Jackson Hole’s reputation as rustic, rugged ski area and mountain town attracts a certain type of ski vacationer. It’s someone looking to experience the raw beauty of the Teton Mountains, someone who doesn’t mind going the distance to get there. You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone in Jackson looking for impeccable amenities and high-end conveniences. It’s safe to say that Jackson Hole is generally a frill-free place. That also extends to its lodging, dining and off mountain options. It also doesn’t hurt that the lodging options in the town of Jackson Hole, 15 minutes from the resort, trend towards the less expensive side. There are several affordable motels and hotels to choose from. So an affordable Jackson Hole ski vacation is ripe for the taking.
Located in the heart of Jackson, Wyoming, Snow King Resort offers comfortable western lodging at the Snow King Resort Hotel and adjacent Snow King Condominiums. Only 6 blocks from downtown Jackson, the resort is surrounded by over 400 acres of the Bridger Teton National Forest. Jackson Hole is the year round gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Snow King Resort is the largest full service year round resort in Jackson Hole offering a variety of amenities. Located at the base of Snow King Mountain Ski Area. The resort offers great skiing opportunities and access to several winter activities including King Tubes-Snow King Tube Park, ice skating at Snow King Center, skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee. Snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park, snowshoeing in Grand Teton National Park and much more.
Featuring 30 fireplace suites with spacious living areas for your comfort, the 49er Inn and Suites offers 140 of Jackson's finest rooms with a great location and complimentary continental breakfast. Walk to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Additional amenities include Cable Television with HBO, Business Center, Handicap Facilities, Winter Car Plug-Ins, Non-Smoking rooms, Complimentary winter ski shuttles, Wireless internet access and so much more.
A word to the wise, if you didn't know it yet, on-mountain dining is expensive! Even at rugged ol’ Jackson Hole. So save your money and opt for a bite at one of Teton Village’s cafes and restaurants; the Aerial Tram makes getting to and from the base easy and convenient. For a last-minute breakfast, snack or lunch on the cheap, the famed waffles at Corbet’s Cabin off the top of the Tram are an absolute must. For lunch or for an après-ski bite and beer, or even an early dinner you’ll definitely want to stop in at the famed Mangy Moose Saloon in the Teton Village. Grab one of their delicious appetizers, like the mushroom caps, or share an assortment with your buddies. Their soups and salads are delicious and reasonably priced. The large-portioned entrees are mostly sub $20.
There are no shortage of reasonable dining options in downtown Jackson. For breakfast, you’ll want to try Café Boheme’s crepes or a breakfast burrito. You can walk out with a coffee and a gourmet breakfast item for less than $10, and your taste buds will never know. If you’re taking a break from the slopes, or just skiing a half day, head to the Snake River Brew Pub for their $7 lunch special. And be sure to try one of their hand-crafted, locally made brews. While it may look fancy, Calico in Wilson, is a must for vacationers on a budget. Their long wine list is reasonably priced and a large 16-inch pizza is only $16. For tastes of the East during your Western ski vacation head to Thai Me Up, a downtown hotspot, with reasonably priced entrees averaging $15.