Jackson Hole

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Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
Overall
4.8

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! Totalling 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.

FLY TO

Jackson Hole Airport

DRIVE/TAXI/SHUTTLE TO

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 Centre 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 Amphitheatre 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.

Families

While the slopes at Jackson Hole might deter beginners, the resort actually has a great kids ski school programme. 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 USD (£116 GBP) $85 USD (£66 GBP)
uncrowded
snow
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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Superb!5 / 5Nov 11, 2018
Nathon B. Nathon B.
expert snowboarder
Jackson hole. The Wild West. Jackson hole is probably my favorite mountain that I have snowboarding. They have so much amazing terrain. I was able to board Corbet's Couloir and it was a run of a life time. You want steep runs and or backcountry pow. It’s Jackson hole.... More
Average!3.3 / 5Jun 17, 2018
David F. David F.
advanced skier
Without a doubt the best terrain in the US. Fantastic lift Infrastructure. Good on mountain dining. Super reliable snow fall. The mountain does get very slick if there has been no snow for a week... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Apr 28, 2018
Blas G. Blas G.
expert snowboarder
Jackson Hole is a pretty unique resort. I spent this 17/18 season riding its massive terrain and now I can say is one of the best resort in North America, if not the best, and for sure a wild one. It is big, steep, deep and versatile. Low mountain is for beginners, mid to summit is for advanced/experts. Groomed areas are just perfect; Soft snow... More
Average!3.1 / 5Dec 03, 2017
YKYanni K.
advanced skier
Great and beautiful place, unfortunately hard to get there because of the high prices of airlines. However a visit at Grand Targhee is a must. Great snow conditions with lots of powder days. Expensive. ... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Dec 02, 2017
MMMichael M.
advanced snowboarder
The best all around mountain in north America! When the pow is fresh there is no better place to be. Around every corner there is always something to get your heart rate pumping, could be tree runs, drop offs, natural hips and of course leg burning runs from top of the tram. Wish I could live there year round. ... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Dec 02, 2017
JMJason M.
advanced skier
Favorite mountain i've Ever skied. Awesome expert terrain, short lift lines and uncrowded runs. One of the most beautiful places to visit. Love the laid back atmosphere. Jackson Hole is a must!... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Nov 27, 2017
JNJon N.
advanced skier
This place is simply amazing. It really needs no introduction but just in case...get your tuckus here ASAP. It's one of the most magical places I've ever been. Come here and you won't regret it. ... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
I can't say anything about Jackson that the ski/ride community hasn't known for decades and is even better known since winning a bunch of awards. Like glades, a ton of snow, well maintained EVERYTHING, and the ability to make your booty hole pucker? Go to Jackson. Just expect some crowds from time to time. Used to not be that way, but congrats to... More
Very Good!4.1 / 5Nov 21, 2017
GKGavin K.
advanced snowboarder
Jackson Hole Is the place you want to be if you want to ride BIG MOuNTAin. The fingery terrain offers a thrilling downhill thrills. This may not be a destination for a beginner.... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Nov 18, 2017
JDJeff D.
intermediate skier
I love Jackson, it offers so many challenges and great snow! Plus the town is amazing! Local restaurants are great and offers a range of price points. It's also great for familes.... More

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