• clockwise From Far Left: After an action-packed day on the slopes, try the chocolate souffl at the Snake River Grill or check out the  cowboy chic at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole.
After an action-packed day on the slopes, try the chocolate souffl at the Snake River Grill or check out the cowboy chic at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole.
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It may be heralded as ONE OF THE TOP SKI DESTINATIONS in the country, but Jackson, Wyo., is actually busiest during the summer — which is all the more reason to head there now.

Jackson is a great ski town — and so much more than just a great ski town. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, aka “The Big One,” may have the highest vertical of any ski resort in the nation, but the town is actually busier during summer as the gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. This makes it rare — the one top ski destination where the town’s ski season is not its peak season, so everything from great food to hotel rooms is more accessible. With the only commercial airport located inside a national park, it is super easy to reach at any time of year.