Skiing originated in the Jackson Hole Valley as a mode of transportation and evolved into activity that draws people worldwide. With consistent temperatures and an elevation of 6,220 feet, Jackson sees an average of 500 inches a year in the mountains. Jackson offers it all, from big mountain skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort or backcountry country touring in Grand Teton National Park.
Jackson Hole has always been known for it’s skiing. Now more than ever people are discovering that skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is the best skiing in the country rivaling legendary resorts in the Alps such as Zermatt, Chamonix and Verbier. Jackson Hole was ranked the #1 Overall Resort in North America for 2014 in Ski Magazines Survey of top 50 resorts. Jackson Hole Resort features 2,500 acres terrain, a 4,139-foot vertical rise, and an average of 500″ of snowfall each year. With some of the best lift accessible backcountry skiing in the nation, it’s no wonder people travel here from all over the world.
Snow King is located in the heart of downtown Jackson Hole, and should not be overlooked. This north facing race hill has 1,800 feet of vertical rise and is home to the famous Town Down Hill and World Championship Hill Climb. You can ski by the hour or at night at this charming little hill. If you do decided to do some night skiing, watch out for uphill traffic because the locals use Snow King as their outdoor gym in the winter.
Grand Targhee Resort is a year round mountain resort situated on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming, accessible only through Teton Valley, Idaho. Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, our abundance of light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually) and lack of lift lines creates an uncrowded (wide open) skier and snowboarder paradise. About 1 hour from downtown Jackson, Targhee offers amazing views of the Tetons, and should not be missed on a powder day.
Backcountry Skiing has gained significant popularity in the sport of skiing, and Jackson Hole put Backcountry Skiing on the map. There are numerous places to search out stashes of fresh powder in Jackson Hole. Riding up the Arial tram at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort allows you access to numerous Backcountry gates allowing access to the Bridger Teton National Forrest. For those skiers seeking a more relaxed journey for powder, there is skiing on Teton Pass, and touring in Grand Teton National Park. If you are searching fresh power in one of these areas, have the knowledge and equipment necessary to travel safely in the backcountry. A guide for the novice is highly encouraged and if you need recommendations please feel free to contact us.