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America's Prettiest Winter Towns

America's Prettiest Winter Towns: Jackson, WY

Courtesy of Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

Jackson, WY

For all the tony chalets dotting its mountainsides, Jackson remains one of America’s most authentic western destinations. Mom-and-pop motels share the streets with exclusive furriers, and off-duty ranchers in boots still ask for a lady’s hand to dance at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. The Grand Tetons loom overhead, and the nearby slopes of Jackson Hole deliver steep, powdery runs. A fence on Jackson’s northern edge denotes the boundary with Grand Teton National Park and the National Elk Refuge.

Winter Fun: Bears are hibernating, but snow at high elevations pushes many other animals into the valley during winter. Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris leads tours in Grand Teton National Park, where you’ll likely see (and hear) wolves, coyotes, elk, bighorn sheep, mule deer, and moose.

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