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5 Off-Slope Adventures in America’s Best Ski Towns

January 10, 2018

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Transform your next winter trip with these spectacular non-ski adventures.


“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful—an endless prospect of magic and wonder,” said Ansel Adams, who famously photographed “The Tetons and the Snake River” in Wyoming‘s Grand Teton National Park in 1942. On an excursion with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris, it’ll be hard not to experience that same profound feeling.

During the full day tour, an expert guide leads guests to the best photography spots in Grand Teton National Park, where you’ll capture the diverse wintering wildlife, including bison, elk, moose, fox, coyote, bald eagle, trumpeter swans, big horn sheep and, if you’re lucky, howling wolves. Following a long morning in the snowy fields and a visit to the National Museum of Wildlife Art, you’ll hop on a horse-drawn sleigh to ride through the National Elk Refuge just north of Jackson, where 7,000 migrating elk hunker down in the winter. Lingering in the middle of one of the largest wild elk herds in the world, the piercing beauty of the Teton Range in full view, you’ll feel as vulnerable and alive as the American wilderness.

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