If the world-renowned skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyo., leaves you or your traveling companion as pale as the snow-capped mountains (the Corbet’s Couloir run at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort boasts 50-degree slopes and 20-foot vertical drops), don’t fret — beginners and nonskiers can still find plenty to do. Here are just a few ideas:
Take a guided snowmobile tour (from $230, www.jacksonholesnowmobile.com) through rugged wilderness to Granite Hot Springs. There, swap your riding gear for a bathing suit and enjoy a relaxing dip in the 112-degree water surrounded by a winter wonderland. During the ride, keep a sharp eye out for the moose, eagles and bighorn sheep that populate the area.
Visit the National Elk Refuge (www.fws.gov), where horse-drawn sleighs take visitors out among hundreds (sometimes thousands) of elk who winter in the 24,700-acre preserve. Across the street is the National Museum of Wildlife Art (www.wildlifeart.org), which is home to more than 5,000 curated items that date from 2500 B.C., as well as a new three-quarter-mile Sculpture Trail designed by award-winning landscape architect Walter Hood.
Discover one-of-a-kind finds when browsing Jackson Hole’s boutiques, which include WRJ Home (wrjassociates.com), the flagship showroom of acclaimed designers Klaus Baer and Rush Jenkins. While downtown, sling a leg over a saddled bar stool and soak up the Wild West atmosphere at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar (www.milliondollarcowboybar.com). If you’re staying in Jackson Hole’s Teton Village, keep the party going at the Mangy Moose (www.mangymoose.com), where locals and tourists have danced the night away to live music since 1967.