment rooms, offers a truly relaxing experience. Facilities in the Spa include an indoor/outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, and fitness centre; The Gamefish Restaurant offering a creative menu of American cuisine is a must for dining. The Fireside Lobby Bar offers a sumptuous breakfast and amazing après ski cocktails. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast for 2 at the Fireside. Also on site is a concierge and gift shop.
Room types vary from a lodge room that can sleep up to 4, to 3 bedroom suites that can sleep up to 6 people all of which are elegantly decorated to a high standard.
About Jackson Hole
For experts, this is one resort that really must be visited. It offers great snow, wonderful powder, is remote and scenic, with some of the best advanced skiing on the planet. Rendezvous Mountain has enough to push even the best, with limitless off-piste and steeps. Laramie, Cheyenne and Hensleep bowls are particularly adventurous, as is the backcountry, for which you should definitely be guided. Beginners should head for 'Après-Vous Mountain', while the ski school has tuition for 9 ability levels. Intermediates have some limited cruising, but this is a resort where you can start to explore tougher terrain. The Ski Three package also gives you access to 'Grand Targhee' (90 minutes away) and 'Snow King'. Expert boarders will revel as much as their two-planked cousins. Because the lower and easier runs are at 1900m, there can be poorer snow down the mountain. The lift system is small but efficient and the only queues can be found for the cable car to the top.
The major downside to Jackson Hole is the accommodation offered. There is Teton Village, which is fairly limited. Most have to travel 15 minutes from Jackson town, which is linked by bus (not free). It is, however, a friendly resort, with a 'Wild West' feel and some excellent dining, particularly for breakfast. For non-skiers there are loads of activities and the world-famous Yellowstone National Park is close by. Jackson is actually busier in summer because of the park. There is some fun après-ski, but it doesn't exactly qualify as crazy. European visitors will have a long trip including 2-3 flights. The season is also cut short by elk migration in April elk.
Overall, Jackson Hole is a resort which simply demands a visit from the pro's out there. It's as simple as that…