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Optional Activities: Afternoon Tours on Friday and Saturday

The Academy is pleased to offer exclusive optional activities for Fellows and their guests, as follows:

Friday Tours

Snow King Mountain Activities  $85 per person (includes box lunch)

Come see all that Snow King Mountain has to offer!  Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to enjoy several special activities that will give you the chance to take in all of the sights and views of the Grand Tetons and Snow King Mountain.

Think of this like a trip to an amusement park. The fee above includes transportation, guidance upon arrival and a box lunch. When you arrive at Snow King you will have an opportunity to preview the following activities ~ and you’ll pay for them onsite:

There is a Hiking Trail available that is semi-strenuous, but if you make it to the top, you get a free ride back down the mountain in the chairlift.

Scenic Chairlift Ride  $25 per person

Take a Scenic Chairlift ride to the summit of Snow King Mountain! The chairlift is a leisurely ride that brings you up 1,571 feet to the summit for the best views of the Tetons, the Elk Refuge, and the town of Jackson. At the top, explore the trails and take in the 360 degree view – on a clear day you can even see Yellowstone! This is a fun and easy way for anyone to enjoy the amazing natural beauty of Jackson Hole.

Summer Cowboy Coaster  $32 per person

The Cowboy Coaster zips, twists and turns through nearly a mile of loops, curves and drops. Experience Teton views like you’ve never seen them before on Jackson’s most exciting new attraction. The Cowboy Coaster takes riders 456 feet up Snow King Mountain, and then turns you lose down twists and turns as high as four stories tall for an exhilarating roller-coaster thrill ride! 

Tree Top Adventure Ropes Course  $99 per person; another option is a private guided adventure for $375 (for a maximum of 6 guests per guide).

Think Swiss Family Robinson meets X-Games! After a safety brief you’ll clip in and ride zip lines, shimmy over suspended bridges, scramble up nets, cross swinging logs, and even ride an aerial skateboard. The Full Adult Course is a progressive course with green being easiest advancing to black being most difficult. Course elements are 12-80 feet off the forest floor, and include obstacles like wobbly bridges, swinging logs, climbing nets, flying surfboards, and 13 zip lines.

Note: this is a two-hour activity so if you choose to do this, you won’t be able to do any of the other activities.

To see more information about these activities click here: http://snowkingmountain.com/activities/ then click on “Activities”; then “Summer”.

Important Tour Information:

  • Departure Location: Four Seasons Lobby
  • Departure Time: 11:45 am
  • Time to Activity: 25 minutes
  • Return Time: 3:00 pm

What is Provided?

  • Transportation
  • Box Lunch




Snake River Float Trip ~ $185 per person (includes box lunch)

Our Teton Views scenic float takes place outside the southern boundary of Grand Teton National Park at the historic Snake River Ranch. With special access to the Snake River through our partnership with the Snake River Ranch, you will enjoy panoramic views of the Teton Range, Gros Ventre Range and Snake River Range. Our boatmen do all the work on this rafting trip, so you can relax and take it all in! Lunch will be served in a most beautiful setting!

Important Tour Information:

  • Departure Location: Four Seasons Lobby
  • Departure Time: 12:15 pm
  • Float Trip Distance: 7 miles - 2 hours maximum (depending upon speed of the river)
  • Return Time: 3:00 pm
  • Travel to Activity: 10 minutes

What is Provided?

  • Transportation
  • Box Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Life jackets
  • Raft
Suggested Attire & What to Bring?

Bring an extra layer of warmth, as Jackson Hole river trips can be cooler at times. Wear shoes that are soft-soled and comfortable (preferably closed-toed, or something that is secure, not flip-flops). Sunglasses, hats and sunscreen are a good idea. Cameras and binoculars are welcome and generally not at risk. They carry binoculars on the raft, along with rain gear ~ just in case. This is a float trip; not white-water rafting, so we do not anticipate people getting wet!


Saturday Tours

Jenny Lake Scenic Cruise - $140 per person (includes box lunch)

A scenic cruise on Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip to Jackson Hole. You will spend approximately 1 hour on Jenny Lake with a knowledgeable guide. You will learn about the history and geology of the area as well as the flora and fauna around the lake. There are ample opportunities for you to ask questions on topics of personal interest and photo opportunities are second to none.

Important Tour Information

  • Departure Location: Four Seasons Lobby
  • Departure Time: 11:30 am
  • Travel to Activity: 45 minutes
  • Length of Cruise: 1 hour scenic cruise
  • Return Time: 4:00 pm

What is Provided?

  • Transportation
  • Box lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Water & Snacks
Suggested Attire and What to Bring?

Comfortable clothing suggested, comfortable footwear, light jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera. Jeans are OK. No hiking is planned.



Biking - Grand Teton National Park ~ $205 per person (includes box lunch)

This Biking Excursion takes you through Grand Teton National Park on your way to the famous Jenny Lake. A newly constructed bike path through the park offers a scenic and safe route. You will ride under the shadows of the Teton Mountain Range with many opportunities for photos and viewing wildlife.

Important Tour Information:

  • Departure Location: Four Seasons Lobby
  • Departure Time: 12:00 pm
  • Length of Trip: 8 miles - 2.5 hours
  • Return Time: 4:00 pm
  • Travel to Activity: 20 minutes

What is Provided?

  • Transportation
  • Box lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Bicycles
  • Helmets
  • Water bottles

Suggested Attire:

Comfortable clothing suggested (but not required): bike shorts, moisture wicking shirt, light jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses and comfortable tennis shoes.

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