The great thing about ski resort vacations is the level of adventure and discovery that can take place. Take the unexpected side trip that wasn’t planned and it could very well turn out to be a trip highlight. Yes indeed, a ski resort vacation typically encompasses much more than skiing and snowboarding. Treating yourself to an Idaho winter vacation to Teton Springs Lodge & Spa in Victor, Idaho, gives you so many options when it comes to unique experiences in the Northern Rockies. Full service resort destinations in this Yellowstone-Teton territory give vacationers a rich opportunity to take a deeper look into the entire region, in addition to the terrific skiing and snowboarding at their fingertips at nearby Grand Targhee & Jackson Hole Mountain Resorts. Skiing and snowboarding may be the primary reason for a trip to Teton Springs but the fun shouldn’t stop there.
Throughout the entire winter season, visitors to Teton Valley are given ample opportunity to take time to uncover the often abundant wildlife and breathtaking winter scenery, especially if one seizes the chance to roam in the backcountry of this region. The gratifying and exciting experiences one naturally expects to have at both Wyoming giants, Grand Targhee & Jackson Hole, are there for the taking but there are other adventures to be found outside of resort boundaries. After all, ski vacations are normally set in geographical areas rich for the other activities not normally outlined in ski resort brochures. Nowhere in the continental United States are ski resort vacations more dynamic than in the Yellowstone-Teton region, but areas easily accessed by means other than lift served terrain are readily available. Gear up; your winter getaway just got a lot more exciting!
It’s not all that unusual for ski resort vacations to include a day of snowmobiling. This is an invigorating sport that the entire family will embrace, especially the kids. Much of the excitement of cruising thru the backcountry usually takes place outside the boundaries of any particular ski resort. Resort destinations like Teton Springs Lodge & Spa offer tours with local vendors. Get ready for a fun with a day of snowmobiling built into a package with accommodations and possibly ski tickets. Bundling different activities on your winter package can also save you money. Let this be a winter journey that truly takes you off the beaten path!
I promise you, a winter vacation that takes you into our nation’s first national park will never be just ho-hum and run-of-the-mill. Just think of the post cards you can write or tweets you can post standing in front of the country’s most famous geyser, Old Faithful, blanketed in ice. On this vacation Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, being in close proximity to Jackson Hole & the parks, offers incredible tours to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. And the options are not limited to simply the Wyoming side of this beautiful country. Teton Springs works with local snowmobile vendors to provide an exhilarating day of snowmobiling in Idaho’s Big Hole Mountains, with trail heads accessible in just minutes from your Teton Springs lodge room or expansive mountain log home. There’s breathtaking scenery in every direction when you cruise the ridgetops of the Big Hole trails, not to mention unobstructed and mind boggling views of the Grand Teton Mountains, looming in all their grandeur on the east side of Teton Valley basin.
Pack some snacks and a thermos of hot chocolate for this excursion. You’ll have plenty of breaks and opportunities to stop and spot wildlife on this ride. Dressing warm, as one would for a day on the slopes, is also a key to making a snowmobile trip a pleasant and fun day in the mountains. Tomorrow you can resume your skiing; resort vacations with a snowmobile twist make this a five-star vacation. Visitors to Yellowstone-Teton territory are smart to follow this track!