Traveling to Jackson Hole on Private Charter? Prepare With These Tips!

by Hangar 7 Aviation

This mountain town is the highlight of Wyoming’s scenic Jackson Hole valley. Between the three major ski areas, iconic town square, museums, hot springs, wildlife refuges, and fabulous local fare, it’s got something for everyone.  If you’re traveling to Jackson Hole, prepare for your trip with these quick travel tips.

Private Airports Near Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The four Jackson Hole airports below will be able to accommodate just about any private flier traveling to Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Jackson Hole Airport (JAC, KJAC): Eight miles north of the town center, the scenic Jackson Hole Airport is the only airport located inside of a national park (Grand Teton National Park). It’s just a 15-minute drive from town, and the preferred airport for most folks traveling to Jackson Hole.
  • Jackson Hole Aviation: The only full-service fixed-base operator at the Jackson Hole Airport (located at the south end), this FBO serves the majority of private air traffic to Jackson Hole.
  • Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport (KDIJ): Just 45 minutes to the northwest in Driggs, Idaho, Driggs-Reed can accommodate almost any kind of private jet traffic. It’s even got a private, full-service FBO (Teton Aviation) on site.
  • Dubois Municipal Airport (U25): This VFR (very fair weather) airport is 46 nautical miles east of Jackson Hole in Dubois, Wyoming, which is in the heart of a thriving regional ranch resort scene, including the all-inclusive Brooks Lake Lodge and Spa. It’s a useful airport for easy access to the guest ranches and mountain camps that lie between Dubois and Jackson Hole.

The Best Things To Do in Jackson Hole

  • Adventure at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: This is the valley’s main attraction, a resort with timeshares, hotels, fine dining, and a world-class adventure park. Enjoy 2,500 acres of ski runs at Rendezvous Mountain, a 9-minute tram ride to the breathtaking summit, or mountain biking and paragliding in the warmer months.
  • Relax in the Granite Hot Springs: While many attractions in Jackson Hole appeal to the outdoor adventuring crowd, this scenic escape along Hoback Canyon is for luxurious relaxation. Soak in the rejuvenating natural warm-water springs and let the stress wash away.
  • Explore the Jackson Town Square: Many tourists travel to Jackson Hole to see the four iconic elk antler arches in the Town Square. After that, kick off an afternoon in downtown Jackson with an ice-skating rink, a horse and carriage ride in the style of the Old West, and a trot through the many boutiques, eateries, and art galleries on the boardwalk.

Where to Eat in Jackson Hole

  • The Blue Lion: This bistro-style fine dining venue was a residential house back in the 1930s, but these days it’s a cornerstone of the Jackson Hole restaurant scene. The sophisticated French-inspired menu (with an American twist) complements acoustic music sets and summer dining outdoors on the deck.
  • Snake River Grill: This intimate bar & grill has a relaxing but elegant atmosphere. They serve up rustic American fare with everything you’d expected from a local favorite in a rural Western community. Try the venison pepperoni pizza for a real taste of mountain dining!
  • Bin22: This highly-reputed local wine bar serves Spanish cuisine to an exclusive crowd (just seven tables) and boasts a top notch wine menu with excellent service. They don’t take reservations but enjoy an avid following among discerning locals, so show up early to put your name on the list!

When to Travel to Jackson Hole

Tourist season is the summer due to nearby Yellowstone and Grand Teton. The “shoulder” months of April-May and September-October are the best months for traveling to Jackson Hole, WY. The weather may be hard to predict in those months, but temperatures will be comfortable for the mountainous West, private charter flight prices will be lower, and the tourist crowds will be light.

If you’re into winter sports, however, it's hard to beat skiing in the Grand Tetons in the winter. Expect charter travel costs to go up somewhat in December through February, as Jackson Hole is a major annual ski destination—but it’s worth every penny.

Traveling to Jackson Hole? Call Hangar 7 Aviation!

We’re always ready to offer guidance and accommodate your custom travel needs as you plan your trip. Our customers book direct flights to Jackson Hole and home again with Hangar 7 for the peace of mind that their arrangements are both reliable and flexible. Contact Hangar 7 Aviation today for top-notch customer service and let us help you arrange the details of your trip!

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