THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS DREAM VACATION STARTS HERE IN VICTOR, IDAHO!
Holiday cheer, romantic log cabins, sleigh ride dinners, helicopters & powder snow. Sounds like the recipe for that perfect Christmas holiday?! Teton Springs Resort makes it easy! Simply put, the setting at Teton Springs Resort right now could easily be the cover of a Hallmark Christmas greeting, with the card recipient saying out loud, “where is this?” All of the magical ingredients are in place. Snow blankets the landscape for as far as the eye can see. We’re not talking a thin, early December covering here; each new storm seems to cough out copious amounts of the Teton fluff we’ve become accustomed to around here – just not this much so soon. The snow laden trees sparkle at night, seemingly winking back at the staggering amount of stars that fill the entire night sky here in Yellowstone-Teton country.
The award-winning Headwaters golf course, the anchor for Teton Springs Resort, lies hidden beneath this quilt of blinding white and creates the 780 acres of open space that seems to extend forever into the horizon. Cross-country skis now glide over the manicured fairways and you’ll fill your lungs with the purest of fresh air as you propel your skate skis around the resort’s pristine Nordic track. For those who would rather walk than ride, strap on a pair of snowshoes and follow our resident winter hare as he heads home, past the 9th hole and into the adjoining Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Given all this early season snow in the Tetons and surrounding mountains, there could be just the optimum Christmas gift under the tree this year for the well-behaved (and much loved) skier or snowboarder in your life! Looks like High-Mountain Heli Skiing will start their engines and take to the skies early this season, weeks early in fact. You’ll barely have your gifts unwrapped. The secret is out that this prestigious Jackson Hole based heli ski institution has moved their operation, lock stock & barrel, over to Teton Springs Resort this year. Now you can rest your head in one of the Lodge’s very cool guestrooms and suites and wake to the sound of the chopper landing in the parking lot, just steps from your room. Sign me up Santa!
There’s a bunch of ways to do the heli ski thing. Book a three day package at Teton Springs which includes a day of heli skiing, as well as a warm-up session at Teton Valley’s Grand Targhee, easily the powder snow Mecca of the West. Or, simply book your day of heli skiing, snowmobiling, lodge accommodations, or cabin, a-la-carte. After all, you may want to take a day or two to check out the neighborhood (like a day of skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort or snowmobiling in the Big Holes or a romantic dinner sleigh ride).
Mix and match plans are easily accommodated at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa. However, before you book anything, be sure to check out the luxury mountain cabins bordering this exquisite property; their extraordinary western décor could only be enhanced by a crackling fire, a well lit Christmas tree and enthusiastic carolers crowding the deck. These “cabins” are gorgeous.
Call the friendly guest services staff at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa. They’re experts at this stuff. They’ll also tell you how kids 12 and younger ski free at Targhee on one of Teton Springs many winter packages. And whatever you do, don’t forget the Stillwaters Spa and all the magic they perform; after a day of powder skiing you’ll relish that deep tissue massage, followed by a terrific meal in the warm and cozy Headwaters Grille.
Merry Christmas everyone from Teton Springs Lodge & Spa!