Jackson Hole

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  • Legendary steeps and world-class terrain, a true expert's paradise
  • The longest continuous vertical of any ski resort in the US
  • Easily accessible back-country terrain
  • Efficient lift system
  • Not suitable for never-ever skiers
  • Freshies get tracked out quickly
  • Not many other ski resorts around to spread out the crowds
  • Colder than resorts in Colorado and Nevada

Welcome to the Wild West of the ski world! Mountain resorts don’t get much more badass than Jackson Hole, home to the infamous Corbet’s Couloir, along with more chutes, cliffs, moguls, and steeps than you could shake a stick at. The terrifying terrain here goes hand-in-hand with the resort’s burly atmosphere, it’s a corner of Wyoming where the soul of the old west is alive and well! Totaling up an impressive 4,139 ft of vertical drop, Jackson has the longest continuous vertical of any ski resort in the US, with many slopes consistently following the fall line.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Best month to go

January and February

If you’re the kind of skier that digs deep snow and stormy days then the best time to go is just before Christmas, or hold on for February and early March, though be prepared to layer up. Keep an eye on the weather charts, because if you see a storm tracking southeast from Canada or the Pacific Northwest it’s a sure bet that Jackson Hole will get walloped with fresh white stuff. For those of you who aren’t huge fans of the bitter cold, it might be worth holding off on your Jackson Hole ski vacation until March properly kicks in. By the middle of this springtime month it’s reliably warmer and bluebird days are much more common. The snow season usually wraps up after the first week of April, and you can expect the resort to open by the end of November.


Jackson Hole Airport


Jackson Hole (approx. 1 hour)

Teton Village (Walk)

  • Most convenient location
  • Made up of two main base areas
  • Ski-in/ski-out accommodation available

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Jackson (10-15 mi)

  • Majority of accommodation, shopping and nightlife
  • Wide variety of lodging: hotels, condos, Airbnb, motels
  • 40 minute bus ride to resort

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For beginners

You won't find a ton of beginner terrain at Jackson Hole, however, there's a handful of wide green slopes that's perfect for practicing! On the Apres Vous side of the mountain check out the area above the Bridger Center or take on some quiet beginner slopes like Lower Teewinot and around Solitude Mid-Station.

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For intermediates

There are a range of intermediate trails, though be warned they're generally steeper than other resorts! Werner, Moran, and Upper Teewinot are all quieter slopes and have a decent gradient to speed through! Best part is, this area is great for trying out tree skiing and jumping back onto the groomers if you need to!

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For experts

Hardcore skiers are in for a real treat at Jackson Hole. Hike along the Headwall to the Caspar Bowl gates and try one of the Shots, for a true backcountry experience (but still inbounds)! The powder-filled Hobacks are another spot not to be missed!

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Find freshies

For some of the world's best inbounds powder skiing, the Hobacks is where it's at. The powder here is deep, but be sure to get here early before the sun turns it into sludge!

Ditch the crowds

Avoid the Amphitheater blue run, it's a designated slow zone and a real bottleneck that sees skiers of all levels.

Non skiers

Non-skiers can still have fun in Jackson Hole with the activities available like dog sledding, winter wildlife safaris, art galleries and more to keep them occupied.


While the slopes at Jackson Hole might deter beginners, the resort actually has a great kids ski school program. Off-slopes there are tons of activities and attractions to enjoy including a wildlife safari through the Grand Teton National Park. The town of Jackson also has budget-friendly accommodation than Teton Village.

Jackson Hole vs
Jackson HoleGrand Targhee Resort
beginner9 %33 %
intermediate33 %37 %
advanced41 %25 %
expert17 %5 %
total runs133 95
ski area2,500ac 2,000ac
summit elevation10,450ft 9,920ft
total lifts12 5
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$149 $85
back country
value for money
average total snowfall314″ 290″
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Jackson Hole Reviews

Fabulous 4.5 / 5
based on 55 reviews

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Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 17, 2017
CDChris D.
intermediate skier
The entire experience was awesome. Lodging is a bit pricey but worth it. I would definitely go back. The snow was incredible and lift lines short except for the tram.... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 12, 2017
ASAnthony S.
expert snowboarder
Jackson hole is by far the best resort in the United States. The terrain is so steep, yet gets so much powder. I always feel so challenged every time I come to Jackson, which is what drives me to come back more and more. No resort comes to Jackson Hole!!... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Nov 11, 2017
SGStephen G.
advanced skier
Jackson Hole is an incredible winter playground for advanced and expert skiers. It has the best inbounds terrain in the country and often feels as though you're skiing backcountry. It's a staple of mine every season and I look forward to visiting every time. ... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Nov 10, 2017
FGFan G.
expert skier
Jackson Hole was my favorite. The mountains were adventurous. I love the trees most as they are scarce and spreaded out, making the path very interesting. The snow was excellent too.... More
Very Good!4.2 / 5Nov 10, 2017
BFBrent F.
advanced snowboarder
My first time at JH last year and I was blown away! Been to different mountains in CO and UT over the last 20 yrs and JH blew my mind. The best inbounds terrain I've ever seen and the side country will get you even more stoked. JH is a must for any skier or snowboarder. Going back again this year it was so good.... More
Good!3.7 / 5Nov 08, 2017
advanced snowboarder
The Terrain was absolutely amazing. Mostly Advanced terrain which I liked. Most of the cliff areas were marked very well. Some of the cliffs where marked but not prominently enough. I was unfortunate to go between two storms. I definitely want to go again... More
Superb!4.9 / 5Nov 07, 2017
JBJonathon B.
advanced skier
Jackson Hole is consistently rated the number one resort in North America for a reason. The combination of terrain and snow quality is unmatched. Whistler may come close, but the type of terrain that is easily accessible via lift at Jackson I don't think there's anything like it anywhere. They have a great ski school program, great food and drink... More
Good!3.7 / 5Nov 06, 2017
SLStefan L.
advanced skier
great skiing, great runs, steep! great skiing, great runs, steep! great skiing, great runs, steep! great skiing, great runs, steep! great skiing, great runs, steep! great skiing, great runs, steep! ... More
Superb!5 / 5Oct 24, 2017
BLBryan L.
The mecca of big mountain skiing and snowboarding. If you like steep and deep snow, make the trip to Jackson Hole and you won't regret it. I've flown to Jackson Hole, WY each of the last three years (direct flight from San Francisco). The flights are expensive, but well worth it since the terrain and vertical is unmatched by any resort in the... More
Very Good!4 / 5Oct 18, 2017
BSBrennon S.
Absolutely amazing, the tram is a great experience. Great night life, with a small town atmosphere. Wyoming Glamour skiing. I highly recommend getting a back country guide. They're are many locations to get cliffed out with no easy return ascent.

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