Jackson Hole Journals

A Great Ski Area for Most

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A December 1995 trip to Jackson Hole by Wasatch

Quote: Jackson Hole Ski Resort has a famous reputation as one the world’s toughest ski mountains, but...

A Great Ski Area for Most

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Overview

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Jackson Hole is famous as one the world’s toughest ski mountains, but it is more than that. It is also one of the continent’s great intermediate mountains. (See journal "Ski Jackson Hole for Intermediates".) Beginners, on the other hand, may feel slighted. There is a Beginner area– two little lifts serving the first 150 vertical feet of Jackson’s awesome 4,000 vertical. Having been a Beginner once, I think that the best places for Beginners are those mountains where they can ski from the top, just like real skiers. Jackson falls way short of that. On the other hand, the Beginner area is gentle and very wide. If anything, it is too gentle, for the next step up– Intermediate Apres Voss– ...Read More

Teton Steak House

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Restaurant

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The Teton Steak House used to be a Sizzler, and it retains some of strengths and weaknesses of Sizzlers, but as time passes, the Sizzler heritage is fading. The menu includes 8 steaks, 4 chicken dishes, ribs, and 3 sea food, all served with a Sizzler like salad bar. Prices are moderate for Jackson, and give good value. We’ve tried a couple steaks and chicken meals. Quality is excellent for the money. However, most of the time when we eat here, we opt for a Buffalo Burger and salad bar because Buffalo Burgers are hard to come by. Just off hand, I can only think of 8-10 places (in 4 states) where we have found Buffalo Burgers, but we almost always order them when we do because they are a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 4, 2007

Teton Steak House
40 West Pearl
Jackson, Wyoming 83001
(307) 733-2639

Alpenrose at Alpenhof Lodge

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Restaurant | "Alpenhof Bistro"

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The Alpenhof Bistro, formerly Pierre’s Bistro, is our favorite place for lunch at Jackson Hole, now that the Alpenhof’s main dining room no longer serves lunch. Ski down to the Clock Tower. The ticket office/tram building is on skier’s right, the Alpenhof on skier’s left. Go up the outside stairs at the Alpenhof to the Bistro and Bar.The Alpenrose, the best restaurant in Wyoming, is directly below the Bistro. Alpenrose only serves diner, so the Bistro is where its talented chef’s fix lunch. I can’t recommend any particular items on the menu, because we have munched our way through most of the menu, and quality here is remarkably consistent, and consistently good. So order what strikes ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 4, 2007

Alpenrose at Alpenhof Lodge
3255 W Village Dr
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83025
(307) 733-3242

McDonald's

Restaurant

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We have visited 62 ski areas. I ski about 90 days a year. So, speaking with some experience to back it up, I want to say that one of the greatest discoveries we ever made in skiing was apres ski at McDonald's. There is nothing that tops off a good day skiing like a McDonald’s chocolate shake. Don’t try to understand it, just go try it.On the down side, a few years ago McD’s started messing around with the menu and really degraded the quality of their chocolate shakes. They turned the hands down King of the Hill among fast food shakes into an also ran– boo, hiss! But still, give it a try and see what you think.If you are staying in town while skiing Jackson Hole, the McDonald's ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 4, 2007

McDonald's
1110 W Broadway
Jackson Hole 83001
(307) 733-7444

Bubba's Bar-B-Que Restaurant

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Restaurant

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Bubba’s is the busiest restaurant in Jackson Hole Territory. Everybody eats at Bubba’s except Arnold Schwartzenegger and Maria Shriver. Arnold & Maria came to Bubba’s one day. The hostess told them what everyone hears between 5:30pm and... ?- "Sign in. The wait is about 45 minutes." Arnold-Maria said, "We don’t wait for tables." Bubba's said, "Then you don’t eat at Bubba’s". Here’s what they missed:Bubba’s decor redefines rustic, either up or down, depending on your point of view. Charm is not Bubba’s strength. Wall are bare wood. Floors are bare wood. Tables, both picnic and otherwise, are bare wood. Booths, more bare wood. Still, in a perverse way, it works.What bring...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 22, 2007

Bubba's Bar-B-Que Restaurant
515 S Us Hwy 89
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
(307) 733-2288