A Seasonal Celebration

Sunday brunch is a foreign concept in Jackson. Weekend days exist to be filled with adventure, not spent sitting down at a table as servers do all of the exercise.

After the whirlwind of winter, the off-season offers a rare chance to take a Sunday off, and why not make it Easter Sunday when brunch options abound?

Easter coincides with closing day at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, which means the base of Rendezvous Mountain will be abuzz with merriment. For a traditional spread, turn to Teton Pines and its bountiful Easter Sunday Brunch buffet replete with Snake River Farms glazed ham, eggs benedict, the Pines’ legendary cinnamon donuts, and much more. Reservations are available in two batches from 11 to 11:30am and 1:15 to 1:45pm.

In a unique twist, two Westbank establishments are hosting pig roasts: the Alpenhof Bistro in Teton Village and the Q Roadhouse & Brewing Co. on the Moose-Wilson Road. Both hog sessions start at 1pm.

Downtown festivities include the special Easter Brunch menu at Café Genevieve – reservations recommended with porch seats in hot demand. Hatch has declared Sunday funday by serving $5 Bloody Marias and Mimosas all day long.

Those keen to observe the religious holiday in a truly Jackson fashion can participate in a sublime slopeside ritual. At sunrise, an interdenominational service led by Ben Pascal welcomes one and all to mark the dawning of the holy day outdoors at the Gondola Summit. Participants take a complimentary Gondola ride up to the service and back down before the mountain opens. Load up at 6:05am; the service starts at 6:35am and ends just as the sun rises at 6:58am.

In the Tetons, Easter Sunday has become a confluence of festivities tailored to the changing seasons and our close-knit community.