Where to sled, skate, snowshoe
Old Pass Road, Cache Creek, Game Creek and the hill by the playground in Rangeview Park in the Cottonwood subdivision are all popular.
Rendezvous Park — R Park: corner of Hwy. 390 and Moose-Wilson Road; 25-foot Grand Knoll, which includes a “lip” that can provide a little jump,
Snow King Tubes: Anyone over 42″ tall can snow tube; ages 14 and up 1 hour/$20;
kids 13 and under/ $15; buy an extra hour for only $5; Mon-Fri 2-7 p.m., weekends 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Teton Village Commons ice rink: Free skating; rentals available in warming hut next to rink. Opens mid-December.
"Winter Wonderland" on Town Square: Run by Grand Teton Skating Association, skating is free — rentals cost $5 —and it is open from 4:30-9 p.m. Tues.-Fri., and noon to 9 on weekends; hot chocolate is available in the Stage Stop building. New this year: Free group skating lessons for all ages between 1:30 and 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Offered through the end of February, the skating association is holding three 20-minute sessions each day.
Snow King Sports and Events Center ice arena: Public ice skating Mon-Fri. noon-2 p.m.; adults $8/kids $6; rentals $5; open hockey sessions for kids ages 14 and up, 10:15-11:30 a.m. daily; $10 per session; check schedule at snowkingsec.com/sports/public-skating or call 201-1633
Powderhorn Park Rink: Family skate time is noon-8:30 p.m. daily and hockey sticks are allowed on Tuesday and Thursday only; free
Rodeo Grounds Rink: The rink is open to the public from noon to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and from noon to 9 p.m. Fridays through Sundays; free
Owen Bircher Park Rink: Located in Wilson across from Old Wilson Schoolhouse; family skate time is noon-2 p.m.; free
Alta Park Rink: Located in Alta on Ski Hill Road, east of Driggs, Idaho; open noon-dark daily
Teton Valley Foundation's Kolter Ice Arena, Victor, Idaho: Open 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays, 6:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays; noon-4 p.m Sundays. Cost is $6 adults/$4 kids; rentals $3.
While you can snowshoe free in Grand Teton National Park, Cache Creek trail, R-Park — really most anywhere there is open space — Hole Hiking Experience offers fun and educational guided two-hour, half-day or full day tours in GTNP and Bridger-Teton Forest that families may want to take advantage of!
The Sampler Tour, for example, allows you to sample snowshoeing and learn about winter ecology. Tour departs Teton Village at 10 a.m. and explores Grand Teton Park. Snowshoes, gaiters, poles, transportation from the village, bottled water and the use of fanny packs are included. Cost is $78 per person, based on two or more people. There are also snowshoe and dog sled tours or snowshoe and wildlife tours, among others.
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Call 690-4453 or visit holehike.com
anytime from 4-6:30 p.m.