Mondays are awesome here. Seriously. As I drank my coffee listening to the steady thunder of those avalanche cannons, it was like Mother Nature reminding me that the best skiing is just around the corner with Spring Break!
Bluebirds are back.
From now until the season ends, it’s bluebird days with warmer temps and quite often, the most snowfall of the year. Spring Break at Jackson Hole feels a bit more relaxed than January and February breaks. If the nippy cold of January had you skiing like you were being chased by wolves just to stay warm, the blue sunny skies and forgiving temps of March invite you to have that second glass of wine at lunch and linger on the patio at the Rendezvous Lodge.
Here’s the insider’s scoop on Spring Break in Jackson Hole.
Now is the time to book an awesome family trip that promises great snow and lots of fun for everyone, all at a sweet deal. Your waiting, procrastination, snow-stalking – whatever, it’s paid off. Jackson Hole Resort Lodging‘s (JHRL) Kids Ski Free promotion continues without blackout dates. Guests of JHRL enjoy a 10% discount on lodging and with each paying adult, a kid skis free.
My friend Julie let me know of a few of her favorite properties at JHRL that still have availability through close of season. Some great values here, though I especially adore the Mackers Cabin. It’s thoroughly charming and rustic, an authentic log cabin home but spacious and filled with light.
Spring Break at JHMR offers something for everyone in the family, even non-skiers.
One of my favorite things about JHMR is that there is so much to do off-snow and after the lifts close. The Travel Channel recently highlighted Jackson Hole as one of its top Ski Towns for Foodies, and JHMR Executive Chef Wes Hamilton had a lot to do with bringing Jackson out of its burgers and beer cave.
His Chef Table dinners at Couloir are truly a once-in-a-lifetime treat, but as Wes oversees all food service at JHMR, his passion for locally grown, seasonally-driven cuisine can be tasted all over the Village. Even the chicken tenders at Nick Wilson’s are all-natural and house-made.
March, in particular, is jam-packed with live music (31+ bands in 31 days!) and events.
We’re calling it March Rad-ness, which says it all, even to a mom. A local favorite is Music Under the Tram – Saturday afternoon free outdoor concerts with great local and visiting bands.
Outdoor tables at Nick Wilsons are prime seating for sunny après-ski beers while watching your kids play on the wish-I-were-a-kid-again Snow Palace. March culminates with Rendezvous, a four-day music fest held all over Jackson Hole. Zac Brown Band headlines this year with an outdoor concert at Teton Village.
Kids of all ages love the outdoor concerts – they’re fun and raucous, but totally safe and contained (one can get only so rowdy within a National Park). At the end of a good dinner and a one more drink while listening to your new favorite band, gather up your kids and your squeeze, and get cozy at your JHRL home away from home.