Voted as No. 1 Ski Hotel in North America by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, Amangani's unique location offers panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks around Grand Teton National Park. The alpine Teton Village, where Amangani's private Ski Lounge is located, is a 20-minute complimentary transfer from the resort.
Jackson Hole averages 1,016cm (400 inches) of snow a year and enjoys some of the best skiing anywhere. In winter snow piles up to four metres (10ft) in the mountains and up to 1.5m in the valleys. The entire valley turns white after mid-November and winter can stretch past early April. The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort alone offers more than 1,000 hectares of skiing and snowboarding terrain, along with a vertical drop of more than 1,260m. Teton Village is an alpine community of shops, restaurants, bars and recreational activities. A scheduled, complimentary shuttle service, as well as private transfers, run between the resort and the Amangani ski lounge, 20 minutes away. Located just below Teton village's Bridger Gondola, the lounge serves as a meeting and resting place. Ski equipment and lessons are organised at the lounge and snacks, hot beverages, books and concierge service are available.
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Throughout the valley, there is ample opportunity for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing (to track winter wildlife) and even half-to-full-day dog-sledding. And few leave Jackson Hole without taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride into the National Elk Refuge. Dinner sleigh rides are a winter highlight at Amangani especially on moonlit nights. Sleighs take guests up the ridge of the butte to reveal panoramic views of the valley. Blankets are provided and dinner follows at The Granary.
Jackson Hole in autumn is just as inviting as it is in high summer. The crowds have thinned, the air is bracing and guests can marvel at the remarkable autumn foliage. In Jackson Hole, many summer activities – from wildlife safaris and hiking to mountain biking and fishing – extend well into autumn.
The call of the bull elk is heard throughout the region during the September-October mating season. Amangani arranges private trips to Jenny Lake, a favoured spot for mating elks. Hunting seasons for elk, deer and waterfowl are generally open from September until December. Though strictly regulated, black bears, mountain lions and other trophy species are also hunted.
One day at least should be kept aside for Yellowstone National Park. America’s first national park and its largest outside Alaska, Yellowstone boasts its own Grand Canyon, plentiful geysers and Yellowstone Lake, the largest mountain lake in the USA.