Grand Teton National Park Nordic Skiing and Jackson Hole Wyoming

Hey you guys! My next affordable road-trip adventure finds us in Grand Teton National Park. After a day of snowshoeing across Jackson Lake the day before, we decided to experience Nordic skiing for the first time. We set out in the winter landscape of the park, hoping we would see some animals–like bears–but unfortunately, none of the wildlife made an appearance for us. The groomed trails were not too crowded, but there were enough passersby to be able to help us out when each got into a bind! Maybe we would’ve done better with the aid of a guide, but we thoroughly enjoyed the attractions of the Grand Teton National Park on our own. The scenic loop drive was a welcomed reprieve from the cold wind; our favorite stop was the Snake River overlook. We even drove by some boon-dockers that were brave enough to endure the frigid nights. The photography opportunities in & out of the park are incredible, but it’s much better seen live. Some tips I suggest for you are: rent skis from Skinny Skis, wait until last-minute to book your hotel accommodations, bring clothing you can layer and lots of winter gear, visit the elk refuge for a sleigh ride in the winter wonderland, check out Jackson Hole’s town square that has ice skating and hot chocolate, and don’t forget to bring plenty of water so you don’t dehydrate–even though it’s freezing cold out, you still need to drink a lot of water. I would definitely say that cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are in the Tetons’ top 10 of things to do. Next time, I would like to try snowmobiling and backpacking near the Jenny Lake Lodge in the summer. Thanks for watching my YouTube travel vlog!

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