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Non-Skiing Winter Activities in Jackson

Not much of a skier? We get it. Some people live for the slopes, and other people sprained their wrists on the bunny hill twice in a row when they were thirteen and haven’t had much of a desire to get back out there since. (You know, some people.) For those in the latter category, Jackson Hole still has a lot to offer during the ski season. Come along and we’ll show you a few of our favorite non-skiing winter activities in Jackson. Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski Want to get ...

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Real vs. Fake? Which Christmas Tree is Better For the Environment?

Every year when December rolls around (or November, depending on who you are), the topic of Christmas trees starts flitting across your mind. Should I buy real? Is this the year I give in and buy a fake tree? Is one better for the environment than the other? After all, when you live in a place as beautiful as the Western United States, it’s natural to want to protect it. Let’s dive into the pros and cons of each and see which tree will make the cut this year. (See what we did there?) R...

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Sleigh Ride through the National Elk Refuge

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the elk refuge, snow is glistening. Winter is upon us and there’s snow place better to be than in Jackson! (We deeply apologize for that pun.) If you’re looking for a magical start to the holiday season, look no further than a sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge. About the Elk Refuge First, a bit of background. It all started in the nineteenth century when the arrival of settlers in Jackson Hole resulted in a major disruption to elk migra...

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What to Do in Yellowstone National Park in the Winter

[caption id="attachment_2685" align="alignleft" width="480"] Photo credit: Jeff Gunn from Atlanta, USA[/caption] When most people think of Yellowstone National Park, they think of iconic geysers, vibrant hot springs, and the occasional foreign tourist becoming a cautionary tale about why getting close to bison is bad. But there's a whole other side to this natural marvel that comes out in the winter. After all, there’s something really metal about fire and ice together. If you want to witn...

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Free Astoria Hot Springs in Jackson Hole

This free hot springs in Jackson Hole is a gem that you don't want to miss! What is it? [caption id="attachment_2548" align="aligncenter" width="360"] First set of hot springs[/caption] The hot springs are made up of about 5 or so small "pools." Two of the pools are together at the bottom of the trail, and then if you walk another 50 feet or so you can find about 3 more small pools. [caption id="attachment_2550" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Second set of hot springs[/caption] The temp...

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