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Rural Ski Retreat to Victor, Driggs, and Tetonia

Martha Camarillo America’s Best Small Ski Towns

Photo: Martha Camarillo

The transformation of Jackson Hole from a fur trappers’ refuge into one of the world’s wealthiest enclaves has seen a concurrent exodus of nonmillionaires 25 miles across the Idaho border into the Teton Valley, home to the tiny towns of Victor, Driggs, and Tetonia. Here, on the gentle western slopes of the Teton Mountains, agriculture remains an economic mainstay, and life still moves at a tractor’s pace. Driggs resident Andrea Swedberg, who moved here 11 years ago, has been observing the changes. “Even though I keep seeing more and more people I don’t know, the valley still feels like a small town,” she says.

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Destinations: Wyoming · Tetonia · Victor

Inspired by: America's Best Small Ski Towns — by Stacey Brugeman, Published Oct. 2008

Hotels (1)

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    Teton Ridge Ranch

    Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen bought the ranch in 1993. The two-story log cabin Moderne lodge on 4,000 acres has only seven guest rooms, a 45-hors

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    Forage

    Order an artisanal cheese platter at Swedberg’s newly opened Forage restaurant.

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    Sun Dog Deli & Café

    Treat yourself to a heavenly duck breast–and-scallop dinner.

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    Grand Targhee Resort

    The resort is known for its mellow clientele, broad groomed runs, and views of the shark-fin Grand Teton peak.

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    Hole Hiking Experience

    The program takes people on interpretive snowshoe and cross-country-skiing tours through the Grand Teton National Park's fir forests and alpine mea

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