Overview of Wyoming
Written by Greg and Heather Burke • Last updated Sep 21, 2017
Wyoming is wonderful for skiers, wide open spaces, spectacular views of the Grand Tetons, roaming wild elk, but few skiers compared to Colorado and Utah. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is where many of the best skiers go. You’re in the National Forest of The Grand Tetons, and your skiing Rendezvous and Après Vous Mountains - so the scenery and snow are very special. With over 4,000 vertical feet of skiing off the Jackson Hole Tram, and the legendary ski chute Corbet’s Couloir, it's easy to see why ski bums come to Teton Village (the lodging base at Jackson), and stay and ski every day. But the real story here is the top shelf lodging at the base of Jackson Hole. Staying at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole in Teton Village just steps from the gondola is the most luxurious, best located ski hotel we have encountered. Read our review on the five diamond Four Seasons Jackson Hole and you will be hooked too.
Amangani is another amazing resort just a short drive from the slopes of Jackson Hole and Snow King Resort. For skiers who like to stay in a great town, the cowboy main street of Jackson Wyoming is postcard perfect with great après ski bars, boutiques and Wyoming art galleries. The White Buffalo Club offers skiers an ideal downtown lodging property, it's a private club with spacious suites for skiers and a fantastic restaurant on site. White Buffalo Club is just two blocks from the Elk Arches and Jackson Town Square, and a short shuttle ride to Jackson Hole skiing.
Grand Targhee Ski Resort on the border of Wyoming and Idaho is a gem, it's off the grid of most skiers' paths and plentiful in its powder accumulation with over 500-inches annually.
Snow King Ski Area in Jackson Wyoming offers a fun and challenging day of skiing right in town. Like Grand Targhee, Snow King is not fancy but the terrain is impressive, un-crowded and very friendly.