- 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! 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.
January and February
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
Jackson (10-15 mi)
- Majority of accommodation, shopping and nightlife
- Wide variety of lodging: hotels, condos, Airbnb, motels
- 40 minute bus ride to resort
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.More beginners tips
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!More intermediates tips
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!More experts tips
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 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 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||Grand Targhee Resort|
|beginner||9 %||33 %|
|intermediate||33 %||37 %|
|advanced||41 %||25 %|
|expert||17 %||5 %|
|child lift ticket||Free||Free|
|adult lift ticket||$149 USD (£113 GBP)||$85 USD (£64 GBP)|
|value for money|
|average total snowfall||314″||290″|