Getting Sloshed in the Slush


As warmer temperatures bring blue bird days, the powder conditions aren’t the only things getting slushie at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

There’s something brewing at Nick Wilson’s Cowboy Café in Teton Village…slushies. Since last winter, Nick’s has been churning out a rotating variety of slushies. In the summer, the machine’s contents include virgin daiquiris for the kids, with the option to add alcohol for adults. Cooler winter temps have not deterred slushie consumers, as the batches of slushies are replaced once or twice daily. The consistency of the slushies at Nick Wilson’s resembles adult milkshakes, unlike some of the icier products offered at other slushie stations in the valley. The thickness complements the swirl of whip cream adorning each of the slushies.

Last week, the two featured flavors were creamsicle and white Russian. The most popular flavor has been the Painkiller, which includes Coco Lopez rum, pineapple juice and orange juice, topped with whipped cream and nutmeg. Rumor has it, a Bushwacker is in the works, a slushie that will include white and dark rum, coffee and coffee liquor. It’s sure to be the perfect caffeine jolt for another lap up the tram.


Regain the calories burned on the slopes with one of Nick Wilson’s double patty smash burgers. Using local fresh ground beef, the smashing technique lends the stacked patties an outer crisp from the grill, while locking juices inside.

Every Saturday from March 4 through April 9, Nick Wilson’s will be a prime location to enjoy Music Under the Tram. A free concert series in its sixth year at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, it’s sure to be the cherry on top of your Saturday après.




About Author

Raised in the land of casseroles and deep fried cheese curds, Sam Simma left rural Wisconsin for the mountains of Wyoming in summer 2012. Her appetite for adventure is the only thing that rivals her passion for food. She has always used writing to document and critique her travel and dining experiences. Her warmest memories among family and friends have been associated with the food that was at the center of the occasion. From staging cooking shows with siblings to perfecting turtle brownies with her dad, today Sam enjoys connecting people over food by hosting cookie decorating parties, wine pairing nights, and Midwest-inspired potlucks. A dessert fanatic, she has come to impress friends and family with key lime pies, Oreo bon bons, and Snickers ice cream cakes that are far simpler than they could ever imagine. Shhh! Don’t tell.

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