Travel: Information

Airfare Discounts: Discounted airfares on flights with Delta and United are provided for the 2015 convention.
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Airlines:   Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, Wyoming USA (airline code JAC).  The airport itself is an awe inspiring start to your Wyoming journey.  Landing at the base of the Grand Tetons is truly a unique experience.  Airlines which fly into Jackson Hole are Delta, United, American, and Frontier, with direct service from many major USA cities (i.e., Atlanta, Minneapolis, Newark, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, JFK New York, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Houston).

App for your phone: The Free Grand Teton Essentials Guide  Mobile App can be found at

Arrival Instructions: Instructions for transportation from Jackson Hole Airport to Jackson Lake Lodge.

Attire:  Business casual for meetings.

Business hours:  Jackson Hole:  Banks are open from 9:00 to 17:00 Monday-Friday.   Shopping:  9:00 to 21:00 Monday-Saturday, with earlier closing on Sundays.  Restaurants are open similarly.  Jackson Hole is about 45 minutes from Jackson Lake Lodge.  Hours on the Jackson Lake Lodge Property vary with restaurant and gift shop.

Care Rental Discounts: Discounted rates on car rentals with Avis, Budget, and Hertz are provided for the 2015 convention.
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Climate: Grand Teton National Park has a semi-arid climate with the wettest months between November and January, mostly in the form of snow. The park averages 450 inches (1,100 cm) of snow in the mountains and 191 inches (490 cm) in the valley annually.  During the month of June, the daily temperature range is 70 °F (21 °C) and 38 °F (3°C). Temperatures above the valley in the mountains during the summer average 1 degree cooler for every 1,000 ft (300 m) of altitude gained, so high altitude passes may remain snow covered until mid-July. Thunderstorms are common during the summer, especially over the mountains; by contrast, no tornados have ever been reported within the park.

Currency:  There is an automatic teller machine (ATM) in the lobby of the hotel.  If this is not an option to exchange money, it would be better to bring US Dollars with you, or exchange them at your entry point into the USA.  The Hotel does not have money exchange and the banks are in downtown Jackson Hole which is about 45 minutes away and may not have the capability.  The use of credit cards is readily available.

Electricity:  120V AC 60Hz.

Health:  No immunizations are required to enter USA, but generally it is a good idea to make sure your tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccinations are up to date before traveling.

Insurance:  The Society of Wood Science and Technology is not responsible for the insurance of participants against personal injuries, sickness and theft or property damage incurred during the convention period.  Concerned participants should obtain insurance coverage.

Mobile phones are both GSM and CDMA, depending on the service carrier.  You can buy prepaid SIM cards if your phone accepts them. You can also rent/buy temporary cell phones.   Cell phone rental/purchase:

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Time Zone:  UTC/GMT -7 hours (Mountain Standard Time)

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Tipping:  Tipping is recommended in the USA, usually 15-20% depending on the service received.

Useful Telephone Numbers:
·  911 - emergency operator (general, fire, ambulance, police)
·  St. John's Hospital:  307-733-3636; 625 E. Broadway, Jackson, WY 83001

As an example, if you were calling from the USA to Jackson, WY, you would call 1-307- plus the number.  If you are calling from outside of the USA to the USA (Jackson, WY), you would call 00-1-307-plus number.  Check your particular dialing codes

Embassy Contact Addresses:
There are no Embassies close to Jackson, Wyoming.  To find your closest Embassy, see