Jackson Hole resort information & après-ski
Après-ski in Jackson Hole is divided between the slopeside scene and the more atmospheric nightspots in downtown Jackson.
The Mangy Moose (tel: +1 307 733 4913; www.mangymoose.com) in Teton Village base has managed to survive all the changes over the years and remains one of the world’s great après-ski venues. Regularly topping various magazines’ best ski bar polls, skiers and boarders have been frequenting the establishment since 1967.
The wider choice of après-ski bars in central Jackson is vast and includes several genuine cowboy saloons. The Snake River Brewing Company (tel: +1 307 739 2337; www.snakeriverbrewing.com), Wyoming’s oldest brewery, is the place to taste local creations.
There is a limited but growing choice of restaurants in Jackson Hole, but a far wider selection in Jackson with more than 100 dining options. These range from fast food to gourmet options.
At the top of the Bridger gondola (which stays open into the evening), the Couloir restaurant offers fine Western cuisine amid stunning scenery with dishes such as bison and sticky-glazed pork. Meanwhile, near the base village, Teton Thai (tel: +1 307 733 0022; www.tetonthai.com) serves undisputedly some of the best Thai food in the region.
In Jackson town the choice is vast with every niche catered for, including organic and vegan diners at the popular Lotus Café (tel: +1 307 734 0882; www.theorganiclotus.com).
For classic American fare, the Blue Lion (tel: +1 307 733 3912; www.bluelionrestaurant.com) is a long time local’s favourite, while The Bird (tel: +1 307 732 2473; www.thebirdinjackson.com) is a great option for those craving burgers.
The steaks are of course big in this cowboy country, with the White Buffalo Club (tel: +1 888 256 8182; www.whitebuffaloclub.com) one of the best places to try one.