Patrons enjoying the Mangy Moose
Mangy Moose

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, 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 (, 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 (, 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 (, 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 ( If you’re staying in Jackson Hole’s Teton Village, keep the party going at the Mangy Moose (, where locals and tourists have danced the night away to live music since 1967.